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High jump athlete Cecilia Yeung encourages young persons in custody in CSD video "High Not Unreachable"

     The Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (April 29) released a video entitled "High Not Unreachable", in which Hong Kong high jump athlete Cecilia Yeung takes part in the "Shall We Talk" broadcasting programme for youths at Pik Uk Correctional Institution. She encouraged young persons in custody to prove through their actions that they have changed.

     This was the first time Miss Yeung had visited a correctional institution to talk with young persons in custody, and she noted that they were very disciplined. During the interview, she said that their experiences were somewhat similar to her own in childhood, but luckily she met a high jump coach who changed her life. Miss Yeung said she hopes the young persons in custody can find their favourite things in life and get back on track.

     Miss Yeung used the high jump to illustrate aspects of life. Life starts at a low point, she said, but slowly you pass an obstacle and continue. If you fail, then you have to review the next step. She said she hopes that young persons in custody, when facing difficulties after returning to society, will make the choice not to give up and redouble their efforts to prove that that have changed for a new life.

     One of the young persons in custody attending the programme described Miss Yeung as a "goddess of high jump". He said he had made a mistake once in his life but there is no reason for him to give up in the years ahead.

     The CSD Officer (Rehabilitation Unit), Mr Kwok Man-ho, said the "Shall We Talk" programme would enable young persons in custody to build up their self-esteem and cultivate a positive attitude towards life, which is beneficial to their rehabilitation.

     "Shall We Talk" is one of the major rehabilitation programmes introduced since 2011. Young persons in custody participating in the programme are provided with training in basic broadcasting, editing and communication to help them produce the programme. Using an interactive approach of interviewing people from all walks of life, such as professionals and life role models, young persons in custody are able to build up self-confidence as well as achieving self-reflection and personal growth. The programmes are broadcast at different institutions for young offenders, thus also serving as platforms of mutual support for young persons in custody to achieve positive changes on their path of rehabilitation.

     Various distinguished guests have participated in the programme since its first broadcast and helped convey greater acceptance in the community of young persons in custody.

     Members of the public are invited to watch the video, which has been uploaded onto the CSD YouTube Channel at youtu.be/cwus1EMJz4s.

Ends/Sunday, April 29, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:00

 

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (April 29) released a video entitled "High Not Unreachable". Photo shows Hong Kong high jump athlete Cecilia Yeung taking part in the "Shall We Talk" broadcasting programme for youths at Pik Uk Correctional Institution. She encouraged young persons in custody to prove through their actions that they have changed.

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (April 29) released a video entitled "High Not Unreachable". Photo shows Hong Kong high jump athlete Cecilia Yeung taking part in the "Shall We Talk" broadcasting programme for youths at Pik Uk Correctional Institution. She encouraged young persons in custody to prove through their actions that they have changed.

 

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (April 29) released a video entitled "High Not Unreachable". Photo shows Hong Kong high jump athlete Cecilia Yeung, who took part in the video, talking with persons in custody at a studio in Pik Uk Correctional Institution.

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (April 29) released a video entitled "High Not Unreachable". Photo shows Hong Kong high jump athlete Cecilia Yeung, who took part in the video, talking with persons in custody at a studio in Pik Uk Correctional Institution.

 

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (April 29) released a video entitled "High Not Unreachable". Photo shows Hong Kong high jump athlete, Cecilia Yeung, who took part in the video, practising at the Hong Kong Sports Institute in Sha Tin.

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (April 29) released a video entitled "High Not Unreachable". Photo shows Hong Kong high jump athlete, Cecilia Yeung, who took part in the video, practising at the Hong Kong Sports Institute in Sha Tin.

 

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (April 29) released a video entitled "High Not Unreachable" in which Hong Kong high jumper Cecilia Yeung took part. Photo shows a film still of Cecilia Yeung from the video.

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (April 29) released a video entitled "High Not Unreachable" in which Hong Kong high jumper Cecilia Yeung took part. Photo shows a film still of Cecilia Yeung from the video.

 

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (April 29) released a video entitled "High Not Unreachable". Photo shows CSD Officer, (Rehabilitation Unit) Mr Kwok Man-ho, who said the “Shall We Talk” broadcasting programme for youths is meaningful in that it helps persons in custody to find their way towards rehabilitation.

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (April 29) released a video entitled "High Not Unreachable". Photo shows CSD Officer, (Rehabilitation Unit) Mr Kwok Man-ho, who said the “Shall We Talk” broadcasting programme for youths is meaningful in that it helps persons in custody to find their way towards rehabilitation.