More than 70 students from seven tertiary education institutions participated in diverse community education activities as well as friendly matches with the Correctional Services Department (CSD)'s table tennis representative team organised by the CSD Sports Association (CSDSA) today (July 20).
The activities tied in with the department's promotion of a balanced lifestyle for staff by encouraging them to take part in sports and recreational activities for their well-being during their leisure time. They also aim at enhancing exchanges between tertiary students and the department so as to enable the students further understand the history, vision and development of the CSD, and encouraging them to choose the correctional services as career after graduation.
Participating in the activities were students from the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education. They visited the Staff Training Institute of the CSD and the Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum, attended career talks and competed with the department's table tennis team in friendly matches. They learned more about correctional work from different angles and fostered friendship through table tennis games.
Speaking after the launching ceremony, the Assistant Commissioner of Correctional Services (Human Resource), Mr Woo Ying-ming, said, "The CSD attaches great importance to exchanges with different sectors of the community, hoping that people from different walks of life will have an even more positive view of the CSD's work and subsequently offer more support for our rehabilitation work. This is the first time the department has organised such sports exchanges and activities with tertiary institutions. The series of activities on the one hand can strengthen the communication among various institutions through the students' participation in the sports competitions; on the other hand, the activities can enable the tertiary students to understand the vision and work of the CSD from various perspectives. We encourage them to serve the community by joining the correctional services after graduation,"
"The CSD is committed to promoting and living up to the concept of achieving a balanced lifestyle for all staff. Hence, the CSDSA has long been responsible for organising various recreational and sports activities for CSD staff and their family members, so as to foster team spirit and harmonious family relations among our staff," Mr Woo added.
He said that the department would plan to organise more sports competitions, exchanges and other thematic community activities in future to engage more members of the public in its activities so that the public can further understand and support the work of the CSD.
The Table-tennis Team Manager, Mr Chan Wai-kin, presented trophies to the winning teams after five hours of competition. The champion was City University of Hong Kong, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education were the first and second runner-ups.
Ends/Saturday, July 20, 2013
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Correctional Services Department Sports Association arranged for seven tertiary education institutions to visit the Staff Training Institute and participate in friendly matches with the Correctional Services Department (CSD)'s table tennis team today (July 20). Picture shows Assistant Commissioner of Correctional Services (Human Resource), Mr Woo Ying-ming, officiates at the kick-off ceremony.
CSD's table tennis team (right) and members of City University Hong Kong in action.
CSD Table-tennis Team Manager, Mr Chan Wai-kin (fifth right), presents trophy to the champion, City University of Hong Kong.
Principal Officer, Yu Hok-ming introduces the work of the department to the students during the career talk, which enables them to further understand the work of CSD and encourages them to choose correctional services as their career after graduation.