Macau Moral Empowerment through Language Program

The Badi Foundation’s Macau Moral Empowerment through Language Program works in collaboration with schools, community groups and the Macau Education and Youth Affairs Bureau to assist young people between the ages of 12 and 15 to develop their powers of expression while also helping them to develop a sound moral framework that will guide them throughout their lives and enable them to contribute to the upliftment and well-being of their communities.

The program uses an internationally developed curriculum consisting of moral stories and lessons, quotations, art activities, drama, cooperative games, and service within a participatory, group learning classroom environment of encouragement and mutual respect to achieve its empowerment aims.

The Badi Foundation’s Moral Empowerment through Language Program started in 2007 and through the end of 2015, over 3,700 junior youth in Macau have participated in the program.  Currently, we are collaborating with the following schools to implement the program:

  • Macau Pooi To Middle School
  • Fong Chong School of Taipa
  • Pui Va Middle School
  • Xin Hua School ( Secondary Section)
  • Choi Nong Chi Tai School
  • School of the Nations

Participants in the program have visited animal shelters, visited the elderly, taught classes for children, cleaned beaches, and participated in community events. We have seen participants gain confidence and skill in the English language, place increasing value on practicing moral character in their daily lives, and design and complete social service projects.Macau Education and Youth Affairs Bureau

“…in the Moral Empowerment through Language Program we can learn not only how to be good, but also have a chance to do service for the community. Before I used to wish I could do service but I didn’t have the courage to do it. Now, I’ve done something, although I can’t say it is a big thing. Working with the participants in this program has given me a lot of satisfaction.”  –From a Participant in the Macau Moral Empowerment through Language Program

For more information about the program, please contact Macau Program Officer Ms. Candy Fok at candy@badi-foundation.org or +853 2884 1257.


Moral Empowerment Through Language Program Volunteers– Animators

Badi Foundation also welcomes youths to participate in the program as volunteers (animators), using their own experience and abilities to assist the junior youths to understand the moral concepts in the books and know themselves better.

Details

  • service hours︰2 classes per week (excluding the school holidays), attend the regular reflection meetings and trainings.
  • Location: the classes in the collaborating schools.
  • assisting the teacher to give lessons, helping the junior youths to understand the moral concepts, encouraging the junior youths to learn, accompanying them to do service projects and building relationship with them.  

Youths becoming animators can develop the following abilities and understanding:

  • enhance the expression
  • the understanding of moral concepts
  • the abilities to serve the community
  • ability to resist the influence of negative forces
  • to keep positive
  • to build friendship

The feelings of youth animators

“Volunteering for METL classes gained myself a lot of experience in working with students and communicating with them through exercises and games. It has been an unforgettable 6 months and I would never forget how warm hearted it felt like to work with those hard working and optimistic students. Students were always cheerful and happy to see volunteers and teachers from the METL program, which even more encourages us and makes us look forward in seeing them in class. “-an animator from IFT.

“To reflect, it is definitely one of my most meaningful and memorable experiences so far in my life, as it has had significant impacts on students which could help them explore more on the meaning of service to both the community and the world. Service seems to be like a trivial thing, however, all of our little efforts could definitely change the world which could mean a lot to others who are in need.” –an animator from UMAC

Registration and inquiries

Please complete the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible. 

https://goo.gl/forms/gg0baqka0NRNROWa2

Phone inquiries: (853) 6381 9322 Minnie


Acknowledgements:

 

We are grateful to the Fu Tak Iam Foundation Limited for their sponsorship of the Moral Empowerment through Language Program.

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2016 Caring Youth Growing Subsidy Program

 

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