Hong Kong Customs today (October 26) held the kick-off ceremony for the "Customs YES Promotion Vehicle" at the Chinese Foundation Secondary School, signaling that the department spares no effort in strengthening youth work and deepening young people's understanding of the work of Customs.
The "Customs YES Promotion Vehicle" will visit various tertiary institutions, secondary schools and popular hot spots among young people to conduct membership recruitment, hold education and promotional activities as well as introduce different areas of work in Customs. On board the promotion vehicle, visitors can learn about the "Customs YES" programme in a lively and interesting way through facilities such as multimedia games and a virtual reality experience. Visitors can also obtain information about activities held under the programme and a briefing on the duties of Customs. Moreover, young individuals aged between 12 and 24 can register as a member of "Customs YES" on the spot.
Since its launch in 2021, activities under "Customs YES" have been developed in four areas, namely "Calibre", "Customs", "Community" and "Country". A number of diverse activities, such as summer training camps, national education activities, volunteering, Customs work experience programmes, summer internship programmes and visits, have been organised. All these aim to cultivate young people's positive values, law-abidingness and national identity in view of promoting whole-person development.
Officiating at the kick-off ceremony, the Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Ms Louise Ho, said that more than 170 different activities have been organised under "Customs YES" and have attracted over 2 800 young individuals to join as members. Customs hopes that more young people will be recruited through the "Customs YES Promotion Vehicle" so that positive messages will be disseminated to them.
Other officiating guests of the ceremony included the Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Excise (Control and Enforcement), Mr Chan Tsz-tat; the Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Excise (Management and Strategic Development), Mr Lai Lau-pak; the Executive Director of the "Customs YES" Executive Committee, Mr Edgar Kwan; and the Principal of the Chinese Foundation Secondary School, Mr Ho Tik-shun. As well, over 150 teachers and students from eight secondary schools also attended the ceremony.
The "Customs YES Promotion Vehicle" will be parked in various districts across the territory. Members of the public are welcome to visit. Details of the exhibition schedule of the promotion vehicle can be found at www.customsyes.hk.
Ends/Wednesday, October 26, 2022