Ming Pao Daily News
Article translated into English:
Asian female director talked about filming experiences, inspiring Asian teenagers to fulfill their potential; Asian teenagers of Ambassador Program showcased community group projects
The “Live Well, Take Action” Ambassador program that was organized by CCNCTO and ALPHA Education achieved great success. The student participants not only presented their community group projects but they also demonstrated exceptional organizational skills, team spirit, and leadership. For some students, it was their first time participating in such a program, hence their courage and enthusiasm should be recognized.
There was support from people of different social backgrounds and distinct ages, including children, parents, guardians, friends, partners, colleagues, teachers, and school representatives, all of whom contributed to the success of the student celebration.
The director of the movie “The Apology”, Tiffany Hsiung, gave a presentation at the event as well. As a Asian female director – a minority in her field – she talked about her personal experiences filming in Canada and hoped to inspire students to explore their potential.
She emphasized that a program, such as the “Live Well, Take Action: Ambassador Program” is particularly significant for the self-identification of Asian teenagers living in Canada.
Student participants’ community group projects will be accessible online. Some of the projects focus on mental health amongst Asian communities, Asian stereotypes in media, and the issue of “comfort women” during World War II.
For more information, please go to the following website: www.ccnctoronto.ca/projects/livewelltakeaction/
Translation Credit: Emi (student participant from Richmond Green SS)
For more information about this program, visit our main webpage.