Children spend less time outside than inmates according to Robin Mellecker of the University of Hong Kong’s Institute of Human Performance.
Is there any hope for a better learning environment?
Hong Kong – March 2017
Aileen Valentine, Director at Wise Choice Education, says there is. And, therefore, is introducing the concept of ‘The Fun Boat’ - crowdfunding now on Next Chapter, Hong Kong's only crowdfunding platform for female entrepreneurs.
"We believe that the best education is an active education. From now on education and learning will be a lifelong process not limited to classrooms and traditional institutions. “Fun Boat” excursions will provide children with confidence and a chance to enjoy learning; fueling curiosity and expanding their horizons." - Aileen Valentine, Director of Wise Choice Education and Founder of The Fun Boat
Wise Choice Education, by inviting privileged and underprivileged children to take part in sponsored educational outings in Hong Kong, hope to build community and expand awareness. The organization has also formed a charitable society called the Wise Choice Children’s Society through which supporters can donate to provide a spot on The Fun Boat for an underprivileged child. In addition, 25% of all future sailings will go to the Society to fund further spots on The Fun Boat for these kids.
Each outing will be planned and chaperoned by professionals from the Hong Kong community. Wise Choice educators will take the lead in producing and licensing educational materials that can be effectively and efficiently understood during the day. The Fun Boat's first sailing is expected to be in June and will operate two sailings every Saturday. The morning sailing will be for children aged 8 – 12 and the afternoon sailings will be for children aged 13 – 16. In future, they plan to hold training sessions for adults during the working week too.
The primary focus will be on building participant’s confidence in their ability to learn and master English. The secondary focus is to encourage children to explore, be creative, and think critically while nurturing a healthy respect for honest expression and communication skills.
Once the language is in their body they’ll never forget it and their capacity to effectively communicate is set free.
"Once a child’s confidence and horizons are deepened and expanded they become free to imagine what life might be like for them in ten years, fueling their vision for an amazing life."
- Aileen Valentine
Explore, understand, communicate and achieve!
The Fun Boat's initial first two sailings is being crowdfunded now on Next Chapter. Visit the campaign page here: https://nextchapter.com.hk/campaign/the-fun-boat
About The Fun Boat
A unique and fun way for your children to improve their English skills outside of the classroom with various themed lessons. This program is being launched by Wise Choice Education a reputable English language centre in Hong Kong.
For more information about The Fun Boat, please contact
+852 3957 0082
+852 9064 1842
About Next Chapter
Next Chapter is a funding portal especially for female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses in Asia, to improve their access to funding. Its first service is a rewards-based crowdfunding platform. See www.nextchapter.com.hk for more details.
For more information on Next Chapter, please contact
+852 6016 1770