New World Springboard

Programme Mission

New World Springboard offers long-term support to under-resourced youths, enabling them to unleash their full potential and equipping them to become future leaders who will strive to build a better society. The programme aims at helping the youths develop a positive outlook on life and learn to embrace challenges with an indomitable spirit. 

The current phase of the project focuses on swimming and basketball playing by providing five to seven years of professional training to qualified children and youths, with the mission of discovering new talents for Hong Kong. The students also participate in the New World Springboard Mentorship Programme.

Programmes & Events

New World Swimming Academy

New World Springboard has set up the New World Swimming Academy in collaboration with Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association in 2012, which provides a platform for fostering budding swimming stars who may not be able to learn swimming due to financial concerns.

Gifted swimmers will be identified to enter a professional training programme of seven years. By offering them training, the programme targets at enabling them to compete in inter-school or public competitions, or even become qualified to enter the New World Harbour Race.

In July 2012, the pilot programme of the New World Swimming Academy recruited 200 under-resourced students between the age of 7 and 12 in Tung Chung and Sham Shui Po districts through several NGOs, namely the Yu Mak Yuen Integrated Services Centre under the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, the Fish Traders' School, the Society for Community Organisation, the Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council, The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong, and the Shamshuipo Kaifong Welfare Association Primary School. In 2013, the programme has extended to cover Tuen Mun area and TWGH Tuen Mun Integrated Centre recruited 50 students for the programme. 240 students have undergone elementary class, intermediate class, and advanced training class.

New World Basketball League

Following the success of New World Swimming Academy, New World Group has been working with Hong Kong Basketball Association for New World Basketball League, extending a helping hand to more under-resourced youths on the basketball courts.

New World Basketball League kick-starts with five districts, namely Tin Shui Wai, Kwai Tsing, Tung Chung, Kwun Tong and Sham Shui Po. With support from St. James' Settlement Youth Centre, Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council, Federation of Parent Teacher Associations, Society for Community Organization, Hong Kong Playground Association and Fresh Fish Traders' School, around 150 youths aged 8 to 11 from under-resourced families were recruited to attend basketball training classes.

New World Springboard Mentorship Programme

Other than providing free swimming and basketball training to these under-resourced children and youths, New World Group also cares about their psychological development. To this end, the Group recruited over 500 staff members to take part in the New World Springboard Mentorship Programme and become their mentors. The Group, together with its staff members, helps these youths onto the springboard and leap into a bright future.

The mentorship programme organises various activities for the students and the mentors, including theme park visits, business unit visits, etc., to enhance the communication between them. Mentors get to know students through gatherings and telecommunications and become their companions on their life paths, cultivating a positive outlook on life while giving them care, encouragement and guidance along the way. The new phase of New World Springboard Mentorship Programme involves one-on-one mentorship in Tung Chung district since January 2014.

For details, please refer to the official website of New World Springboard

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