14 July 2006
KCRC "Educational Tour" programme extended to East Rail
 
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) today extended its award-winning community programme – the "Educational Tour", to East Rail (ER) and Ma On Shan Rail (MOSR) in order to benefit more communities it serves.
Some 20 students from the Ma On Shan area participated in the first "Educational Tour" on East Rail. The group was led by members of KCRC Corporate Volunteer Team to travel for free on KCRC services to visit the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin and the Hong Kong Railway Museum in Tai Po.
Mr Wai Kwok Hung, Chairman of the Sha Tin District Council, also joined in the programme and contributed by acting as a guide for the group during their tour in Sha Tin. With his rich knowledge of Sha Tin, Mr Wai gave a vivid briefing to the students.
Mr Wai said that the "Educational Tour" was meaningful, and expressed thanks to KCRC for organising the programme. Contributing in today’s programme also include The Hong Kong Children & Youth Services Jockey Club Heng On Integrated Children & Youth Services Centre and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The KCRC "Educational Tour" is a community programme launched last year. Under the programme, KCRC volunteers lead groups of children in the New Territories along West Rail alignment to travel for free on KCRC services to visit museums in the urban area. The "Educational Tour" has been well received by the community. A total of 28 tours were organised and about 450 teenagers participated in the programme.
The programme received a Merit Award in the Corporate Volunteer Service Project Competition 2005 organised by the Social Welfare Department.
 
Members of the KCRC Corporate Volunteer Team accompanying some 20 students on the first "Educational Tour" on East Rail.
 
Mr Wai Kwok Hung, Chairman of Sha Tin District Council briefing the students in the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.
 
Students show interest in the exhibits in the Hong Kong Railway Museum.