Organised under New World Springboard, a sustainable community programme by New World Group (the "Group"; Stock Code: 17.HK) which aims to encourage the under-resourced children and youths and improve their upward social mobility, around 80 New World Group mentors led 133 students to a conservation tour at Ocean Park on 6 April 2013.
The fruitful day began with the classes Ocean Ambassador, Conservation Ambassador, Dolphin Splash, Baby Seal Diary and Panda Ranger's Discovery in which tutors from Ocean Park Academy - Hong Kong introduced to students characteristics of different animals as well as key concepts on conservation. Students were given opportunities to experience close encounters with animals through listening to dolphins singing, feeding sea lions, touching starfish, etc.
Mentors accompanied students to visit penguins at South Pole Spectacular, arctic foxes at Arctic Fox Den and seals, sea lions and walruses at North Pole Encounter to better understand their different species and habitual behaviour. They also enjoyed the Sea Dreams! Show at Ocean Theatre where some students had the opportunity to interact with dolphins and sea lions. The trip has not only enhanced students' knowledge in nature conservation, but also deepened the bonds between mentors and students.
In the initial phase of New World Springboard focuses, eligible children and youth are offered free professional swimming and basketball training for a period of five to seven years. As an extension of this programme, New World Springboard Mentorship Programme helps students to widen their social circles. Under the mentorship programme, various activities including theme park visit and company visit are held to broaden students' horizons and enhance communication between students and mentors. Further details on New World Springboard can be viewed at www.nwspringboard.com.hk.
New World Development Company Limited
New World Development Company Limited ("The Group"; Stock Code: 17.HK) is a leading conglomerate based in Hong Kong. The Group was founded in 1970 and publicly listed in Hong Kong in 1972. It is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index with a total asset value of HK$311 billion as at 31 December 2012.
For more than four decades, the Group has expanded from a single focus on the property business to four core areas: property, infrastructure, services and department store. As at 31 December 2012, the Group has an effective interest of approximately 61% in NWS Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 659.HK), approximately 69.8% in New World China Land Limited (Stock Code: 917.HK) and approximately 72.3% in New World Department Store China Limited (Stock Code: 825.HK).