The aim of the programme, which runs from August 13 to 20, 2011 is to give the young participants a better understanding of environmental issues and the importance of conversation.
The Cathay Pacific Green Explorer 2011 programme, for students aged 16 to 18, is launched as part of Cathay Pacific’s ongoing commitment to sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.
Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar said: “We are delighted to launch the Green Explorer programme to help broaden the horizons and expand the world view of young participants from around our network. We hope the delegates will take home some important messages relating to environmental, conservation and sustainable development issues and apply them in their own lives and home country.”
“At Cathay Pacific we recognise our responsibility towards the environment and are aware that the future of the planet depends on the young people who will be tomorrow’s decision makers. We hope our new programme will put them on the path to a greener future.”
Students from Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Germany, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, Taiwan, the United States and Vietnam will be invited to join this unique educational experience. Applications are open to full-time students between the ages of 16 and 18 who are proficient in written and spoken English and have been involvedin environmental or community activities. Applicants are required to submit an essay on an environmental topic that is close to their hearts and relevant to his or her home country or the global situation. Students can make online applications through www.cathaypacific.com/greenexplorer from May 23 to June 17, 2011.
Song Ngoc (vir.com.vn)