A taste of foreign culture

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 October, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 October, 1996, 12:00am

Two groups of young people who visited Britain and Germany for three weeks have returned with a wider perspective of the world.

The youths, aged between 18 and 24, were selected from more than 100 candidates for the trips in the summer under the International Youth Exchange Programme.

The programme, organised by the Commission on Youth and the Home Affairs Branch, aimed to broaden the outlook and vision of young people and to give them a chance to exchange ideas and experiences with their overseas counterparts.

The participants visited youth organisations, schools and universities in Britain and took part in recreational activities.

In Germany, home-stays were arranged to give the young people a better understanding of culture and life there.

Apart from reporting details of their visits, the young delegates shared with commission members their views and observations about the political system, education and youth work of the countries they visited.

Young people from Britain and Germany will visit Hong Kong next year in exchange.