A CHARITY walk by students helped raise about $500,000 for scholarships for students studying Travel and Tourism. Around 450 students from 12 schools took part in a Tourism Walk last November, and the money raised will go towards Travel and Tourism scholarships, benefitting about 2,000 students. The cheque for $488,000 was presented by Tourism Walks for Charity 1994 Organising Committee chairman Harold Wu to Ms Patricia Lui, programme director of the Travel and Tourism Education Programme (Hong Kong), at a ceremony held recently. The Hong Kong Travel and Tourism Programme has gained considerable mileage since the launching of the two-year pilot scheme in 1993. The partnership between the tourism industry and the Education Department is progressing well. Travel and Tourism is the first school curriculum to be sponsored by an industry. It started in September 1993 with 26 secondary schools, and an additional six schools joined last year. The first batch of students will take the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination next month. For more information on the programme, call Ms Patricia Lui, TTEP programme director on 2811-6181.