The Li Ka Shing Foundation has donated $10 million for the Millennium Study Tour this summer. Hong Kong's richest man, Li Ka-shing, a strong supporter of life-long education, believes that learning from experience is just as important as learning from books. Beginning in the middle of this month, about 1,000 outstanding secondary students and 50 teachers will travel in small groups to 14 different cities in the mainland, Singapore, Germany, the United States, Japan, Canada, Britain, Australia and Sweden. Launching ceremony The tours will focus on environmental protection and new technologies. The Chief Executive, Tung Chee-hwa, and government representatives from the nine countries attended the launching ceremony. Participants on the tour will visit environmental protection projects, such as recycling facilities, national parks and conser vation areas. There will also be visits to science museums, natural science centres, the satellite launching facility at Xian in the mainland, and some of the world's top technology companies, such as Sony, Ericsson and Sun Microsystems. Other activities will include trips to prestigious universities, cultural events such as attending the British musical The Lion King and Berlin's 'Festival of Vision - Hong Kong in Berlin'.