Meanwhile, in the other SAR ... More than 10,000 Macau students are expected to take an oath rejecting gambling as part of a social awareness campaign. Seven Protestant organisations have joined forces to create the Shining Life Movement Association. The movement, which was launched in Macau earlier this year, aims to encourage young people not to get involved in gambling. Pastor David Wong, one of the organisers, said more than 5,400 signatures were collected from students, who had pledged not to gamble. The petition was handed over to the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau. The latest campaign, launched last month, aims to gather each student's fingerprint and oath renouncing gambling. An oath-taking ceremony will be held on December 30 at Tap Seac Plaza. Pastor Wong said more than 500 students were expected to attend the ceremony. People should be shown the right direction in life, he said. 'If there is light in people's lives, there is light in society. The light from your life will light up the lives of those around you.' Secretary general of the Lazarus Youth Centre, Rachel Lee Pui-kun, said a recent survey involving 1,600 students from 14 junior and senior high schools in Macau showed a majority had been involved in gambling. The findings revealed that 73 per cent had gambled through lotteries, casinos, horse racing or the internet. Ms Lee said it was a worrying trend and early intervention was needed to prevent teenagers getting involved in gambling. Oscar Lo, 16, said the project was a good way to promote the message that gambling was not a positive influence on people's lives. 'What about all the examples of people losing everything, sometimes even their families,' he said. 'This is a good way to show how we feel about the issue.'