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Alan Wong

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what are you doing currently?
I am a technical consulting engineer of a turbomachinery controls consulting firm in the oil and gas industries.

How did you get in touch with HandsOn Hong Kong? 
I found HandsOn Hong Kong from the Internet about 3 years ago when I was looking for volunteer work during my free time. Since then, I have been actively involved in various volunteering activities.

What drives you to perform voluntary service to the community?
As our society has given me a lot, I strongly feel that I should give back whenever I can. Volunteering is a way to give back to society.

What is the impact of your volunteer work?
I have been involved in teaching underprivileged kids English through i-Future Teens and Project Star (formerly IMC Sunday School) programs, enjoying interest classes with hearing-impaired children, and also taking part in home visits and soup delivery for elderly. Seeing students making progress and the elderly smiling are the impacts of my volunteer work.

Why would you recommend joining HandsOn Hong Kong to others?
Volunteering is extremely rewarding. Not only am I blessed to have a chance to grow together with these students, I am also privileged to meet other very caring and devoted volunteers throughout my volunteering venture. The devotion of others is the motivational force that keeps me going. I guarantee that you will come across figures that will touch you. Come discover, experience and enjoy these pleasant surprises yourself.

Any interesting stories or touching moments during your time volunteering with HandsOn Hong Kong? 
There was once a primary school student who was a bit hyperactive and not able to speak fluent English. Having been with this student in IMC Sunday School (and later known as Project Star) for 2 years, watching him maturing day-by-day is the most rewarding gift you can ever treasure as a volunteer. When this student finally stood on stage to be the MC of the graduation ceremony and spoke fluent English, the joy was indescribable and priceless. I am very honored to be able to grow together with this student (and many others as well).

Are there any other thoughts you would like to share with interested volunteers? 
It is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35)


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