WEDO Global started to gain prominence and receive compliments after repeatedly organising local tours. Both, Bosco and Eva, believe that in the current era of information, it is necessary for social enterprises and traditional businesses to cooperate in order to succeed together. In other words, different institutions should work with each other complementarily in pursuit of wider services and values for their customers. With that in mind, they synergise with other groups to jointly organise training courses for cultural tour guides, allowing participants to gain a deeper understanding about social issues such as poverty and globalisation. Through interaction and field work, they sharpen their tour skills and deliver higher quality services.
WEDO Global also designs tailor-made itineraries to suit the needs of different organisations. For example, they once created tasks suitable for teenagers, providing them with the opportunity to interact with locals and instilled within them, a deeper interest to know about others’ cultures.
This service flexibility for different client groups is an advantage of WEDO Global.
Bosco says: “We’re glad to be providing training workshops and real work experience for South Asian teenagers, witnessing how their roles as cultural ambassadors and tour guides transform them and make them grow up. In the past they were shy to talk to strangers and dared not look others in their eyes during conversation. Now, they can maintain eye contact with a group of strangers and speak in impeccable Cantonese, all while sharing details about their own cultural background and lives. Their confidence grew after they took part in the training workshops and became cultural ambassadors. Their interpersonal communications skills improved. They ascertained their identity as Hong Kong citizens. They have a stronger interest and understanding towards multiculturalism. All these improvements make me glad.
Eva says, “Apart from seeing the South Asian teenagers improve themselves, we’re glad to know that many participants have built up a more positive impression on racial minorities in Hong Kong. From zero understanding to the ability to distinguish between several cultures and religions—it’s very encouraging to us. Education is like sowing seeds. We might not see the harvest today, but what they have experienced will change their way of thinking, and change the world because cultural misunderstanding and biases are reduced. Everyone will look after and help each other and live peacefully and harmoniously.”