A patriotic education base is being set up at the Handover Gifts Museum of Macao and slated to be ready by the end of the year, Tsang Hio Ian, who heads the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau’s (DSEJ) Documentation, Information and Public Relations Centre, said on Thursday.
Tsang made the remarks at a press conference after this year’s second plenary meeting of the government-appointed Youth Affairs Committee, which was held on the bureau’s premises on Thursday.
Tsang said that the base would include an exhibition area, a training area and a multimedia theatre. The base will be a venue for schools and organisations to learn more about the importance of educating local residents about the “Loving the country and loving Macao” concept.
Cheong Man Fai, who heads the Youth Department, told reporters that the budget for setting up the base was 2.5 million patacas. Cheong added that the base will show movies and host conferences to educate youth about patriotism.
Cheong pointed out that there will be translations for non-Chinese speakers to learn about patriotism.
Meanwhile, during the press conference, Choi Man Chi, the acting head of the Youth Department’s School Sports and Youth Activities Division, said there were around 29,000 people registered for the bureau’s summer activities, and 24,000 people had already signed up for them. Over 99 per cent signed up via online platforms.
The press conference did not elaborate as to whether those who registered could still sign up for activities, or when the activities begin.
Choi underlined that the bureau has implemented a raft of COVID-19 prevention and control measures, including rescheduling and class-size reductions, to ensure the participants’ safety.