Given the positive feedback from last year’s pilot programme, Project WeCan continued to collaborate with SCMP to launch the Write! WeCan English Writing Programme in Spring and Summer 2022, providing WeCan students the opportunity to sharpen their writing skills and improve their English proficiency in a 12-hour writing programme.

More than 560 students from 63 schools joined the programme, during which students learnt useful techniques to improve their writing skills, and also visited the SCMP’s office to understand more about the operations of a news media.

Outstanding students from the Write! WeCan English Writing Programme were shortlisted to join the extension programme – Becoming A Writer, where students joined sessions of interview training and a mock-up press conference to experience the role as a reporter, and learn to write a well-structured interview article.