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- Starting at 10 Volunteer Hours -

Meet Starfish (海星), Founder and Principal of RTC Gaia School (鄉師自然學校)

This auction has ended. It collected 135 volunteer hours.
School Visit and Afternoon tea with Starfish (5 May)

Event will be held at RTC Gaia School at 1:45 - 4pm on 5 May. It will be conducted in Cantonese.

Frustrated with HK's rigid & test-oriented education system, Starfish started a primary school where Mother Nature acts the teacher.


Starfish graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelor degree in Applied Physics. Since 1997, he has served as a rural school teacher. In 2001, he and his friends started exploring the possibilities of creating a “nature school”, and after some preparation, RTC Gaia School was established in 2007, and now he is the school principal.

Starfish is passionate about teaching, even more so about living an unadorned and green life. He lives in a modest house in the hills of the New Territories, where his daughters experience nature and relish in nature’s embrace daily.

Over the years, he has has shared with his readers the joy of “nature education”, publishing multiple articles in various newspapers. Some of his articles are recorded in the books “Ten Years in Nature School - a Journal” and “Firefly Academy Green Journal”. In 2011, He wrote his own book “Good Parenting is Letting Go” .

In 2000, Starfish joined the “Earth Walker” tutor training course and dedicated his spare time into growing the Gaia Association (commonly known as “GAIA school”). In 2006, he began devoting all his time to building and managing the school.





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All volunteer hours must be completed during 30 November 2017 to 30 April 2018.

School visit and afternoon tea will be held at RTC Gaia School at 1:45 - 4pm on 5 May 2018. It will be conducted in Cantonese.

Cost per person will be HK$150 to cover the running costs of the program.

School Visit and Afternoon tea with Starfish (5 May)

Event will be held at RTC Gaia School at 1:45 - 4pm on 5 May. It will be conducted in Cantonese.

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