Inspiring Girls, an international charity that inspires the next generation of women to realise their career aspirations, has announced plans to support Hong Kong schools implement Life Planning Education (LPE) – a government initiative to help prepare Hong Kong’s young people for their future careers. In a report published by the Hong Kong Education Bureau: The Hong Kong government outlines that secondary schools should help students better understand their aspirations, needs, interests and abilities and plan for their future careers. In response, Inspiring Girls has enhanced its career program to support Hong Kong’s schools, teachers, and girls plan for the future. Inspiring Girls Hong Kong is a charity dedicated to raising and broadening career aspirations for local girls. Specifically, it has a mission to empower girls aged 10-to-18 by connecting them with female role models from a variety of vocations and careers. A teacher from Chinese YMCA College said, “I would recommend the Inspiring Girls program to other schools because it allows students to interact directly with real working professionals. The program is valuable because it provides an opportunity to learn about different industries and their working environments early on.” Inspiring Girls Country Chair, Ines Gafsi said, “Schools, parents, and girls are under enormous pressure at present. Now the government has outlined its plans to “step up” careers curricula in schools, we are here to help. From traditional careers in Finance and Law to careers in STEM, sustainability, culture, and the arts, we have a wealth of resources to support girls and their schools.” In the report submitted by the Task Force on Review of School Curriculum, it has been recommended that Life Planning Education (LPE) should start early at junior secondary level. LPE should help students acquire basic knowledge of a variety of careers including the dynamics of the workplace. It should also include soft skill development ensuring students understand ethics and embrace a positive, flexible attitude towards work. “Through the program, girls can learn about the difficulties female professionals can face and how to overcome them.” A teacher from Chinese Foundation secondary school on why her school selected the Inspiring Girls program to support delivery of the LPE curriculum. In its work with local and international schools, Inspiring Girls is already delivering careers guidance to around girls across Hong Kong. Through school closures and restrictions, Inspiring Girls also offers a series of online modules. Inspiring Girls’ programs are available in Cantonese and English, online and in person.