Macao Heritage Ambassadors Association (MHAA) was established on August 1, 2004.
It is a non-profit organization organized by the youngster. It aims to promote the Macao
cultural heritage education and youth participation under the concept of “treasure the
relics and inherit culture”, and encourages promotion on the development of cultural and
In these years, MHAA is undertaking the responsibility in training Macao Heritage
Ambassadors and intensify their knowledge on the history and culture of Macao, which
enable histories passing to the next generation. The plan is also one of the materials for
the “Macau Decade”, a documentary program celebrating Macao’s return to China for 10
years, it is produced by CCTV and Macao SAR Government. It was also included in the
junior high school teaching syllabus compiled by the Education and Youth Affairs
Bureau and the Beijing People’s Education Press.
In August 2010, the Association was awarded as the “World Heritage Youth Education
Base” by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific World Heritage Training and Research Center and
became one of the first World Heritage Youth Education Bases. In December 2012, it
was selected as one of the “2010-2011 Excellent World Heritage Youth Education Base”.
In November 2018, it was awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Training and Research
Center (Suzhou) World Heritage Youth Education Base.
MHAA is organizing the comprehensive range of activities and services, which help
youngsters to intensify their awareness and protection on cultural heritage in Macao, it
also enhanced their sense of cultural belongingness, promotion on the protection of
cultural heritage. The activities of the association mainly include MHAA ambassador
training program, education promotion, public tour guides services, external exchanges,
and membership activities.