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APS Organized a Two-day Boot Camp on Social Innovation

APS Organized a Two-day Boot Camp on Social Innovation

2016 February

The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) offered its first-ever two-day boot camp on social innovation held on 30-31 January 2016. Academic staff of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) and first-year students of the Bachelor of Social Science Education (Honours) (Greater China Studies) [BSocScEd(GCS)] Programme received intensive training on leadership and creativity at HKIEd’s Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre.

The boot camp was led by Mr. Vipin Thek, Director of Youth Years at Ashoka’s Youth Venture. Participants were guided to identify their passion and decide what social issues they would like to address. At the end of the camp, they shared their action plan with the academic staff and created Facebook pages to advocate their causes. The students expressed that the training had equipped them with leadership skills and allowed them to explore their interests in social innovation.

This event is one of the many activities that the APS Department has organized to empower students as innovative agents for positive social change.