Yuen Ho-fung internship with The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (Hong Kong)
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service is an alliance of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as well as a communication channel and consultancy between NGOs and the HKSAR Government.
I worked as a research assistant and was provided with a very broad topic “carers of people with disabilities” from my supervisor. I have to narrow down the research topic by reading a lot of local and foreign academic journals and newspapers, which I realized the challenges and pressures the carers facing, and how much support does the society gives to them. Not only conducting literature search but also I was given an opportunity to conduct the survey research, such a setting up a questionnaire, interviewing the carers in the rehabilitation service centres, etc.
After this internship period, I am very interested in working in the field of social service.