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Community Engagement Action By Care – Mass Community Service Project

Mass Community Service Project is designed to raise students’ awareness of the needs in the local community and to encourage them to serve continuously.  Different NGOs will be invited to be partners of the projects, providing new perspectives in serving the community and reinforcing the spirit of serving in daily life.

1st Mass service project – Tai Po Service Day (24 Oct, 2015)

The Tai Po Service Day held on 24 October 2015 was the first mass service project organised through the ABC programme. Over 200 students from The Hong Kong Institute of Education showed their care for the community by conducting home visits and delivering approximately 300 electrical appliances including microwaves, heaters, rice cookers etc. to around 100 underprivileged clients nominated by 10 NGO in Tai Po.

Details: https://www.eduhk.hk/main/media/press-release/652

2nd Mass service project – Move For Good (1 to 21 March 2016)

The Move For Good held on 1 to 21 March, 2016. Over 3.1 million calories “burnt” by 530 participants, including student, staff and alumni. All donations received to purchase approximately 3,500 kg of rice, which will be donated to local food assistance agents The programme introduced a new perspective on serving the community, and raised the awareness of the importance of physical wellness.

Details: https://www.eduhk.hk/main/media/press-release/694

3rd Mass service project – EdUSanta (1 Dec 2016)

The “EdUSanta”programme recruited around 80 EdU studentsto participate in community services with an image of Santa. After a series of training on communication, serving different deprived groups and event management, we collaborated with 8 external parties and approximately 800 targets were served during November to December 2016. On 1st December, the project attempted a Guinness World Record with a kick-off ceremony. We successfully collected over 2000letters to Santa to show participants’ appreciation, encouragement and wishes to a friend in EdU. Details: https://www.eduhk.hk/main/media/press-release/753

4th Mass service project – “Take it Simple” 『揀』約生活 (10-28 Oct 2017)

The 3-week campaign “Take it Simple” (『揀』約生活) was held in October 2017. It referred to the popular Japanese concept of “Danshari” (斷捨離) and was tailored to inspire staff and students to reflect on their living habits through three different stages – learning, experiencing and envisioning. 26 sessions of experiential learning activities, community services and exhibitions to enhance students’ knowledge of green living. By taking the role of green living advocates, participants gained exposure to environmental issues by reflecting on their daily lives from multiple perspectives and spreading the message of green living to the community.

Details: https://www.eduhk.hk/main/tc/media/press-release/823

 

Action By Care – Service Leader Training Programme

The programme aims to improve students’ leadership qualities and increase their social awareness. Students will attend a series of workshops as well as a training camp and they will practice their skills in leading the student service teams. As service leaders, students are able to improve their communication and organization abilities through planning and organizing community service activities.

Programme Schedule: September to June

ELAT Category: Citizenship and Civic Engagement (CC)

Eligibility: All EdUHK students

Enquiry: abc@eduhk.hk

Details: http://saoinfo.eduhk.hk/service-leader-training-programme/

 

Action By Care – Student Service Team

Action by Care – Student Service Team aims to nurture students as caring leaders. We provide the platform for students to actively participate in various community initiatives, such as Food Assistance Team, Barber Team, Education Assistance Team. Through the active and regular participation in community service, we aim for students to have a better understanding of social issues, to raise concerns about the needs of under-privileged groups in Hong Kong, and to strengthen students’ generic skills and knowledge in conducting community services. 1.

1. Food Assistance –SSP Mealbox Delivery

The owner of a restaurant in Sham Shui Po – Mr. Chan (Ming Gor) provides free meal-boxes to the homeless and cheap meal to the neighbourhood. Participants will help to pack and deliver the meal-boxes to the homeless and the elderlies in the community of Sham Shui Po. It aims to provide participants to have a better understanding of the low-income group through the delivery of service, and to raise the awareness of the under-privileged groups in Hong Kong.

Programme Schedule: September to April

ELAT Category: Citizenship and Civic Engagement (CC)

Eligibility: All EdUHK students

External Partners: Pei Ho Counterparts

Enquiry:abc@eduhk.hk

Details: http://www.eduhk.hk/sao/?p=6255

2. Food Assistance – Food Recycling Scheme

This service team collaborates with Food Grace (Tai Po), a social enterprise which promotes food assistance and recycling. Participants will regularly collect unsold vegetables and fruits, as well as unsellable but still edible food in the market, and redistribute to the needy in the community. A variety of experiential workshops will also be organized, so that participants will be able to understand the social issue of food waste at a great depth. The scheme aims to minimize the food waste of our society and to reduce the burdens of ground; and at the time to release the financial burden of grassroots residents.

Programme Schedule: September to April

ELAT Category: Citizenship and Civic Engagement (CC)

Eligibility: All EdUHK students

External Partners: Food Grace

Enquiry: abc@eduhk.hk

Details: http://www.eduhk.hk/sao/?p=6264

3. EdUHK Student Barber Service Team

The EdUHK Student Barber Service Team has been developing rapidly since 2015. By far, over 30 students have attended the barber lessons and conducted haircut service with different groups of people. In the year 16/17, this service team will conduct a refresher course (for all current members) and two hair- cutting courses (for new members).

Programme Schedule: September to June

ELAT Code: Citizenship and Civic Engagement (CC)

Eligibility: All full-time EdUHK students with basic Cantonese speaking and listening level (non-final year students will have a higher priority)

Enquiry: abc@eduhk.hk

Details: https://www.eduhk.hk/sao/?p=7252

4. Living Assistance –Handcraft Delivery

Student volunteers will learn to make handcraft e.g. knitting scarf etc. and to give it to the needy and the underprivileged. The program aims to serve as a platform for students to learn and to serve our community, and to strengthen students’ generic skills and knowledge in conducting community service.

Programme Schedule: TBC

ELAT Code: Citizenship and Civic Engagement (CC)

Eligibility: All EdUHK students

Enquiry: abc@eduhk.hk

Details: http://saoinfo.eduhk.hk/?p=1302

5. Happiness Ambassador

This service team is designed to arouse students’ awareness of the needs in the local community, encourage them have close engagement with the community and contribute to the community in dynamic ways. Participants will acquire performance skills after several training courses, such as magic, balloon twisting and handcraft, and shall spread positive energy to the community through conducting service visits.

Programme Schedule: September to June

ELAT Category: Citizenship and Civic Engagement (CC)

Eligibility: All EdUHK students

Enquiry: abc@eduhk.hk

Details: http://www.eduhk.hk/sao/?p=6279

Action By Care – Student Service Project

1. Junior Teacher’s Classroom

Junior Teacher’s Classroom is organized by the Student Affairs Office and Child Development Fund. The children participants were invited to EdUHK to experience the university life and had a taste of teacher. Led by EdUHK students, the children participants first conducted a campus tour and then received training from the EdUHK students. After that, the children became “Junior Teachers” and taught others in the classroom setting. Through the activity, the children had the opportunity to experience the life as a teacher.

Programme Schedule: February to April

ELAT Category: Citizenship and Civic Engagement (CC)

Eligibility: EdUHK students

Enquiry: abc@eduhk.hk

Details: http://www.eduhk.hk/sao/?p=6271

2. Pinehill Volunteer Project

Located in Tai Po, the Hong Chi Pinehill No.3 School is a special school for severe mentally disabled children aged 6 to 18.  Due to a lack of self-management skills, these children need intensive support from others. This Project emphasizes on giving love and care to others through developing civic-mindedness and social responsibility. Students will serve the children by organizing and delivering activities to them.  It also provides a good chance for students to understand and build rapport with needy children, developing students as caring professionals in future. After joining the programme, students will be able to:

  • develop organizational skills and leadership ability through service delivery;
  • have the skills and knowledge required to get along with a group of people with special needs; and
  • have a better understanding of mentally handicapped children and the special education in Hong Kong.

Programme Schedule: September to June

ELAT Code: Citizenship and Civic Engagement (CC)

Eligibility: All full-time EdUHK students with basic Cantonese speaking and listening skills

External Partners: The Hong Chi Pinehill No.3 School (Tai Po, HKSAR)

Enquiry: abc@eduhk.hk

Details: https://www.eduhk.hk/sao/?p=7218

3. Sunshine in the Storm

The Sunshine in the Storm is co-organised by the Student Affairs Office and the Hong Kong Children and Youth Service. Through a variety of activities, participants will have the opportunity to interact with marginalised youth to achieve mutual understanding. Participants are expected to:

  • Have a better understanding of marginalised teenagers through group activities;
  • Be aware of the needs of marginalised teenagers before entering the teaching profession; and
  • Co-operate with marginalised teenagers in the delivery of social service to the community. 

Programme Schedule: September to June

ELAT Code: Citizenship and Civic Engagement (CC)

Eligibility: All full-time EdUHK students with basic Cantonese speaking and listening skills

External Partners: Hong Kong Children and Youth Service

Enquiry: abc@eduhk.hk

Intergeneration Learning and Elderly Service Education Scheme

Education today expects students to contribute to human capacity development that will meet new challenges of the 21st century. To well equip students with essential skills for meeting  challenges,the “Intergeneration Learning and Elderly Service Education Scheme” is co-organized by the Student Affairs Office and the Salvation Army Tai Po Multi-service Centre for Senior Citizens, aims at enhancing students’ exposure in local community service as well as developing their service leadership and organization skills.

Programme Schedule:  September 2017 – June 2018

ELAT Category:  Citizenship and Civic Engagement (CC)

Eligibility: All full-time EdUHK students

External Partners: Tai Po Salvation Amy Social Service

Enquiry: Miss Yuki Choi at 2948 6248

Application: Please pay attention that application will be launched intranet post in due course.

Details:  http://www.eduhk.hk/sao/?p=6283

Taylor’s – EdUHK Joint Leadership Programme

The Taylor’s – EdUHK Joint Leadership Programme held annually during summer aims to immerse students in the learning and practice of service-learning. The programme helps develop their leadership ability and commitment to humanitarianism. Scholars from Taylor’s University and representatives from EdUHK will share their experiences via various local community service projects, such as elderly and physical disability stimulation programme, food recycle and assistance services. The integration between international and local students is expected to motivate them to be more engaging to their community.

Wofoo Character Building Programme

The programme is designed to nurture a group of future leaders who are engaged in character building and value formation. It involves various stakeholders, including EdUHK, education sector (local schools), NGO and deprived groups. EdUHK participants will take a “train-the-trainer” approach to lead students from local schools. Participants will then explore various social issues and brainstorm a mobile application which may help improve the living quality of the needy.

External partners Non-Profit making Veterinary Services Society The Education University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Primary School The Hong Kong Society for Asylum-Seekers and Refugees W F Joseph Lee Primary School

Eligibility : All full-time EdUHK students

Enquiry : wpdcprog@eduhk.hk

Details : https://www.eduhk.hk/sao/?p=4894

Wofoo Community Service 5 Takes – Service Leaders Competition

This competition is designed to develop students’ organisation and leadership skills by initiating and implementing self-planned community service projects to better prepare students to become competent and caring professionals with social commitment and civic mindedness.

  • By designing their own community service projects, students are allowed to give full play to their creativity. Adequate guidance and support will be provided to you throughout the whole process, from planning, budgeting, liaison with collaborative parties and implementation, to reporting.
  • Teams that have completed the training and the community service projects are eligible to present their learning achievements and experiences in front of a panel, in order to compete for the “Community Service Leaders Award”.
  • Each member of the winning teams will be rewarded by joining a Study Tour on Service Education in the South East Asia to widen their exposure from a cross-cultural perspective.

Wofoo Leaders’ Network (WLN) of the Student Affairs Office, The Education University of Hong Kong

Wofoo Leaders’ Network (WLN) is a core project of Wofoo Social Enterprises which is dedicated to promoting youth nurturing and development. WLN aims to promote the idea of “Responsible Citizenship” and build a harmonious and caring society. Being a WLN member, students from different tertiary institutions will participate in, organize and promote a wide range of activities, in order to enhance all-round skills, self-equip proactively, acquire social service experiences as well as to increase a sense of belonging to the nation. They are nurtured and inspired to become future leaders. A great leader must develop comprehensive qualities. Apart from sharing good values, one should be willing to take responsibilities. WLN develops the students in 3 dimensions: leadership training, civic education and social servicing. Through a wide range of activities and study tours, WLN aims to encourage students to concern about the society, establish an active learning attitude, so as to be a responsible citizen and leader for building a better and harmonious society.

Wofoo Leaders’ Network (WLN) aims to promote the idea of ‘Responsible Citizenship’ and build up a harmonious and caring society, which is dedicated to nurturing all-rounded youth leaders. It offers a platform for post-secondary and tertiary students to organize intraversity activities. In planning WLN activities, leadership training, civic education and social servicing are the three dimensions which have to be included so that the 5 core values (i.e. Love and Care, Tolerance, Integrity, Respect and Responsible) are being promoted. Through a wide range of activities and study tours, WLN encourages students to show their talents by taking up the leaders’ roles so as to devote themselves to contribute to the society in the future.