University YMCA® (HKU) Pass the Baton: Movable-type Printing Tour x Children Service Day

University YMCA® (HKU)

Pass the Baton: Movable-type Printing Tour x Children Service Day

Programme Registration 

(Registration Deadline: 6/11/2021)

Eligibility: HKU students with valid University YMCA (HKU) membership

For Membership Registration and Details of Welcoming Gifts: Click Here

Enquiries about Membership Registration and the Programme: WhatsApp Us / 3917-8091 / 


About the Programme

Have you ever heard of the term ‘sunset industry’? In the era of rapid technological advancement, the wide application of machinery leapfrogs production efficiencies by hundredfolds. However, the beauty of traditional craftsmanship has slowly got eliminated as time goes by. Movable-type printing, one of the four great inventions in China that symbolises the technological revolution in printing history, slowly got eliminated due to its limited productivity. 

This programme aims to give participants an overview of this valuable printing technique through a guided tour at a printing factory that has been preserving the art of movable-type printing for more than 60 years in Hong Kong. What's more? Participants will get the chance to pass on the baton of this traditional culture by creating stamps that mimic the printing technique with children on the service day. 

Programme Details

Service Target: Junior Primary Students

Language: Mainly Cantonese, English Translation available

Fee: $50 + $50 Deposit (Deposit refundable upon completion of programme with satisfactory performance)

Day 1 - Briefing Session and Guided Tour at Traditional Printing Factory

Date: 13 Nov 2021 (Sat)

Time: 13:00 - 16:30

Location: HKU & Sheung Wan

Details: To explore traditional printing techniques and get to know more about the daily life of printing companies. Participant will also receive a mini notebook with customised name printed as souvenir after the tour.


Day 2 - Service Day with Children

Date: 20 Nov 2021 (Sat)

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Location: Tai Koo (Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong Kornhill Centre)

Details: To make DIY potato stamps and create art with children while sharing and educating them about the traditional culture learnt from the first day. Participants are also required to lead some parts of the programme.

Application Deadline: 30 October 2021 (Sat) 23:59

Enquiries: Uni-Y Student ExCo Chloe (9382-5292), Jeff (9497-0028) /

About University YMCA (HKU)

As a strategic partner of CEDARS and a student organisation affiliated to Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, Uni-Y® (HKU) is dedicated to making your university life more fruitful by offering an array of distinguished local community engagement programmes. Leveraging on our strong joint university and YMCA network in 120 countries and regions, we are also committed to enriching your u-adventures ranging from joint-u activities, service trips, overseas internships and a lot more. Do not hesitate any longer in stepping out of your first step if you wish to have a fulfilling year ahead! Register to become a Uni-Y (HKU) member now to enjoy our programmes and services throughout and beyond your U-life. Stay tuned with us by following our Instagram or Facebook page, and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest videos!


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