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Archive for December, 2012

SL-2-01 SERVICE 100 Volunteering Activities

Service is a core value of HKU and one of the main themes of HKU centennial celebrations. Under SERVICE 100, HKU members have been actively engaging in numerous service projects locally and abroad.

HKU100 Mooncakes

Traditionally, mooncake is an emblem of auspicious and reunion. As one of HKU Centenary Celebration projects under SERVICE 100, HKU members have been sharing the joy of the Moon Festival with senior citizens in our community by distributing low-sugar mooncakes gift packs to them. Since 2010, more than 2,500 volunteers have visited and given away the HKU 100 mooncakes to over 3,000 senior citizens over Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories.

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On My Way to HKU (向港大出發)

HKU holds that no student should be deprived of the right to enter the University because of financial resources and background. “On My Way to HKU 向港大出發” was organised to demonstrate to the children that HKU’s doors are wide open. Every year, the programme invites 400-600 primary 4 to 6 children from diverse background to experience university student life for half-day at HKU, including a short lecture, a mini high-table, tutorials and demonstrations by HKU students and a campus tour to our historical buildings and popular student facilities. Through the experience of university life and interaction with HKU students, children are expected to cultivate in themselves a positive attitude towards learning and aspire to becoming university students in future.

Website: http://www.cedars.hku.hk/OnMyWay

Poverty And Exclusion AlleviatioN (PAEAN) Project

The project is jointly organised by the Kerry Group Kuok Foundation and the Center of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) that aims to raise HKU students’ awareness about the difficulties and challenges faced by the underprivileged populations in Xiushui, Jiangxi, and to cultivate the lifelong sense of social responsibility among these future leaders.

Students are divided into three teams to carry out field studies and service projects on the themes of education, enterprise and health in a rural village in Xiushui. The first exploration trip was carried out from 17 to 24 June, 2012 and the second service trip took place from 27 October – 3 November, 2012.

Website: http://wp.cedars.hku.hk/web/PAEAN/

Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China)

To jointly celebrate the centenaries of HKU and Tsinghua University, a group of 15 HKU students with another 15 students from Tsinghua University engaged in the Bridge to China project, Wu Zhi Qiao (無止橋), from August 8 – 15, 2011 to build a bridge in a remote village, Xianyuan Village near Lijiang in Yunnan province. This joint centenary bridge has helped bring convenience to the villagers, as children can cross the river to school, and farmers can reach their fields on the other side of the river during the raining reason and flooding period. Besides building the bridge, student volunteers also constructed latrines to improve the hygienic condition of the village, and organized some arts and hygienic lessons for the village children. Moreover, HKU members have been actively joining, Wu Zhi Xing, the annual event of Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation since 2011. The event aim to raise the operational and developmental funds to continue and advance the mission of the Foundation.

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SERVICE 100 ePlatform

-          A Bridge for Friendship – Wu Zhi Qiao
-          Change Lives with Bridges: Xinping Village, Yunnan, China

Book Collection Campaign of Read-Cycling

Read-Cycling is a government-registered NGO that aims at promoting the sharing and joy of reading, as well as the concept of knowledge-based society by encouraging the community to reach out for different domains of knowledge and interests through reading. There are periodic book collection campaigns held at HKU and over 2,000 books have been collected for Read-Cycling since 2012. In addition, more than 50 HKU students have already served as volunteers for Read-Cycling book collection campaign. The books collected will be used for its annual charity sale. All proceeds after deduction of necessary expenses will be used to buy new books for local communities in need.
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Carol Singing Festival of Child Development Matching Fund

Since 2012, HKU students, staff and friends have been joining the Carol Singing Festival organised by the Child Development Matching Fund (CDMF) (website: http://www.cdmf.org.hk) to reach out to the community and sing around town at different hot spots and landmarks, such as Star Ferry Pier, The Peak, shopping malls, and public venues, etc, to bring joy, love and festive spirit to the public. The fund raised by HKU members is used to match the target-savings of the Child Development Fund that the deprived youths in Hong Kong can use to actualize their personal growth. On 27 December, 2013, a HKU carol singing team made the premiere performance at the University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen Hospital (HKU-SZ Hospital). Patients, visitors and staff of the hospital enjoyed the carols and some also joined to sing with the students.
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Enquiries:

Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS)

Email: cedars-programmes@hku.hk / Tel: 2857 8387

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