HKU SOS

Programme code: 1718SDtacep002

According to ‘Hong Kong Poverty Situation Report 2015’, there were 970,000 people living below the poverty line set in 2013, and the poverty rate was 14.3 per cent. The report also states that Sham Shui Po has the highest poverty rate of the city’s 18 districts. Co-organised with J Life Foundation Limited, the purpose of this programme is to provide HKU students with an opportunity to serve the underprivileged population in the poorest district in Hong Kong, especially the children, through food distribution and tutoring, while enabling the underprivileged children to develop a positive attitude towards learning. The ultimate aim of the programme is to help consolidate community support and assistance for the underprivileged people.

Requirements

  1. Willing to empower others
  2. Aspire to bring change and impact to the society
  3. Committed and responsible and
  4. Willing to work with others as a team

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Join and contribute to all the activities listed under Project Schedule.
  2. Work in a small team to prepare, design and execute the half-day programme of On My Way to HKU.
  3. Apply and make use of your knowledge, skills and talents in the programme to bring fun and love.
  4. Share your learning experience by writing a learning journal (around 300 words).

Project Schedule

Date and Time Activities Venue
7 Feb 2018 (Wed)
(6:30pm – 7:30pm)
Programme Briefing HKU
13 Feb 2018 (Tue)
(10:00am – 12:00nn)
Meeting with Founder of J Life Foundation Ltd and Community Visit of Sham Shui Po Sham Shui Po
12 – 29 March
Once a week for three times
(2:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
Food distribution and tutoring for the less-privileged population in Sham Shui Po.
HKU students choose any one option to join.
• Option 1: Every Monday (12, 19 and 26 Mar)
• Option 2: Every Tuesday (13, 20 and 27 Mar)
• Option 3: Every Wednesday (14, 21 and 28 Mar)
• Option 4: Every Thursday (15, 22 and 29 Mar)
Sham Shui Po
14 Apr
(9:00 am – 2:00 pm)
On My Way to HKU
• Participants will organise a half-day event with campus tour, games and activities, etc, for the less-privileged children to give them a taste of university student life and inspire them to develop a positive attitude towards learning.
HKU

Application

The quota of the programme is FULL.

Expected Outcomes

For HKU students, they are expected to:

  1. Increase awareness and sensitivity to the issue of poverty.
  2. Understand the situation of poverty in the local district of Sham Shui Po.
  3. Collaborate and work with other fellow students to carry out service activities for the underprivileged people.
  4. Engage in actions to serve and provide support to the underprivileged children and inspire them for further education in future.

For the underprivileged children, they are expected to:

  1. Receive support and assistance on study.
  2. Develop a positive attitude towards learning.
  3. Have a taste of university life and aspire to becoming university students.

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Enquiries

Email: cedars-programmes@hku.hk

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