Service Learning

Strengthen students’ commitment towards building a better world

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.

U Vision

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

SL-1-02 SERVICE 100 Photo Competition

SL-1-01 SERVICE 100 AMBASSADOR Scheme

The SERVICE 100 AMBASSADOR Scheme aims to honor HKU members’ (students, staff and alumni) service effort and to inspire more to make lifelong contributions to the betterment of humanity. Ambassadors are expected to commit to sustained service to encourage friends, colleagues, and family members to make service a central part of their lives; in time, become a lifelong commitment.

The Launching Ceremony of SERVICE 100 AMBASSADOR Scheme was held at 1:00 p.m. at K. K. Leung Concourse on 10 November, 2011 (Thur).

Eligibilities

All students, staff, alumni, and friends of HKU are welcome to join as an individual or with their family members.

Application Method

In addition to a strong desire to make service a central part of your life, there are 3 simple steps to become an official SERVICE 100 AMBASSADOR.

  1. Open an account and register as a SERVICE 100 AMBASSADOR online at: HKU Service Network
  2. Inspire two friends, students, or colleagues to join HKU Service Network (My Apps –> Invite Your Friends)
  3. Share at least one service story at HKU Service Network (My Apps –> Service Record)

Record of Service Hour

Please record your service hour in HKU Service Network (My Apps –> Service Record). The total service hour accumulated from 1 November, 2011 can be checked in the “Statistics” section under your Profile at HKU Service Network.

Award Criteria

The Service Award Lapel Pin and Certificate of Achievement are conferred once a year. Official Ambassadors and families will be awarded by the number of service hours within the period of one year. Seminars, workshops and other form of training that contributes to quality service may also be counted towards the scheme. The required number of service hour per year for each award level is listed below.

  Individual Family
Bronze Award Pin 60 100
Silver Award Pin 100 150
Gold Award Pin 200 250

A prestigious Service Ring will be awarded to Ambassadors who obtained three Gold Award Pins.

Award period for this year is from 1 November 2011 till mid November 2012. An award ceremony will be held in early 2013.

Ambassadors’ Privileges

In addition to the prestigious service award pins and rings, official Ambassadors are entitled to the following privileges:

  • Learn latest service opportunities through the HKU Service Network
  • Priority to enroll for special training, seminars and workshops
  • Priority to events with limited seats
  • Attend annual SERVICE 100 AMBASSADOR‘s exchange party
  • Learn from other volunteers and enjoy new friendships and interests

Enquiries

Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS)

Tel: 2857 8387

Email: cedars-programmes@hku.hk

GC-2-01 Social Enterprise – Competition, Talk, International Summit

1. Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge

This is a social venture business plan competition. Through a structured competition model, participants learn to use entrepreneurial approaches to solve real world social issues. Each Campion Team will be granted a Startup Award up to HK$300,000. On-campus information session:

Date : 6 October, 2014 (Monday)
Time: 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Haknig Wong Podium, HKU
Registration and details: http://hksec.hk/

2. Social Enterprise International Summit 2014 (3-5 November 2014)

Details of the Summit: http://ses.org.hk/

3. HKU Social Entrepreneurs Network  

A Facebook group “HKU Social Entrepreneurs” has been created for the good-hearted HKU talents to network and leverage the synergy. Please click <https://www.facebook.com/groups/hkusocialentrepreneur/> to join!  

We are also building a communication directory for matching student projects with talents. Please tell us your expertise and areas of interest by completing an online form at http://2736706.polldaddy.com/s/hku-social-entrepreneurs-network. The information you provide will be shared with those who sign up. You will also be given a copy of the Directory in due course. 

 

Enquiries
cpychan@hku.hk

      

 

 

      

 

    

    

     

     

   

 

   

  

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

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