“Local Poverty Alleviation Initiative” (LPAI) aims at facilitating students to initiate long term interest and commitment to serve the local, regional and international communities. Through participating in community services, I.CARE allows students to gain first-hand experience important societal issues and to reflect on their social responsibility as an university student and as a global citizen. These projects will focus on both addressing the underlying causes of poverty as well as building an enabling environment for poverty alleviation. They will be pursued under four major schemes:

  1. Inter-Cultural Cohesion Scheme, 
  2. Youth and Youngsters Scheme, 
  3. Need-based Development Scheme,
  4. Student-led Services Grants.

I·CARE Cross-generational Integration Programme: Recruitment of Organising Committee Members (Details / Poster)

Project Location: Hong Kong

Project Period: October 2019 - April 2020

No. of CUHK participating students: 15

 

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The Cross-generational Integration Programme aims at facilitating interaction between senior citizens and young people, so as to promote mutual understanding and respect across different generations.  In March 2020, the programme will re-organise the event “Playing a University Student for a Day”.  A group of secondary school students and elderly people will be invited to attend mock lecture, facilities visit and graduation ceremony, etc. at CUHK to get a taste of university life.  Besides, the programme will arrange an experiential camp in April 2020 for CUHK students to pair up with elderly people in various thematic activities in order to promote cross-generation integration.

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“Fitness x Mentorship” Scheme 2019-20 (Details / Poster)

Project Location: Hong Kong

Project Period: September 2019 - April 2020

No. of CUHK participating students: 120

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The “Fitness x Mentorship” Scheme associates “exercising” with “volunteering” to foster a serving heart of students and strengthen their understanding of the community. Participants of the scheme will be trained with basic skills of a sports item and given chances to partner various members of the community in pursuing sports. This will allow students to develop regular exercise habit and build up healthy lifestyle. Above all, mutual understanding between students and the circle of their counterparts will be facilitated.

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