“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.

Hong Kong Cultural Tours Project 2017-18 (Details / Poster / Photos)

Project Location: Hong Kong

Project Period: October 2017 - June 2018

No. of CUHK participating students: 40


The Hong Kong Cultural Tours Project 2017-18 aims at recruiting CUHK students to be potential culture ambassadors to get improvement in their guiding skills through a series of professional theoretical training as well as field practice. The culture ambassadors are supposed to lead local high school students in cultural tours to let them get involved in the history and stories of Hong Kong.

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A walk in community with I·CARE (Details)

Project Location: Hong Kong

Project Period: September 2017 - April 2018

No. of CUHK participating students: 20-30 (per activity)


We will visit local communities with different NGOs each month in the academic year 2017-18 to learn how they engage social issues with innovation, hoping to explore new possibilities for university students to take part in social affairs.

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"Fitness x Mentorship" Scheme (Details)

Project Location: Hong Kong

Project Period: September 2017 - November 2017

No. of CUHK participating students: 60


The Physical Education Unit and the I·CARE Centre for Whole-person Development is launching a “Fitness x Mentorship” Scheme to promote energy and wellness, one of the five core attributes of whole-person development under the I·CARE framework.

Participating CUHK students will receive professional training in a sport while empowering a group of secondary students.

Choices of Sports

  • Programme 1: Street Run
  • Programme 2: Rope Skipping
  • Programme 3: Badminton
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Student-Led Service Grants

As the poverty issues in Hong Kong exert greater influence upon the society, in this year, the Local Poverty Alleviation Initiative will provide funding to the I.CARE Service Projects to fund student-led local service projects. Students are encouraged to design, implement and evaluate local poverty alleviation projects on their own. Through this scheme, they could make use of own knowledge, expertise and connection in the local community to formulate own service projects.

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