In year 2016-17, ICARE Programme continues to support social service projects, in which thousands of clients in local community, mainland China and overseas countries will be benefited. 

  

 



 

Quality Time for Families with Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Service Learning Project

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
CUHK students (led by a group of social work students)

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 10

Project Location: Local

Through organising 'Family Day' and a 2-days outdoor camping with strength-based approach, the project hopes to reach the needs of AD/HD family. ‘Service Learning Framework' is used to enhance the learning of student volunteer in three aspects:

  • quality of learning,
  • social responsibility,
  • community development

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H.E.Y. Project

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
An undergraduate student

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 7

Project Location: Local

The program aims to serve two major disadvantaged groups, namely the elderly and adolescents from low-income family. The team believes that these two groups are indeed rich in capability and vitality; Through interactive and mutual serving experiences, the project hopes to overcome the generational distance and to consolidate their sense of self-worthiness.

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PREVENT.DM

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
An undergraduate student

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 15

Project Location: Local

PREVENT. DM is a public knowledge transfer project for diabetic mellitus. It aims to educate primary school students that they are in control of their own risk factors for diabetes. The project adopts a positive approach to help students learn about diabetes from medical professionals. Through interactive activities, students will have the chance to build up their problem solving skills and health knowledge.

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Chung Chi the Suns Trip to China

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
An undergraduate student

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 28

Project Location: Guangxi, Mainland China

It is the fourth years which Chung Chi the Suns organises service trip to rural primary school in Guangxi. 28 CUHK participants will use innovative teaching methods and gaming workshops to stimulate learning interests of local primary students. Local family visits will also be arranged to understand more about the daily life of the locals.

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Fujia Pre-trip for Guizhou Program

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
Fujia

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 2

Project Location: Guizhou, Mainland China

Fujia is planning a new left-behind children service project in Rongdu Town in Guizhou. To investigate the feasibility of the project, 2 CUHK and 1 HKU students will visit the town for 2 days in December. The project is expected to benefit 80 local primary school students.

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Lumos Homeless Visits 2017

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
Lumos

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 35

Project Location: Local

Since January 2016, members of Lumos have been visiting two groups of homeless regularly. The purposes of the project are to provide social support to groups of homeless located in Cheung Sha Wan; to gain more insight about social problem of homelessness in Hong Kong, and to raise students’ awareness of homelessness in Hong Kong.

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The Rainbow After Rain 2017

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
Rainbow After Rain

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 40

Project Location: Guangxi, Mainland China

The 8-days service trip targets junior secondary school students in remote area of Guangxi. It hopes to raise the children's interest in learning subject such as English, mathematics, physics through English-signing, pronunciation workshop, science experiments -related and physical education. The program also wants to install the idea of holding a dream into every child, that pursuing a dream is admirable.

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Fujia 2017 Shenzhen Program “Lychee” (2017-2018)

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
Fujia

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 33

Project Location: Shenzhen, Mainland China

It is a long-term voluntary activity providing extracurricular education support for the migrant children aged 9-12 in two communities in Shenzhen. The program broadens the migrant children’s horizons and develops their team-work ability. It also has concern of the children's inner world by helping them to build self-confidence.

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Community Worker Service Scheme (2017-2018)

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
Chinese University Grassroots Concern Group

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 30

Project Location: Local

The scheme aims to enhance the well-being of workers in campus and in society. It also hopes to broaden students' understanding of laborers in Hong Kong. It consists of two parts including the service for precarious and out-sourced workers in the society and the service for CUHK campus workers. Workers Issue will be published to enhance the awareness of labor issues in campus. Exhibition will be organized in the end of the project, which broadcasts the service results and relevant labor issues to students.

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Female Social Workers for Grassroots Women (2017-2018)

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
Students from Department of Social Work

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 5

Project Location: Guangzhou and Foshan, Mainland China

Three social work PhD students organize lectures, support groups, mentorship, work practice and advocacy for female social workers. By tackling the gender barriers faced by female social workers, they hope to make positive changes in gender equality among grass-roots women in Mainland China.

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Pathfinder - Cambodia Volunteer Service 2017

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
Pathfinder students group

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 9

Project Location: Cambodia

Pathfinder continues to provide services in Cambodia. A summer trip (13 days, 4 CUHK participants) and a winter trip (10 days, 4 CUHK participants) will be organized. In addition to the ongoing construction of sanitation facilitates and public health promotion, the team will initiate a long term health education programme with local teachers and student ambassadors.

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Nepal Medical Service Trip: Project Namtar 2 2017

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
Medical Outreachers HK

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 13

Project Location: Nepal

The team will visit Namtar village in Nepal for the 4th and 5th times in the coming summer (14 days, 10 CUHK participants) and winter. Activities include health education sessions at primary schools and local households, helping local doctors to organize a health camp, awareness raising about local medical services, evaluations of project impacts. Public health professionals from NGO Health in Action provide advice throughout the project.

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Sri Lanka: Natural Disaster Management and Relief 2017

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
Medical Society CUHK

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 22

Project Location: Sri Lanka

22 medical students will visit a coastal city of Sri Lanka for 14 days. Targeting a “Home for Disabled Homeless People”, services include first-aid teaching, renovation work, health camp to raise awareness of personal hygiene, tree planting to prevent flooding.

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Light up Myanmar 2017

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
CUHK students

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 19

Project Location: Myanmar

Collaborating with NGOs including Red Cross Myanmar and Liter of Light, a team of 19 CUHK students will visit a rural village in Myanmar for 9 days. They will install solar lighting to 67 underprivilaged local households, teach the locals how to install and maintain the lighting facility. Education workshops will also be organized.

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Rural Village Health Enhancement Project (2017-2018)

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
Project Little Dream

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 6

Project Location: Cambodia

It is an ongoing project by Project Little Dream in two villages in Cambodia since 2011. Thirteen CU students will visit the villages between May 2017 and May 2018. The project consists of water sanitation and hygiene programme, building of sanitation facilities, primary eye care education, youth empowerment projects.

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Lautoka Community Empowerment 2017

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
An undergraduate student

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 6

Project Location: Fiji

Six CUHK students visit a village in Fiji Island for two weeks. Activities include renovating classrooms, leadership and teambuilding training as well as health workshop for local children.

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Quality Time for Families of Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Service Learning Project (2017-2018)

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
CUHK students

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 20

Project Location: Local

After a successful pilot in Fall 2016, the team scales up the service for families of adolescents with ADHD, which now consists of 4 cycles in a span of one year. 24 families will participate in 3 phrases of activities including Family Day, Family Camp and Cross-family Reunion. The team hopes to create a mutually supportive and accepting social network among the families.

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CLOVER 2018

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
Friends of CLOVER

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 80

Project Location: Local

The project plans to recruit 80 local and international CUHK students . Activities include orientation day camps, coaching training and social gathering between local and non-local students. Students will group into teams to organize voluntary services with NGOs.

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Understanding Socially Disadvantaged School Youths through a Social Service Endeavour 2017

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
CW Chu College Service Team

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 30

Project Location: Local

The programme hopes to strengthen self-confidence and motivation of the disadvantaged secondary students. The activities to be organized for 40 students from Po Leung Kuk CW Chu College include a pre-camp workshop, an intra-group pre-camp gathering, a 3-day-2-night camp and a visit to CUHK campus. A mentorship scheme and a service at local nursing home are included to ensure longer engagement between the university and secondary students.

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I live it All (2017-2018)

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
I live it All

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 80

Project Location: Local

Starting in 2015, the community art project aims to rebuild network between elderly and the community. From Fall 2017, it hopes to extend the existing model of art education from Tai Po to other Elderly Houses in different districts, as well as to collaborate with other student organizations and community groups.

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Young Social Change Maker 4-day camp 2017

Organising Colleges / Faculties / Student Associations:
Department of Cultural and Religious Studies

Estimated number of CUHK students involved: 30

Project Location: Local

Young Social Entrepreneurs Training Camp is one of the two key activities of Young Social Changemaker 2017. The target number of secondary school students participating in the camp increases from 52 in 2015 to 120 in 2016, to 300 in 2017. Activities in the camp include guest sharing, simulation game, city hunt, visits to social enterprises.

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