In Hong Kong, there are around 10,000 asylum seekers awaiting for the determination of refugee status. As a group of the most invisible people in the city, they are faced with various difficulties, such as language, culture and religious barriers, in addition to the limited assistance available for them and prohibition of working opportunities. Co-organised with Health In Action, the purpose of this programme is to provide HKU students with an opportunity to serve and convey their care and concern to the refugees and asylum seekers living in Hong Kong, while the latter can extend their horizons and increase their understanding of the city and people. The ultimate aim of the project is to create positive interaction, mutual understanding and respect between HKU students and the refugees and asylum seekers.

Requirements
a. Willing to empower the others
b. Aspire to bring change and impact to the society
c. Committed, responsible and capable of team work

Roles and Responsibilities
a. Committed to join the service activities, the Refugee Run, the preparation and evaluation meetings.
b. Work in a small team to design, lead and take charge of at least one service activity.
c. Share and make use of your knowledge, skills and talents in the programme to bring fun and love.
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Project Schedule
Date and Time Activities Venue
3 Oct 2017 (evening) Interview HKU
11 Oct 2017 (6:30pm – 8:30pm) Programme Briefing and Introduction on Refugees and Asylum Seekers HKU
14, 28 Oct, 11, 25 Nov and 23 Dec 2017 (10am – 1pm) Execution of five service activities designed by programme participants, e.g. Cantonese workshops, outdoor activities, music workshop, cooking class, etc. Kowloon Union Church
4 Nov 2017 (1:30pm – 5pm) Refugee Run Crossroads Foundation Hong Kong
After the third and last service activities (TBC) Project evaluation meetings HKU

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Enquiries
Email: cedars-programmes@hku.hk