Programme Description 

This Programme aims to provide HKU students with an opportunity to understand the phenomena, situations and challenges of homeless people in Hong Kong, while serving them. Through guided tour by the homeless person, outreach activity, sharing session and hostel cleaning day, participants will listen to the stories, learn about the lives and build up positive interaction with homeless people. They will also work with fellow students to plan and execute activities in team on the Service Days to share love and show care.

Upon completion of the progamme, participants are expected to (a) increase understanding on the homeless community in Hong Kong, (b) increase acceptance and concern on homeless people, (c) enhance sense of civic responsibility by serving the less advantaged group and (d) help promote a caring society.

Programme Schedule
Activities Date and Time Venue
Programme Briefing 13 February 2019 (Wed)
7 pm – 8 pm
HKU

Sharing Session and Outreach Service in Yau Ma Tei

• 5 – 7pm:

  • Introduction of the Healthy Action ‘LEVEL-UP’ – Outreaching Health Support Scheme
  • Sharing by Awardee of 2018 Hong Kong Humanity Youth Power*

• 7– 8 pm: Dinner

• 8 – 10 pm: Outreach Health Service

28 February 2019 (Thu)
5 pm – 10 pm
Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Guided Tour of Sham Shui Po 2 March 2019 (Sat)
11 am – 1 pm
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Preparation for Service Days
Each student will design and organise one Service Day in team.
Feb – March 2019
Submission of Service Proposal 14 March 2019 (Thu)
Service Days for Homeless People 23 and 30 March 2019 (Sat)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Hostel Cleaning Day 13 April 2019 (Sat)
10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Submission of Learning Journal and Programme Feedback 27 April 2019 (Sat)
* Mr Yu Kam-wing is an Awardee of 2018 Hong Kong Humanity Youth Power and a volunteer of Healthy Action ‘LEVEL-UP’ – Outreaching Health Support Scheme for Deprived Communities with Hidden Health Needs. He will share his insights and experiences on serving the deprived community with programme participants.
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Requirements
a. Have passion to serve
b. Aspire to promote a caring society
c. Can contribute time, knowledge and skills to empower the targeted group
d. Capable of team work
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Roles and Responsibilities
a. Engage in and contribute to all the activities listed under the Programme Schedule
b. Work in small team to plan, design and implement activities of Service Days
c. Submit programme feedback and a learning journal of around 300 words
d. Share the learning outcomes and experiences to wider HKU community
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Reward 
This is a pre-approved programme under Credit Award Scheme for Out-of-classroom Learning Experiences. Students who have successfully completed the Programme will be eligible to earn 1 credit of the Credit Award Scheme by submitting an application to the Horizon Office for formal approval.
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Community Partners
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Enquiries
If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Student Development Team of CEDARS at cedars-programmes@hku.hk.