HKU students are provided with numerous learning opportunities, both inside and outside classroom; during term time and beyond semester dates.  Students can now share their rich learning resources with children who are coming from socially disadvantageous family in this summer.

CEDARS partners with ‘The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong’  to offer this summer community engagement programme with the objective of providing students with service opportunity to design and run outside-classroom enrichment activities for children of ex-offenders on three Saturday afternoons from mid-July to early August.   Student volunteers are required to attend pre-service training sessions before service.


  1. To provide a platform for HKU student volunteers to tap into their talents, interests and creativity to support family members of ex-offenders;
  2. To broaden social network of primary school children with disadvantageous background ; and
  3. To increase student’s awareness of challenges faced by ex-offenders.

Service Recipients
Children of ex-offenders (aged 5 to 13)

Activity Schedule

CEDARS Briefing Session (via Zoom) 10 July 2020 (Fri) / 13:00
Phase I : Pre-Service Training

  1. Training session 1 – overview (Yau Ma Tei)
  2. Training session 2 – Guided Tour cum Human Library (Yau Ma Tei and Kowloon suburbs)


11 July 2020 (Sat) /11:30
11 July 2020 (Sat) /14:00

Phase II: Direct Services

  1. Visit to HKU Campus
  2. Enrichment Classes at Yau Ma Tei Service Centre (2 hours each)


18 July 2020 (Sat) /14:30
Afternoon in two of the following dates (July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8)

Evaluation & Submission of Learning Journal By mid-August


Full-time HKU students who can:

  1. Speak good Cantonese;
  2. Design creative activities and engage primary school children ;
  3. Commit to participate in 80% of the aforementioned programme activities ; and
  4. Submit a learning journal upon completion of the programme.

How to Apply

Apply online on or before 3 July. Successful applicants will be notified by CEDARS on or before 9 July 2020.

Application Deadline

3 July 2020


Student volunteers who contribute 20 hours or more would receive a certificate and are eligible to apply for the Credit Award Scheme for Out-of-classroom Learning Experiences.


If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Student Development Team of CEDARS at