Very often, there are differences in the lives, needs and experiences of women and men in spite of our modern way of living.  Some women from grass-roots families may not be aware or pay attention to their inner needs due to gender stereotype or lack of social resources, contributing to mental health concerns.

HKU students are now provided with an opportunity to (a) gain a deeper understanding of subtle and inner needs of women from grass-roots families and (b) acquire advocacy skills to promote gender awareness in this video advocacy project.  This community engagement programme is organised by CEDARS in conjunction with Jockey Club Wah Fu Centre of HK Federation of Women’s Centre. Programme participants are required to attend pre-service training sessions.


  1. To provide a platform for students to tap into their talents, digital skills and knowledge to design and implement a video advocacy project;
  2. To enhance students’ gender awareness by reflecting how gender prejudice and gender stereotyping are impacting our society; and
  3. To collaborate with our community partner to raise public awareness of the needs of women from grass-roots families.

Service Nature

This is a video advocacy project.  Students will work as a team to design and produce 3 different short documentary videos on the daily lives of women from grass-roots families.

Activity Schedule

Briefing Session by CEDARS (via Zoom) 26 February 2021 (Fri) /18:30
Pre-Service Training by Dr. Celia Chan, Associate Professor of Department of Social Work & Social Administration (via Zoom) 1 March 2021 (Mon) /14:30
Briefing by Service Centre at Jockey Club Wah Fu Centre of HK Federation of Women’s Centre (Face-to-face) 3 March 2021 (Wed) / 16:30
Designing and Production of Documentary Videos (requires Face-to-face interview of service recipients of the Centre) March to mid-April 2021
Evaluation & Submission of Learning Journal Late April 2021


Full-time HKU students who:

  1. Are passionate to promote gender awareness and women’s mental health;
  2. Can design and produce good videos;
  3. Can speak good /understand Cantonese;
  4. Are good team players;
  5. Commit to participate in the aforementioned programme activities; and
  6. Submit a learning journal upon completion of the programme.

How to Apply

Apply online on or before 18 February 2021.  Successful applicants will be invited to attend a zoom selection interview.

Application Deadline

18 February 2021 (Thursday)


Programme participants 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