16. 09. 2018    ISSUE 11

I·CARE Community Research Scheme - Recruitment of Members & Report Releases

The I·CARE Community Research Scheme aims to deepen students' understanding of the deprived communities, and to foster their curiosity to explore ways of civic participation through small-scale research.  The scheme of 2018-19 is now calling for students' participation in two projects, each of which will last for approximately eight months.  Details are as follows:

1.Study of the Pattern of Hidden Elderly in Public Estates
Participants are expected to gain an in-depth understanding of the hidden elderly who live in public housing estates in Fanling through on-site interviews, etc.  They will also be arranged to pair up with other community members from the same district to render services to the hidden elderly in question.
2.Study of the Child Caretaker in Grass-roots Families
Participants will be escorted to visit the child caretakers residing in the sub-divided flats in Kwun Tong to enhance knowledge of their difficulties and challenges.  The research outcome will be converted into multi-media works for public sharing, in order to promote concerns about this group of people and subsequently build up a friendly environment for them.

Students participating in these projects will receive necessary research training and professional guidance.  Accomplishers will be awarded the I·CARE Community Research Scheme Scholarship at $2,000 while the excellent team will win the CUHK Golden Jubilee Ms. Manda Young Scholarship at $20,000.  Individual participants may win the Outstanding Performance Awards for Students of I·CARE Programme with another $1,000 cash prize.

To gain more understanding of the I·CARE Community Research Scheme, you may make reference to the following detailed reports (available in Chinese only) which have been released recently by two previous research teams:

"So-How Social Housing Research" - Report on Social Housing:please visit here

"Elderly-friendly Housing" - Report on Elderly Lifestyle in Cheung Wah Estate

:please visit here

and Risk Assessment of Home Injury Death

Regarding the "So-How Social Housing Research", the team has been conducting case studies since 2016-17 based on the social housing schemes launched by The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong; Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui; and Christian Concern for the Homeless Association.  To arouse public awareness of social housing issues, the team has established a Facebook page for this project to announce their research findings and to provide relevant information to the general public.

As to the project on "Elderly-friendly Housing", home visits to 60 live-alone elderly residing in Cheung Wah Estate, Fanling were completed in May.  Under the guidance of the I·CARE Community Research Scheme's teacher-in-charge (Prof. Wong Hung of the Department of Social Work), the team has analysed the data collected from the interviews with the elderly so as to formulate an effective risk assessment tool of home injury death.  The elderly who have been identified as the high-risk group will be invited to join the first trial of the "smart-home security system" to enhance their home safety.

For more information about the I·CARE Community Research Scheme, please click here.  You may also contact Mr. Ng of this Centre at 3943 9249 (Tel) or enoch.ng@cuhk.edu.hk (Email).


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I·CARE Community Research Scheme - Recruitment of Members and Report Releases
I·CARE Community Research Scheme - Recruitment of Members and Report Releases

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Core Group Nurture under I·CARE Achievers Programme

Value Exploration Series under I·CARE Achievers Programme

I·CARE Hong Kong Cultural Tours Project - Recruitment of Docents & Map Distribution

I·CARE CUHK Campus Tour

I·CARE Salon (13th Session) - The Rethink about the 1968 Student Revolt in France

I·CARE Theatre - The Pristine Craze

A Walk in Community with I·CARE - 1st Session of 2018-19

I·CARE Social Service Projects Scheme

I·CARE NGO Internship Programme (Hong Kong) Calls for Application

"Fitness x Mentorship" Scheme

I·CARE Community Research Scheme - Recruitment of Members & Report Releases

Recruitment of Core Members to CUHK Bridge to China Team

Social Enterprise Startup Scheme

Activities of Yunus Social Business Centre@CUHK

Roadmap for Co-curricular Life - Student Development Portfolio

Survey on Undergraduate Students' Perception of Holistic Competencies

Event Calendar


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