27. 03. 2021    ISSUE 29

Training Activities on Running Social Service

Under the I·CARE Social Service Projects Scheme, periodic training opportunities are offered to students, who aspire to organise self-initiated social service and are interested in submitting applications for funding support, to equip them with relevant knowledge, skills and competence in actualising their ideas.  In January, two online training activities, namely “Workshop of Practice cum Sharing Session” and Sharing Session on “A Journey to Joy - Understanding Children Services”, were conducted on the 22nd and 29th respectively.

In the first activity, two outstanding teams funded by the I·CARE Social Service Projects Scheme were invited to share their bittersweet experience in implementing social service amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Their corresponding projects are “RareHoliday” (which served rare disease patients and their families in Hong Kong) and “Boarding & Learning Centre for Commute Schoolchild in SanSha” (which organised diversified learning activities for the rural children in Fujian).

Concerning the second activity, Prof. Joyce Ma of the University’s Department of Social Work and Ms. Aby Chau, Service Director (Play and Playwork) of the Playright Children’s Play Association, served as guests to talk about the characteristics and needs of children, as well as the key elements of children service’s design.  In particular, Prof. Ma shared with participants her rich experience in serving children with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder and their parents, while Ms. Chau shed light on the importance of play work in meeting children’s developmental needs and how to design innovative services to satisfy the demand of the service users in times of epidemic.

Another two training activities are in the pipeline.  Details are as follows:

(1) Workshop of Practice cum Sharing Session

Date : 31 March 2021 (Wednesday)
Time : 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Content : (1) Proposal writing skills
    (2) Sharing by previous outstanding teams and their service recipients on
    their experience of community service amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Format : Zoom Meeting (the link will be sent to successful applicants via email)
Language : Cantonese, supplemented with English
Registration : Please click here

(2) Sharing Session on “Empowering Vulnerable Communities through Social

Date : 9 April 2021 (Friday)
Time : 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Speaker : Mr. Tony Chan* - Co-founder and Director of LxM and Craving Good
Content : (1) Experience of implementing educational services in Myanmar
    (2) Involvement in setting up social enterprises
    (3) Ways to sustain overseas services in times of epidemic
Format : Zoom Meeting (the link will be sent to successful applicants via email)
Language : Cantonese
Registration : Please click here

For more information about the I·CARE Social Service Projects Scheme, please visit here.  Any enquiry can be directed to Miss Fung of this Centre at 3943 9860 (Tel) or mayfung@cuhk.edu.hk (Email).


* Speaker’s Biography:

Mr. Tony Chan sees Myanmar as his second home.  He has been helping the Burmese get rid of poverty by establishing LxM, a charitable organisation based in Hong Kong, and Craving Good, an online social enterprise.  The former addresses the educational needs of children in Myanmar; whereas the latter creates job opportunities for the low-income groups by selling their handmade products, hence improving their living conditions.


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Training Activities on Running Social Service
Training Activities on Running Social Service
Training Activities on Running Social Service
Training Activities on Running Social Service
Training Activities on Running Social Service

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I·CARE Achievers Programme - Screening cum Sharing Session on “I Still Remember”

I·CARE Cross-generational Integration Programme: Topics Wanted

Mother Nature Rocks (2nd Tour): Open for Enrolment

A Walk in Community with I·CARE (1st Session): Open for Enrolment

Social Enterprise Startup Scheme: Progress Update

3rd Round of Social Service Projects Scheme: Open for Application

Training Activities on Running Social Service

“Fitness x Mentorship” Scheme: Progress Update

I·CARE Hong Kong Cultural Tours Project: Progress Update

Subtitled Versions of University Lecture on Civility: More Available

CUHK Bridge to China Team: Recognition Received

I·CARE and InnoPreneur

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