27. 09. 2020    ISSUE 26

Core Group of I·CARE Achievers Programme: Nurture Progress

The 30 members of the second core group of I·CARE Achievers Programme finished all the three induction activities in January this year to get prepared for the completion of subsequent challenging tasks.  One of the tasks is to organise camping, farming, hiking and marathon by four corresponding small teams which were joined by members as per their own interest.  They will not only acquire professional advice from the mentors in planning the target activities, but can also make reflection on themselves through hearing their mentors’ sharing of wisdom and the ups and downs.  The four mentors are:

Camping : Mr. Ng Ah-ming (Vice President, Scout Association of Hong Kong; Former Deputy Commander, Cadet Corps)
Farming : Prof. Lam Chiu-ying (Former Director of the Hong Kong Observatory; Nature Lover)
Hiking : Dr. Roy Chung (Former Chairman of Vocational Training Council; Co-Founder & Non-executive Director of Techtronic Industries Company Ltd.)
Marathon : Mr. Tam Chi-keung (Former Senior Social Worker of the Social Welfare Department; Former Fieldwork Supervisor of the Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Shue Yan University)

Only two small teams were able to arrange meetings with their mentors under the threat of COVID-19.  They even needed to beef up defence against the virus transmission throughout the process.  However, they had a big gain from the gatherings.  They have also successfully come up with a preliminary design of their target activities.

The marathon team met their mentor twice in June and July.  At the former, the mentor shared his anecdotes and feelings on how he had turned his interest into social contribution after retirement (e.g. organising a 40-day “A Little Run around Taiwan for Charity” and two large-scale charity runs to raise fund for cancer patients, and being a volunteer running coach for the elderly).  He also gave away his autographed book《60 歲的 1000 公里:一位退休社工的小小環台慈善跑》(book title in Chinese only) and reference handbook《快樂教室:十周年紀念版》(book title in Chinese only) to every student of the team to encourage their realisation of dreams.  In the second meeting, the mentor took students to Pak Shek Kok Promenade to experience a mindfulness run for several metres under the sunset after instructing them about the “seven ways to happiness”.  Their return journey was full of fond memories.

Concerning the camping team, the meeting with mentor as well as two senior Scout leaders was held in June.  Not only had the process, design and precautions of organising a wild camp been gone through, but the mentor also shared his experience of leading camping activities with the students.  Moreover, he gave away the “World Scout Jamboree” commemorative book and relevant publications to facilitate the students’ selection of some interesting activities (e.g. wild cooking, wood rafting and stargazing) to be included in the ensuing target activities.

Participants of the I·CARE Achievers Programme enjoy flexibility to decide when and to what extent they will complete the programme and obtain corresponding “I·CARE Achievers” title.  Last year, seven students were named “Cadet I·CARE Achiever” and received certificates signed by Professor Joseph Sung and Professor Edwin Chan, Co-Chairmen of the Steering Committee for Promoting Personal Development through Social and Civic Engagement.

Core Group of I·CARE Achievers Programme: Nurture Progress
Core Group of I·CARE Achievers Programme: Nurture Progress
Core Group of I·CARE Achievers Programme: Nurture Progress
Core Group of I·CARE Achievers Programme: Nurture Progress

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I·CARE Hong Kong Cultural Tours Project: Recruitment of Docents

Student Development Portfolio - Animation Trailer

Mobile I·CARE - I·CARE Secret Talk

Classics of University Lecture on Civility: More Subtitled Videos Available

I·CARE Community Research Scheme: Online Training and On-site Research

I·CARE Cross-generational Integration Programme: Recruitment of Organising Committee Members

I·CARE Social Service Projects Scheme: Open for Application

CUHK Bridge to China Team: Recruitment of Core Members

Social Enterprise Startup Scheme - Run as Usual

I·CARE Achievers Programme - Dialogue on Character

Core Group of I·CARE Achievers Programme: Nurture Progress

Redirection of Surgical Masks to Vulnerable Groups by I·CARE

CUHK Entrepreneur Day 2020: I·CARE and Social Innovation

“Sustainable Development Goals x General Education” Study Scheme

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