27. 09. 2020    ISSUE 26


Dear readers,

The new school term has swimmingly started……online.  Welcome on board, anyway.  No matter what role you are playing say a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in the University, I truly wish you a flourishing college experience to be filled with academic advancement and personal growth.  Regarding all colleagues, there is no other suitable words of describing my gratitude to them than “bravo”.  Since late spring, they have taxed their ingenuity to work out the most practicable and rational system to cater to the students’ needs of learning and teaching, co-curricular activities, campus services and infectious control.  Their diligence to keep the “University Normal” forging ahead amidst the “New Normal” is highly appreciated.  Students’ understanding and cooperation is also vital to putting the plan into practice.

Undoubtedly, we have entered a phase in the two-front battle of controlling over the outbreak and reinstating the campus routine.  While the health experts assert that the COVID-19 will scarcely be tamed without the discovery of effective vaccine and its worldwide inoculation, there is still a long way to go before our school businesses can be fully resumed.  At present, all of us need to remain highly vigilant and exert plenty of patience.  Knowing that the University is bound to continue enhancing its anti-epidemic capability in various aspects, I find it terrifically significant for us to nurture the mentality to look on the bright side.  You may see yourself grasp at straws in doing so especially in these painful times.  Allow me to try here to sow the seed of “Hope” in the field of your heart by sharing with you six short stories as below:

Once all villagers decided to pray for rain.  On the day of prayer, all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella.  That is faith.

When you throw babies in the air, they laugh because they know you will catch them.  That is trust.

Every night we go to bed without any assurance of being alive the next morning, but still we set the alarms to wake up.  That is hope.

We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future.  That is confidence.

We see the world suffering, but still we get married and have children.  That is love.

On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence, “I am not 80 years old; I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.”  That is attitude.

Although we are physically apart at this moment, you are always welcomed to reach us by phone or email for advice on how to enrich your college experience with the I·CARE Programme.  Please make a concrete effort to join our online activities as well.  I have a great “Hope” that we will meet in person very soon on this vibrant and splendid campus!

Sincerely yours,

Irene Ng
I·CARE Centre for Whole-person Development


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Table of Contents


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

Event Calendar


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