Street Care, Happy Share 「露」途有你 Join this to move forward a UN Sustainable Development Goal SDG4 SDG4

The "Street Care, Happy Share" project is initiated by one of the teams of Connect ACE (Ambassador for Community Engagement) 2016/17 with an aim to address genuine community needs, at the same time to motivate and lead fellow students to serve the wider community.

The number of homeless people in Hong Kong has been increasing due to unaffordable rent and squalid conditions in shoebox apartments. The monthly income of street sleepers is insufficient to cover their daily expense, meanwhile they lack care and support from families and government. Hence, Connect ACE is organizing the “Street Care, Happy Share” project in hope to provide basic necessities and spread love and care to street sleepers. Through a series of visits to distribute emergency kits, food and basic necessities, we wish to start a conversation with them to get an in-depth understanding of the situations of street sleepers in Hong Kong. We are now recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to start the journey and take on the challenge to share and care about the street sleepers in Hong Kong.

物價上漲及私人房屋租金昂貴導致香港露宿者的數字不斷上升。他們的收入不足支付日常生活的開支,同時缺乏家人及政府的關懷與支持。因此,一群社群服務參與大使(Connect ACE) 舉辦「『露』途有你」服務計劃,招募科大同學擔任義工,透過探訪、攀談及物資分享,近距離接觸露宿者,感受及了解露宿者的境況和需要。

 

Program Details: Distribution of emergency kits
Date: 9 April 2017 (Sun)
Time: 8:45am - 1pm
Venue: Tung Chau Street Public Park
Distribution of daily necessities and chess playing
Date: 18 April 2017 (Tue)
Time: 8:45am - 1pm
Venue: Tung Chau Street Public Park
Distribution of food
Date: 29 April 2017 (Sat)
Time: 8:45am - 12:30pm
Venue: Tung Chau Street Public Park
Application Please complete the online registration form
Deadline Extended to 26 March 2017 (Sat)
Remarks 1. All volunteers are required to attend a preparatory training & induction on 31 March 2017 (Fri) 6:15 - 7:15pm at HKUST; and
2. Volunteers are required to attend at least 2 volunteering sessions. Priority will be given to those who are able to commit for the entire program.
3. Volunteers are highly encouraged to donate food and basic necessities to the street sleepers.
HLTH1010 Upon completion of the service, HLTH1010 course participants will attain a maximum of 2-4 hours each session in "Community or Voluntary Work" in the "Activities" module, subject to the actual direct service hours confirmed by the partner organization.
Enquiry Phyllis Wong (saphyllis@ust.hk)

Last update: 20 March 2017