Lead the Summer Service Learning Trip 2017/18 with Us!

In this coming summer, HKUST Connect is going to organize service learning trips to Cambodia, Guizhou and Jiangxi. We are now looking for committed and experienced students to serve as Organizing Committee (OC) members for these upcoming programs. Upon the successful completion, OC members will be eligible to become members of HKUST Connect Service Leaders Network.

Program Highlights

• Hold pre-trip workshops for the participants
 
• Facilitate participants to share and reflect on their ideas and experiences
 
 
• Lead participants to implement service activities
 
• Serve communities around the world and meet like-minded friends
 

Students we are looking for:

Upon successful completion, students can:


Brief introduction of upcoming service learning trips:  
Cambodia Service Learning Trip
Spread love and care to Cambodian children and support their learning by providing workshops and interactive games in local youth centers and orphanages. More info
Specific requirements:
- Experience in working with kids
- Experience in organizing mass game/program is a plus
Guizhou Service Learning Trip
Express love and care to village children in rural Guizhou by organizing interactive workshops and games in schools. The team would also conduct home visit in villages and visit the market day in town to gain a better understanding of the life in rural Guizhou.
Specific requirements:
- Proficient in Putonghua
- Experience in classroom teaching is a plus
- Physically fit for hiking

Jiangxi Service Learning Trip
Care for the 'left-behind children' in rural Jiangxi through interacting with them in games and activities, conduct home visit in villages, and visit an organic farm managed by a HK founded social enterprise to explore its contribution to the local community. More info

Specific requirements:
- Proficient in Putonghua
- Experience in classroom teaching is a plus

Take a look at the sharing from OCs of previous Service Learning Trips.

Program Schedule*
Activities Date & Time
OC Training Session 1 13 February 2018 (Tue) 6:30 - 9pm
Session 2 21 March 2018 (Wed) 6:30 - 9pm
Session 3 25 April 2018 (Wed) 6:30 - 8:30pm
Trip Planning Trip participants recruitment Late February - Early March 2018
Regular meetings (OC and subteam) February - June 2018
Pre-trip Workshops Workshop 1 Between 14 - 16 March 2018
Workshop 2 24 March 2018 (Sat) 9:45am - 5pm
CLE workshop Between 16 - 18 April 2018
Pre-trip service 28 or 29 April 2018 (TBC)
Workshop 3 Between 31 May - 3 June 2018
Service Learning Trip Between the first two weeks of June 2018
* The schedule is tentative and may subject to change.
Locations Cambodia, Guizhou (China), Jiangxi (China)
Program Fee
  • Subject to different trips
  • Subsidy will be provided to student leaders upon satisfactory completion of program.
  • Student may apply for Li Ka Shing Students' Holistic Development Scheme which aims to encourage students to engage in co-curricular programs endorsed by the Student Affairs Office, including Organizing Committee of Service Learning Trips. It provides an allowance up to HK$5,000 to motivated participants, and those with financial need will be given additional consideration.
    If you are interested to apply for the Scheme, please make separate application on or before 5pm, 2 February 2018 (Fri). For details, please click here.
Application Please complete the online application form then email your CV to connect@ust.hk
Application Deadline 28 January 2018 (Sun)
Selection & Interview
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on 18 - 19 January 2018 (Phase 1) or 31 January - 1 February 2018 (Phase 2)
  • The interview process will be in a rolling basis.
Enquiry connect@ust.hk

Previous OC Sharing:

今年,我成為了「手牽『守童』行 - 江西服務學習之旅」的籌委,由於我從未有義教的經驗,起初我也曾擔心過自己是否能勝任籌委一職,但是後來經過籌委會議和工作坊,加上教學小組的充份準備,我也漸漸對這次旅程充滿信心了。作為一個籌委,可以說是「一次旅程,兩種體驗」,因為我們除了是團員的一份子之外,同時也要處理團隊之間的大小事務,無論是主持會議還是其他準備工作,雖然籌委的工作量絕對比只做團員的多,但卻使我有機會學習更多,不只限於實質的領袖技巧,心態的轉變才是最使我終身受用的。

Jiangxi Service Learning Trip, Joyce Yuen

In the trip, I had a lot of chances to practice making faster decision. Since having others' support would help me make faster decision, I proposed my ideas to advisors or my OC team members to consult their opinions. I feel less panic to make decisions and handle sudden changes than before.


Cambodia Service Learning Trip, Frances Chung

很多人會說在大四不是應該好好裝備自己,為畢業後尋找工作嗎?還參加服務營不會冒很大的風險嗎?我覺得不是,原因有兩個,既然已是大四,應該趁大學時間好好去充實自己,覺得想做的事便去做,不要讓自己後悔。而機會不會經常出現,為什麼不去嘗試呢。在整個服務營當中真是百感交雜,有高興,有緊張,有擔心.....完成了五天服務後,就像放下了心頭大石,發現原來自己是有能力去擔任籌委,把自己的長處發揮出來,當然過程中會有可以做得更好的地方,更學習到如何避免同樣事情再發生。還有的是能認識

到一班志同道合的朋友。

Hong Kong (Sham Shui Po) and Macau Service Camp, Brian Wong

 

Last update: 27 Dec 2017