Handicraft with women 我「手作」我心義工計劃

Collaborator: The Salvation Army Shamshuipo Family Support Networking Team

Date 10, 15, 17 & 24 April 2014
Location Shum Shui Po
No. of Volunteers Participated (Person-time) 14
No. of Service Recipients 12

Through handicraft workshops organized by HKUST volunteers, new arrival and low-income women were encouraged to develop positive habits and new skills. Additionally, they had the opportunity to meet friends with similar backgrounds, engage in the broader community, and establish a support network among themselves.

Check out sharing from our students here

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Volunteers and women playing the warm-up activity
Volunteer explaining how to make a "rabbit"
There were lots of pretty "rabbits"!
All of us enjoying a great morning!
   
Student Sharing:  

我手作我手心計劃圓滿結束了,我感到十分滿足,在四節的義工中,我對於深水埗的基層婦女認識更多,了解到她們的需要。在過程中我和其他科大義工與婦女們合作完成不同的手工製品和完成了一節的探訪。雖然參與的人不多,但相反我們的交流更深入,相處亦更融洽。四節義工過後,我很希望能有機會再與地區團體合作舉辦義工服務,回饋社會。

- Luke TAM, SBM Student, Year 2

This was a really happy experience to be able to work and play with some women from Shamshuipo. They are all nice and cheerful, and I am surprised to learn that they also take part in a lot of voluntary services. I learn that the society can be a much better place if everyone can make a change.

- Victor YAU, SBM Student, Year 1