Service Project Showcase

HKUST Connect supports and facilitates a broad and diverse set of collaborative activities that link the University and its larger community (local, state, national, global) for the benefit for all. Over the years, our students have collaborated with different partners in the following projects/events.

Sep 2016 - Current
2015 - 2016
2014 - 2015
2013 - 2014
2012 - 2013
2011 - 2012
2010 - 2011
2009 - 2010

Jul - Aug 2012

Tseung Kwan O Hospital
Give and Smile - 「助燃喜行」關懷住院兒童計劃

It is a student-initiated project which provides opportunity for HKUST volunteers to serve the young patients at the Tseung Kwan O Hospital.

31 Aug 2012

HKUST Connect
Volunteer Beach Cleanup @ Hong Kong Coastline

Volunteers helped removed the plastic pellets scattered on the beaches and surrounding waters of Hong Kong after the Typhoon Vicente stuck Hong Kong.

31 Aug 2012

保良局劉陳小寶長者地區中心
總有你關懷探訪

Volunteers formed teams and visited elders in Lam Tin area to give them support and care.

26 Aug 2012

The Hong Kong Society For the Deaf
Annual Family Love & Care Summer Carnival 親子愛心夏日嘉年華

HKUST volunteers designed and operated the game booths for the event.

Sep 2011 - Aug 2012

Haven of Hope Bradbury King Lam Community Health Development Centre
Soup of Love 愛心湯水贈長者

Volunteers served elders in Tseung Kwan O with traditional Chinese soup.

12, 19 Aug 2012

Happy Tree Social Service
Dental Health Care for the Elders 「開心長者由齒起」牙科義診服務

Our HKUST students joined together with other community volunteers to accompany the elders during their dental checkups and provided logistical support, offered dental treatments.

18 Aug 2012

Haven of Hope Bradbury King Lam Community Health Development Centre
夏日長者嘉年華

HKUST students joined hands with other local groups to serve the elders who lived in a nursing home in Tseung Kwan O. They organized a carnival for the elders as a way to reach out and show their care. Both volunteers and the elders enjoyed the afternoon.

27 Jul 2012

Haven of Hope Bradbury King Lam Community Health Development Centre
English Fun Day

In order to motivate primary school students aged 6-12 to speak English, our volunteers designed fun English games and activities for the children. Volunteers had a great time interacting with the children and leading them around the recreational facilities in the campsite.

Sep 2011 - Jul 2012

U-Fire Networks
Servant Leadership Operation Training (SLOT)

SLOT (Servant Leadership Operation Training) is a unique servant leadership program focusing on service learning offered by U-fire Networks Ltd in partnership with Hong Kong YMCA. It aims to provide a platform for college students in Hong Kong to learn to become servant leaders by providing community services to the needy people in Hong Kong.

 

26 - 29 Jun 2012

Hong Kong Christian Service The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: Integrated Service Centre for Local South Asians (ISSA)
Tutorial Class for South Asian Children

Volunteers provided academic support to ethnic minority children studying in local primary schools, focusing on Chinese and Mathematics.

15, 22 Jun 2012

Bring me a Book Hong Kong
Bring me a Book - Volunteer Reading Sessions 書伴我行 - 義工伴讀活動

Bring me a Book organizes reading sessions for kids regularly. This time they organized HKUST students to go to a nursery school in Tai Po. Our students brought the kids to the public library and the kids chose their favourable story books. Volunteers read the stories with the children patiently.

16 Jun 2012

The Parents' Association of Pre-school Handicapped Children Flag Day
The Parents' Association of Pre-school Handicapped Children Flag Day
學前弱能兒童家長會賣旗日

Volunteers helped sell flags in the Tseung Kwan O / Sai Kung region to raise funds for the agency's operations and other advocacy programs.

16 Jun 2012

保良局劉陳小寶長者地區中心
粽粽顯關懷探訪

Volunteers formed teams and visited elders living in the Lam Tin area and passed out zongzi, chinese rice dumplings, in celebration of the Dragon Boat festival.

31 May - 6 Jun 2012

Sakka Foundation, Who Will Village, Wat Opot, Empowering Youth in Cambodia
Beyond World Gallery of Hope – Service Learning Trip to Cambodia

It is initiated by a group of students who continued on with the efforts of the World Gallery of Hope which aimed to spread love and care to Cambodian children. They went to Cambodia to bring love and happiness to two orphanages (Wat Opot and Who Will) and slum schools by organizing interesting classes and activities for the children.

31 May - 3 Jun 2012

Dongguan Hengli Gekeng Village Community Service Center
Dongguan Service Learning Trip (June 2012)

5 HKUST students designed workshops focused on helping the children from migrant worker families to capture memorable moments in their life and to plan their future life through the use of drawings.

28 May - 3 Jun 2012

Habitat for Humanity China
House Building in Conghua

A team of 18 HKUST students and staff went to Conghua, Guangdong Province, China to help with Habitat for Humanity China's (HFHC) "Eliminating Mud Houses in Conghua District, Guangdong Province Project". They completed tasks such as forming human chain to pass bricks, laying bricks to build walls, mixing cement, digging foundation, etc.

27 May - 2 Jun 2012

Huangshan District Education Bureau (黃山區教育局)
Huangshan Service Learning Trip (June 2012)

A group of students continued to build a long-term relationship with the rural communities in Anhui. They provided volunteer science teaching and visited local families to gain deeper understanding of the life and challenges in rural areas in China.


27 May - 2 Jun 2012

Shaqiang Central Primary School
Light on Dreams - Sichuan Service Learning Trip (Summer 2012)
微光築夢 - 四川馬邊支教計劃

A group of students continued to serve the Sichuan Yi (彝族) primary school students in the summer. They built up the local students' self-confidence through various activities and encourage them to express themselves.

4 May 2012

Community Business (CB)
ENGAGE ‘Journey of Opportunity’ ACTION DAY 2012

ENGAGE ‘Journey of Opportunity’ Action Day 2012 launches an 8-month mentorship programme where corporate volunteers serve as mentors to youth from the Tin Shui Wai and Sham Shui Po areas to advise them about their education and employment plans.

19 - 22 Apr 2012

HKUST Connect
HKUST Service Learning Day 2012

HKUST Service Learning Day 2012 has been held between 19-22 April. All University members of HKUST were invited to engage in various meaningful community service opportunities over the weekend. The event was officiated by Prof Tony F CHAN, President in the Kick-off Ceremony on 19 April. In total, over 950 volunteers were recruited to participate in 46 service projects, serving over 4300 service hours during this period.

6 March - 24 April 2012

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Residential Child Care Services
Unleashing Excellence 升級家加分

Students volunteered as tutors to primary school students with limited family support.

Jun 2011 - Apr 2012

Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Kei Oi Neighourhood Elderly Centre
APEC Ambassador Program 智樂義工大使

Volunteers helped raising public awareness about mental health issue.

10 Mar 2012

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Standard Chartered Hong Kong 150th Anniversary Community Foundation Alzheimer’s
Caring for Elders with Alzheimer's Volunteer Program 長者智晴坊 義工服務計劃

Volunteers organized simple and fun games for Alzheimer's patients at the Alzheimer’s support centre.

Oct 2011 - Feb 2012

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals - Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre
“Planning a Brighter Future” Life Planning Workshops
『策劃大未來』生涯規劃活動

Volunteers played the roles of parents or bosses, sharing with secondary school students financial management skills

3 Dec 2011, 25 Feb 2012

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals - Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre
Smart Kids – "TEEN” programme Healthy Budgeting Camp ─
Smart Kids 系列 之「Teen財達人」 理財教育計劃 Camp 義工

Volunteers form HKUST Connect and other parties played the roles of parents or boss, to teach secondary school students about financial management skills through games.

18 Feb 2012

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Fong Shu Chuen District Elderly Community Centre
Hiking with Elderly Chapter of the Shing Mun Reservoir
長青新春行大運 - 城門水塘篇

Volunteers hiked with the elderly, having fun with them for in a weekend morning.

11 Feb 2012

YWCA Tseung Kwan O Integrated Social Service Centre
Anti-Drug Carnival (Feb 2012) 1:99 潮TEEN大使計劃 - 抗毒嘉年華

Our students designed and operated game booths to promote antidrug messages and healthy lifestyles to the Tseung Kwan O community.

18 Jan 2012

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals - Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre
Healthy Budget Education Program 『財智Goal飛』理財教育活動義工

Volunteers from HKUST Connect and the local community facilitated the broad games and shared their own experience on personal finance with the teens.

Oct 2011 - Jan 2012

Huangshan District Education Bureau (黃山區教育局)
Huangshan Service Learning Trip (Pre-trip in Jan 2012)

Students revisited Huangshanqu Sankou Zhongxin School (黃山區三口中心學校小學部) to conduct a mini-study on the educational needs of children in Huangshan through class observations and family visits. The first-hand findings are used to plan for the next service trip in June 2012 to better meet the needs of the children they will serve.

5 - 9 Jan 2012

Cambodian Children's Fund & Sakka Foundation
Beyond World Gallery of Hope – Service Learning Trip to Cambodia

The second batch of students revisited the children in Cambodia. They brought love and happiness to two orphanages (Wat Opot and Who Will), Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) and slum schools.

30 Dec 2011

Helping Hand Jockey Club Housing for the Elderly
Discover HKUST Campus

Volunteers organized a campus tour for elders.

24 Dec 2011

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Fong Shu Chuen District Elderly Community Centre
Hiking with Elderly Chapter of the Wong Chuk Hang
郊野行山樂逍遙 – 黃竹坑篇

Volunteers hiked with the elderly, having fun with them for in a weekend morning.

23 Dec 2011

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Residential Child Care Services
Christmas Party @ HKUST 聖誕尋寶在科大

Volunteers organized a fun day at HKUST for the children from small group homes with limited family support to celebrate Christmas together.

10 Dec 2011

YWCA Tseung Kwan O Integrated Social Service Centre
Anti-drug Carnival (Dec 2011) (1:99 潮 TEEN 大使計劃- 抗毒嘉年華)

Volunteers participated in various roles, such as designing and operating game booths, delivering ceremony and performing on stage.

4 Dec 2011

Kids4Kids
World around Us - A Creative Fun Event Day for Kids

Volunteers organized a fun day for children to explore about cultural difference.

3 Dec 2011

Haven of Hope District Elderly Community Service
Haven of Hope Elderly Visit 寒冬探訪長者活動

Volunteers visited the elders who lived alone and brought them some gifts to show their love and care.

Nov - Dec 2011

Haven of Hope Bradbury King Lam Community Health Development Centre
Haven of Hope English Tutorial

Volunteers taught children English through various activites and games.

Sep - Nov 2011

Kids4Kids
Buddy Reading Program

Volunteers read stories with kids in the program.

Nov 2011

Hong Kong Family Welfare Society - Artiste Training Alumni Association Jockey Club Tseung Kwan O Youth Square
Capture. Appreciate

Volunteers taught secondary school students english and helped develop their sense of appreciation for the world.

27 Nov 2011

The Salvation Army Sham Shui Po Family Support Networking Team
Visiting Underprivileged Families in Sham Shui Po
關「深」南昌 傳愛齊「喜」動 聯合探訪大行動

Volunteers visited over 20 families in Sham Shui Po area.

27 Nov 2011

Hong Kong Family Welfare Society - Artiste Training Alumni Association Jockey Club Tseung Kwan O Youth Square and Senior Citizen Home Safety Association
"Secret Youth Angel" Elderly Care Service 「秘密青年天使」計劃

 

26 Nov 2011

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Fong Shu Chuen District Elderly Community Centre
Hiking with Elderly Chapter of the Peak 郊野行山樂逍遙 – 山頂篇

Volunteers hiked with the elderly, having fun with them for in a weekend morning.

26 Nov 2011

Christian Action
Christian Action Flag Day 2011 -
Same Roots, Same Home - Help the New Arrivals

Volunteers raised fund for Christian Action services for new arrivals by flag selling.

 

20 Nov 2011

Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association Tseung Kwan O Integrated Social Service Centre
Fun with English - Thanksgiving Day Camp

Volunteers organized a series of activities around the theme of Thanksgiving to let the children have fun with English.

17 - 18 Nov 2011

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Fong Shu Chuen District Elderly Community Centre
Tung Wah Charity Gala - Volunteer @ Charity Sale
歡樂滿東華義賣活動義工

Volunteers helped raise fund and provided on-site logistical support for the charity sale.

13 Nov 2011

Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation
Wu Zhi Xing 2011

Participants supported the charity walk by donating and participating in the meaningful event.

29 Oct 2011

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Residential Child Care Services (東華三院兒童住宿服務)
Volunteering @ Halloween Party -
Service with Residential Child Care Service 嘩鬼同歡樂融融

Volunteers supported the party and had a fun and festive morning with the kids and carers.

15, 29 Oct 2011

Happy Tree Social Service
Dental Health Care for the elders 長者牙齒護理計劃 — 開心長者由齒起

Volunteers accompanied the elders to check their teeth.

11 Oct 2011

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals - Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre
Volunteer training workshop for Healthy Budgeting Service
東華三院理財教育服務巡禮科大義工訓練工作坊

Volunteers got prepared for coming healthy budgeting services with the centre.

 

24 Sep 2011

Kids4Kids
Volunteering @ “Powered by Youth” Forum

Volunteers helped with the organization and set-up of the forum

24 Sep 2011

Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care
Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care Flag Day 2011

19 Sep 2011

HKUST Connect
FYS Seminar: Make an Impact by Caring and Serving

10 Sep 2011

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Fong Shu Chuen District Elderly Community Centre
Visiting Elderly on Mid-Autumn Festival Eve
「老有所為2011」 中秋探訪活動

Volunteers visited the elderly who live alone in Shau Kei Wan, distributed festive food hand-made by elder volunteers and expressed their concerns and love to the elderly.

3 Sep 2011

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals - Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre
Volunteer Training Day Camp for Healthy Budgeting Service
理財教育服務巡禮 暨 義工訓練日營

Volunteers got prepared for coming health budgeting services with the centre.