Linking Arcoss Generations 長幼牽手樂逍遙

Collaborator: 香港房屋協會-樂得耆所計劃

Date 20 April 2013 (Sat)
Location HKUST and Sai Kung
No. of Volunteers Participated (Person-time) 17
No. of Service Recipients 49

Organized by a HKUST Connect Ambassador for Community Engagement (ACE), volunteers led a group of elders from the Cho Yiu Estate in Lai King on a guided tour of HKUST and Sai Kung. During the tour, the elders learned about university life through sharing from the students and lunch at the University canteen. The day finished off with a tour of the Sai Kung promenade. All the volunteers and elders enjoyed their day together.

Volunteers introducing the HKUST campus to the elderly
The elderly enjoying their lunch at the HKUST canteen
What a happy day!

Thanks to our volunteers!

Student Sharing:    

We organized a tour visiting HKUST and Sai Kung for elderly living alone, and around 50 elderly participated. Before the day of the event, I was honestly worried about the arrangements since it involved outdoor sightseeing. The weather was unstable and it would obviously be a shame if the elderly could not enjoy the day as planned. However, despite the fact that we had to delay the trip due to sudden rain in the middle of the day, the elderly were enthusiastic throughout whole trip. Some of them may not find the places new or exciting but I realized that the elderly, on the whole, treasured the outing as an opportunity to simply walk around. It is because they normally they tend to stay at home and do not get the chance to visit other places in Hong Kong. It was therefore nice to see them enjoying the trip and I was also relieved and pleased to see that our whole plan ran out smoothly. Overall, it has been a rewarding experience that left a lot of fond memories. If an opportunity comes by again, it would be nice to organize these kinds of activities for the elderly in the future.

- Atalie CHIU, SBM Student, Year 1



- Tim CHAN , SSCI Student, Year 1