"Soup Action" @ Shamshuipo 吾湯吾水 - 傳愛活動

Collaborator: The Salvation Army Shamshuipo Family Support Networking Team

Date 20 April 2013 (Sat)
Location Shum Shui Po
No. of Volunteers Participated (Person-time) 16
No. of Service Recipients 12

HKUST volunteers visited senior citizens living in the Sham Shui Po community and brightened their day with good conversation, homemade soup, and gifts. During their visit the volunteers got to learn more about the lives of the elders and were glad that the soup they made was well-received!

Check out sharing from our students here

Volunteers buying food in a wet market
This event could not be a success without all volunteers!
   
Everyone preparing soup for the elderly
   
Student Sharing:  

參加「吾湯吾水」是一個非常新鮮的經歷!我們與義工媽媽一起買材料熬湯,然後攜同熱湯探訪獨居及二老同住長者。這次義工活動由熬湯至探訪都由義工們負責,體驗更深刻。簡單的熱湯已經令公公婆婆十分開心!透過探訪令我明白到他們的生活有點乏味,所以當我們探訪他們時都顯得非常高興,臨別時更笑著歡送我們離開。這次服務非常有意義,把我們親手熬的熱湯送給他們,帶給他們溫暖!看著他們臉上掛著滿足的笑容,自己也感到開心和滿足!

- Fanny, SMB Student, Year 1

I was always inspired by the volunteers who devoted themselves in helping others. This time, I had the opportunity to visit two families. They were both very old and lived a difficult life. However, they had positive attitudes toward life and want to keep on learning even at their age. The first senior man we visited was 92 years old, he was still reading books every day. Their sincere smiles showed that they were happy and my visit was meaningful for them.