Walking hand in hand with VIPs (Visually-Impaired Persons)
聆光一觸 - 視障人士服務

Collaborator: Hong Kong Blind Union

Date 6 April 2013 (Sat);
20 April 2013 (Sat);
4 May 2013 (Sat);
Location HKUST Campus;
Wan Chai;
Cheung Chau;
No. of Volunteers Participated (Person-time) 17
No. of Service Recipients 15

Student volunteers paired up with teenagers who are visually impaired for a series of activities organized by HKUST ACE (Ambassador for Community Engagement). Our volunteers enjoyed walking around and introducing the HKUST campus to the VIPs (Visually impaired persons). In the cooking workshop, both of the volunteers and the teenagers learned to work together in making cheesecakes and dumplings. The trip to Cheung Chau was also a memorable one in which the VIPs and our students visited different tourist spots and tried local foods and snacks. The most exciting part was surely riding the family tricycle together! These  activities provided a great chance for teenagers from different backgrounds to interact with each other.

Check out student's sharing here

A participant trying to feel the words on the Dr Sun Yat-sen statue
Learning to use different cooking utensils
Playing games together
Let's try the cheesecakes and dumplings we made!
It was a bit difficult to go uphill…
A nice walk on the beach
   
Student Sharing:  

It is really an inspiring experience to share the day with the VIPs. Even though they don’t experience and see some colors in this world, they still appear more enthusiastic and warm-hearted than I could have imagined. I gained an all-new perspective from what they have told me. The food we make together was yummy too!

- Justin ZENG, IPO Student, Year 1

今天第一次參與有關視障人士的義工活動,其實他們和普通人一樣,能做到很多事,只要加一點提點,他們也能製作一個很美的蛋糕!很高興能成功和他們一起做蛋糕和水餃,好美味!有機會下次也會參加類似的活動!


- Sherry MAK , SSCI Student, Year 1