Go Along with the VIP 與你共「視」

Collaborator: Hong Kong Blind Union

Date 3, 10, 24 April and 1 May 2016 (Sun)
Location Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Shek Kip Mei
No. of Volunteers Participated (Person-time) 51
No. of Service Recipients 11

4 Connect ACEs (Ambassador for Community Engagement) initiated the service project to help improve self-efficacy of the visually impaired people (VIP) through home visits, handicraft making and volunteering. In this session, volunteers assisted VIP with Perler beads making. Volunteers also taught the VIP to play cup songs and do hand exercise. The VIP enjoyed the program and the volunteers also learned more about the situations of VIP.

Volunteers taught the visually impaired people of hand exercise
Volunteers made Perler beads with the visually impaired people.
     
Student Sharing:    

今次我與另一位同學到一位失明人士家中進行探訪,期間與婆婆談天說地,例如聊近兩個月的天氣狀況,社區附近環境,平日休閒活動。經近一小時的聊天,我們發現婆婆甚少跟外人溝通,多於和失明朋友透過電話談談天。其實,他們跟健視人士沒有太大分別,礙於雙目殘障,他們能參加的活動甚少,所以我希望各位義工多參與他們的活動。

- Matthew Or, SENG, Year 4
 

This is my first time joining events that are organized by Connect and it is a fruitful one. My few visits with elderly with eye disabilities has taught me a lot. It is not a one-sided relationship where, as volunteers, giving our precious time to them, but a two-sided experience, where they let you learn more about and breaking few concepts that you originally have about them. Originally, I was only using this event as a means of completing requirement of course, but now I am truly committed and enjoy doing the services. You can always discover something new when you join such events, you will never waste a minute in it. I will undoubtedly say that these events can only be experienced, neither will it be heard or read.

- Ryan Woo, Year 1