Guizhou Service Learning Trip (Jun 2019)
貴州服務學習之旅
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中國西南部的內陸省份貴州,位於雲貴高原東部,因「地無三里平」而阻礙了當地的交通及經濟發展,不少父母為提升收入到外省打工,把子女交托村內親戚照顧。2017年6月起,一班科大同學兩次到訪貴州黔南布依族苗族自治州長順縣代化鎮,了解到當地學校資源匱乏,兒童缺乏父母關愛,同時對世界充滿好奇。科大侍學行將於今年六月再訪當地,透過教學互動及社區考察,關顧當地留守兒童,並透過家訪、社區考察評估當地學童及社區需要 (needs assessment)。

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Guizhou is a province in southwestern China where the economic development was being hindered due to the mountainous environment. Those children living in the remote villages need our support to empower their lives. We are now recruiting HKUST volunteers to our Guizhou service learning trip in the coming June to conduct needs assessment and provide support to the children through interactive teaching and home visit. Come join us to give a helping hand to those village kids.

Participants will be responsible for planning and organizing activities and workshops to show their care to the village children. They will also design and conduct the needs assessments in the remote village.

Participants of the trip will be able to:
  • Understand the needs and difficulties faced by the remote village children and their families through pre-trip workshops and interaction in village schools.
  • Empower village children through interactive theme workshops designed and led by participants.
  • Explore how HKUST volunteers could contribute to the remote village in the future.
  • To learn more about the previous service learning trips to Guizhou, go here.


     
    Date
    2 - 10 June 2019
    Location
    Daihuazhen, Changshun, Guizhou, China (貴州省長順縣代化鎮)
    Program Highlights

    1. Teaching & holding mass games at boarding school
    2. Home visiting at community and villages
    3. Experience the farm work in local villages
    Program Schedule

    Pre-trip workshops
    Workshop 1 14 March 2019 (Thu)
    6:30 - 9pm
    Workshop 2
    27 March 2019 (Wed)
    6:30 - 9pm
    CLE workshop 2 April 2019 (Tue)
    6:30 - 9:30pm
    Workshop 3 30 May 2019 (Thu) 9:30am - 1:30pm
    Weekly group preparation meeting & tasks
    March - June 2019
    Sub-team consultation meetings
    Meeting 1 15 - 18 April 2019 Approx. 1 hour each, actual date & time is subject to the availability of each sub-team
    Meeting 2 6 - 9 May 2019
    Pre-trip service
    28 April 2019 (Sun) (actual time is subject to the availability of participants)
    Guizhou Service Learning Trip 2 - 10 June 2019
    Post-trip sharing session 14 June 2019 (Fri) 2:30 - 5pm
    Program Fee
    HK$3,700 (EARLY BIRD) / HK$4,000

    • Subsidies
      Eligibility Details Application
      All participants (A) Subsidy from Paul & Eileen Lin Grant
      Participants will be able to reimburse up to HK$2,000 subsidy upon satisfactory completion of the whole service program (#1).
      No application needed
      (B) Pilot Mainland Experience Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (PMES)
      Participants may receive subsidy to cover 50% of the program fee. PMES receipients are not eligible for the above subsidy (A).
      Submit application to Scholarships and Financial Aid Office (SFAO) after receiving trip offer. SFAO will announce the details soon.
      (C) Connect Overseas Service Learning Grant (OSLG)
      Students with financial need may apply for OSLG to receive subsidy to cover part of the program fee up front. .
      Details
      Recipients of Tertiary Student Finance Scheme (TSFS) government grant & loan (D) Pre-approval of OSLG
      In order to lessen the financial burden on government grant & loan recipients paying the full program fee up front, TSFS Grant recipients can get pre-approval of OSLG and only need to pay the remainder of the program fee:
      Amount of government grant awarded Program fee payable Early Bird
      Over 75% of grant HK$800 HK$740 
      50-75% of grant HK$2,000 HK$1,850 
      <50% of grant HK$3,200 HK$2,960
      Present "Notification of Result" of TSFS during interview
      Remark
      (#1) Satisfactory completion of the whole service program includes attendance, high level of engagement in group preparation tasks, workshops and during the trip, and submission of reflection report. OSLG recipients may receive the difference between HK$2,000 and the OSLG being granted.

    • Program fee includes:
      Round-trip rail transportation to Guizhou, local transportation, accommodation (shared room), meals during program activities (except the meals on High Speed Rail), entry fee for visits included in the official program, materials for themed workshop, and travel insurance.

    • Program fee DOES NOT include:
      Personal expenses and expenses out of the official program, fee for travel document/visa application, additional travel and medical insurance.
    Requirement
    Basic Putonghua is preferred.
    Limited quota is available for non-Chinese speaking students with at least 30 hours of prior Putonghua lessons or equivalent to apply, subject to availability of translation buddy.
    Application
    Please complete the online application form
    Application Deadline
    Early bird deadline: 14 February 2019 (Thu)
    Application closing date: 20 February 2019 (Wed)
    Interview
    Interviews will be held on 26 - 28 February 2019. Shortlisted applicants will be notified via email.
    Note
    • To ensure the quality of the service activities and a positive team experience, students are expected to attend ALL pre-trip activities (workshops and consultation meetings), and will be given priority over those who are unable to commit to full attendance. Request for absence due to academic course-related examinations will be considered on a case by case basis. The organizer reserves the right to terminate the participation for any student who fail to meet the above requirements, and the program fee will not be refunded.
    • Participants are required to travel to and from Guizhou with the group. No separate travel will be entertained.
    Enquiries
    Zoe Leung (zoe.leung@ust.hk)

    Last update: 1 Feb 2019