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Our colleagues took part in a Taiwan Study Tour hosted by the Golden Age Foundation

During this tour, they delved into Taipei’s elderly services and care landscape by visiting various organizations such as the Chang Gung Health and Culture Village, and The New Taipei City Housing. They got to see innovative and best practices firsthand and gained knowledge about policies and the contributions of universities, innovative social programmes, and commercial projects from the private sector

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Call for Applications: Service-Learning Mini-Grants (Application period: 20 Jun - 31 Jul 2024)

CISL is now inviting applications for the Service-Learning Mini-Grants for AY2024-25, which provide financial support to HKBU faculty members for developing and implementing courses with service-learning components. 

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CISL celebrates Jao Tsung-I Academy’s 10-year anniversary!

Since 2020, HKBU has been collaborating with the esteemed Jao Tsung-I Academy (JTIA) to offer credit-bearing service-learning courses that explore the realms of creative arts, health & well-being, historical conservation, and heritage preservation 

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Call for Applications: Service-Learning Mini-Grants (Application period: 20 Jun - 31 Jul 2024)

CISL is now inviting applications for the Service-Learning Mini-Grants for AY2024-25, which provide financial support to HKBU faculty members for developing and implementing courses with service-learning components. 

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Join us to celebrate the great work of the students of 𝗘𝗡𝗚𝗟𝟰𝟬𝟳𝟱 Introducing African Literature!

Led by Dr. Emily Chow-Quesada, students worked with Africa Center Hong Kong to co-create stories, poems, and articles based on the theme ”space.“

Come and have a look at what they have produced! All are welcome!

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"Social Innovation Togetherness" Market Carnival (25 - 26 Jan 2024)

TriAngle will collaborate with local social enterprises and HKBU student teams to host the first "Social Innovation Togetherness" Market Carnival on 25-26 January. The event will showcase thoughtful festive gifts, handmade products, fun workshops and delightful music performances, allowing everyone to contribute to sustainable development by spreading the joy of the festive season with those in need.

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Call for Applications: Service-Learning Mini-Grants (Application period: 10 Nov - 25 Dec 2023)

CISL is now inviting applications for the Service-Learning Mini-Grants for AY2023-24 (second round), which provide financial support to HKBU faculty members for developing and implementing courses with service-learning components. 

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Students had the incredible opportunity to showcase their work to esteemed guests from Pok Oi Hospital

Our students from PRAD3065/PRAO3065 Fundraising Events, Sponsorships, and Donor Management had the incredible opportunity to showcase their work to esteemed guests from Pok Oi Hospital, one of Hong Kong‘s largest NGOs!

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Students of 𝑭𝑰𝑳𝑴𝟒𝟎𝟕𝟓 are using AI technology to promote empathy

FILM4075 students visited the Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College last Oct. 27, 2023, for a friendly interaction with students from ethnic minority backgrounds and to scan facial expressions. Data collected from interviews and scanning will be transformed into 3D facial animation videos which will portray the emotional experiences of fictional ethnic minority characters in studies and life.

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𝑺𝑰𝑴: 𝑹𝒆𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝑩𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝑪𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒎𝒂𝒔 𝑮𝒆𝒕-𝑻𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓

Four teams of SIMMers have successfully completed the “Owner of the Week” event in November, showcasing their ideas on social innovation to the public. They have demonstrated initiatives such as helping new immigrants learn Cantonese and integrate into the local community, resulting in the successful recruitment of 18 community members.

They have also utilized art to raise public awareness of the history of Yau Ma Tei, employed art technology to express the blend of the old and the new in the community, and even transformed second-hand clothing into new objects, breathing new life into community with the hope that they can benefit individuals from different sectors of society in the future

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𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲-𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 & 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗰𝗮𝗺𝗽 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀

CISL recently organised a full-day Service-Learning & Social Innovation Bootcamp at TriAngle. Participants were from 𝘾.𝘾.𝘾. 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙈𝙖𝙣 𝙒𝙖𝙞 𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙚, 𝘾.𝘾.𝘾. 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙈𝙖𝙣 𝙒𝙖𝙞 𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙚𝙋𝙤 𝙇𝙚𝙪𝙣𝙜 𝙆𝙪𝙠 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙝 𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙚𝙨 and 𝙆𝙬𝙪𝙣 𝙏𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙮𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙡𝙡 𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙚. The day was packed with educational and fun activities, providing the participants with the opportunity to exchange ideas on how to incorporate service-learning and social innovation into the secondary school curriculum.

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SL mini-workshop

Earlier on, CISL hosted a mini-workshop where four HKBU service-learning practitioners graciously shared their personal experiences.

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𝙎𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙄𝙣𝙣𝙤𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧𝙨 (𝙎𝙄𝙈) - 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙮 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨 - Renewable Future 

Are you interested in renewable clothing? Here, you can buy new items that are remade from old clothes! I would like to use overstock, especially secondhand clothes, and remake them into new things such as bags. If you’re interested, please visit us!

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𝙎𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙄𝙣𝙣𝙤𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧𝙨 (𝙎𝙄𝙈) - 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙮 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨 - Madei_1gen

”一代蔴地,“ by Lavina YUI, is an art installation in Yau Ma Tei that reminds people to Cherish what our generation has now. It showcases the fusion of present and traditional styles in the two bodies. At nighttime, the installation transforms into a sunset-like spectacle, prompting contemplation of the fleeting nature of time. Immerse yourself in Yau Ma Tei‘s vibrant society, create your own stories, and let the art speak volumes

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𝙎𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙄𝙣𝙣𝙤𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧𝙨 (𝙎𝙄𝙈) - 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙮 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨 - 
𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴

The workshop provides an opportunity for participants to learn more about the history of Yau Ma Tei while encouraging them to express themselves creatively and develop new skills by painting historical buildings on cups, which they can bring home after joining the workshop

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Social Innovation Tuesday : Karate Workshop

Gain insights from the sharing of Sportscanheal852 on establishing Social Innovation and how Karate can relieve students' stress and benefit youth mental well-being

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𝙎𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙄𝙣𝙣𝙤𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧𝙨 (𝙎𝙄𝙈) - 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙮 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨 - 
𝗦𝗰𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗼-𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁

This initiative is led by a team of four students from Hong Kong Baptist University. By participating in free scenario-based Cantonese language learning courses, newcomers to Hong Kong can learn community-related vocabulary and apply it in their daily lives. The project aims to serve as a platform within the community, promoting Cantonese language and culture

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𝑰𝒏𝒏𝒐𝒗𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑻𝒖𝒆𝒔𝒅𝒂𝒚 (𝑺𝑰𝑻) 𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔: 𝑺𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒕-𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒑

Thank you Johnny, co-founder of Aroma and alumnus of Baptist University, for organizing the sachet-making workshop for the students today.

Under the guidance of the silver-haired employees at Aroma, the students got hands-on experience in creating their own unique aromatherapy sachets. They also gained valuable insights into the opportunities and challenges faced by Johnny during his journey in social innovation. Overall, it was a truly enriching experience for them

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𝙎𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙄𝙣𝙣𝙤𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧𝙨 (𝙎𝙄𝙈) - 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙮 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨

The pitching competition was successfully held yesterday! We would like to express our gratitude to all the judges for taking the time out of their busy schedules to attend, as well as to all the students who participated and brainstormed over the past month.

Once again, congratulations to all the teams that made it to the final round. We look forward to seeing your accomplishments!💡The finalist teams will implement their ideas in the Yau Ma Tei community in November. Stay tuned!

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Social Innovation Tuesday (SIT) Series: Sachet-making Workshop

In the upcoming Sachet-making Workshop, we have invited Mr. Johnny Lo, the co-founder of Aroma Office and an alumni of HKBU, to share his ideas and practical experiences in promoting employment for the elderly and the various challenges and opportunities encountered in social innovation.

Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to create their own unique sachets under the guidance of Aroma Office's elderly workers. If you want to understand social innovation or are passionate about addressing social issues, don't hesitate to sign up now!

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Social Innovation Tuesday Series: Sharing Session of Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge 2023-24 and Time To Gold

In the upcoming webinar, participants will have the chance to learn about various concepts related to social innovation and gain insights into the learning opportunities and program details of the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge.

Moreover, the founder of Time To Gold will also share their journey participating in the competition and the challenges and opportunities encountered in implementing their social enterprise project. If you want to understand social innovation or are passionate about addressing social issues, don't hesitate to sign up now!

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RMHC Wall Art Installation

Wall arts by Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) students Yeung Tsin Tsin and Fung Wing Hung (Rain) were installed in the new Ronald McDonald House of Charity (RMHC) in Kwun Tong on 4 October 2023.  

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𝙎𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙄𝙣𝙣𝙤𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧𝙨 (𝙎𝙄𝙈) - Field trip: Yau Ma Tei & Team Co-Creation Workshop

We are deeply grateful to The Hill Workshop, Very HongKong, Space+, and Lok Day for providing the students with diverse perspectives to understand the community of Yau Ma Tei

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𝙎𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙄𝙣𝙣𝙤𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧𝙨 (𝙎𝙄𝙈) - 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙮 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨

The Orientation Day and sharing session of SIM was successfully completed. Many thanks to VeryHongKong Candy and Sam for their insightful sharing! We would also like to express our gratitude to all the students for their participation and support

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A warm congratulations to ReCube for winning the Climate Action Recognition Scheme Acceleration Award by Wofoo Social Enterprise

ReCube is also a social enterprise fund under HKBU Social Innovation Kick-start Fund.

Re³ stand for -Reuse x Reward x Reduce. We provide a 𝙍𝙚usable tableware borrowing tableware service, a green 𝙍𝙚ward program to diners and restaurants, aims to reduce takeaway packaging waste. We believe green is never a trade-off with convenience or financial benefit by making reusing a win³-convenient to diners, profitable to restaurants, and eco-friendly to the earth  

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GreenHack Challenge 2023

GreenHack Challenge is a social innovation case competition where bright minds from around the globe converge to brainstorm, collaborate and develop solutions for the pressing environmental challenges and climate change of our time.  

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Call for Applications: Service-Learning Mini-Grants (Application period: 10 Jul - 25 Aug 2023)

CISL is now inviting applications for the Service-Learning Mini-Grants for AY2023-24 (first round), which provide financial support to HKBU faculty members for developing and implementing courses with service-learning components. 

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HKBU WZQ Makers

TriAngle is organising the first "HKBU WZQ Makers" this summer in collaboration with Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge To China) Charitable Foundation.

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CISL 5th Anniversary Celebration

CISL commemorated its fifth anniversary with a series of events on 7-8 June 2023. The two-day celebration, featuring global leaders and local experts, attracted over 100 attendees.

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