A group of instructors and staff members from two academic departments and three administrative units paid a visit to okapi studio, an innovative enterprise set up by two HKBU alumni in an effort to enhance social inclusion. They discussed potential projects and came up with some initial ideas and preliminary modes of collaboration. MATCHmeetings are something new collaboratively developed by CISL and GEO, and are much welcomed by colleagues. We shall keep engaging our community partners to create wider and further communal impact.
The Centre for Innovative Service-Learning is now inviting applications for the Service-Learning Mini-Grants 2019/20 (2nd round) which provides financial support to faculty members for the development and implementation of service-learning courses at HKBU.
The Centre for Innovative Service-Learning is compiling a list of academic service-learning courses for sending to students before the course registration period and for showing on SIS. We hope that interested students will learn about the array of courses that are on offer for making an informed choice.
TRANSFER & TRANSFORM is the very first symposium on Service-Learning organised by higher education students in Hong Kong. It aims to raise students’ awareness in Service-Learning, promote civic engagement and showcase Hong Kong students’ commitment to the community and society at large. The symposium is led by a student organising committee, which consists of student representatives from various higher education institutions. Over 300 VIPs and students will attend the symposium.
Colleagues of CISL, GEO and AAO initiated a voluntary network to collect surgical masks for those who are in need in the community. From 5 to 17 Feb, 14,060 masks were raised and distributed to Hong Kong Blind Union, Kung Yung Koon-Shabnam, Christian Family Service Centre and Amigo to support low-income families, grassroots ethnic minorities, elderly persons living alone, visually impaired persons and caregivers of sick persons.