Service Learning- Significance and CUHK Supports

Service Learning- Significance and CUHK Supports

Prof. Fong Wing Ping (Chung Chi College),
Dr. Leung Kai Chi (I. CARE Programme)
Date: 14th April 2014, Monday

To enhance students’ personal growth and nurture them of a sense of community service, Chung Chi College and I. CARE Programme support dozens of local, mainland and overseas Service-Learning projects every year. In the long run, it is hoped that participating students will be able to organize service projects independently and the culture of social service will take root in HK. In this lunch seminar, the speakers will

  1. examine the significance of Service-Learning to students, service recipients and the University;
  2. discuss the difficulties and challenges ahead; and
  3. elaborate their facilitation works for the implementation of Service-Learning projects, and the supports and financial assistance offered to students.

Speaker’s Bio

Prof. Fong Wing Ping obtained his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees both at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He joined the Department of Biochemistry, CUHK as a lecturer in 1989, doing research and teaching.  He is now a professor in the School of Life Sciences.  Throughout the years, he has been actively engaged in student activities.  From 2004-2011, he served as the Dean of Students at Chung Chi College.  In 2013, he was appointed as the Director of the College newly established Service Learning Centre.

Dr. Leung Kai Chi received his PhD in Geography from the University of Minnesota, and is currently the Section Head of the Social and Civic Engagement Section and the Senior Managing Officer of the I. CARE Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is strongly interested in community engagement, in particular various local urban contestations. He contributes regularly to Ming Pao Daily, and served as a guest presenter at Commercial Radio Hong Kong.