GE Capstone Series: MATCHmeetings with NGOs

About MATCHmeetings

The General Education Office (GEO) is working on the details of the Level 3 GE Capstone and will soon seek views from the faculties. In the meantime, as service-learning, service-leadership and experiential learning would be some of the major teaching and learning activities of the GE Capstone, GEO and Centre for Innovative Service-Learning (CISL) are co-organizing a series of meeting sessions with NGOs to facilitate colleagues’ design of potential GE Capstone courses. In these MATCHmeetings, NGOs will introduce their work and projects; colleagues are invited to join, establish connections and seek collaboration opportunities with them.

Topics

  • Updates on GE Capstone
  • Introduction to NGOs
  • Support offered by CISL
  • Mix and mingle: project exploration

Session and NGO Details

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Session #4: Watoto Asia and HOPE International (25 March)

Watoto Asia  (Homepage) is a holistic care programme that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned children and vulnerable women in Uganda. It is positioned to rescue an individual, raise each one as a leader in their chosen sphere of life so that they in turn will rebuild their nation. The Watoto model involves physical care, medical intervention including HIV/AIDS treatment, education, trauma counselling and spiritual discipleship.

  • Speaker: Mr. Wallace Leung, Development and Partnerships Manager
  • Opportunities:
    • 12 to 15 days voluntary trip in Uganda (23 July to 3 or 6 August) to assist in one of these themes:
      • Physical education and sports training
      • Skills, interest and leadership training (e.g. music, science, language, etc.)
      • Agricultural and community enrichment projects
    • Assist local farmers in Uganda in developing business plans and marketing their products to Hong Kong
    • Other support such as documentary/short movie making, translation

HOPE International (Homepage) is an organization restoring dignity and investing in the dreams of more than 900,000 men and women in 16 developing countries around the world. It empowers individuals through the provision of discipleship, biblically based business training, a safe place to save, and small loans.

  • Speaker: Mr. Joseph Tang, International Representative
  • Opportunities:
    • Event management for annual fundraising dinner
    • Financial literacy and saving groups training for overseas Filipino workers
    • Assisting the ongoing research project on Asian Philanthropy

Session #3: WeCareBill and Treats (22 March)

WeCareBill (Homepage) is an open database for patients to select medical services based on budget. It invites patients to share anonymous information about the medical bills from private hospitals. The information is used to help other patients to find doctors and medical services according to their budget. This simple step would reroute 3-5% public patients to go private, leaving more resources for needy and urgent patients.

  • Speaker: Ms. Jan Chan, Community Coordination Manager
  • Opportunities:
    • Constructing database for common surgeries and drug costs
    • Designing AI Chatbot for patients to check bills
    • Leading the data collection campaign
    • Doing policy analysis and advocacy for Open Data Initiative and public-private partnerships
    • Producing publicity materials

Treats (Homepage) is a charitable organization in Hong Kong that aims to give every child the chance to live and participate in an accepting and integrated society. Treats integrates children of all abilities and backgrounds by promoting understanding, acceptance, equal participation and embracing individual differences through the use of experiential learning, play and recreational activities to break down educational and social barriers.

  • Speaker: Ms. Kris Tong, Executive Director
  • Opportunities:
    • Assisting the implementation of an outdoor experiential programme for children and a community integration programme
    • Conducting the “Art for ALL” Project
    • Producing promotion materials and documentation for community events

Session #2: Center for Community Transformation Inc Philippines and InspiringHK Sports Foundation (18 March)

Center for Community Transformation Inc Philippines (CCT) (Homepage) is a religious-based organization from the Philippines. It organizes financial literacy courses for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with both technical and Biblical contents. CCDT believes that spiritual transformation can holistically change the mindset of OFWs. It currently works with Filipino pastor-leaders of churches in Hong Kong to implement the courses.

  • Speaker: Ms. Irma Cociso
  • Opportunities:
    • Assisting the teaching of Financial Stewardship training course for Filipino migrant workers and other underprivileged in Hong Kong
    • Internship/immersion programme with CCT

InspiringHK Sports Foundation (Homepage) is founded in 2012 to develop better youths through sports. Its mission is to promote and facilitate equal access to sports training for youths, regardless of their economic background, gender, ethnicity, religion and disability, so as to promote gender equality, social inclusion and a healthy lifestyle. The missions are carried out through long-term sports training, learning experience activities and advocacy.

  • Speaker: Ms. Tini Fong, Project Manager
  • Opportunities:
    • Producing documentary and publicity materials of a youth empowerment sports programme
    • Planning and managing public events (e.g. kick-off ceremony, annual dinner, sharing sessions)
    • Supporting regular sports programmes
    • Researching the impact of sports programmes on underprivileged youth

Session #1: Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation (6 March)

Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation is a registered charitable organization (No.: 91/8739) in Hong Kong inaugurated in 2007. It works with university students, professionals and volunteers to serve underprivileged communities in Mainland China by initiating and developing projects, including footbridge construction, village and other community improvement projects. For details, please visit http://bridgetochina.org.hk/.

About the Speaker

Mr. Kenny Leung, CEO of Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation will introduce the following opportunities that are open to students of any disciplines:

  • Service-learning trip of 6 to 10 days in Macha Village, Gansu Province in August 2019
  • Footbridge design and construction projects
  • Research projects to promote sustainability and eco-building
  • Community enrichment programmes, e.g. public health, waste management

Registration

Coming Soon

For enquiries, please contact Miss Aggie Law at 3411 2864 or Mr Parkco Leung at 3411 2106.