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Lean Poverty Alleviation Initiative

The Lean Poverty Alleviation Initiative aims at bringing CUHK students to address the underlying causes of poverty in Hong Kong as well as to build an enabling environment for penury moderation.  Through engaging in different forms of experiential activities and direct services, participants gain first-hand experience about societal issues and nurture resolve to tackle poverty.

Under the Lean Poverty Alleviation Initiative, “poverty” is not only perceived as the insufficiency of essential resources to maintain a citizen’s living but also one’s relative disadvantages as compared to the members of a dominant socioeconomic group.  The activities and services under this initiative have, therefore, reached out to both impoverished people (e.g. those in short of material possessions or income) and vulnerable members (e.g. disabled persons and ethnic minority) in Hong Kong.



A walk in Community with I·CARE

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A Walk in Community with I·CARE provides a learning platform to facilitate students’ understanding of various social issues, and inspire you to contribute to the community. Students will obtain first-hand learning experience in local community through interacting with the local residents and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of different districts in Hong Kong.

Community Inclusion Service Programme 2023-24 

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The Community Inclusion Service Programme provides a platform for CUHK students to get in touch with vulnerable members or social minority groups in the community. Mutual understanding and exchange will be enhanced through interacting in thematic activities, which facilitate to build up respect and support and promote social inclusion.

I·CARE Cross-generational Integration Service Programme

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The Cross-generational Integration Service Programme aims at facilitating interaction between CUHK students and the elderly, so as to promote mutual understanding and respect. Thematic activities will be held in CUHK, elderly centres or the community at different times that enhancing exchange and communication, and lead to cross-generation integration.

"Fitness x Mentorship" Scheme

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The “Fitness x Mentorship” Scheme associates “exercising” with “volunteering” to foster a serving heart of students and strengthen their understanding of the community. Participants of the scheme will be trained with basic skills of a designated sports item and given chances to partner various members of the community in pursuing sports.

I·CARE Hong Kong Cultural Tours Project

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Hong Kong not only has a pivotal role in international context, but it is also a city with unique culture and rich history which deserves to be savoured and explored.  However rapid the “Pearl of the East” has changed, it is left with many anecdotes which hold clues to its past.  How much do you know about these Hong Kong stories?

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