Information Services Office   19.9.2011


From left: Prof. Chan Kin-man from the Department of Sociology; Prof. Joyce Ma from the Department of Social Work; Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Chow Po-chung from the Department of Government and Public Administration

Newsletter No. 383 > Campus News > Milestones > CUHK Launches I‧CARE Programme

CUHK Launches I‧CARE Programme


To help students develop a long-term interest in and commitment to serving the local, regional and international communities, CUHK launches the I‧CARE Programme to be supported by an endowment fund of HK$100 million. 

With the slogan ‘Aspiration through reflection; Renewal through civility’, the programme supports a range of major categories of social and civic engagement programmes, including service projects and self-initiated action-research projects; internships in non-governmental organizations; social enterprises and corporate social responsibility measures; university lectures on civility, seminars and forums; and enhancement of students’ mental wellness. 

With the support of the I‧CARE Programme, students are encouraged to initiate and take part in service projects in places where such are needed, both locally and elsewhere, by working closely with governments and various community service organizations. CUHK will extend its existing overseas internship programme to more developing countries such as Uganda, Kenya and Papua New Guinea. The University will also strengthen its Social Enterprise Startup Scheme to help put students’ creative business ideas into meaningful social ventures. 

The first University Lecture on Civility will be held on 4 October, where Mr. Lin Hwai-min, founder of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, will speak on ‘Planting Flowers on the Cement’.

Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, said, ‘The essence of the I‧CARE Programme is … to cultivate the humanistic spirit and enhance the social awareness of our students, bringing sustainable impacts to students and society.’

The I‧CARE Programme is made possible by generous donations from the GS Charity Foundation Ltd. and The T.Y. Wong Foundation Inc.

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