According to some evidence-based research, well-structured and well-implemented self-discovery and goal setting programs are effective in motivating young people of modest backgrounds to explore a purpose in life and enhancing their social exposure.
Inspired by the evidence of the research, the CUHK CW Chu College Service Project (the “Project”) is an initiative planned, implemented and reviewed by 25 dedicated and passionate undergraduate students under the leadership of Professor SY Chair. The Project’s aim is two-folded: to help disadvantaged youths with relatively weak academic performance build confidence and set life goals, and enable university students to hone their leadership skills and knowledge through services. The Project consists of three components, a pre-camp ice-breaking session; a three-day summer camp for life and career options exploration; and a post-camp follow up session for review and self-reflection.
The Foundation committed to supporting the Project’s program expenses and evaluation, where the latter is crucial to the sustainability and effectiveness of the Project. “I am delighted to see the continuous enhancement of the program and activities with the support, guidance and encouragement of The D. H. Chen Foundation.” remarked Professor Wai-Yee Chan, Master of CW Chu College.
The motto of CW Chu College: Cultus et Beneficentia, loosely translated as cultivating oneself and benefiting the community, encapsulates the core spirit of this service project, which we believe will continue to provide reciprocal benefits to both students and community.