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OUHK donates 4,000 protection packs to serve the community   30/3/2020

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OUHK students and alumni prepared the protection packs earlier to show their care to the community.


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4,000 people in need will be benefited from the protection packs donated by the OUHK.


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The four easy-to-understand health information cards with simple graphics and texts are designed by the OUHK nursing students.

 
In light of the ongoing threat of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) organized earlier an activity named "Fight Against Virus in Unity and Love 2020". A total of 4,000 bags of "COVID-19 Protection Pack", comprising various kinds of protective items, were prepared and will be donated to the non-profit organization St. James' Settlement and five elderly nursing homes, helping people with chronic illnesses or in rehabilitation, low-income groups and the elderly.

OUHK has always been committed to caring about the needs of our community. With its expertise and connections in the community, the School of Nursing and Health Studies initiated this meaningful activity with the concept of the goodie bag. It aimed to send blessings to the underprivileged groups and support them in combating COVID-19.

The protection packs comprise face masks, alcohol hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes and health information cards designed by the nursing students etc. In earlier time, OUHK President Prof. Wong Yuk-Shan, Provost Prof. Reggie Kwan Ching-ping, Vice President (Resources and Development) Prof. Lui Yu-hon, Vice President (Students and Support) Prof. Tong Chong-sze, Acting Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies Prof. Linda Lee Yin-king, nursing students and alumni showed their support in person to prepare the packs for distribution.

President Prof. Wong expressed that the University has closely monitored the latest development of the novel coronavirus infection and has taken different measures to cope with the situation, including strengthening cleaning and disinfection on campus, implementing online learning, and connecting with students online, etc. He was glad to see that members of the University joined hands to participate in the activity and care for the people in need. Prof. Wong said, "Our every little effort contributes to the society."

Prof. Linda Lee mentioned that the activity not only benefited the community, but also strengthened students’ sense of social responsibility. "The health information cards contain messages of proper way of wearing a mask and hand washing technique. Students tried to use simple graphics in the design to convey the message to help the elderly understand the contents more easily." Moreover, the School has produced videos on the tips on personal hygiene before.

All the bags of "COVID-19 Protection Pack" will be distributed to the NGO and elderly nursing homes in early April. The representative of St. James' Settlement remarked that the packs will be distributed to their specific target group as a means of support in this difficult time.


About the OUHK:
Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has developed into a full-fledged university providing high quality and flexible university education at various levels to secondary school graduates and working adults. As a dynamic and innovative university, the OUHK currently offers over 200 programmes of different academic levels to about 10,000 full-time students and 9,000 part-time students. Our mission is to advance learning, knowledge and research that meet students' learning aspirations and society’s talent needs, focusing on practical and professional programmes.

OUHK comprises six Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, School of Nursing and Health Studies, School of Science and Technology, and Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE). LiPACE provides lifelong learning opportunities by offering full-time sub-degree programmes, community learning and professional programmes.   OUHK website: www.ouhk.edu.hk