SEN Me Your Love: Child Care Service for Families in Subdivided Units 2023/2024

Student Affairs Office Community Engagement Service-Learning SEN Me Your Love: Child Care Service for Families in Subdivided Units 2023/2024

SEN Me Your Love: Child Care Service for Families in Subdivided Units 2023 / 2024

[Programme Content]

Holidays can be an especially challenging time for families with children who have special educational needs (SEN). This service-learning programme is to provide day-time care services with leisure, social and educational activities for SEN children who live in subdivided flats, and create short breaks to support the emotional and physical wellbeing of grassroots families.

[Programme Objectives]
  1. Create short breaks for SEN parents who lives in subdivided flats
  2. Offer day-time care services which enable SEN children to try new experiences, fun, leisure and social activities
  3. Build relationships with SEN students and families
[Exposure]

As a mentor with SEN students, you will able to:

  1. Understand the difficulties of grassroots families and needs of SEN students
  2. Learn the communication skills with SEN students
  3. Develop the organizing skills and teamwork spirit
  4. Receive a certificate of appreciation upon completion of the programme
Programme Schedule:
Content
Date
Venue
Application Deadline
22 September 2023 (Fri)
/
Interview
27 September 2023 – 4 October 2023
HKMU
Briefing Session & Communication Skills Workshop
7 October 2023 (Sat)
HKMU
Bridge Builders
11 November 2023 (Sat)
HKMU
Board Game Day
25 November 2023 (Sat)
HKMU
Arts Day
27 January 2024 (Sat)
HKMU
Strawberry Harvest Day
24 February 2024 (Sat)
Off-Campus
Sports Day
23 March 2024 (Sat)
HKMU
Sharing Session
5 April 2024 (Fri)
HKMU


Past Event Highlights

  • Communication Skills Workshop with SEN Children

  • Bridge Builders

  • Board Game Day – Astronaut Training Day

The “SEN Me Your Love Programme” aims to demonstrate a commitment to supporting children with special educational needs (SEN) who live in subdivided flats and provide respite for their parents. Following the interview sessions, a total of 23 students were selected as programme volunteers, these student volunteers actively participated in the “Communication Skills Workshop with SEN Children.” This workshop provided students with valuable insights into common challenges experienced by families with SEN children and offered communication techniques to equip the students with the necessary skills and knowledge to better serve SEN families in the future.

HKMU SEN Me Your Love Programme 2023/2024 – The “Bridge Builders” and “Board Game Day – Astronaut Training Day” activities have been successfully organized in November. During these activities, 23 student volunteers provided guidance and assistance to 17 children with special educational needs (SEN) in accomplishing their tasks.

This programme aims to provide diverse experiences, including creating chalkboard drawings, competitive games, group activities, and board games. These activities were designed to enhance the coordination and concentration abilities of SEN children, emphasize the importance of teamwork, and enable them to express their feelings through various activities. The student volunteers also designed different ice-breaking games, which helped them understand the characteristics and needs of the SEN children, while improving their communication skills and event planning abilities through interaction.

 
Enquiry:

For enquiries, please contact Mr. Elvin Lau of SAO (sl@hkmu.edu.hk / 2768 6564).