Service-Learning Challenge: Make a Difference in your Community!

Student Affairs Office Community Engagement Service-Learning Service-Learning Challenge: Make a Difference in your Community!

Service-Learning Challenge: Make a Difference in your Community!

[Programme Background]

Student Affairs Office (SAO) is now calling for all UG students who wish to develop and execute an original service project in respond to a specific need in the community, whilst support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All participants will be required to deliver a final presentation on the impact of their work and what they have learned in March 2024, judges will select outstanding student teams to join a subsidized service-learning tour to Africa in 2024 summer!
1. All UG students are welcome to join the individual track or form a team of 2-6 to execute a service-learning project in 2 months. All projects should be concluded by 25 Feb, 2024.
2. Each student team shall identify a social need, plan and execute a service project that will address the need. SAO will provide a maximum HK$ 6000 as project subsidy for each team.
3. Each team will be presenting the actions they have taken and solutions they have developed to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

[Intended Learning Outcomes]

• Attend free trainings and experiential learning activities to explore communities, needs and different social issues, develop skills and knowledge to create positive changes
• Turn service ideas into action based on authentic community needs
• Enhance leadership skills and influence other HKMU members to make a difference in the community


All full-time undergraduate students who wish to unleash their potentials, make changes in the community and influence others are welcome to join. Cantonese proficiency is required for this programme, participants are also expected to complete all training workshops and the entire programme.

[Programme Schedule]

Date & Time
Application Deadline
22 Sep 2023 (Fri)
Stage 1: Gear Up, get set, go!
Personality Dimensions® Assessment Workshop
26 Sep 2023 (Tue)

15:00 – 18:00

Briefing & Meet and Greet

*include proposal writing workshop

3 Oct 2023 (Wed)

18:00 – 20:00

Social Innovation & Global Citizenship Programme
21 Oct 2023 (Sat)

Morning (half-day)

Africa Center Hong Kong
Stage 2: Make a Difference!
Submission of Service Project Initiatives
By 31 Oct 2023 (Tue)
Project Advising Sessions
Nov 2023
Submission of Final Service Project Initiatives
By the end of Nov 2023
Implementation of Service Project – Make a Difference in the Community
Jan – 25 Feb 2024 (8 weeks)
Presentation + Awards Presentation
1 Mar 2024 (Fri)
Stage 3: Service-learning Trip to Africa
Pre-trip Briefing
May 2024
Pre-trip Meeting
June 2024
Service-learning Trip to Africa
Mid-July to Aug 2024
Submission of Reflective Report
By 10 Sep 2024 (Tue)
Sharing Session/Presentation
30 Aug 2024 (Fri)


The application could be made through this link on or before 22 Sep 2023, 2359 (Fri)

[Application Fee]

The application fee is HK$150, payment details will be provided through email later.


For enquiries, please contact Ms. Maggie Lai of SAO ( / 2768 6753).