White Cane Programme 2022/2023

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White Cane Programme 2022/2023

[About the programme]

Physical activity is important for everyone’s health and wellbeing, however, many visually impaired people find it difficult for doing sports because of their sight loss and appreciate being taken out for outdoor activities, such as hiking, doing workout at the gym and using public sports facilities.

This programme aims to recruit friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to assist visually impaired people for doing sports activities, gain confidence, and brighten the days for them through personal touch whilst networking with others in group meetings and activities.

[Who can join?]

All full-time undergraduate students who are passionate to serve visual impairment people are welcome to join. Cantonese proficiency is required for this programme. To complete the program, participants are required to attend all training sessions and services.

[Programme schedule]

Activity
Date & Time
Venue
Application deadline
7 Sep 2022 (Wed) 12:00
/
Interview
8 Sep 2022 (Thu) PM
HKMU
Briefing & training
24 Sep 2022 (Sat) 14:00 – 16:00
Off-campus
Workshop & Training: Life Education Sharing & Blind Experiential Activities
15 Oct 2022 (Sat) 10:00 – 13:00
HKMU
Workshop & Training: Pacer Training
5 Nov 2022 (Sat) 10:00 – 13:00
Off-campus
HKMU Campus Run
23 Nov 2022 (Wed) PM (TBC)
HKMU
Service Day 1: Fitness & Exercise
14 Jan 2023 (Sat) 10:00 – 13:00
Gymnasium at HKMU
Service Day 2: Yoga Fitness Day 1
18 Feb 2023 (Sat) 10:00 – 13:00
HKMU
Service Day 3: Yoga Fitness Day 2
18 Mar 2023 (Sat) 10:00 – 13:00
HKMU

Application: 

The application could be made through this link on or before 1200 on 7 Sep 2022 (Wednesday). Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.

Enquiry:

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

Remarks:

The above programme is recognized as “Bonus Mission” for Freshmen Programme 2022.

Darts Trainings and Competition

[Activity Details]

Have you ever imaged that visually impaired people can also play darts? Have you ever wondered how visually impaired people aim the target if he/she couldn’t see the board? Here is a great opportunity for you to find out the answer! Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation and Student Affairs Office are going to organize a darts competition on 25 March 2023 (Saturday) at HKMU. Therefore we would like to recruit some student volunteers to become the buddy of visually impaired athletes to join the darts competition!

[Why become a buddy? ]            

  • Opportunity to meet and build relationship with visually impaired people
  • Learn to understand the everyday lives, needs and challenges from a different perspective
  • Promote disability inclusion as HKMU ambassador

[Who can join?]

All full-time undergraduate students who is passionate to serve the visually impaired community is welcome to join. Cantonese proficiency is required for this activity. 

Activity
Date & Time
Venue
Darts Training

21 Nov 2022
5, 12 Dec 2022

9, 16, 30 Jan 2023
13, 20, 27 Feb 2023
6, 13, 20 Mar 2023

(Monday, 11:00-13:00)

Youth Square, Chai Wan
Darts Competition
25 Mar 2023 (Saturday, AM Session)
HKMU

[How to apply?]

The application could be made through this link by 30 Nov 2022 noon (Wed). Successful applicants will receive email notification.

[Enquiry]

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Maggie Lai of SAO (sl@hkmu.edu.hk/ 2768 6753).

[Remarks]

Darts Training Sessions on 21 Nov 2022 and 5 Dec 2022 are recognized as “Bonus Mission” for Freshmen Programme 2022.