Author: LI JIAYING, HFPJC College Member and UM Reporter

Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee College organized a service learning programme in Congjiang, Guizhou from 20 to 27 May 2019. 16 college students were led by Associate Master, Dr. Vivian Jiang and Resident Fellow, Dr. Andrew Lao. This programme aims at providing community service opportunities for HFPJC students to serve the underprivileged groups in Guizhou so as to enhance the learning competencies in leadership and service as well as citizenship with global perspectives. 

The service learning team brought different courses to student of Guping High School in Congjiang, included “Little Inventors” workshop, Marshmallow Challenge, Exploring Macau Culture, Interesting English, Health and Environmental Protection, Etiquette, Music, Physical Education and Learning Experience Sharing, etc. 

Mr. Tam Hou Kun, a third year student who majors in history, had participated in the service learning for the fourth time. He said that every teachers has their own family, but they need to contribution extra personal time in order to provide a happy and healthy learning environment to the Guping children. He appreciated their selfless contribution and hoped to help more children from the remote areas in the future.

Miss Ren Ning, a freshman majoring in English studies, was most impressed by the children. She felt anxious at the beginning of the class as she didn’t have any experiences of teaching. However, she was touching by the children’s cooperation, smile and passion. 

Miss Liang Yuyan who is also a freshman in history, was born in Congjaing. She was pound to be a service leader so that she can contribute to her hometown, she wishes to shown the beautiful world to the children of her hometown.

HFPJC published a book named “Fruits of Love – Oranges’ Sunshine Service Learning Tour” in March 2019. The book records every special moments of HFPJC service learning programme since 2014, and got the affirmation from the public. It makes HFPJC service leader inheritance the team spirit.

文:霍英東珍禧書院服務學習領袖 / 資深校園記者 李佳穎

澳門大學霍英東珍禧書院服務學習團隊於5月20日至27日赴貴州從江進行了為期八天的服務學習之旅,由霍英東珍禧書院副院長蔣怡博士與書院導師劉振釗博士帶領16位不同年級和專業的院生前住。此次服務學習的主要內容,包括在谷坪鄉中心小學及谷坪中學進行教學活動、家訪以及了解少數民族文化,珍禧服務學習團隊為谷坪鄉中小學帶來的課程有 “小小發明家”工作坊、“棉花糖挑戰”、澳門文化課、趣味英文課、衛生環保課、禮儀課、音樂課、體育課和學習經驗分享會等。

團隊將生動有趣的課程與活動帶給谷坪鄉中心小學的孩子們的同時,又向孩子們展示了多姿多彩的世界,期望能夠在孩子們的心裡埋下一顆夢想的種子。大三歷史系的譚浩權已經是第四次參加服務學習活動,這次從江之行令他感觸最深的是當地老師對於教育的付出。他表示:“每一位老師都有自己的家庭,但他們經常要犧牲自己寶貴的私人時間,為了讓孩子們有一個快樂健康的學習環境而東奔西走。每一次的義教經歷都使自己有不同的感悟,希望今後可以幫助更多貧困山區的孩子。"

第一次參加服務學習的大一英文研究系同學任凝感觸猶為深刻。她表示:“我一開始有怕上不好課的焦慮,但真正進入課堂後,我發現我的擔心是多餘的,孩子們都很積極配合。我輸出了我的知識和正向能量,他們就用笑容、誇獎和一些手工折紙來回報我。”任凝坦言自己看到了希望在他們身上被點燃,這種成就感是對她的最大的回饋。

作為貴州從江人,大一歷史系的梁語嫣此次更是帶著使命回到了自己的家鄉。“此次回到從江有一種既熟悉又陌生的感覺。”她感慨道。“我從小在這裏長大,飲山泉,吃糯米飯,熟悉這裡的一草一木。但這一次作為書院服務學習團隊的一員,在谷坪中心小學為孩子們講述外面世界的絢麗多彩,帶給我一種從未有過的新鮮感覺。”這種對家鄉的的責任感使她堅定了要幫助家鄉的孩子們完成夢的決心。

今年,霍英東珍禧書院出版的新書《愛的果實—橘子們陽光服務學習之旅》記錄了珍禧書院自2014年以來服務學習的點點滴滴,獲得了外界對於服務學習項目的肯定,令“橘子們”更有動力把珍禧服務精神承傳下去。