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Nurturing Caring Leaders Programme 2017

Message from HKU Horizons Office

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In 2017, HKU will launch the Nurturing Caring Leaders Programme. The Programme, which will be credit-bearing subject to Senate approval, will recruit 100 HKU students to work alongside 50 teenagers drawn from Hong Kong secondary schools and youth organizations. Their joint task will be to deliver English-language classes in marginalized and improvished communities in three Southeast Asian countries: Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.

The programme will enable 100 HKU students to:

  • gain one week of training in teaching English as a second language
  • teach English for eight weeks in Cambodia, Myanmar or Thailand
  • develop leadership skills inside and outside the classroom
  • engage in mentorship both in Hong Kong and in Southeast Asia
  • understand mainland Southeast Asian through an immersion experience
  • contribute to positive social development through knowledge exchange.

Each participant will receive HK$10,000 from the Hong Kong Jockey Club to support airfare, accommodation and in-country costs. Application period is from November 14, 2016 to January 20, 2017. Details can be viewed at

Two identical briefing sessions will be held to introduce the Programme:

  • Wed September 28 at 3 pm in Convocation Room , Room 218, 2/F, Main Building
  • Mon October 7 at 3 pm in G-07, G/F, Main Building.

All are welcome.

Professor Ian Holliday
Vice-President & Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning)
The University of Hong Kong