We Made a Difference
The College works with a variety of non-governmental organisations to provide opportunities for students to participate in voluntary services. In addition to experiencing an exciting campus life, the College encourages students to care about the underprivileged and to contribute to the community. College students have made impacts in different corners of the world – in Hong Kong, the Mainland, Taiwan and overseas, spreading love to every corner of the world.
Social Service in Uganda, Africa
Imagine embarking on a journey to a faraway land with a group of like-minded individuals, all eager to make a difference in the world. That is what happened when 12 College students, together with the College Master Prof. Vincent Mok, joined a social service trip to Uganda in Africa from 8 to 21 June, 2023.
During the trip, the service team visited the Watoto Suubi children’s village and the community women’s development programme training centre. They had the opportunity to taste traditional local lunch, lovingly prepared by the Watoto mothers. They chatted and played with children in the village and experienced first-hand the joy and resilience of these amazing kids.
But the trip was not just about having fun and making memories. They also learned about the challenges of living in poverty, particularly for women in slums. The group was humbled by the strength and perseverance of these women, and they were deeply moved by their story.
In addition to their visits, they also went to schools in impoverished areas to teach and participated in digging wells. They determined to make a real and lasting impact on the lives of those they met.
Life Runner Mentorship Scheme: S.H. Ho College x Christian Zheng Sheng College Joint Running Team
Since 2014, the College has collaborated Christian Zheng Sheng College, providing mentorpship for their students in the College’s running programme.
In 2023, a group of 20 students from S.H. Ho College and Christian Zheng Sheng College formed a long-distance running team. Under the guidance of their coach, they underwent 26 weeks of rigorous training. On 15 October, 2023, the team members successfully completed the Omachi Alps Marathon in Japan. This marathon served as a mentorship programme, where the participants accompanied and supported each other. Throughout the journey, they witnessed different sceneries and discovered different aspects of themselves. This is a transformative journey of self-discovery through running and all the participants forged bonds of friendship that will forever hold a special place in their hearts.
A Dream Day with the “Cheer Up Buddies” Service Team
On 16 October, 2023, with clear skies and a hint of autumn, ten elderly friends from the Sage Madam Ho Sin Hang Home for the Elderly arrived at S.H. Ho College to attend “classes” at the University. College students took on the role of teachers, putting their hearts and minds into preparing fascinating and enjoyable classes for these senior yet spirited “students”. The classes included general knowledge, music and movement, and home economics dessert making. After completing their classes, the elderly could then graduate! They put on College gowns and proceeded to the beautiful “Pavilion of Harmony” to capture precious graduation photos. Against the backdrop of the picturesque scenery, each fresh graduate appeared radiant, brimming with joy and excitement.