Global Citizens and Community Service
A Lively Learning Experience
New College practices what we preach! We aim to provide an active learning platform for students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to become responsible global citizens through experimental learning, cultural exchange and participation in community service. New College is not just a residential home during your time at HKU, but is a living laboratory.
We all love food and that’s why New College practices ECO-Farming at the College Podium with an Eco-garden built by our students. Outside the College, students have also planted and harvested rice in Long Valley, the largest freshwater agricultural wetland remaining in Hong Kong. The rice was planted as an eco-friendly way to also benefit the wildlife and ecosystem.
Food workshops are organised regularly to teach students about environmentally friendly and locally produced products in Hong Kong. To give back to our local community, student teams regularly organise elderly visits in the neighbourhood as part of community service.
Food and Cultural Festival
With a diverse array of nationalities and cultures present at New College, we felt that it would be a waste not to celebrate and promote cultural exchange with all RC residents. The festival was organized entirely by New College students and everyone participating proudly showcased their countries through food, drinks, music, games and more! We had booths from Bangladesh, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore and many more
Elderly Inclusion Activities
This program aims to provide various kinds of services and assistance to the elderly residents in our neighborhood by encouraging the students to take part in activities organized by New College and local Neighbourhood Elderly Centres. This program also hopes to raise the student’s understanding of the daily living and needs of the elderly and to expand their horizons in terms of social inclusion.
In the past years, we closely collaborated with the local HKSHS St. Luke’s Settlement Neighbourhood Elderly Centre. Our students have participated in a number of indoor and outdoor activities such as visits, handicraft workshops, and a day camp to Sai Kung.