Visiting the Elderly for Dragon Boat Festival
Volunteers gather for a group photo ahead of the home visits
On 25 May, a group of passionate alumni and other volunteers visited elderly members of the community in Sham Shui Po, to show their compassion and mark the coming Dragon Boat Festival. This meaningful activity was organised by the Ho Kin District Community Centre for Senior Citizens, with support from the CUHK Business School BBA Alumni Association.
Ms. Candy Cheung, team leader of the community centre, introduced the organisation’s mission and briefed the volunteers on strategies for interacting with the elderly and getting them talking. Volunteers were then spilt into groups for visiting the elderly residents of public housing estates in the area. The teams presented gift packs containing soup, cooking oil, oatmeal, shampoo and other necessities during the home visits, while also sharing warm festive greetings with the senior citizens. The elderly were grateful for the presents, and everyone enjoyed the shared expression of love and care in cosy surroundings.
Mr. Raymond Lo, President of the BBA Alumni Association, expressed his gratitude to the alumni volunteers for the time and effort they had dedicated to this meaningful event. “This is a good opportunity for us to give back to society,” he said. “I look forward to working closely with different NGOs in the future, with the vision of contributing our efforts towards making Hong Kong a better place for all.”
Aside from providing daily necessities, each gift pack was an expression of love and care