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Date: Friday, January 18 2019

Jockey Club PolyU Human Libraries Hub was officially launched on 15 January 2019 at Senate Room of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Officiated guests included Prof. Daniel W.L. Lai, Chair Professor and Head of Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS), PolyU; Dr Cheuk Hay Chan, Principal of Hong Kong College of Technology; Mr Wai Yee Yip, Principal of Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College; Mr Dick Yan Yuen, Principal of St Paul’s College; and Ms Sik Yan Susanna Tsang, Section Head (Information Services), Pao Yue-kong Library, PolyU.

The project, established by Dr Chitat Chan, Assistant Professor of PolyU APSS and his team, provides stories of more than 100 persons in Hong Kong and Asia in the form of text and video clips. It aims to promote social inclusion by supporting the education sector and the public to enhance their understanding of various real-life stories. The project received HK$11 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and will last for 3 years.

Over 80 participants attended the event, including 23 different units in the education sector (e.g. Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College, St Paul’s College, St. Paul’s Secondary School, Hong Kong College of Technology, Hong Kong Baptist University, PolyU), 23 different NGOs (e.g. The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Christian Concern For The Homeless Association) and a number of service users and the media.

News coverage:

  1. HK01: (1) https://bit.ly/2W6Cwvw; (2) https://bit.ly/2VRwVca
  2. Ming Pao: https://bit.ly/2SZ0TJu
  3. UDN.com: https://bit.ly/2VRwY7Q

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Officiating guests at the Launch Ceremony

 

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Welcome address by Dr Chitat Chan, PolyU APSS

 

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Roundtable meeting for discussing the potential use of Jockey Club PolyU Human Libraries Hub

 

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Over 80 participants attended the Launch Ceremony