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RISE (Responsibility, Impact towards others, Serving heart, Empowerment) is now a one-semester three-credit leadership training offered to UGC-funded undergraduate local students in PolyU. It pilots a leadership education structure that embraces peer-learning through team building orientation and camp, classroom learning and experiential workshops on social issues, service leadership, liberal studies, and cultural competence; it concludes with a 2-week international study cum service trip which embodies the aspirations of global visions and serving hearts.

 

Programme Objectives

To nurture students’ abilities in the following areas.

R esponsibility
I mpacts towards people around them
S erving Heart
E mpowerment on self and others in global context

 

Programme Structure

Item Description
RISE Camp Team-building camp for students of various backgrounds that establishes expectations for the RISE journey of learning and helps students to identify their own leadership abilities, strengths, weaknesses, etc.
RISE Workshops Lectures on Service Leadership and local workshops that prepare students for cross-border service-learning and provision during the two-week international trip
RISE Serve Group discussion of and preparation for designing a service project; needs assessment
RISE Quest International study and service-learning trip

 

RISE Youth Leadership Programme 2018/19 Cohort 4

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RISE 2018-19 (4th Cohort) takes place from January to June, 2019. Signifying “Responsibility, Impact, Serve, Empower”, RISE crossovers 3-credit APSS2S09 Service Leadership through Serving Children and Families with Special Needs in Vietnam. It covers a leadership adventure camp, lectures on Service Leadership, workshops on cultural competence and service project planning etc. during Semester 2; while in May, students will go to Vietnam for service-learning An Giang Province, southwest to Ho Chi Minh City.

The RISE Camp on 26-27 January 2019 at the Noah's Ark, which aims to build up the students' relationships and cohesiveness, has completed with a series of team building activities and training.

 

Programme Schedule (Semester 2 and 3, 2018/19)

Week (Date) Content
2 RISE Orientation
2 (26 – 27 Jan 2019) RISE Camp
4 – 6 Lectures on Service Leadership
7 – 13 RISE Workshops on cultural competence, project planning; project presentation, and group consultations
Late May to Early June 2019 Pre-departure briefing session; and Study cum Service-Learning trip in An Giang, Vietnam

 

Click here for the photos of the RISE Camp 

 

RISE Youth Leadership Programme 2017/18 Cohort 3

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In 2017/18, the third cohort of RISE embedded with a three-credit service-learning subject APSS2S09 Service Leadership through Serving Children and Families with Special Needs in Vietnam”. With the piloted leadership education structure that involves peer learning through team building orientation and camp, lectures on Service Leadership, and experiential workshops on cultural competence and global issues, 45 students from eleven countries travelled to Vietnam for local studies and service-learning in Ho Chi Minh City and An Giang Province. The students learnt about social situation of post-war Vietnam and served local children and families. They also collaborated with students from Vietnam National University and An Giang University.

 

Programme Schedule (Semester 2 and 3, 2017/18)

Week (Date) Content
2 RISE Orientation
3 (3 - 4 Feb 2018) RISE Camp
4 – 6 Lectures on Service Leadership
7 – 8 RISE Workshops on cultural competence and other topics
9 – 13 RISE Workshops on project planning; project presentation, and group consultations
Mid May 2018 Pre-departure briefing session; and Study cum service-learning trip in Vietnam

Click here for more photos in Vietnam!

 

RISE Youth Leadership Programme 2017/18 Cohort 2

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RISE 2017-18 (2nd Cohort) completed their outbound study-cum-service trip in South Korea in January 2018. Upon social innovation, students this cohort visited Heyground, Sungoo Valley, and Seoul Upcycling Plaza - the biggest upcycling centre in the world, in Seoul. Thereafter, the students travelled to Mokpo, southern rural area of South Korea, and performed three day service to local elderlies and children. The programme was joint by Ewha Womans University in Seoul, and Mokpo National University in Mokpo.

Click here for more photos in South Korea!

 

RISE Youth Leadership Programme 2017/18 Cohort 1

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52 students of 6 different nationalities joined the first cohort of RISE (Sep 2016 – Jan 2017). They completed all cognitive, emotional, and cultural trainings and workshops, and travelled to the Sharing City – Seoul, Korea, under the theme “sharing economy and social innovation” and visited the well-developed social innovations, cooperatives etc. They also served in both Seoul and Mokpo (southern part of Korea) in partnership with Ewha Womans University and Mokpo National University. The two partnered universities mobilised 30 students in total for the programme.

 

Schedule and Activities of RISE 2016-17 (1st Cohort) [Click Content for Photos]

Date Content Objective
Sep 16 RISE Orientation Programme introduction and team initialisation
Sep 16 RISE Camp Team building and expection adjustment on the programme
Oct 16 RISE Workshop on 
Sharing Economy
Introduction to Sharing Economy and the social values behind
Oct 16 Local Case Studies Students' presentation on designated themes and overall assessment for Phase 2
Nov 16 RISE Workshop on Compassion and Empathy Self-understanding, realisation of emotional competence, and atitude and value adjustment on providing services
Dec 16  RISE Serve Meeting with groups on service planning discussion and adjustment
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Jan 17
RISE Quest 2-week international study cum service trip for a comprehensive learning from history, economy, to values and a serving heart
Feb 17 RISE Graduation Celebration and summary from students for the whole RISE 2016-17

 

RISE 2016-17 1st Cohort (Video)