Mr Ho Kai-ming, JP, Under Secretary for Labour and Welfare, visited RS students who have joined HKCSS’s "Youth Internship in Caring Profession for brighter future" Project and have been providing rehabilitation support to residential care homes since mid-March 2022. The residential care home Mr Ho visited on 12 April 2022 is Kai Yuet Adult Training Centre under Fu Hong Society, which provides day training and residential services for persons with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. The visit was also joined by Miss Yip Hau-yu, Hannah (Assistant Director [Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services], Social Welfare Department), Prof. Wing-tak Wong (Deputy President and Provost, PolyU), Mr Lai Kwan Ho, Raymond (Business Director, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service [HKCSS]), Ms Frankie Tsui (Chief Executive Officer, Fu Hong Society), Prof. David Shum (Dean of Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, PolyU), Prof. Hector Tsang (Head of Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, PolyU).
The event was kicked off by a presentation by Mr Ho Kai-ming and Miss Yip Hau-yu separately. They expressed their appreciation of the HKCSS’s scheme and RS students’ active support to the scheme. This was followed by HKCSS’s brief introduction of the scheme and their assigning of RS students to various residential care homes affiliated with HKCSS. After that, Prof. Hector Tsang gave a short speech on how he recruited a group of 50 year-4 PT and OT undergraduates to join the scheme in a short period of time and what he expected the students could contribute to the frontline work at the residential care homes. Then several PT and OT students shared their work experience and feelings of contributing to society in the 5th wave of the pandemic. The whole group finally toured around Kai Yuet Adult Training Centre and visited the facilities there.