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WeCare WeShare opened a PolyU-Kunming joint centre for promoting community rehabilitation service and education on the mainland

28 Jun 2022

The WeCare WeShare (WCWS) team of RS celebrated the opening of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Kunming Community Rehabilitation Service and Educational Centre on 28 June 2022. Stepping into the 6th year, the WCWS team would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to Prof. Hector Tsang (Cally Kwong Mei Wan Professor in Psychosocial Health, Chair Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Head of RS), the Service-Learning and Leadership Office of PolyU, The Keswick Foundation, their mainland collaborators as well as each and every member of the RS family for nurturing their growth and development.

Established in 2016, WCWS is a student-led project which aims to provide long-term rehabilitation service to survivors of the 2014 Ludian earthquake in Yunnan, China. Gradually, they have expanded their service to serve clients with physical disabilities, such as spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and amputation, in different regions of China. Education-wise, students could equip themselves with practical skills by joining the wide range of activities held by WCWS, including various workshops such as those on 3D printing and eye-tracking systems, mainland service trips, local home visits, and so on.

This year, with the full support from Prof. Tsang, the WCWS team has been granted the right to use room BC504 on campus as the base of the Community Rehabilitation Service and Educational Centre. To make optimal use of this venue, they will hold a variety of workshops, case discussions and sharing, and educational exhibitions, as well as introducing their services and philosophy to international collaborators and service recipients. The opening of this centre represents an important milestone for WCWS. In the coming future, they will endeavour to convey and implement WCWS’s core value: To provide community and patient-oriented rehabilitation services in a multidisciplinary and cross-regional collaborative model.

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