|Over 2,000 students, alumni and staff members of the
Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) spent a joyful day with their
families and friends at a fun day organized by the OUHK at Disneyland
yesterday (23 February), celebrating the University's silver jubilee.
The University also plans to establish a volunteer team, engaging staff
members and students to actively participate in community services and
care for the underprivileged groups.
A celebration ceremony at an exclusive Lion King show was held at which
OUHK Council Chairman Dr Eddy C Fong, President Prof. John C Y Leong,
Vice President (Academic) Prof. Danny Wong and the 25th Anniversary
Steering Committee Chairman Dr Vincent Woo marched in with the Disney
characters to kick off the fun day. Speaking at the ceremony, Prof.
Leong said a dedicated OUHK volunteer team is to be formed to start a
series of community services to spread love and care.
The University always encourages students to be responsible citizens and
to contribute to society by participating in volunteer services. It is
hoped that students could further extend spirit of love and care through
engaging in social services. A number of visually impaired individuals
and volunteers from the Hong Kong Blind Union were invited to attend the
A team of volunteers comprising students and staff from the Computer
Engineering programme of OUHK's School of Science and Technology had
participated in a computer repair project orgranised by the Hong Kong
Blind Union earlier on. The project provided the Union's needy members
with second-hand repaired computers and Internet access. Volunteers
helped fix the old computers and equipped them with screen readers and
Braille input software. Last year, the team took part in the development
of a mobile app specifically designed for visually impaired persons
named 'Searching & Exploring with Speech Augmented Map Information'. The
users can understand their current position and the surrounding
environment based on the GPS location through the app.
Prof. Leong hoped that staff and students could engage in social
services while celebrating the University's 25th anniversary. He said,
"Launching volunteer activities in the University can help increasing
communication and solidarity between staff, students and alumni, as well
as enhancing social harmony. Preparation work has been in full swing
within the University. We hope that staff members, students and alumni
could join hands to spare their leisure time to provide care and
assistance to the disadvantages and the needy in the community."
||Officiating party, visually impaired persons and
volunteers from the Hong Kong Blind Union, and student representatives
with the Disney characters to kick off the fun day.
||President Prof. John Leong called upon students and
staff to participate in community services and care for the
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||To add on the celebration excitement, a lucky draw
with amazing prizes was held in the exclusive Lion King Show.
||Over 2,000 students, alumni and staff members
attended the OUHK 25th Anniversary Fun Day with their families and