It's been a few months since the September 5 launch of the Chinese University of Hong Kong's (CUHK) "I CARE" programme, and the scheme - which bears the slogan, "Aspiration through reflection. Renewal through civility" - is going strong.
The aim of the programme is to serve the community, and to encourage the holistic development of students. I CARE is formulated on five tenets: 'I' for integrity and moral development; 'C' for creativity and intellectual development; 'A' for appreciation of life and aesthetic development; 'R' for relationships and social development; and 'E' for energy and wellness.
"We believe that students serving society, and, particularly, the underprivileged, will be able to reflect more deeply on human values, becoming more sensitive to other people's needs," says Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, vice-chancellor and president of CUHK, and co-chairman of the steering committee for pr