Lean Poverty Alleviation Initiative
The Lean Poverty Alleviation Initiative aims at bringing CUHK students to address the underlying causes of poverty in Hong Kong as well as to build an enabling environment for penury moderation. Through engaging in different forms of experiential activities and direct services, participants gain first-hand experience about societal issues and nurture resolve to tackle poverty.
Under the Lean Poverty Alleviation Initiative, “poverty” is not only perceived as the insufficiency of essential resources to maintain a citizen’s living but also one’s relative disadvantages as compared to the members of a dominant socioeconomic group. The activities and services under this initiative have, therefore, reached out to both impoverished people (e.g. those in short of material possessions or income) and vulnerable members (e.g. disabled persons and ethnic minority) in Hong Kong.
For details, please visit http://www.icare.cuhk.edu.hk/lean-poverty-alleviation-initiative