Cheung Sai-ho (sixth from left) wins the Hong Kong Youth Service Award for his outstanding community service


張世豪同學 (左六) 以自身力量貢獻社群,卓越表現獲頒香港青年服務大獎

Date: 16 Nov 2016 (Wednesday)

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HKBU master’s student gains Hong Kong Youth Service Award for outstanding community service

浸大碩士生以生命貢獻社群 喜獲香港青年服務大獎

Cheung Sai-ho, a Year 2 student of the Master of Science in Advanced Information Systems, recently received the Hong Kong Youth Service Award presented by The Hongkong Federation of Youth Groups. The award is in recognition of his innovative use of technology and his courage to live a full life in spite of his severe illness. Sai-ho contributes greatly to the community and has a strong supportive influence on others through his passion for life. He has also become a role model for his unswervingly positive attitude and determination. He is one of the five persons who received the award this year.

Sai-ho has suffered from cerebral palsy from birth, and has encountered severe physical handicaps and language disorders since then. However, this physical hindrance has not extinguished his passion for life nor has it dimmed his determination to overcome these difficulties with his positive and encouraging attitude. Through his experiences and knowledge of innovative technology, Sai-ho has assisted other people with physical disabilities to realise their full potential and has motivated them to make their own contributions to society.

Sai-ho took part in voluntary work in secondary school and joined a social enterprise after graduating from university. He utilised his skills in computer programming to make work much easier for disabled people. He influenced others with his personal experience, and by putting his expertise into real practice helped people with disabilities to build up their self-confidence and independence.

Sai-ho expressed his sincere gratitude to The Hongkong Federation of Youth Groups and the judges for their recognition of his commitment and efforts. He said: “The design of suitable software and applications for fellow groups somehow reflects the spirit of Hong Kong, which is that you can help yourself while helping others. I hope to continue to contribute to the community with my professional knowledge of information technology so as to strengthen Hong Kong as a city which places a high value on perseverance.”

The objectives of the Hong Kong Youth Service Award are to honour young people who go beyond individual achievements and exemplify the core values of service. It also hopes to publicly encourage those individuals to become role models, particular for their peers, and to inspire others to follow in their footsteps in providing service to the community.

高級信息系統理學碩士二年級張世豪同學最近喜獲香港青年協會頒發香港青年服務大獎,表揚他敢於創新,無懼身體障礙和困難,以充滿熱誠的生命感染社群,為社會作出傑出服務及貢獻。他的正能量與堅毅不屈精神值得學習,成為本年度獲頒該獎的五位得獎者之一。

世豪出生時因腦部缺氧,導致大腦受損及肢體嚴重傷殘,影響四肢活動和語言能力。身體上的缺陷無損他對生命的熱誠,世豪以積極進取的態度,面對生活上的困難,透過自己的專業經驗和創新科技知識,協助其他傷健人士發揮潛能,為社會作出貢獻。他於中學時期開始參與義工活動,大學畢業後投身社企,以個人的電腦專業編寫程式,協助殘障人士工作。他不僅以自身經歷鼓勵他人,更將個人的專業知識和技能學以致用,積極幫助殘障人士自力更生,投入社會。

世豪相信,即使他是一名傷殘人士,也能發揮所長,扶助有需要的社群。他衷心感謝香港青年協會與各位評委,對他過去在傷殘界別努力付出的認同。他說:「為同路人設計合適的軟件和應用程式,可說是體現了助人自助的香港精神,未來必定會繼續以專業的資訊科技知識回饋社會,為香港添上堅毅不屈的一筆。」

香港青年服務大獎旨在表揚持續以捨己為人的精神,透過具體行動服務香港社群的青年,鼓勵並啟發更多青年以得獎者為榜樣,勇於為香港未來作出承擔和貢獻。