Wong Mei-ling wins Outstanding Service Awards for Tertiary Students.


王美玲獲頒傑出學生服務獎

Date: 04 Dec 2017 (Monday)

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Geography graduate wins Outstanding Service Awards for Tertiary Students

地理系畢業生獲頒傑出專上學生服務獎

Geography fresh graduate Wong Mei-ling has been named one of the recipients of the Outstanding Service Awards for Tertiary Students 2016-2017. The Awards are jointly presented by the Hong Kong Student Services Association and the Hong Kong Outstanding Tertiary Students’ Services Association. Mei-ling is among the 20 awardees to be selected from local tertiary institutions this year.
 
Apart from playing an active role in HKBU’s environmental programmes on campus, Mei-ling also devotes herself to helping disadvantaged groups. She said that no matter how insignificant her actions may seem, she believes that a little change can bring about a big smile or a huge impact on society. 
 
Mei-ling considers continuity and sustainability are crucial elements for social services, and she encourages her counterparts to think about the real needs of society and take the lead to propose service plans instead of waiting for chances of serving others. She said that by joining various social services one can meet new friends, develop new ideas and obtain more resources which can help enhance the service impact.
 
A Geography graduate, Mei-ling is concerned about the controversial proposal to build in country parks to ease Hong Kong’s housing shortfall and she hopes that the importance and functions of green belts will be considered seriously. She said she prefers to arrange an educational campaign through different channels to explain the importance of safeguarding Hong Kong’s country parks from encroachment by urban development instead of organising a demonstration or protest. 
 

地理系應屆畢業生王美玲憑多年及出色的社會服務表現,獲香港學生事務協會和香港傑出專上學生服務協會頒發「2016-2017傑出學生服務獎」,表揚她熱心服務社群。今屆全港共有20名大專生得獎。
 
美玲不單參與浸大的校園環保活動,亦投入協助弱勢社群。她表示即使自己力量微不足道,但深信參與服務可以為社會帶來一定的改變,而小改變能夠成就大意義或帶來更多歡笑。她指出,延續性及可持續性是社會服務的最重要元素;與其被動地參與社會服務,倒不如嘗試了解社會的真正需要,再自行籌劃新的服務。美玲表示參與不同服務,可以擴闊朋友網絡,帶來新思維、資源,從而加強社會服務的影響力。
 
作為地理系畢業生,美玲關注政府有意開發郊野公園改作房屋用途,認為必須認真考慮本港綠化地帶的重要性及功能。她期望透過不同媒介的正面教育及有效的宣傳活動,讓社會大眾明白郊野公園的珍貴,並相信效果會比示威等活動更為顯著。