Hong Kong Baptist University is a publicly-funded tertiary institution with a Christian education heritage. Founded in 1956 by the Baptist Convention of Hong Kong, HKBU is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in Hong Kong. It was established as Hong Kong Baptist College and became Hong Kong Baptist University in 1994. HKBU has four main campuses with over 8400 students enrolled. HKBU has a long history of service to the community, and its Vision 2020 Strategic Themes and Actions include a call for “Proactive contribution to community through knowledge transfer” and “Identification of community needs and matching with HKBU strengths to increase contribution to the community.” HKBU’s website>>
Leadership Qualities Centre
The Leadership Qualities Centre (LQC) supports and facilitates “total development” of students through provision of quality leadership training programs and community service-learning opportunities. Through programs such as the Wofoo Service Leadership Program (WSLP), the Wofoo Civic Leadership Programme (WCLP), and the Wofoo Global Leadership Programme (WGLP), students have opportunities to service disadvantaged communities in Hong Kong, mainland China, and abroad. For example, students have designed games and fun activities for orphans and children with AIDS in Cambodia and learned about food crises in Bangladesh. Other students studying Psychology provided counseling services to survivors of the Sichuan earthquake in China. Learn more>>
Wofoo Innovative Service Experienced (WISE) Fund
The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial support for HKBU students to design and implement creative endeavors that aim to:
promote servicing attitude among students
enhance their sense of national, social responsibility and helping spirit through the service experience
sharpen their leadership skills in designing and implementing innovative projects
HKBU is working to enhance environmental sustainability on its campus. For example, Campus Green Ambassadors have been recruited from among staff and students to help develop a low carbon culture. Under the Hang Seng Green Programme, a number of seminars on green issues, eco-tours and activities, such as recycling drives, energy saving competitions and green cooking demonstrations, were held in the student residential halls. As part of the Campus Master Plan, the University has also added several green facilities. In the coming years, the University plans to build more green roofs, one of which will house an organic farm, as well as to plant trees along several roads.
Peer Support Scheme
The PSS is a one-year program by the University and local government authorities to train HKBU students to provide peer-supporting service to youth at risk in the Kowloon City District. The objective is to develop a good peer-supporting network and instill the positive concepts of society, interpersonal relationship, and ethics to the at-risk youth.