Web Site: http://www.homey2015.hk/
Homey is a non-profit making business offering experience game about the lives of low-income families. Serving as a platform between low-income families and the public, Homey provides not only the opportunity for participants to experience, learn and reflect on difficult living conditions, but also the chance of working as volunteers to reach out to the needy.
We will recruit groups of people to share their first-hand experience and oversee the game. It is also proposed to be a supplementary course for Liberal Studies at secondary schools.
The experience game has two versions. Games can be designed as either a one-day or two-day-one-night camp. It would be split into three stages: ‘Enlightenment’, ‘Task Force Challenge’ and ‘Mission and Vision’ (Optional).
Participants have lectures and sharing sessions about the problems of poverty in Hong Kong.
2. Task Force Challenge
Participants tackle challenges like cooking a meal within a limited budget, doing cleaning jobs, as well as living in cage-homes.
3. Mission and Vision
Participants volunteer by visiting low-income families, have reflection sessions and pen-pal projects in order to sustain the impact of the camp.
Homey aims to highlight the problem of wealth inequality and raise public awareness about social issues, especially regarding poverty. As for teenagers, they can also learn more about the subject matter in Liberal Studies in an out-of-classroom environment.
WUN Suet Ling (HKUST)
CHAN Yuen Mei, Heidi (HKUST)
TSE Hoi Ho (HKUST)
LEUNG On Tik (HKUST)
Prof. SIU Kam Wing (HKUST)