Community Service Partnership Scheme with Urban Renewal Authority – Upcycling for local community and people in need

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HKDI Design students joined Community Service Partnership Scheme (CSPS) of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) to develop design ideas and creative products that could improve the living environment of old districts’ underprivileged groups. The URA has launched a community service partnership scheme (CSPS) as a platform for collaboration with universities and NGOs to serve the underprivileged groups in the old districts through volunteer services, while at the same time promote service learning of the young people.   

Collaborated with URA volunteer, HKDI design student Ms. Lee Man-Hung employed upcycling design method to utilize wood wastes and wine boxes to create a ‘multiple usage treasure box’(多用百寶箱) for children living in Sham Shui Po subdivided flats. Considering the COVID-19 stay home policy for primary students and limited space of subdivided flats, designs of the ‘multi-usage treasure box’contains functions of stationery storage, LED lighting and mobile phone screen magnifier, in order to improve the learning experience and environment during pandemic period.    

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