Opportunity Details

Education
People with Disabilities, Children and Youth

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Skills: Cantonese

Training session: Virtual storytelling for hearing-impaired children (Bilingual)

This program is made possible with support from the HKEX Foundation

Description:  The closure of schools and shift to online learning during the COVID-19 crisis has left some students marginalized. Children with hearing impairments face challenges in hearing and understanding during online sessions with large class groups which can impact their self-esteem and confidence to speak.
 
Additional support is needed from the volunteer community to help empower these children with confidence in English, as they begin to return to school in the next month.
 
HandsOn Hong Kong is partnering with Bring Me A Book Hong Kong (BMABHK) and the Hong Kong Society for the Deaf, to launch an English language virtual storytelling program for children with hearing impairments. These weekly sessions will connect caring volunteers with a small group of children (aged 5 to 9) to  instill a love of reading and boost their confidence in speaking English.​

Volunteer roles: 
Volunteers will form a pair and be assigned 3 - 4 children that they will support every Saturday for at least a three-week period, starting from June 6th at either 9:30am or 3:30pm (during a one hour Zoom session). 
  
Online storytelling training: This training session be conducted through Zoom. The Hong Kong Society for the Deaf will be sharing tips for communicating with the children. Read-aloud training and story telling skills will be provided by BMABHK trainer Angie Lin.

Attending this information session is a prerequisite for joining this service program and will equip you to join future virtual storytelling opportunities with HandsOn.


This opportunity is for bilingual speakers (English and Cantonese).

All volunteers who attend this activity must be registered with HandsOn Hong Kong. If you have any questions regarding this service, please directly email to hohk@handsonhongkong.org


活動簡介:在COVID-19疫情期間,學校關閉並轉向在線學習,使一些學生被邊緣化。 聽力受損的兒童在與大班學生一起進行在線會議時,會在聽覺和理解方面面臨挑戰,這可能會影響他們的自尊心和說話信心。

社區需要義工額外的支持,以幫助這些孩子在下個月開始重返校園時增強他們的口語和閱讀英語能力,並增強他們的信心。

牽手‧香港與書伴我行(香港)基金會和香港聾人福利促進會合作,為聽障兒童開啟了虛擬英語講故事服務。 每週講故事的計劃將有愛心的義工與一小群5-9歲的孩子聯繫起來,以支持他們的英語學習並灌輸對閱讀的熱愛。

義工角色:
義工將兩人組成一對,並獲分配3-4個孩子,需在每個星期六連續參與最少3個星期,每次課程將6月6日上午9點半或下午3點半開始,服務持續一小時及透過Zoom進行。

線上講故事訓練會:這將通過Zoom進行。香港聾人福利促進會將分享與兒童溝通的技巧。 講故事的培訓將由書伴我行(香港)基金會的導師林鶯(Angie Lin)進行。 

參加此訓練會是加入此服務計劃的先決條件,並讓你有資格參與將來牽手‧香港舉辦的虛擬講故事服務機會。

此報名僅適用於會說雙語的義工(英語和廣東話)。


所有參加者須為牽手‧香港會員。如有任何查詢,請直接電郵至 hohk@handsonhongkong.org
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