端午長者探訪反思

4A(14) Abbie Lam

經過這次探訪活動,我學會了兩件重要的事:體諒和關懷。

當人的年紀越來越大,身體的健康問題就越是嚴重。到了「老人」的年紀,更是需要別人的體諒。我在活動中得知婆婆有許多不方便的地方,所以我們對老人更要體諒。

除此之外,我明白到對老人的關懷也是必要的。他們的生活並不像我們那般精彩,而是沈悶的,所以只要我們更曉得關懷他們,就能令他們更開心。

總而言之,這活動意義深長。

 

4P(22) Betty

今天我們去了探訪長者。我們探訪的是一對夫妻,他們都很友善,對我們很好,一見面就感謝我們去探訪他們。與我想像的不同,長者的生活並非很無聊很孤獨,他們也會參加社區活動,打牌、聊天、交朋友。

伯伯還跟我們分享他的人生經驗,並指家庭裡最重要的是溝通。從他的語氣中,我能聽出他很希望家中能有人陪他聊天。但同時伯伯也很為自己的兒孫自豪,他說他一直教他們道理,現在他的孫子已經成為一名醫生,他的兒子為他購買這間房子。

在伯伯分享期間,他的妻子雖然嫌棄他話多,但是也跟我們說了他們平日生活中的苦處。婆婆說她較多病痛,要吃很多藥,感慨還是年輕時好。伯伯和婆婆還抱怨很多津貼都申請不了。我聽了後心情有點壓抑。

透過與他們的對話,我了解了很多長者的煩惱,但也明白到他們最希望的其實只是兒女的陪伴,能夠關心他們。我也反思了我們為人子女,也要多多關心自己的父母。

 

4F(18) Susan

This time, as a senior, I go more confidence to ask the elderly questions. I got to understand more about them and their condition. In some ways, I felt quite sorry for them and I wish I could do more to help them. It was interesting to know about their history and information about them. They were really grateful for our visit and I was glad to hear that. This experience has helped me understand them more now. I wish I was better at Chinese, so I can ask them more questions as I was curious. They seem to have a simple life here in Hong Kong. I want to be able to help them more so I can see more elderlies being happy!

 

4F(28) Thapa Shalina

Throughout this activity, I have experienced that I am really close or attached to elderly people especially. I love to listen to them, they feel comfortable talking to us, which is really nice.

And I have learnt that, respecting and elderly presence are precious and important, they will taught me life values, which were useful as they have already gone through. I have learnt to respect and he really patient. I have gained memories. I feel proud to be volunteering and leading and guiding the junior forms. Overall, I learnt to cooperate as well with my group mates.

 

 

4T(23) Jeenat

We had to lead the lower form students to find and talk to the elderly. However, we could not find the place ourselves, it took us 30 minutes to find the place and at the end we only had 15 minutes to talk to the elderly. She was cooking food when we entered. She seemed extremely delighted to have us. Her home was beautifully decorated with photos of her family. We asked if she lives with them and she sadly said no. However, she seemed to be pretty happy and content with what she had. Therefore I have learnt to adjust to my surroundings and be content with whatever I have. Moreover, I have learnt to care for and guide younger people.

 

 

1E(3) Jan Chan

這天,我和同學們在FA時段到了櫻桃街大廈訪問了一位伯伯和婆婆。這次是我第二次上門探訪長者,但仍然有點緊張。我被安排訪問一位伯伯。起初,我以為長者都是難以溝通的,怎料伯伯和婆婆都非常開朗,訪問亦很順利。我們組的組員問了很多問題,例如:生活狀況、經濟狀況等。伯伯也分享了很多人生經驗,令我獲益良多。這次義工活動使我和長者有了交流,使我發現長者也不全是守舊派。我也學會了要嘗試了解長者,不要以貌取人。只要我們耐心和長者交談,便會發現他們的人生經驗是難能可貴的。「家有一老,如有一寶」也是如此道理。

 

1E(11) Hilary

我認為這次的長者探訪很有意義。這次探訪使我學習到說話技巧,另外,我還了解了長者的生活和習慣。雖然這次時間緊迫,但是我也學到很多,既幫助了別人,自己也感到快樂。我探訪的婆婆十分樂觀,雖然她的身體不太健康,住的地方不大,一個人孤獨地生活,但是她一直抱著積極的生活態度。她是我們的榜樣,我很欣賞她的態度。

 

1B(8) Eva

At first, although I had experiences in the past, I was scared because I didn’t really know how to deal with elderly. I was so nervous that my legs were shaking when my group was at the door. But when I entered the house, I saw a friendly-looking lady with a huge smile on her face. My heart was still pounding but not as much. We talked for a while and I started to get used to talk to her. I’ve learnt a lot about the life of an elderly, the fact that the lady’s husband passed away and she doesn’t have any children just breaks my heart. I have learnt that we really need to treasure what we have now because we don’t know what the future holds. We left with a huge smile on our faces and hopefully the lady will enjoy the dumpling we gave her!

 

 

1B(27) Winki Tsang

After the visit to the elderly’s home, I learned a lot of things! The elderly that I visited, she is Mrs. Wong, she is really nice as she asked us if we need some tea when we just go inside her home. One of the things that I have learnt is to be thankful. Firstly, Mrs. Wong is really thankful for us to come and chat with her, so I think I should be thankful that I have a family to support me whenever I am in need. Secondly, I should be thankful for what I have, like friends, they are always by my side when I am lonely or sad. Besides that, I also learnt that electronic devices are not a must that we use it for entertainment, it is just an accessory. We can play board games, chess or just chatting with friends face-to-face! It is just easy as that. Also, I have learnt that having a healthy body is really important to everyone!

 

1J(10) Nina Guan

今天我們去探訪了兩位老人。黃公公和吳婆婆。他們住的地方很小,但他們看起來總是笑瞇瞇的,也許是因為他們很樂觀吧。

我們和他們交談後才知道,他們每天都只是在看電視、散步、休息中度過。公公婆婆們有時候會去外面做運動,度過這漫長的時光。

我覺得他們很可憐,沒有人陪他們說話、過日子,只是孤獨地兩個人住在一起,共度時光。

我們應該珍惜現在的美好時光,不要等錯過了才後悔。珍惜現在所擁有的一切,我們每一個人都應該做到。

 

1M(34) Nicole Yeung

在這次探訪長者的活動中,我們探訪的是一位住海富苑的長者——陳伯伯。他和他的兒子一起住,但他的兒子不是外出上班,就是留在家中對著電腦,甚少理會他的父親陳伯伯。

經過這次活動,我認為作為子女,應多關懷父母及其他長者。不過,我覺得如果要以此類型的義工活動關懷長者,使用長期探訪及跟進的做法會更好。

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Sustainability Thinking Seminar Student Reflection

I learnt a lot more things about sustainable development. The professor’s objective was to convince us by the end of the seminar that sustainable development is important, which he did. He told us a lot of interesting things about life in the past and life now and how people were much more sustainable back then. For example, he told us that since people in the past didn’t have the electrical appliances we have today, they made use of sunlight to light up and warm up their houses accordingly. This was one of the many things we learnt and it was a meaningful talk.

(From 4R 16 Ishika)

 

 

During this seminar, I learnt a lot about sustainable development and how it affects us in our daily life. The speaker was a very well-informed person from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was invited as a guest speaker to talk in Lingnan University that day. In this talk, we learnt to build the skills needed to solve problems in the 21st century. These problems were specifically pointing towards environmental issues. The speaker gave us many scenarios to think about throughout the talk. There was one thought provoking case the speaker presented. It was about a warehouse. He asked us whether we would pick an old warehouse and get a whole new fire sprinkler system, or buy a new warehouse altogether. Using this example, he proved to us that if the planet burns down, there is no going back. He also gave us some things to note. For example, he told us that the human is the core and waste is failure. One big thing he mentioned was that everything is part of a system. All in all, it was a very informative seminar that I really enjoyed and I really learnt a lot.

(From 4R 10 Waqqas)

 

 

近年世界不斷提倡可持續性發展,不少先進國家都以此來成為未來發展藍圖。現今香港社會各區行人如鯽,香港作為一個人煙稠密的城市,地小人多。不論房屋丶環境丶民生議題都在社會討論得水深火熱,而且要配合可持續發展如何能使「現在」、「未來」互惠互利,值得深究。

這次我到嶺南大學參與此講座,感覺非常特別,因為我們是與大學生一同聆聽大學教授講課。大學教授以一些開放問題、例子,使我們思考可持續發展的想法,讓我們了解這種想法不只限於討論社會議題,在日常生活方面也能應用。在場的同學們更放下書本一起討論、互相聆聽學習,師生無分你我,對於還是中學生的我實屬大開眼界。

在講座完結前,我還「膽粗粗」的向教授請教在「金錢」和「可持續發展」兩者之間如何選擇。我想,畢竟在不少國家(尤其發展中國家),以「錢」途看未來,比「可發展」的未來重要。教授不但没對我的問題感到煩厭,反而和藹可親,打開電腦搜尋一張分隔中美洲島國「海地」和鄰國「多明尼加」的相片。只見多明尼加一片翠綠,海地則山脊貧乏;只有一線之隔,環境卻差天共地。他告訴我海地從前跟對面的「天堂」無異,但該國後來因為「金錢」而放棄「可持續的未來」,結果換來的只是一個不論現在或是未來都只剩貧窮的國家。不知該國有沒有後悔當年一意孤行的決定?

所謂「一子錯,滿盤皆落索」,我在這次講座中學到了:選擇面前的路既要想一下未來,也要衡量得失。

(from 4R05 Thomas Chan)