The Lingnan Foundation funded the first Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Service Learning, which was started with the leadership of Dr. Carol Ma Hok Ka, who was in the first cohort of fellows for the Lingnan W.T. Chan Fellowship Program. The 6th conference was held May 30 to June 2, 2017, at Petra Christian University in Surabaya, Indonesia, with over 300 people in attendance.
Dr. Ma, now a Senior Fellow (Service Learning) and Senior Lecturer (Common Curriculum) at Singapore University of Social Sciences, was a featured speaker at the opening plenary session entitled “Reflection and Celebration of Service Learning”. She also presented at a break-out session on “The Application of Common Outcome Measurement of Service-Learning in Hong Kong and Taiwan Universities”, and at another session on “Where’s the Research on Service Learning in Asia?”.
She co-presented, with Dr. Ding-Jo Currie, President of the Lingnan Foundation, Muttika Chaturabul, Government & Civil Society Program Manager at UC Berkeley, and Rona Henry, Director of Grants, Programs and Operations at Lingnan Foundation at a panel session about the Lingnan W.T. Chan Fellowship Program entitled “A Cross-cultural Service-Learning Model of Transformation and Impact”.
Dr. Currie led a pre-conference workshop with Dr. Ma entitled “Designing a Transformative Service Learning Course” with over 100 in attendance.
Two other Lingnan W.T. Chan Fellowship Alumni from the class of 2015 were featured at the conference.
Wai Man “Mika” Ho presented “From Self-Care to Community Care: an In-Depth Service-Learning Experience.
Lai Ming “Amin” Chan presented on “The Impact of Peer Mentorship in Service-Learning Student Development Program.