Dr CHAN Siu-ming admits that his story is a reasonably lengthy one. Chan joined the social work career after finishing examine in social work at college to serve the group through which he himself grew up. After eight years within the area, the now Assistant Professor at CityU’s Division of Social and Behavioural Sciences has determined to embark on an educational profession and share his experience with a brand new technology of frontline social staff.
Chan’s skilled historical past consists of serving the underprivileged, such because the homeless and low-income households residing in subdivided flats or cubicles, the aged and financially deprived youngsters. All these he did by means of direct service, group work and group organisations. His analysis pursuits embody poverty, housing, and social work. His imaginative and prescient is to reinforce the well-being of susceptible teams.
His major inspiration for going into analysis and educating he says was the church. “Church actions left a big influence on me as a result of I gained self-confidence and bravado whereas serving to others in my church.” He was additionally closely influenced by his childhood background. “I come from a low-income household, and in my childhood my household acquired welfare, however then the church actually modified my private life. It was fairly easy. I simply needed to assist folks at that second.”
Through the three years he was an undergraduate, beginning in 2005, he was influenced by a placement on the Society for Group Organisation. His fundamental work there focused cage house residents—those that lived in tiny cage-like cubicles. “These days we name these subdivided models,” he says. “At the moment, I used to be fairly shocked by the completely different setting. I assumed, why is that this occurring in Hong Kong? It’s a monetary centre, a global metropolis. And but, many individuals reside in such poor circumstances. I made a decision to work as a social employee and did so for eight years.”
Embarking on a Journey of Educating and Analysis
One may argue that Chan’s tutorial profession began with these…