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Change-Makers Programme (CMP)

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What is Change-Makers Programme (CMP)?

With the motto “Global Vision, Local Action”, Change-Makers Programme (CMP) aims to nurture participants into becoming responsible global citizens who care about the world around them. The programme consists of (a) training sessions, (b) an overseas field trip and (c) post-trip advocacy activities. Students have the opportunity to carry out creative action plans with the objective of making some changes to address a particular issue. Student participants will develop to be agents of social change for a better world for humanity through a series of research and experiential learning activities.

Selected Global Issue for Study in 2019-20

Each year, the Change-Makers Programme will select a different global issue for study.
In 2019/20, the selected issue is "Animal Welfare".
Animal welfare is a complex and multifaceted issue which involves scientific, ethical, economic, cultural, social, religious and political dimensions.
This year, Change-Makers Programme will try to explore this issue with student participants by different experiential learning activities in 3 stages, including:

(1) Preparation:

  • Workshops to understand topics related to animal welfare, including adoption, econimic animals, etc.
  • Service to local NGOs

(2) Experience:

  • Overseas Service tour
  • Team A: Johor Bahru, Malaysia (8 days)

    Serving dogs, cats, horses and primates
  • Team B: Sydney, Australia (14 days)

    Serving Australian wildlife (eg. Koalas, kangaroos)

(3) Action:

  • Design and organize advocacy activities (Eg. fund-raising event, produce design, promotion booth, sharing session, etc.)



Programme Fee

Team A: Johor Bahru, Malaysia (8 days)
Original price: HK$7,300
Price after deduction of SA subsidy: HK$3,700 (please refer to “Subsidy (Team A)”)

*Include airfare, meal, local transportation, accommodation and insurance
*NOT include application fee of visa and vaccine injection (if necessary)

Subsidy (Team A)
Students, who have satisfactory performance# and do not concurrently receive the HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award (ROA), can receive subsidy of HK$3,600 upon completion of programme.

#80% of attendance and submit a programme report. Students should apply for absence in advance (at least 3 days prior) with valid reasons. "Welcome Session  & Team Building", "Service to local NGO", "Preparation for Overseas Service Tour", "Overseas Service Tour" and "Self-initiative Advocacy Project" are compulsory items.

^Non-UGC-fund students and exchange students in HKBU cannot enjoy the SA subsidy.
^Subsidy will be reimbursed to successful applicants upon completion of programme.

Team B: Sydney, Australia (14 days)
Original price: HK$22,500
Price after deduction of award: HK$12,500 (please refer to “Award (Team B)”)

*Include airfare, meal during weekday, local transportation during weekday, dorm style accommodation and insurance
*NOT include application fee of visa, meal during weekend, local transportation during weekend and vaccine injection (if necessary)

Award (Team B)
Both local and non-local students in full-time publicly-funded undergraduate programmes with cGPA 3.00 or above can apply the HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award (ROA) of HK$10,000 if they fulfill our programme requirements (Please refer to the note#). Recipients of ROA are only eligible to receive the award once throughout their studies. For students who do not get the ROA, up to HK$10,000 SA subsidy will be granted to them.

^Non-UGC-fund students and exchange students in HKBU are not eligible to apply ROA or enjoy the SA subsidy.
^Award/Subsidy will be reimbursed to successful applicants upon completion of programme.

Programme Schedule (tentative)




Recruitment & Application Period

2  Sep - 22 Sep 2019


Application Deadline

22 Sep 2019 (Sun)


Interview Sessions

24, 25, 26 Sep 2019


1. Preparation

Welcome Session  & Team Building**

16 Oct 2019 (Wed)

1900 - 2200

Workshop about econimc animals

24 Oct 2019 (Thu)

1900 - 2200

Workshop about animals and city development

31 Oct 2019 (Thu)

1900 - 2200

Service to local NGO**

Weekend in Nov


Meeting about advocacy activity

29 Nov 2019 (Fri)


Preparation for Overseas Service Tour**

23 Dec 2019 (Mon) /
27 Dec 2019 (Fri)


2. Experience (Overseas Service Tour)


Team A: Johor Bahru, Malaysia**

3 - 10 Jan 2020 (TBC)


Team B: Sydney, Australia**

28 Dec 2019 - 11 Jan 2020 (TBC)


3. Action


16 Jan 2020 (Thu)

1900 - 2200

Preparation for Advocacy

Early Feb – Mar 2020


Self-initiative Advocacy Project**

April 2020


Reporting and Evaluation

May 2020



Full-time undergraduate HKBU students.

Application Procedure

  1. Please read carefully the Programme Details on our website.
  2. Complete the online application.
    (application deadline: 22 Sep 2019)
  3. Attend the interview on 24, 25 or 26 Sep 2019 upon invitation, which will be sent via email by 23 Sep 2019 at the latest.

Programme Highlights (2018/19)

Change-Makers Programme 2018/19

Leadership Qualities Centre, Office of Student Affairs

Telephone: 3411 2279
Fax: 3411 5983
Office of Student Affairs
Room 401, The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus, 
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday :  9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays