The Association and Verint helped students chase dream with KOL Project
DreamStarter and students from St. Paul's College initiated the “KOL Project”, and invited Verint Systems (Asia Pacific) Limited and the Association to work together for implementation. The students designed the programme to bridge the communication between generations by promoting life hacks of the solitary elderly to the young people.
The Association was invited to share first-hand experience in serving the society with the participants. A volunteer workshop sponsored by Verint was organised to introduce the features of North District, and basic skills of being a care-taker. The students, in the company of Verint’s volunteers, visited solitary elders living in North District and learnt about different life hacks. For example, the elderly suggested different uses of cinnamon leaves, demonstrated how to turn broken umbrella into bags, garlic bags into dishwashing gadgets, and toilet paper tubes into toys.
With the help of the volunteers, students invited four elders to act as KOLs and make videos about their wisdoms originated in daily lives. The elders were later invited to St. Paul’s College to share their experience with the students. The programme not only passed the life hacks down to the next generation, but also provided opportunities for the young and old to better understand each other. The elders were happy to attend the sharing session and encouraged the students to be creative upon things around them.
The Association would like to express our thankfulness to Verint Systems (Asia Pacific) Limited for the financial and technical support, as well as the devotion in bringing innovative changes to the community by encouraging the youth’s dreams and aspirations.