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Term Program 2021-22

The PowerThru Term Education Program is an initiative from EmpowerU to create education opportunities and a learning community. Leveraging our pedagogical expertise and connection to the University of Hong Kong, our team has partnered up with 10 excellent instructors to introduce five courses to students.

 

We have also created an online learning community through our social media page initiative called PowerThru where we interview young members of the ethnic minority community pursuing careers on novel paths. The goal of this series is to build students’ exposure to different career possibilities during a window in their education when they have more time to explore new things and present the important information in a fun and engaging way. 

Courses

Judge's Gavel on Books

JOURNEY TO JUSTICE
 

 
Course Description: 
In this course, students will walk through a storyline to not only understand the legal system in HK, but also to learn how to stand up in the HKU Moot Court room to present verbal arguments to protect their defendants’ rights.
Students will also get a practical taste of what it takes to
become a lawyer or be in the legal field.

 This course will also help students improve their writing
skills through note taking tasks and formulating their points to make certain statements.


Course Period: 
(Pick one course period that fits your schedule)
Choice 1:
Course period: July 18th - 31st 
Mandatory live session dates: July 18th, 24th, 31st
Choice 2:
Course period: August 15th - 28th
Mandatory live session dates: August 15th, 21st, 28th


Instructors:
Suhail Bindra (Equal Justice)
Lamia Sreya (Juris Doctor Student at CUHK)

Law

Journey to Justice 

Office Meeting

Behind the Hustle 2.0 

 

Course Description: 

In this course, students will learn how to come up with a business idea, and practice the skills required to come up with a marketing campaign to sell their idea.

By learning about budgeting, marketing, pitching, and professionalism, students will build on their creativity, research skills, and presentation skills, by getting a taste of what it takes to become an entrepreneur.

 

Course Period: 

(Pick one course period that fits your schedule)

Choice 1: 

Course period: July 4th - 17th 

Mandatory live session dates: July 4th, 10th, 17th

Choice 2: 

Course period: August 15th - 28th 

Mandatory live session dates: August 15th, 21st, 28th

 

Instructors:

Anushka Purohit (Co-founder of Breer)

Sakshi Vasudev (Ceo of BamPads!)

Business Plan

Behind the Hustle 2.0 

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Health & Wellbeing 2.0

Course Description: 

In this course, students will learn to build their own emotional and mental resilience to help themselves in stressful times and emotional intelligence to help others with mental health problems.

At the end of the course, students will be pitching in a school service idea that will encourage a more open and nurturing environment for students to have discussions about mental health, and receive and/or ask for suitable support.

Course Period:

(Pick one course period that fits your schedule)

Choice 1:

Course period: July 18th - 31st

Mandatory live session dates: July 18th, 24th, 31st

Choice 2:

Course period: August 15th - 28th

Mandatory live session dates: August 15th, 21st, 28th

Instructors:

Ravreet Kaur (Master of Arts in Positive Psychology in Education)

Nazreen Banu (HKU Graduate majoring in Psychology and Counselling)

Yusuf Mohideen (HKU Undergraduate double majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience

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Health & Wellbeing 2.0

Crime Scene Investigation

STEM Class

 

Course Description: 

This course will be divided into two parts - forensic science and biodiversity.

1. Forensic science: students will learn how to use DNA Kits (provided by EmpowerU) to conduct experiments and get a closer understanding of forensic science.

2. Biodiversity: Students will learn about biodiversity and the importance of conservation. They will also be introduced to the local biodiversity of Hong Kong, its habitats and species that they can expect to see in them.

 

Course Period:

(Pick one course period that fits your schedule)

Choice 1:

Course period: 

Mandatory live session dates: 

Choice 2:
Course period: 

Mandatory live session dates: 

Instructors:

Students in a Science Class

STEM Class

Reading Glasses on Book

STORYTELLING THROUGH ANIME

Course Description: 

This course guides students through the fundamentals of character-focused storytelling; through a medium they are familiar and interested in, Anime. Students will be breaking down the episodes of a popular anime series in terms of story arc and character development, where students will be encouraged to analyse some of the major turning points and decisions characters make in the series.

This will  not only build students’ creativity, but also form a habit of consuming content with a critical eye and relate the learnings back to their own personal development.

Course Period

(Pick one course period that fits your schedule)

Choice 1:

Course period: 

Mandatory live session dates: 

Choice 2:
Course period: 

Mandatory live session dates: 

Instructors:

Earl Ng (Co-founder of The Glowing Fool)

Cartoons in the Air

Storytelling Through Anime 

Course Details 

Course Structure 

  • Each course is 2 weeks long with 3 mandatory live sessions at HKU​

  • Each course* is offered twice:

    • Once in July

    • Once in August 

  • Students can pick the courses period that fits their schedule 

  • See below for detailed schedule

    * except coding 101, which is only available in August

 

Course
outline

  • During each week, students will engage in online learning of pre-recorded lessons at their own pace, with a live class with the instructors at the end of each week

  • Students will be put into “peer learning teams” and will work together on a final project that will be due at the end of the two week course

  • During the week, students will communicate with each other, the EmpowerU team, and instructors via an online course management server

Target Students

  • ~Form 3 - Form 5

  •  ~14 - 16 yrs olds

  • 10-15 students per class​

  • Total: 80 - 135 seats in July and August combined

Award

  • A certificate issued by HKU and EmpowerU will be awarded upon the completion of the course ​

Tuition

Free-of-charge 

This year's tuition fee is fully sponsored by 

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Want to join us for the summer?