Whole and Inclusive School Empowerment ("WISE Project")
WISE aims to devise a model on whole-school approach to enhance the capacity of mainstream preschools in addressing student diversity. Funding is provided for NGOs and preschools to engage Educational Psychologists (“EPs”) and senior teachers to provide assessment and tailor-made intervention for children, especially those at risk of or at borderline of special learning needs and developmental issues. Training and support will also be provided for teachers, parents and school to acquire skills and develop policies to better cater for and manage learning diversity.
The project started in December 2016 and is led by Professor Cynthia Leung, Professor of the Department of Applied Social Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“Poly U”). Eight preschools under the operation of five NGOs are participating in the project. The NGO partners namely are Caritas Hong Kong, Heep Hong Society, Hong Kong Christian Service, Po Leung Kuk, and Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. It is estimated that 800 children, 96 parents, and 60 teachers will benefit.
Government officials visit 3/5/2017
Government officials visit 7/11/2018