Community Care Fund Assistance Programme – Provision of Subsidy to Needy Primary and Secondary Students for Purchasing Mobile Computer Devices to Facilitate the Practice of e-Learning
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Background and Objectives
The Education Bureau (EDB) has launched the Fourth Strategy on IT in Education in the 2015/16 school year and established WiFi campus for all public schools to facilitate e-learning through the use of mobile computer devices. A number of schools have adopted the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policy to further exploit the advantages of using mobile computer devices in learning. As the development of BYOD may create financial burden on students from low-income families, the Community Care Fund (CCF) has implemented this Assistance Programme, starting from the 2018/19 school year for three years, to subsidize needy primary and secondary students studying in public sector schools to purchase mobile computer devices.
The beneficiaries of the Assistance Programme must fulfill the following requirements:
- studying in government, aided (including special schools), caput, Direct Subsidy Scheme primary or secondary schools, and receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) from the Social Welfare Department or full grant/half grant of the School Textbook Assistance Scheme from the Student Financial Office of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency; and
- studying in schools and classes implementing e-learning and adopting BYOD.
Please download and fill-in the Parent/ Guardian Consent for application, return it to Sheung Heung Road Campus General Office.
For more information, please visit https://www.edb.gov.hk/en/edu-system/primary-secondary/applicable-to-primary-secondary/it-in-edu/ite-ccf/ccf_index.html