1 SEP 2019 – 31 AUG 2020
Student Activities Support Grant
Life-wide learning extends learning beyond the classroom to other contexts, and attaches great importance to learning in authentic contexts as it enables students to achieve learning objectives which are difficult to achieve through classroom learning alone. The knowledge, skills, positive values and attitudes that students acquire in experiential learning is important in developing their lifelong learning capabilities and fostering their whole-person development.
To support students with financial needs to participate in life-wide learning activities organised or recognised by schools, the Education Bureau (EDB) set up in early 2019 the Student Activities Support Fund, the investment return of which will be used to provide the SAS Grant for application from public sector schools (including special schools) and DSS schools starting from the 2019/20 school year.
Alongside the SAS Grant, the EDB will also provide public sector schools and DSS schools with the Life-wide Learning Grant starting from the 2019/20 school year to support schools in taking forward, on the present foundation, life-wide learning with enhanced efforts. Schools may, in light of their school contexts, flexibly deploy the Life-wide Learning Grant to organise more out-of-classroom experiential learning activities in different Key Learning Areas.
Education Bureau Circular No. 17/2019