HCA Hospice Care
The Young Caregivers programme aimed to nurture the youth of today to be future caregivers through helping them to develop a sense of empathy for the elderly and showing them ways of caring.
Run by HCA Hospice Care, the programme targeted students from upper primary schools, secondary schools, post-secondary institutions and other tertiary institutions. Students participated in an educational workshop as part of their school curriculum and interacted with the elderly and elderly sick through visits to hospices or other centres for the elderly. The format of the classroom-based programme was customised for students of different age group. Emphasis was placed on engaging the students in continued involvement in caring for the elderly and elderly sick so that a more systematic and permanent social change is achieved.