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Experiential Learning Project Profile GH06-002 TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION FOR POVERTY! Inventing A Winter - Warmer Proto - Type For Underprivileged Kids PROJECT LOCATION Sheung Wan & HKU, Hong Kong COMMUNITY PARTNER Our Social Mission: To help invent a warm-keeping prototype that can make an actual difference for underprivileged kids to improve their quality of sleep during cold winter. This winter-warmer needs to be portable, cost-effective, child safe, reusable, easily connected/disconnected to energy source and able to retain heat for long time. Student Learning: Students will learn applying their technological knowledge to develop simple products for helping the needy and tackling social problems. Project Description: • Design the product. • Invent a technical solution. • Explore the possibility of using solar energy, as everyone has access to sunlight which is free. • Explore other low cost technical solutions. • Join the arts workshops to work with kids to make their own sleeves for the winterwarmers using recycled and upcycling materials through weaving, knitting or sewing. • Explore the mass production method. • Suggest the pricing and marketing of product for the future social enterprise of the organization. Lizzie Bee Foundation KEY AREAS Children, Poverty, Life Wellbeing, Community Arts, Winter Warmer, Heath Pack, Recycled Materials, Technological Solutions Interested faculty members are welcome to contact Dr. Dennis Cheung, Lecturer of GHELC Phone: 2219 4828 Email: denniskk@hku.hk Website: http://ghelc.hku.hk