Caritas Community & Higher Education Service

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Caritas Community & Higher Education Service (明愛社區及高等教育服務) is a branch of the Education Division of Caritas - Hong Kong. It was founded in 1963 and originally called Caritas Adult and Higher Education Service (明愛成人及高等教育服務). In 2007, it was renamed Caritas Community & Higher Education Service (明愛社區及高等教育服務). In the early days, they offered domestic science and secretarial training courses. In 1966, the first adult education centre was set up by Shak, Wai Han, Therese.[1] Full-time programmes were started in 1969. In 2000, Caritas Community & Higher Education Service offered Project Yi Jin[2] programmes, which provided secondary Five school leavers and mature students aged 21 or above with an alternative education pathway. [3] (Note: In the 2012/13, the Education Bureau introduced the Diploma Yi Jin[2] Programme in place of the former Project Yi Jin[2] Programme to provide an alternative pathway for secondary Six school leavers as well as adult learners.)

Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE) (明愛專上學院)

In 1990, Caritas Francis Hsu College (CFHC) (明愛徐誠斌書院) was approved by the former Governor to offer sub-degree programmes. In 2001, CFHC registered as a post-secondary college. CFHC was awarded degree-granting status in 2011 and offered its first degree programme. CFHC was also renamed Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE) (明愛專上學院) in the same year. [3]

Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CBCC) (明愛白英奇專業學校)

In 2001, Caritas Bianchi College of Careers (CBCC) (明愛白英奇專業學校) started to offer accredited post-secondary programmes. In 2006, CBCC was being the first non-University Grants Committee-funded institution to be granted a piece of land in Tseung Kwan O for its permanent premises by the Government. [3]

Caritas Institute of Community Education (CICE) (明愛社區書院)

CICE offers a range of full-time Higher Diplomas as well as other diverse learning programmes. These programmes are grounded on the community needs and emphasize students' career prospects and knowledge-based skill applications, so as to prepare students well for further study and future career. [4]

專訪 明愛社區及高等教育服務 前總主任 陳周碧瑤女士

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  1. 悼念石慧嫻博士 . (n.d.). Retrieved July, 2017, from
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Yi Jin Introduction. (n.d.). Retrieved October, 2017, from
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Caritas Community and Higher Education Service. (n.d.). Retrieved July, 2017, from
  4. CICE. (n.d.). About CICE. Retrieved October 04, 2017, from


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