Students in a university club want to help others, but they can only choose one project a year, which one of the following is the best? 1. help those students in a nearby primary school with reading and mathematics; 2. help people who cannot afford to build or rent a home to build a house; 3. visit and assist elderly people with daily tasks.
One prominent role college education has to play is to cultivate social responsibility in students. Not until the students are involved in the real-world problems can they realize their duty as the members of the society. They will become aware that the knowledge gained from classes can benefit not only themselves, but the society as well. Being introduced to the reality that many people with economically challenged background cannot find a place to live, college students will be prompted to think how to create affordable housing, how to eradicate poverty, and how to make the society better. The housing project does not end in itself. It can go a long way to possibly become a policy addressing poverty.