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Poverty & Education

Teams

You can find all the previous Act!on For A Cause teams that decided to focus on issues related to poverty and education here! Read about their projects for change and find inspiration to start your own project to improve poverty and education.

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Beyond the Book

2019

Beyond the Book will be holding an event to collect unwanted books in different areas of Hong Kong. Decorated boxes with notes explaining their purpose will be recollected at the end of the month. Books collected will be redistributed to less well-resourced families. They will alleviate poverty by providing reading opportunities for underprivileged children. Their aim is to reduce book waste, ignite passion in our young leaders towards community contribution and to collect at least 500 second-hand books. In total, they held 9 sessions recruiting 14 volunteers collecting and redistributing more than 1000 books, twice their original target.

Team Members: Jun Lim, Yiannie Lin, Trisha Chan (King George V School)

 

青浪義工社區服務計劃(Volunteer Training)

2019

This project will be raising teenagers’ awareness of minority groups in the community and increasing their connections and participation in volunteer events. Activities include tutoring of children from low-income families, visiting the elderly and organising a community carnival. They will be raising young people’s awareness of vulnerable groups in the community, increase participation and connection in the community, enabling young people to join the long-term volunteer organization of Qinglang Club and altogether, providing services for people with different needs. A total of 50 volunteers including the volunteers recruited above, reached out to approximately 500 people and 150-200 benefitted from 4 sessions where games were held and pancakes distributed. The beneficiaries included mentally retarded and hearing impaired persons.

Team members: 王銓海, 陳明泳, 關樂鏞, 葉欣盈 (St. James’ Settlement)

青浪義工社區服務計劃(Volunteer Training)

2019

They will be recruiting and training volunteers. Through training, they hope to increase teenagers’ self-awareness, explore their strengths and expand their social circle.  Their aim is to enhance young people's self-awareness and discover their strengths, expand their social network. Through volunteer service, they will also raise volunteers' awareness of vulnerable groups in the community and strengthen them. By increasing participation and connection in the community, they will enable young people to join the long-term volunteer organization of Qinglang Club to provide services for people with different needs.

Team members: 戴樂晴, 麥俊彥, 霍瑋傑, 余翊冲 (St. James’ Settlement)

Through the Lens

Through the Lens will be organizing photo and portrait taking sessions for students. This will include photography sessions covering events for people in low income families, low resourced primary schools and elderly homes. They will provide a platform for students to learn photography, improve their individual wellbeing allow students to interact with peers and share creative ideas, different perspectives. They will also encourage students to utilise their skills and take portraits, event photos for people in low income families, low resourced primary schools and elderly homes. In total, 6 sessions (total: 6 hours) were delivered to 15 low-resource students.

2019

Team members: Faith Lin, Hope Lin (South Island School)

Fit and Fun

2019

Fit and Fun is an inclusive programme which allows kids and youth from different social, economic and cultural backgrounds to participate and interact with one another through physical activity. Their aim is to raise interest in fitness, encourage children to live a healthy lifestyle and provide underprivileged children an opportunity to participate in physical activity.

 

Team members: Vania Chow, Quincy Leung (Sha Tin College)

A Book For A Pen

2019

This project aims to teach English to children through a book, which contains Word Search games and a song. The profit gained from selling the books will be donated to 2 NGOs: Cambodia Care and Katja House. In total, 200 books were published and $2.8k funds raised (October 2019) for the two named charities.

Team members: Yu Kakinoki (Island School)

Learning Leaders

Learning Leaders will be helping underprivileged children (aged 7-12 years) develop their personal interest by exposing them to different areas and topics, such as music, sports, science or creative arts, current affairs and social awareness. A total of 5 sessions were held at HK Family Welfare Sham Shui Po Centre. They reached out to 20 and benefitted 16 directly.

Team members: Illeana Li, Alysha Lai, Lucas Choy (Chinese International School)

2019

「伴你同行」功課輔導計劃 (“With You” Homework Counselling)

TYH Student Inspirers

2019

Secondary school students will provide educational and emotional support for primary school students in the school. This will also help the secondary school students to nurture empathy and a sense of responsibility for their own future development. Their aim is to assist students of new immigrants, working poor families or dual working parents to improve their academic performance and learning attitude through establishing  peer relationships and helping them grow. They will encourage mutual assistance and altruism to enhance community harmony and improve the empathy and sense of responsibility of their school's student leaders by assisting others. They will also use the strengths of our school’s student leaders in the plan, improve their weaknesses, and improve from the self-help experience whilst helping everyone grow in self-confidence and satisfaction. In total, there were 10 beneficiaries in 10 hours of service.

Team members: 鄭沛欣, 李楚琼, 呂昊, 方文軒, 吳穎欣, 余俊鑫 (博愛醫院八十週年鄧英喜中學)

Born To Be Happy

2019

Born To Be Happy will be promoting good health and well-being by running a small fun fair. This will include booths providing information on free-health check-ups for individuals, game booths (about health), talks and short performances (about poverty), along with providing souvenirs/light refreshments on that day.

Team members: Soumik Ojha, Karanpreet Singh (Sir Ellis Kadoorie Secondary School)

ConSulenT

2019

ConSulenT will be creating a mobile app that addresses the problem of nomophobia-phone addiction. This includes a focused timer and tips for better time management. Through this they will help solve the problem of nomophobia and improve phone users' time management and develop a healthier lifestyle.

Team members: Zoelle Suo, Jenny Jiang (St Paul Convent School)

Treem

2019

This is an extension of the project Treem from AFAC 2018. Monthly hikes for arranged for newly arrived and low-resourced families as an opportunity for them to spend time outside their homes, bond whilst learning about Hong Kong's eco landscape. Through this, they aim to help underprivileged kids enjoy the nature around them whilst having a chance to learn more about the eco-environment that surrounds them, relief stress, encourage family bonding and establish new relationships. Unfortunately Due to poor weather, the planned hikes were substituted with activities at Salvation Army’s premises.

Team members: Kristy Chan, Dylan Robinson, Winston Luk, Ian Wong (German Swiss International School)

Get Witty - Youth Book Club

2019

They will be setting up an inter school book club to connect students, help with students’ progress in English and allowing them to enjoy the joys of reading. They will provide a “safe space” for youth to engage and explore literature, with peer guidance, empower and educate students from a diversity of backgrounds through literature.

Team members: Mana Mehta, Anaya Mehta (Canadian International School)

2019

Support a Sport is an ongoing student-led charity, which provides underprivileged students with the opportunity to play less-conventional sports, such as field-hockey and netball. The programs are also run in English to develop students’ English-speaking skills.​ Their aim is to provide underprivileged students with the opportunities to play less conventional sports, provide children with the chance to find their passion and to try out new experiences in a fun and meaningful manner. They also want to provide children with the chance to find their passion and to try out new experiences in a fun and meaningful manner. In total, they delivered 29 sessions (total: 42 hours) to 37 Ethnic Minority students.

Team members: Ryan Chen, Anthony Yuen, Liam O'Driscoll, Chloe Sik (German Swiss International School)

Support a Sport

Treem

2018

Monthly hikes engaging newly arrived kids and families in enjoying the nature around them whilst learning about Hong Kong's eco landscape.​ Their aim is to help underprivileged kids enjoy nature and learn more about the environment and encourage family bonding by taking both children and parents to the trip. In total, 36 students, 13 adults and 23 volunteers took part in two hikes. A third hike was planned after the project conclusion deadline. Salvation Army facilitated contact with the families.

Team members: Kristy Chan, Dylan Robinson, Winston Luk, Ian Wong (German Swiss International School)

 

Sharing for a Cause 2018

2018

A city-wide storybook donation drive to alleviate the problem of invisible poverty by collecting from those with much and donating to those without.

Team members: Eugenia Chow, Shania Dayaram & Kids4Kids Advocates Leadership Team

Sock To Go

2018

Sock to Go will be holding a sock drive collecting sock donations and health support for homeless individuals. Their aim is to reduce the number of foot disorders and diseases.

 

Team members: Chelsea Soemitro, Anju Chenaux-Repond, Rulan Zhang, Ysobel Hughes (German Swiss International School)

Say NO! to Digital Divide

2018

Fun, practical, and future-oriented IT workshops to help students and low-income families excel in their daily life. They will provide education of technology to low income families for free, helping students with basic computer knowledge: internet, office software, email and navigation tools in the process.

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Team members: Isaac Ng, Jason Yiu (West Island School)

Get Witty - Youth Book Club

2018

Creating and empowering a community of passionate bookworms among students aged 12-17. Their aim is to empower and educate students from a diversity of backgrounds through literature.​

Team members: Mana Mehta (Canadian International School of Hong Kong)

ERIDANUS

2018

ERIDANUS will be holding weekly workshops and field trips with South Asian youth in Kwai Tsing to support their Chinese learning and identity building in Hong Kong. They will be providing Chinese Homework tutorials to the Ethnic Minorities students and encourage them to pursue their dream like how Chinese is broadening our visions and encourage them to do the same in order to push their limits and confidence. The course is also designed to hlep them develop different life skills, e.g. leadership skills, problem-solving skills, cooperation and communication skills which can help them to integrate with society. Through this they will develop their multicultural-understanding skills. The long-term goal of this project is to build a diverse and multiracial peace community in Hong Kong.

In total, they directly approached 15 Ethnic Minorities students and provided tutorial classes. More than 60 students and 30 local teens benefited from 9 sessions ran by a group of volunteers. Most of the participants were more willing to talk to locals. A flag selling activity was also held to raise funds for materials.

Team members: Erica Hong Yiu Lee, Judy Wong (Chan Shu Kui Memorial School)

Bridging the Hong Kong Dream

2018

Bridging the Hong Kong Dream will be holding cantonese conversation and Chinese homework assistance by and for ethnic minority students. Their aim is to Assist Ethnic minority students improve their Cantonese skills and gain confidence and effectively compete in the Hong Kong Education system.

Team members: Shanaya Kumar (Discovery College)

Ave Maria Garden

2018

A project supporting non-profit Ave Maria Garden, through flower making classes for women from low income families. They aim to build stronger family relationships, and to offer opportunities for underprivileged children to learn new skills. The project will promote happiness, love and faith towards

underprivileged citizens. In total, 20 children from a local school participated in a workshop run by volunteers from two international schools.  100 people received the flowers and about 85 helped make the flower arrangement.

Team members: Jason Fong, Oscar Mahasriariyawong, Adam Lam (King George V School)

The Sound of My Heart

2018

A union of Hong Kong's young creators who come together to make art and events to raise funds, awareness, and empathy towards alleviating local poverty. It aims to lessen poverty in Hong Kong by hosting art workshops for underprivileged children in Sham Shui Po whilst  engaging with young volunteers to organize, promote and lead workshops. The project gives back to the local art community and creates a space for the less fortunate to be creative. 16 children were introduced to   multi-colored chalk on the sidewalk run as a workshop as part of SCAD’s Sidewalk Arts Festival. This festival was attended by kids from the relatively impoverished districts of HK.

Team member: Laila Albuquerque (Hong Kong University Graduates Association College)

Shutter Squad

2017

This project team will be empowering ethnic minority student voices by teaching film appreciation and filmmaking. They hope to help young people understand and criticise films and encourage them to come up with their own short films, as well as encourage creativity and critical thinking amongst students. In total, there were 5 beneficiaries over 4 sessions (1 month) have found the workshop to be a "vacation" from the mindless studying they have been doing for years at school. They said: “It was refreshing to see students understand the power of critical thinking and imagination!”

Team members: Chloe Alquitran, Milo Morrow, James Centeno (Marymount Secondary School)

 

The Art of Kindness

2017

The Art of Kindness is a union of Hong Kong's young creators who come together to make art and events to raise funds, awareness, and empathy towards alleviating local poverty. They aim to lessen poverty in Hong Kong by hosting art workshops for underprivileged children in Sham Shui Po, engaging young volunteers to help organize, promote and lead workshop whilst creating a space for the less fortunate to be creative. In total, 16 children were introduced to   multicolored chalk on the sidewalk run as a workshop as part of SCAD’s Sidewalk Arts Festival. This festival was attended by kids from the relatively impoverished districts of HK.

Team member: Laila Albuquerque (Hong Kong University Graduates Association College)

B.A.G. (Buy and Give)

2017

This project team will be selling student-designed bags to raise money for basic necessities. Their aim is to break the vicious cycle of poverty due to a hopefully long term connection or relationship built with a specific low-income community. Their aim is to stimulate development, give hope and reinforce the significance of each individual in society despite their class. 

Team member: Tiffany Wong, Jasmine Yim (Canadian International School)

The Art

Classroom Project

2017

The Art Classroom Project will be creating art classrooms and galleries and promoting art courses for low-funded schools. Their aim is to provide underprivileged students with an opportunity to explore art

Team member: Christopher Huang (Chinese International School)

Team: Kids4Kids Advocates Leadership Team (Li Po Chun United World College Hong Kong)

Sharing for a Cause 2017

2017

Citywide donation drive to alleviate the problem of invisible poverty by collecting from those with many and donating to those without. Their project aim was to alleviate the problem of invisible poverty by collecting and donating ‘educational resources’ including stationery, books, uniforms, and computer equipment. In total, there were 102 participating collection points; they collected 317 boxes- 24856 stationary and 2263 pieces of computer equipment.

Ekata

2017

(“एकता”/ “unity” in Nepali) was initiated to empower Hong Kong - Nepalese youth. The founder saw a need for HK-Nepalese youth to realize strengths in embodying two, rich cultural identities. Participants engaged in six interactive workshops to consolidate their understanding of their own multicultural identity and society. Their aim is to build participants’ self-confidence HK and Nepalese cultural practices, to briefly introduce multiculturalism through a HK-Nepalese lens  HK-Nepalese history inclusion, exclusion and to heighten participants’ social awareness regarding mental health in response to mass student suicides in HK and media bias in response to the negative portrayal of ethnic minorities in local media outlets. In total, 12 beneficiaries from 6 workshops reported on our documentary a stronger sense of one’s Hong Kong - Nepalese identity and a greater awareness of relevant social issues in Hong Kong. They also gained some insight into Hong Kong’s multicultural society.

Team member: Monima Pun (Marymount Secondary School)

Cricket City

2017

Cricket City will be introducing the cultural phenomenon of cricket to bridge local Hong Kongers and local minority kids. Their aim is to ring the locals and ethnic minorities together to raise voice for cricket from the government. 

 

Team member: Shahzada Abdullah Azad (Delia Memorial School Hip Wo)

United Cafe

2017

United Cage will be opening a “Pop-Up Cafe” run by students and refugees to raise money and awareness of the refugee situation in Hong Kong. Their aim is to help refugees eliminate some of the problems that they face everyday and raise awareness of the injustice towards Hong Kong refugees. In total they sold 120  raffle tickets and raised almost $6000 for the refugees, handed out 70 pamphlets. Secured 55 likes on their Facebook page with information on refugees.

 

Team members: Tanya kuwadekar, Natalie Kainz (King George V School)

Support a Sport

2017

This project team will be implementing intensive sports programs and providing athletic equipment in local, under-resourced schools. They aim to raise awareness for the sport in Hong Kong among local people, by ensuring they have a basic understanding of sports around the world and to provide underprivileged students with the opportunities to participate in sport activities. In total, they organized 40 Hockey and netball sessions that were attended by 200 beneficiaries (cumulative).

Team members: Leanne Chiang, Jack Ng, Melissa Chiu, Alyssa Lee (German Swiss International School)

CREATE

2017

This project team will be teaching computer science to students in low-resourced schools to spread digital literacy and develop students' problem solving skills. Their aim is to spread digital literacy and develop students STEM skills, encourages students to think critically and to problem solve, which are skills useful to solve and problem, and are critical skills for success as well as introduce them to Scratch. In total, there were 96 attendances over 18 sessions. By the end of the sessions, the students were starting to come up with logical solutions to problems, and being able to reason through a solution.

Team members: Oswin So (Chinese International School)

Drama Kings & Queens

2017

An intergenerational initiative improving literacy and theater skills of children from low-resource schools, and producing drama performances for the elderly in their neighborhood. Their aim is to allow different groups of people in the community to integrate through the medium of performing art and broaden beneficiaries’ horizons through interacting with others and gaining diverse perspectives. In total, they benefited 60 low-resource students and elderly;The children were totally immersed: from the choice of drama to learning their lines. The performance generated loads of laughter and good connections were achieved between children, elderly and volunteers.

Team members: Tobais Ng, Josephine Ma, Eunji You, Chris Yiu, Fifi Lo, Vincent Yiu, Stephanie Chu, Chioma Onuoha (Christian Alliance P.C. Lau International School)

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