The YouMatter Organisation
Every child deserves an equal footing in life.
We are dedicated to championing the rights of students with special needs. We provide equal educational and career opportunities for students with special needs, bridging the divide between mainstream & Special Educational Needs (SEN) students and dispelling common misconceptions of special needs education.
Hong Kong has over
with special needs, ranging from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism to physical disabilities.
60% of adults with disabilities in their
prime working years
(ages 25-54) do not have a job.
63.8% of some 140 parents said their children with ADHD had difficulty studying at home during the COVID-19 crisis, and 58.7% of them said their children had their
training services cut.
The YouMatter Week 2019 took place at South Island School, raising almost $10,000 to fund a small, specialized SEN school in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
This year, we're back with the YouMatter Week 2020. Taking place in October, representatives at 4 different Hong Kong schools - King George V School, Sha Tin College, Diocesan Boys School, and South Island School, will be running the YouMatter week at their respective campuses. We will provide mainstream students with informational sessions on special needs, panel discussions with experts and professionals with special needs, art exhibitions, along with digital literacy workshops for SEN students.
At YouMatter, our upcoming initiatives include facilitating tech/career-ready workshops, creating a parent network and developing a mentorship platform to support students' career development.
Donate to our Charitable Choice page here to help us further fund the YouMatter Week 2020 and our various upcoming initiatives in support of students with special needs. After a transaction fee is taken (<5%), 20% of the total donation amount will be used to fund future Act!on For A Cause groups whilst the rest will be distributed by Kids4kids back to us!
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