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Hang Seng “Unlimited Love Visit Day”
Hang Seng “Unlimited Love Visit Day”
Date: 7/2018
Hang Seng Bank, one of our Y-Care Corporate Partners, recently sent some corporate volunteers to our Shek Kip Mei Centre to work with ethnic minority children, new immigrants and low-income family members from the community. In addition to helping the children learn about gift wrapping, the volunteers also visited and spent time with elderly people living alone or in small households. The event not only helped the participating children better understand the wider community, it also enhance their sense of belonging.
Organic Green Experience Day
Organic Green Experience Day
Date: 6/2018
Hang Seng Bank, one of our Y-Care Corporate Partners, sent a corporate volunteer team to take part in an ecological farming trip. Thirty-five children from ethnic minority families, low-income families, and newly-arrived families took part and enjoyed organic meals and relaxed in a beautiful natural environment. Both volunteers and children came to understand the importance of living a green lifestyle and made a commitment to protect the environment during their visit.
Give Love and Care to Children with SEN
Give Love and Care to Children with SEN
Date: 5/2018
QBE Foundation, one of our Y-Care CSR partners, supported our “Care for Children in the Community” programme. A group of 60 people – SEN students, parents and volunteers – were invited to create a large wall painting at our YMCA’s Wu Kwai Sha Youth Village. Participants first drew a sketch on a 5m by 6m wall, then filled up the entire drawing with different colours by painting with their fingers. The resulting painting is not just an artistic representation of parent-child relationships; in the future it will be used as a teaching tool to educate the public about SEN students, and to promote acceptance, and create more opportunities and a friendly environment for these children who deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
Walking Football Kick-off Ceremony
Walking Football Kick-off Ceremony
Date: 4/2018
Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong recently joined hands with AXA Hong Kong to launch the Walking Football 2018-2020 project, a two-year programme which will see the creation of Hong Kong’s first Walking Football League, aimed at people aged 50 or above. The kick-off ceremony was held at Plaza Hollywood in early April with a number of special guests in attendance, including Mr Dwight Yorke, a former striker for Manchester United; famous local singer Mr Hubert Wu; Hong Kong Movie Star Sports Association Football Team player Dr Law Ka Ying, MH; former Hong Kong footballer Mr Poon Man Tik; and Mr Chung Chi Kwong, a well-known football commentator. These special guests demonstrated their walking football skills, led practice exercises and shared their thoughts on this emerging sport with the 200 audience members in a lively, fun and engaging ceremony. We hope that this successful launch will allow us to promote the new sport of walking football and its many benefits to everyone in Hong Kong.
Play and Learning through Games
Play and Learning through Games programme
Date:3/2018
As long as parents show their children love and patience, the possibilities within children become countless. To encourage parents to motivate their children, Giormani, our Y-Care CSR partner has been supporting “Play and Learning Through Games” programme. The Company previously sent its volunteer team to participate in a series of activities, included adventure day camp, rock-climbing training and ballooning twisting workshop, to help explore the talents and interests of children; these activities can also foster children's morality and discipline, as well as the physical and mental development.
Youth Volunteer Training
Youth Volunteer Training
Date:3/2018
Y-Care Corporate Partner Hong Kong Hachiban Limited has been supporting the ‘Sunny Teen Volunteer Leadership Training Scheme’ in youth volunteer training since July 2017. Young volunteers of the programme have participated in training camps and workshops to master the skills of practical services. After 5 months of training, the young graduated volunteers and the Hachiban volunteer team served at Home of Love - Yung Shing Sheltered Workshop, Chinese YMCA Kindergarten and elderly centres respectively, offering their strengths to those in need.
It is expected that more young people will join the volunteer scheme in the future to benefit more disadvantaged people.
Y-Care CSR Scheme Awards Ceremony
Y-Care CSR Scheme Awards Ceremony
Date:2/2018
In 2015, Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong launched the Y-Care CSR scheme, a social project designed to promote corporate social responsibility and augment resources for disadvantaged groups in society. This year marks the fourth year of this successful project. To help raise awareness and broaden participation in the scheme, last year we held our first annual Y-Care CSR Scheme Awards Ceremony; building on that success, we recently held the second such ceremony.
Themed “Innovative Social Services”, guest speakers at the ceremony were invited to share their strategies for applying technology to social welfare services to improve the living standards of service users. After four years of collaborative effort, the achievements of our CSR partners have begun to scale up and take off; this year, 21 Y-Care CSR partners were honoured with Gold, Silver and Bronze Partner awards, as well as the New Partner of the Year award and the Mobilisation award.