Kely Support Group

28 Dec

kely bannerThe KELY Support Group (KELY) is a non-government funded bilingual organisation which provides empathetic, non-judgmental, confidential and inclusive support to youth between the ages of 14 to 24 in Hong Kong. Their programmes and services focus on drug and alcohol prevention and intervention and are specially designed to tackle the root causes of abuse, including boredom, peer pressure, lack of self-awareness, low self-esteem, poverty, unemployment, and discrimination.
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These include the provision of:
– harm reduction education to schools;
– multimedia / art programmes for students;
– circus arts and peer support training;
– youth forums and discussion groups; and
– individual and group counselling.

kely 3KELY has always focused on applying the concept of peer support to everything they do. When young people are given the opportunity to interact with their peers within a positive environment, they are more likely to feel supported and listened to.

kelyAs thought leaders, leadership development is also extremely important to their work. By combining the latest personal development, artistic and multi-media approaches from around the world, KELY engages youth in the planning, implementation and monitoring of their programmes and services. Through this approach, KELY is not only cultivating the next generation of leaders, but ensuring what they do is relevant to the the needs of youth.

kely 2Lastly, mentorship has also become one of KELY’s key strategies in involving adult volunteers from the local community to share their knowledge and expertise with youths in KELY’s programmes. KELY’s mentorship process is never top down as youth and adults develop shared goals and work together as a team in various programmes.

KELY’s target programmes:
Chinese Speaking – Youth who come from low socio-economic backgrounds, have low self-esteem, maybe facing drug and / or alcohol abuse, and do not receive adequate support services.

Ethnic Minority – Youth who come from low socio-economic backgrounds, have low self-esteem, maybe facing drug and / or alcohol abuse, issues relating to discrimination and integration, and do not receive culturally relevant support services.

Non-Chinese Speaking – Youth who have low self-esteem, maybe facing drug and or alcohol abuse, issues relating to integration, and do not receive culturally relevant support services.

Volunteering:
Volunteers have always been one of KELY’s most valuable assets. Without your commitment, passion and dedication, KELY would never be able to serve such large number of young people and implement as many projects as they do. KELY’s volunteers come from different backgrounds, with diverse skills and talents that help to make their programmes and services so special.

Volunteers are involved in KELY’s programme planning and implementation, workshops, hotline services, events implementation as well as their administrative work. For more information on KELY’s programmes and volunteer opportunities, please visit their website.

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