Archive | March, 2019

Volunteer for the Rainbow Project

8 Mar

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a group of neuron-developmental impairments. People suffer from ASD usually shows different degrees of deficit in social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication, repetitive and stereotyped behaviour, such as rocking back-and-forth, repeating others’ speech or with obsessive interest.

Research indicates that the signs of Autism can emerge at the age of 18 months to the age of three, and, these symptoms, whether mild or severe, are incurable and could affect people for the rest of their lives.

Founded in 1999 by a group of concerned parents, educators, and professionals, Rainbow Project is a local charitable organisation set up in Hong Kong. They provide English medium special education service, bilingual (English or Cantonese) occupation therapy and speech therapy to children (age 3 to 11) who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other special education needs. Aside from that, the Rainbow Project also conducts workshops and training at their learning centre and gives talks on Autism at mainstream schools to raise the awareness of Autism.

Volunteer opportunities: Rainbow Project welcomes volunteers to help them with various projects. Are you good at dealing with children and you want to help during a field trip? Do you know how to build or maintain a website and you have some spare time? Do you want to help Rainbow Project paint a wall or do you know how to fix a chair? Get in touch – Rainbow Project values the help of their volunteers as part of their community program to raise awareness of autism.
– IT support
– Classroom Assistant
– Photographer/Videographer
– Events and Outing Helper
For more information about volunteering opportunities, please give Rainbow Project a call at (852) 2548 7123 or email: rainbow@rainbowproject.org

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St Patrick’s Day Plog – 17 Mar

4 Mar


Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish: plocka upp). It started as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution. As a workout, it provides variation in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running.

Hong Kong has a huge trash problem, that is no secret.

Whether you are traversing through a country park, relaxing at a beach or walking through the busy metropolis, it is impossible to avoid waste.

Unfortunately, a lot of rubbish gets neglected until it is too late. Contrary to what many people may think, even waste in the city centre, through being washed into the gutter, can end up in the ocean.

Waste Free HK’s goal is to avoid this scenario as much as possible through urban cleanups, making sure to leave places spotless.

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, you will be plogging and then grabbing some food and drinks on March 17th. The plog will take place in Sai Wan Ho. You will meet at Sai Wan Ho Sports Centre and be running around 10km, after which there will be an opportunity to clean up at the sports centre, followed by grabbing dinner and drinks.

More information on how to get to the sports centre as well as facilities available, you can check here

Reusable bags and gloves will be provided, however, please feel free to bring your own.

You can view/download the route map here

Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019

Time: 12 – 3pm

Place: Sai Wan Ho Sports Centre, 111 Shaukeiwan Road, Sai Wan Ho

Registration: To register for this plog, please follow this link

For enquiries, please email hkploggers@gmail.com

About Waste Free HK: Waste Free HK is an organisation aiming to promote a sustainable lifestyle through education, events and campaigning.

Established in Early 2018, WFHK has begun organising various cleanup activities across Hong Kong, the first ‘Plastic Attack’ in the city with the aim of building a better relationship with major chains with the hope of stronger dialogue, as well as building a relationship with various government bodies with the goal of working together to reduce the waste issue blighting our beautiful city.