Inspiring Stories

If you think volunteering is difficult, it’s not. All you need is a good idea and the will to make it happen.

Hong Kong start-up dishes up a smart alternative to disposable tableware for events and banquets
Lee Wing-shan’s rental company We-Use has grown since starting in 2016 as Hong Kong companies become more environmentally conscious. (Feb 2019)

China’s Aids orphans charity a better investment for the banker who turned his back on Wall Street

Meet the Hong Kong calligrapher who makes every stroke count for good – A desire to keep the craft alive and accessible fuels the former public relations specialist (Feb 2018)

Photo: Xiaomei Chen SCMP

Charitable landlords reject pressure to subdivide, team up with Hong Kong NGO to provide cheap, liveable homes for poor – Renovation effort on flats that could have been carved up into cubicle homes is part of plan to get families out of demeaning living conditions while they wait for public housing

Photo: Sam Tsang SCMP

Hong Kong’s first yarn bomber Esther Poon Suk-han on her quest to cheer up unhappy city – She knits on street installations like handrails, and hopes to decorate the Tsing Ma Bridge one day

Photo: Xiaomei Chen (SCMP)

Putting the power of the paint brush to work for animal rights: Hong Kong entrepreneur and animal rights activist Peng Hong-ling is hoping to bring an end to Asia’s dog meat trade … using oil paintings.

Project Literacy

Project Literacy – Rewriting Lives Campaign

Almost one billion adults worldwide are illiterate. Wanda was one of these people, but she has spent the last 18 months learning to read and write, and now she has authored a children’s book. Download Wanda’s story and be inspired by a tale of bravery and imagination.

Mohammad Alkhateeb from Syria, founder Archish Mittal and Hasan Shahoud from Syria

‘Dragon’s Den’ for migrant entrepreneurs – An initiative is trying to turn Middle Eastern migrants in Europe into technology entrepreneurs.

Period of change: the women fighting to break Hong Kong’s menstruation taboo

The 81-year-old woman inspiring a nation to recycle

Crossroads Foundation founders awarded Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

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