Tag Archives: Deprived Children

One Hike for OneSky 2019 – 10 Nov

6 Oct


1 billion of those children – almost half the children on earth, live in poverty.
250 million under five years old are developmentally delayed.
121 million receive no education. None.

Since 2011, the OneSky Charity Hike has raised over HK$8 million through generous individuals and corporate sponsors, and the number of hikers is growing every year!

This year, OneSky hopes to raise funds to support orphaned, abandoned, and left-behind children in China, Vietnam and for the first time this year, here in Hong Kong, with the opening of the P.C. Lee OneSky Global Centre for Early Childhood Development. OneSky hopes you’ll join them and help make 2019 their most successful year to date and help children who vitally need their support.

Join One Hike for OneSky and help change lives!

Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019

Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm

Place: Trail 1 Starting point: Gilwell Campsite, Fei Ngo Shan Road; Trail 2 Starting point: Eagle’s Nest Nature Trail, MacLehose Trail, Tai Po Road; Trail 3 Starting point: End of Ma On Shan Country trail, Pak Kung Au Road, Sai Kung. Finishing point: Lion’s Pavi, Maclehose Trail Sec. 5

Price: Participation Fee + Minimum Fundraising Amount. Please refer to the chart below.

Standard registration deadline: 25th October 2019 (Friday)
Minimum fundraising deadline: 1st November 2019 (Friday)
Spots available: 600 participants

To register, please follow this link to EventBrite.

For enquiries, please contact OneSky at +852 2520-5266 or hike@onesky.org

About OneSky: ONESKY BELIEVES THAT UNLIMITED POTENTIAL WAITS INSIDE EVERY CHILD.
And it should be every child’s birth right to have full access to loving, nurturing care and quality early education. Sadly, for many vulnerable children that right and access do not exist.

Years ago, OneSky began their work by creating Infant Nurture Centers and Preschools for orphaned children in China. As they expanded from two government welfare institutions to 20, then more than 50, it became clear that, even though their centers were flourishing, this was not the way to reach all the children who needed help. China is just too big. And OneSky saw that the need for what they do goes beyond China. Young children at risk are everywhere.

So, OneSky began to shift their focus. The best of their centers became demonstration Early Learning Centers, proving that quality care at scale is entirely possible. And OneSky became first and foremost, a training organization. That remains true to this day.

OneSky trains communities and caregivers teaching them on how to unlock the potential in the world’s most vulnerable young children.

OneSky’s training is based on proven practices that have been validated by research and plenty of practical experience. At the core of OneSky’s Approach to working with vulnerable children is responsive care. Caregivers (teachers, nannies, parents, grandparents) are trained to use responsive care to observe children. Taking their cue from the children’s own needs and interests, they provide activities that are interactive and appropriate for the age and stage of development.

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Michaelmas Fair – 26 Oct

18 Sep

Get ready for Hong Kong tradition, an opportunity to get all your Christmas shopping done in one place AND support a variety of charities. The Michaelmas Fair organised by St. John’s Cathedral has been around for decades. A true local tradition.

There are handicrafts, home produce, white elephant, second-hand clothes, books, Christmas cards and decorations and much more. For the kids there are game stalls, and food and entertainment fo keep you going. Proceeds go to various charities that the cathedral supports. Don’t miss it.

Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019

Time: 10am – 4pm

Place: St. John’s Cathedral, Garden Road, Central

Beers for Books at Ophelia 27/8

24 Aug

Room to Read’s August Event is taking you back in time to the 19th Century, as Beer for Books will be hosted by Ophelia!

On Tuesday, the 27th of August from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Ophelia will be generously donating $10 per drink from their regular drinks menu, so bring your friends and bring your thirst!

But wait, there’s more! Raffle prizes this month include:
★ Tea set from Zest of Asia
★ Private yoga with Vivian Kan
★ Group kick boxing at DEF Boxing
★ Starbucks gift certificates
★ Dinner to 2 at La Creperie
★ Dinner for 2 at Mango Tree
★ Kids tutoring at SIP Academy
★ And MORE!

$10 is all it takes to print a local language children’s book and provide valuable resources to learners around the world. Let’s make this event one of Room to Read’s biggest!

Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Place: Ophelia, Shop No. 39A, 1/F, The Avenue, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Rd E, Wan Chai

About Room to Read: Room to Read Believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children.
https://www.roomtoread.org/

International Literacy Day: Chakra Workshop benefitting Room to Read – 10 Sept

17 Aug

Join Room to Read’s Hong Kong Chapter to celebrate International Literacy Day in their fun and interactive workshop where you will learn the basic knowledge of your chakras – the vortexes of energy located in seven different points in your body. Imbalance of these energy points may cause negative effects on the mental, emotional and physical body. In this workshop, you will learn how to find out which of your chakras is out of balance by yourself, then you will do a meditation and learn what kinds of natural ingredients that can balance your chakras.

Flow of Workshop (1 hour):
1. Meet and greet (5 min)
2. Introduction of chakras (10min)
3. To learn how to find out your own imbalanced chakras by yourself (20 min)
4. Chakra meditation (10min)
5. To learn different kinds of natural ingredients that are good for different chakras (15min)

Workshop hosted by Ms. Trudy Tong of John Masters Organics

*Special thanks to John Masters Organics. All proceeds generated from this workshop will be donated to Room to Read’s award-winning programs.

Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Time: 7-8pm

Place: Green Room @ The Hive, 33-35 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan

Price: US$15
To register and for more information, please follow this link to the Room to Read website.
Receive one John Masters Organics goodie bag with each ticket purchase!

About Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter: The vision of the Hong Kong Chapter is to share the work of Room to Read with Hong Kong residents and businesses. They support Room to Read‘s belief that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and will focus their goals to help provide access to education to millions of children.

Volunteering with the Hong Kong Chapter is not only a great way to help further Room to Read’s mission but also an opportunity to develop new skills and make connections with like-minded individuals.

Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter Volunteer Opportunities

8 Jun

The Room to Read HK Chapter is getting active for education and they have volunteer opportunities throughout the year!

Action points to get involved:

1. Sign up to help lead a Beers for Books event in June, September, October or December – you will buddy with an experienced volunteer and organise together.

2. Sign up to lead another event of your choosing (ideas here) – either with volunteers you know or let Room to Read HK Chapter share the opportunity with other volunteers too.

Unfamiliar with Beers for Books? Here’s the premise (in brief):
Room to Read volunteers organise casual drinks at a bar, usually mid-week.
• The venue donates HK$10* per drink back to Room to Read.
• Volunteers also organise a raffle to raise additional funds for Room to Read.

What volunteers do:
• Pitch the bar to host on a night that’s typically quiet and donate $10 per drink.
• Secure some raffle prizes (Room to Read can sometimes help).
• Promote the event in advance, show up on the night and bring friends.
• A few other logistical things e.g. get the banner in advance, deposit cash afterwards.

Just a few last points
Room to Read HK Chapter is kicking off with a Beers for Books event every second month, starting in June.
• Experienced HK Chapter volunteers will lead but need another volunteer to help them.
• If you’re super keen to take the lead and organize on what is currently an off-month, that’s totally fine too.

*Printing a Room to Read local-language children’s book costs around HK$10, so each drink purchased (usually beer/wine/other specials) puts one book in the hands of children in Room to Read programme countries. Room to Read HK Chapter can vary from this format though.

Please do sign up if you think you can help – it’s just an indication of interest and you’re not locking yourself into anything (yet) 😉

About Room to Read: Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

The vision of the Hong Kong Chapter is to share the work of Room to Read with Hong Kong residents and businesses. They support Room to Read’s belief that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and will focus their goals to help provide access to education to millions of children.
Volunteering with the Hong Kong Chapter is not only a great way to help further Room to Read’s mission but also an opportunity to develop new skills and make connections with like-minded individuals.

Serve-a-thon Hong Kong 2019

1 Apr


Hong Kong’s Inconvenient Truth:
Despite Hong Kong’s wealth, nearly 15 per cent of residents lack the ability to meet their most basic needs. At greatest risk are those unable to stand up for themselves, without a voice. There are more than 9,000 non-profit organizations in Hong Kong dedicated to supporting some of these groups most in need. Many of them depend on the support of volunteers to make their programs possible. Serve-a-thon helps to address this need and provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for those willing to serve.

Hong Kong’s ‘community service week‘ brings together NGOs, corporates, schools, civic organizations, government and media to roll up their sleeves and volunteer. The aim is to raise public awareness around the importance of community service to help address social issues. Join HandsOn Hong Kong May 4th through 12th 2019!

Serve-a-thon 2018 mobilized the community to give more than 6,200 hours of their time to support 18,000+ of Hong Kong’s most in need, addressing issues such as poverty, education, assisting the elderly, empowering people with disabilities, environmental conservation and more.

Why Volunteer? Join Hong Kong’s community service marathon and be part of this important initiative that gives back to the community:
* Learn more about Hong Kong’s pressing social issues
* Familiarize yourself with Hong Kong’s vibrant NGO sector and its valuable work serving those in need
* Sample different types of volunteer activities at different times of the week
* Participation is FREE for individuals and groups
* All volunteer hours will be counted and collectively reported following Serve-a-thon

Register Now!
Volunteer as a group:
* Click on their calendar and select the activity of your choice on a day and time convenient to your team
* If you are not already a member, please join and wait for your membership confirmation email
* Invite team members to join the selected activity (they will each need to register)
* Once registered, you will each receive an email confirming your activity

Volunteer as an individual:
* Click on their calendar and select the activity of your choice on a day and time convenient for you
* If you are not already a member, please join and wait for your membership confirmation email
* Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your activity

Please note:
* Sign ups for activities are taken on a first come, first served basis
* Registration is free to individuals or small groups (families, friends, schools, civic organizations)
* Corporations are required to follow the corporate registration procedure

Date: Saturday, May 4th — Sunday, May 12th 2019

For more information:
Telephone
852-2481-8092 (For NGOs and individual volunteers)
852-2815-2558 (For corporates)
Email
serveathonhk@handsonhongkong.org

About HandsOn Hong Kong: HandsOn Hong Kong is a registered charity whose mission is to mobilize and empower the community to meet pressing social needs through volunteer services. Their team develops service programs to help local, under-served non-profit organizations and connects them with the volunteer manpower they need to achieve their mission. Each month, HandsOn organizes more than 100 volunteer activities as a free public service, supporting their 90+ NGO partners who focus on causes such as alleviating poverty, educating children, assisting the elderly, empowering people with disabilities, feeding the poor, supporting animal welfare, environmental conservation and more. They also help companies achieve CSR and community engagement objectives by developing bespoke volunteer programs for employees.

Hands On seeks Communications Manager (paid part-time maternity contract)

9 Mar

The #HandsOn team are looking for a part-time Communications Manager from June until next January! This 6-month maternity cover role is ideal for someone with a strong background in copywriting and a passion for community involvement. This individual will oversee external communications driving volunteer engagement and recruitment—supporting the #HandsOn mission to empower everyone to volunteer! View the role and contact info@pivot.com.hk if interested to apply by following this link.

About Hands On: Founded in 2007, the Hands On Hong Kong mission remains to mobilize and empower the community to meet pressing social needs in Hong Kong through volunteer services.

Their vision is for a caring community that gives its time and talent to transform Hong Kong.

In 2017 alone, Hands On organized over 1,400 volunteer activities, serving more than 46,000 beneficiaries, including disadvantaged children and youth, isolated elderly, ethnic minority students, under-resourced families, refugees and people with disabilities. Join Hands On in their mission to serve Hong Kong’s community together!