The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children (SRDC) was established in 1953, with the mission to provide medical, surgical, rehabilitation and educational services to children differently-abled in Hong Kong. The Society, using funds generated by the generosity of the community, established a convalescent home in Sandy Bay in 1955 for children stricken with skeletal tuberculosis. The home initially had only 50 beds but was subsequently expanded in stages to become the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay (DKCH) in 1968 and was in the frontline fighting against tuberculosis, poliomyelitis and spinal deformities. The Hospital subsequently became internationally recognized for this work and remains a training centre for surgeons and health workers from around the world.
The Society was responsible for the running cost of the Home and Hospital and ran the institutions on a day-to-day basis until 1991 when the Hong Kong Hospital Authority took over management of all public hospitals in Hong Kong. Despite the change in management, the Society still has a significant influence in the running of the Hospital and has continued to support the Hospital with specific needs or in emerging areas of child health that are not readily available in the public health care system. They have also expanded into other areas of medical social concerns that fulfil the mission of the Society.
Currently, the Society is continuously supporting the following:
– equipment purchase or upgrade at The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay
– the Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe
– Fellowship Program
– Implant Sponsorship
– China Patient Project
– Others, e.g. clinical research at HKU
If you have a few spare hours to come and volunteer at The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children. You would be making a real contribution to the Society.
High School Intern Programme:
Highly-motivated high school students over 16 years old may apply to participate in their unique 6-week High School Intern Programme.
With 3 days per week for 6 weeks, the interns will learn about the concept of providing relief to disabled children in Hong Kong by being assigned to various tasks. The interns will be rotated to office administrative works, website contents management, inventory management, progress report update, fundraising activities and hands-on interaction with beneficiaries as appropriate.
– Willing to provide 24 hours per week for 6 weeks towards internship programme
– Highly motivated
– Interest in community service
– Over 16 years old
University Intern Programme:
High caliber university student may apply to participate in their unique 6-week University Intern Programme.
The accepted intern will have to agree with the Society on the discipline and objective. With 4 days per week for 6 weeks or 192 hours in 2 month’s time, the intern will work towards the objective with the guidance of the Society. Disciplines available include but not limited to: Event Management, Fundraising Activities, Impact Measurement, etc.
– Willing to provide 32 hours per week for 6 weeks or 192 hours in 2 month’s time towards achieving the objective of the Internship
– Highly motivated and independent
– To submit a video of ~1 min at the end of the internship to summarize the experience.
For volunteer information, please call 2819 3050 or fill in the Volunteer Registration Form and fax to 2817 0322 or email to email@example.com.