“Be” Gala Dinner

Kids4Kids is celebrating 10 years of empowering kids. Their footprint in the community continues to grow and to date, Kids4Kids has engaged with over 300 schools, 20,000 volunteers and 50% of students participating in their programs are from low resourced families.

The future has never been so uncertain for the young generation and Kids4Kids programs create a journey of opportunities for young people to be transformed with self-confidence, learn adaptable life skills, be more socially connected in the community.

Support Kids4Kids by joining Kids4Kids at their “Be” 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner celebration on Saturday, 20 March 2021 at Mariott Hotel, Ocean Park. Kids4Kids has planned a series of virtual events to share the transformation journeys of students whom they serve.

Date: Saturday, 20 March,2021

Time: 6-10:30PM

Place: Mariott Hotel, Ocean Park

Price: Table sponsorship ranges from $60,000-$40,000, Friends Seat $4,500

If you wish to sponsor or make a donation, please follow this link

For more information, please call 3618 6810 or email info@kids4kids.org.hk

About Kids4Kids: Kids4Kids envisions a future where all young people are empowered to be changemakers with the belief that they are never too young to change the world.

Kids4Kids nurtures changemakers through reimagining ways of learning and rethinking social expectations, galvanizing youth to work together, and connecting individuals with communities.

Room to Read: Invest in education and spread hope

Room to Read invites you to join them in IMAGINING and help spread hope this Christmas!

What do you imagine for the future of our children? Our future scientists, doctors, entrepreneurs, environmentalists and teachers. Imagine a child not learning because they have no access to the internet, a computer or a mobile phone. Imagine a child not learning because their parents cannot support them as they are illiterate and had very little education themselves. Imagine a teenage girl who has big dreams but cannot return to school because she will be financially supporting her family and will be getting married soon. And now imagine the smile on a child’s face as they imagine someone believing and investing in their future.

Show your support for future leaders around the world by investing in education TODAY. A group of generous donors will MATCH every gift, to a total of USD $50,000!

HKD $195 will facilitate distance learning for one child for a whole year

HKD $113 will support one girl through phone-based or online mentoring & life skills lessons so she can continue her studies at home

Your gift will give hope and opportunity to children who are fighting for their right to an education with help from Room to Read‘s Literacy & Girls’ Education Program.

Don’t miss this early chance to make your gift go twice as far and open doors for children around the world.

Donate: To donate, please follow this link

For more information, please email asia.pacific@roomtoread.org

About Room to Read: The vision of the Hong Kong Chapter is to share the work of Room to Read with Hong Kong residents and businesses. The Hong Kong Chapter supports Room to Read‘s belief that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and will focus our 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.

Support conservation, become a KFBG Member

In a time of severe global crisis, including the inter-related issues of widespread disconnection from nature, each other and self, the ever-increasing exploitation of and unwise reliance on the world’s dwindling resources to support unsustainable lifestyle, climate change; shrinking of natural habitats and species loss, the Kadoorie Farm & Botanical Garden, one of Hong Kong’s oldest conservation organisations, raises awareness, undertakes rigorous science-based species conservation and ecosystem restoration, and offers new ways of thinking and living to respond to the world’s problems. Their work brings hope and improvement by focusing on nature conservation, sustainable living and holistic education that reconnects people with nature.

Become a Member of KFBG now, and share in their efforts to make the world a better place. As a member, you can also enjoy exclusive benefits and keep in closer touch with KFBG.

Follow this link to see the types of membership on offer and to apply.

For enquiries please contact Sophia Sit (Partnerships Department)
Tel: 2483 7279
Email: membership@kfbg.org

About KFBG: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) is spread over 148 hectares of land on the northern slopes of Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s highest mountain, near the town of Tai Po.

Established in 1956 to provide agricultural aid to farmers in need of support to help them lead independent lives; and to provide leisure and educational experience for the public, KFBG‘s work and influence today spread far beyond the KFBG site. KFBG raises awareness of ecological and sustainability issues, undertake species conservation and ecosystem restoration in Hong Kong and South China, reconnecting people with nature, and promoting sustainable lifestyles.

Volunteer with SoCO

The Society for Community Organization (SoCO) was formed in 1971 by a group of clergymen and people who cared for Hong Kong’s development and campaigned for a fair and just social system. Through the promotion of civil rights and the organization of the affected people, they promoted respect for those people’s rights and equality for all members of society.

Top view of a cube dweller homeOver 40 years later, Hong Kong is regarded as one of the richest cities in the world. However, lurking beneath this prosperity is great wealth inequality and a forgotten group of poor people. Hundreds of thousands of people still live in caged homes and wood-partitioned cubicles, while the unemployed, newly arrived families from China and children in poverty struggle for survival. The underprivileged who SoCO support are increasing in numbers – while the city’s wealth continues to accumulate.

SoCO logoFaced with rapid changes in society, SoCO continuously works together with grassroots people to fight for a reasonable livelihood by upholding the principles of “equality for everybody,” “promotion of civil rights” and “implementing justice.” SoCO will continue to soldier on with the underprivileged and hope more people will join forces with them to safeguard human rights and the rule of law, thus enabling the development of a caring and just society.

Vision and Mission: In the coming years, SoCO will the grassroots in supporting them fight for their rights and social justice. By doing so, SoCO hopes that they can realize their common dream of making “all members of human family equal”.

top view of a Hong Kong tiny homeTarget Group: Grassroots people are struggling day in and day out to keep their head above water. These deprived cannot enjoy our economic success and they are socially discriminated. They have been snubbed and have fallen into oblivion. Standing in the line of underprivileged are caged lodgers, tenants with financial difficulties and living in appalling conditions, aged singletons, street-sleepers, ex-offenders, mentally ill patients, ethnic minorities, non-documented mothers of split families, families made up of new immigrants, patients and their families, Hong Kong residents being detained at the Mainland, etc. They are SoCO’s serving targets.

What you can do to help: Become a SoCO Volunteer
In being part of SoCO, you are helping to make a real difference to people living below the poverty line. With your support, there would be a saving of overall cost, enable resources to be used on people that are the focus of SoCO’s attention.

Volunteer Services:
Underprivileged Children Assistance
Providing support for children from underprivileged families via tutoring sessions and individual counseling.

Inadequate Housing Assistance
Providing home improvement to student housing and other aspects of home improvement

Office Work
Assist in mail handling, filing, data input in Chinese and English, translation, etc.

Other Services
Support SoCO’s fundraising activities.

Enrol Now: Please download and complete the relevant application form, return the completed form by fax to 2761 3326, or email soco@pacific.net.hk or by post to the following address
Society for Community Organization, 52 Princess Margaret Road, 3/F, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Volunteer Application Form (Individual)
Volunteer Application Form (Group)
Child Mentorship Scheme Mentor’s Application Form
Community Learning Centre Teacher’s Application Form

Christian Action’s 3-Legged Charity Walk – 26 Sept

Christian Action's 3-Legged Charity Walk banner
As we head towards the fall, the charity walk and run season is almost upon us. Here is one of the first, a great one involving all the family and benefitting Christian Action!

The 3-Legged Charity Walk provides participants with a unique opportunity to overcome obstacles, cooperating with others, and learn about the various challenges faced by children with disabilities or from low-income families.

You will not only enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery at The Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, but you will also have the opportunity, through role-playing exercises and various tailor-made experiential workshops, to learn about the difficulties faced by our children. This will be a wonderful and meaningful weekend event that you don’t want to miss.

Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Place: The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club

Support by Participation:
Double (2) – $700 minimum donation
Family/Team (4) – $1,200 minimum donation
Corporate Team (10) – $4,000 minimum donation
For more information and to register, please follow this link

For enquiries, call 2716 8862 or email charitywalk@christian-action.org.hk

About Christian Action: Christian Action was established in 1985 as a Hong Kong registered charitable organization with a mission to serve those who are disadvantaged, marginalized, displaced or abandoned.

Christian Action‘s Centre for Refugees was established in 2004, and is the first and only community centre for refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong. Each month, Christian Action provides 600 vulnerable families and individuals with hot meals, clothing, shelter and other basic necessities. Christian Action also helps parents get their children into a school through their sponsorship programme, and make ways for adults to learn new skills. Christian Action provides caseworkers, advocacy support, counsellors, and referrals for medical support and legal assistance and raises funds for housing and other necessities.

FINE 4005 Art History Internship Talk 2020-2021

FINE 4005 Art History Internship posterNever had work experience before but want to kickstart your career path? Thinking about taking the internship capstone? This internship program might be the answer for you! Find out more in this upcoming talk with Dr. Vivian K. Sheng, joined by guests from internship host institutions.

This zoom meeting will give an introduction to FINE 4005 Art History Internship and provide more information about available internship positions in host institutions—Asia Art Archive, Asia Society Hong Kong, Hong Kong Maritime Museum and University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG)—for the academic year 2020-2021. People from some of these institutions will also attend the meeting to have conversations about their internship programmes.

Dr. Vivian Sheng
Internship Coordinator, Art History, HKU

Dr Libby Lai-Pik Chan
Assistant Director (Curatorial and Collections), Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Samantha Kwok
Learning & Participation Coordinator, Asia Art Archive

Date: Monday, 17 August 2020

Time: 11am

Place: Zoom (advance booking required, please follow this link to register)

For more information, please email art.history@hku.hk or call 39177040

About Asia Art Archive: Asia Art Archive is a nonprofit organisation based in Hong Kong which focuses on documenting the recent history of contemporary art in Asia within an international context. AAA incorporates material that members of local art communities find relevant to the field, and provides educational and public programming.

About Asia Society Hong Kong: Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller III in New York, Asia Society is a leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education and policy, Asia Society provides insight, generates ideas and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

As an affiliate of the Asia Society global network of 14 centers, Asia Society Hong Kong Center was established in 1990 by a group of Hong Kong community leaders, led by the late Sir Q.W. Lee, honorary chairman of Hang Seng Bank.

About Hong Kong Maritime Museum: The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is a vibrant, cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting and displaying objects that tell the story about trade and maritime in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. A non-profit registered charity founded in 2003 by members of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, the Museum opened in September 2005 at Murray House in Stanley and relocated in 2013 to Pier 8, in the heart of the Central Harbour Waterfront. Today the Museum attracts 100,000 visitors annually where across 4,400 square metres more than 1,200 objects are displayed in 13 galleries on three levels. All of which uniquely overlooks a bustling Victoria Harbour.

About University Museum and Art Gallery: The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of The University of Hong Kong was founded in 1953 as the Fung Ping Shan Museum. Originally established as the Fung Ping Shan Library, the building became a museum dedicated to collecting Chinese art when the University’s libraries consolidated. The museum was renamed UMAG in 1994, shortly before its new wing was opened to the public in 1996. It is the oldest continuously operated museum in Hong Kong and over the past sixty years it has built up a diverse collection of ceramics and bronzes dating from the Neolithic period (c. 7000–c. 2100 BCE) to the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), as well as traditional and modern paintings from the Ming (1368–1644) to the twenty-first century.

UMAG‘s mission is to educate Hong Kong University students and the general public, through art-historical research and teaching, by displaying and interpreting its permanent collection, and presenting noteworthy temporary exhibitions. UMAG is dedicated to educating our diverse local, regional and international audiences about the past and present of Chinese and other cultures, and to inspiring life-long learning through both formal and informal education.

Love & Bananas x Earth.Org – 30 Sept (rescheduled)

banner for Love & Bananas film screening
A documentary film screening telling the story of Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world-renowned Asian elephant conservationist Lek Chailert’s daring 48-hour mission across Thailand to rescue a 70-year old captive blind Asian elephant and bring her to freedom.

African elephants are slaughtered for their ivory, but sadly the plight of the Asian Elephant has been completely overlooked even though they are the elephant we are most familiar with in zoos, circuses and elephant rides. Love & Bananas aims to ignite a new way of thinking about this species and shows what can be done to prevent the extinction of Asian elephants.

With this screening, Earth.Org aims to help create awareness of the urgent plight of (Asian) elephants and to share knowledge and positive solutions for the better care and management of captive and wild elephants.

All proceeds of the ticket sales and donations will go to the Elephant Nature Park – an elephant rescue & rehabilitation center. Every donation can help to conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face.

The event is sponsored by Suphia’s – giving out free Fresh Made Raw, Organic, Vegan Gluten-Free Bars. Check her website for more information: https://suphias.boutir.com/

Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Time: 6:30 – 8:35pm

Place: The Hive Sheung Wan

Hive Members: Free of charge
Non-members: $50
To reserve your seat, please follow this link to EventBrite

For enquiry please call 21104370 or email contact@earth.org

About Earth.Org: Earth.Org is a global non-profit environmental organisation with headquarters in Hong Kong, raising awareness about biodiversity loss and the deteriorating conditions of natural ecosystems worldwide. Their purpose is to inform, educate and advocate for a more sustainable world.

Asia Art Archive Summer Internship

Asia Art Archive offers full-time and part-time internships in the spring, summer, and fall to undergraduate and graduate students from both local and international schools. Internships at AAA are unpaid, but they present a rare chance to gain insight into a dynamic organisation at the centre of recent art in the region.

The internship programme at AAA is an opportunity for participants to learn how a non-profit organisation runs, to discover new interpretations on recent art, and engage with artists, art professionals, and other students from diverse backgrounds. By supporting the intellectual development of AAA interns, while informing their future aspirations, AAA seeks to instigate new ideas and self-discovery.

2020 Summer Internship: The following positions are now open for application:
– Communications
– Development
– Editorial
– Research
For more information please visit the Asia Art Archive website

Application: Please return a copy of the internship application form and a CV (both in English) to learn@aaa.org.hk by Friday, 22 May 2020.

Download the application form from the AAA websitehere

For enquiries, please contact learn@aaa.org.hk

About Asia Art Archive: Art is knowledge. Asia Art Archive is a catalyst for new ideas that enrich our understanding of the world through the collection, creation and sharing of knowledge around recent art in Asia.

With one of the most valuable growing collections of material on the recent history of art from Asia, freely available from the AAA website and onsite library, AAA builds tools and communities to collectively expand knowledge through research, residency, and educational programmes.

Room to Read Covid-19 Urgent Appeal

In every country where Room to Read operates, there are partial or full public school closures.

With so many children out of school, there has never been a more urgent need to facilitate learning. If you can, please make an emergency donation now or start your own fundraiser to ensure that this crisis doesn’t result in a generation of children who lack basic reading skills, or a generation of girls who drop out of school with no hope.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Room to Read is facing a significant loss of income due to cancelled fundraising events and school closures all around the world.

But Room to Read is not giving up on their students, so Room to Read needs your help. Room to Read is calling on their global community who shares in their belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children® to help. Together, you will ensure that children continue their education no matter what.

The Room to Read team will continue to work tirelessly to bring their programs and resources to students throughout this crisis in novel ways. One example is the Room to Read Literacy Cloud which gives children access to free digital storybooks from around the world. Room to Read will do so even as they maximize every contribution and operate with the same transparency and fiscal accountability they are known for. You can count on Room to Read to forward their mission, focus on impact and report back to you with results.

Donate: To donate please follow this link.

Donations made right now will be MATCHED dollar for dollar by Room to Read board member, Angel Mehta, to a total of US$50,000.

About Room to Read: Room to Read is a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, and founded on the belief that “World Change Starts With Educated Children,” the organization focuses on working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments.

Combat COVID-19 with UNICEF

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is of a scale most people alive today have never seen. Worldwide, the outbreak is claiming lives and livelihoods as health systems buckle, borders close and families struggle to stay afloat.

In response to the fast-evolving nature of the pandemic, UNICEF is urgently appealing for funding and support to heighten public health response in order to reduce transmission and mortality of COVID-19.

UNICEF supports vulnerable countries by providing access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and basic infection prevention and control measures for vulnerable families and children. Across the globe, UNICEF commits to distributing vital public health messaging to children and families so they can protect themselves from the spread of COVID-19.

UNICEF needs your help right now
Combat COVID-19 with UNICEF

Donate NOW

About UNICEF: The United Nations Children’s Fund is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. Operating out of U.N. headquarters in New York City, it is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories. UNICEF‘s activities include immunizations and disease prevention, administering treatment for children and mothers with HIV, enhancing childhood and maternal nutrition, improving sanitation, promoting education, and providing emergency relief in response to disasters.