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MSF Day 7 July – Donate a day’s income

27 May


Back in 2004, when Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Hong Kong celebrated its ten-year anniversary, “7.7 MSF Day” was first launched as one of the activities which aimed to raise awareness and funds. The concept of “by donating a day’s income, you are volunteering for MSF” was welcomed by different sectors of the public. Since then, “7.7 MSF Day” has become one of the significant annual events of MSF Hong Kong.

Each year, over 3,000 field workers work with MSF in over 70 countries, providing medical aid to populations in danger. Despite adverse circumstances and limited resources in the field, MSF field workers never give up on saving lives and alleviating suffering. However, with the increasing challenges over recent years, providing emergency medical aid to people in need has never been an easy mission. Not only do field workers have to prepare themselves for the special living conditions in the field, but also might suffer directly from the emergencies, including, but not limited to, attacks on medical facilities, massive epidemic outbreaks, and armed conflict.

Although it may not be possible for everyone to work on the frontline, all of us can offer a helping hand to the populations in need by donating a day’s income. Your support is vital to MSF’s field workers in carrying out the medical humanitarian missions.

This year is the 15th anniversary of “7.7 MSF Day”. MSF sincerely invites you to participate in their medical humanitarian work by donating one day’s income. To signify you are volunteering for MSF on 7 July, please put on the “MSF Day bracelet” on that day and show your support. Join MSF! Together we can break through obstacles and save more lives.

Date: After receiving your donation, a “7.7 MSF Day” bracelet will be delivered to you as soon as possible. As the administrative and postal procedures take time, enrolment and donations made from 21 June onwards may not receive their bracelets in time for MSF Day. Should you have questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with MSF by emailing events@hongkong.msf.org

Donate: To make a donation, please follow this link

About MSF: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, pandemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

MSF provides medical care to help people survive catastrophic situations, where communities and health structures may be overwhelmed. Their core work is providing emergency medical assistance in situations of armed conflict.

MSF actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality. MSF does not take sides but seeks to bring assistance to those who need it most urgently. In situations of conflict, they do not accept funds from governments or other parties who are directly involved.

MSF has a commitment to address the suffering people endure and the obstacles encountered in providing assistance. MSF is constantly seeking to improve the quality, relevance and extent of their assistance, and are dedicated to the pursuit of innovation. When MSF witnesses serious acts of violence, neglected crises, or obstructions to its activities, MSF may speak out about this.

MSF was founded in Paris, France in 1971. Today, MSF is a worldwide movement of 24 associations. MSF International, which binds these associations together, is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

MSF is an independent, self-governed, non-profit organisation. It operates programmes in more than 60 countries worldwide. Its work is carried out by thousands of health professionals, logistical and administrative staff, the vast majority of whom come from the countries where the organisation is providing medical assistance.

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Volunteer or intern with Projects Abroad

24 Feb


Projects Abroad is one of the largest volunteer abroad organizations in the world. Founded in 1992, Projects Abroad sends 10,000 people abroad each year on a variety of service projects and internships overseas. All participants receive unparalleled in-country support from their full-time, professional staff to ensure that the experience is safe, worthwhile and fun.

Volunteer overseas or intern abroad in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Latin America. Projects Abroad offers overseas voluntary work placements including teaching, care, conservation & environment, medicine & healthcare, journalism, law & human rights, international development, business, and more.

Volunteer overseas:
Volunteer overseas with Projects Abroad, as a great opportunity to put your time into a meaningful and rewarding programme. Projects Abroad offers a wide range of service trips in various fields of interest, with placements in more than 30 destination countries around the world.

On an overseas volunteering programme you can impact communities and the environment in various areas of need, such as caring for children, teaching English, or protecting wildlife.

With more than 300 trained staff in their destinations and over a thousand different placements to choose from, Projects Abroad is one of the leading volunteer organizations in the world. But their impact will not be felt without the dedicated overseas volunteer work completed by their participants of all ages and backgrounds, who total more than 5,000 each year.

You can volunteer overseas in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, Central America, and the South Pacific.

For more information please follow this link to the How it Works page on their website.

Internships overseas:

Boost your resume and gain skills and real world experience on one of Projects Abroad’s international internships. Their internships abroad allow you to contribute to sustainable development and bring a more cross-cultural understanding to the world.

Projects Abroad offers internships in more than 30 developing countries around the world, where you can gain valuable experience by working alongside qualified professionals in your chosen field.

Projects Abroad’s local staff will work closely with you to determine which specific internship placement gives you the most valuable learning experience and provides the greatest benefit in the country.

To find out more, please follow this link.

High School Specials:

If you are 15 to 18 years old and enrolled in full-time education you can join Projects Abroad on a High School Special. Each project follows a schedule of taught sessions, hands-on and observational work, as well as evening activities and weekend excursions. Lasting two to four weeks, these programs are designed to make the most of your short time abroad while contributing to your community service credit requirements or college applications.

Read more about the structure of High School Specials, how travel arrangements work, or explore below the variety of High School Specials projects available.

Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work. If you want to know more about their achievements, read Projects Abroad’s 2017 High School Specials Impact Report.

To find out more, please follow this link.

Po Leung Kuk

26 Jan

In the late 19th Century, abduction and trafficking of women and children were serious crimes in Hong Kong. On 8th November, 1878, a group of local Chinese presented a petition to the Governor, Sir John Pope Hennessy, K.C.M.G., to set up Po Leung Kuk to rescue the kidnapped victims. The “Society for the Protection of Women and Children” was approved by the Hong Kong Governor in May, 1880, but as the petition was submitted on 8th November, 1878, that date was adopted as theirfounding date.

“Po Leung”, translating literally as protection of the young and the innocent, represents the core vision of our organization. Formally established as the Society for the Protection of Women and Children in 1880, in their long history they have prevented and resolved kidnappings, protected destitute women and children, and assisted the Secretary for Chinese Affairs (under British Rule) as a mediator in complex family and marriage disputes.

In line with the economic development of Hong Kong over the past century, the range of services and coverage Po Leung Kuk provided to the community constantly expanded as welfare needs evolved. Today, Po Leung Kuk is Hong Kong’s leading social service organization and fundraiser. Under a modern corporatized management structure, they are able to utilise donation dollars to maximize the returns to their most important stakeholder – the community.

What you can do to help
To build a caring society, caring companies of any business nature and scale and caring individuals regardless of your gender, education level, profession, nationality, race and religion are welcome to join as Po Leung Kuk volunteer.

Types of Volunteer Service:
– Recreational Activity
– Workshop/Small Group Teaching Class
– Visit of Service Units
– Escort Service for Medical Appointment
– Domestic Cleaning and Maintenance
– Sharing
– Child Care
– Homework Guidance
– Translation

Mission of Po Leung Kuk Volunteer:
To the community, you can
– Help the needy from all walks of life
– Foster the caring spirit
– Discover more about yourself
– Broaden your horizons
– Develop a sense of responsibility
– Enrich your life experience and explore more possibilities

To volunteer, download the Registration Form
Complete the form and email to plkinfo@poleungkuk.org.hk or fax to (+852) 2890 2097 (for Individual Volunteer)

For enquiries, please email to plkinfo@poleungkuk.org.hk or call at (+852) 2277 8888.

TWGHs Charity Challenge Race 2019

9 Dec


The TWGHs Charity Challenge Race is a large-scale race to raise funds for TWGHs Development Fund of Kwong Wah Hospital Redevelopment Project.

Race Format: Each team player/individual player begins at the starting point, leaping over 8 different obstacle points along the 2.5 kilometre race course to the finishing point. If player fails at the obstacle point or violates the race rules, 60 seconds will be counted as penalty. Player is required to wear a timer inside the penalty zone until penalty time is over. No interference of the timer is allowed.

Eligibility:
– Team/ Individual Challenge Race player must be aged 12 or above
– Each team consists of 4 players (minimum 3 players) regardless of gender

Date: Sunday, 27 January 2019

Time: 7:15am – 12pm

Place: Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong

Rules: For more information on rules and guidelines, please follow this link

To participate in the race, please follow this link

For enquiries please call 2117 1650

About Kwong Wah Hospital: Kwong Wah Hospital, established by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals in 1911, is one of the acute hospitals in Kowloon Central Cluster managed by the Hospital Authority. After redevelopment, the hospital will provide a patient-oriented environment with the capacity and capability to deliver holistic and seamless healthcare services, in collaboration with other hospitals within the cluster.

Additional and enhanced patient services to be provided after redevelopment
– Retain its role as acute hospital and aim to provide about 500 additional beds and 10 additional operation theatres.
– Emergency Services – Provision of adequate isolation facilities and 24-hour CT Scan services, and expansion of Emergency and Observation ward.
– Outpatient Services – Consultation rooms for specialist out-patient will be expanded from 44 to around 100.
– Day Care Medical Services – Provision of one-stop multi-disciplinary services to patients with non-acute conditions at an ambulatory care centre, facilitating patients to receive medical treatments.
– New Medical Oncology Services – Including front-line management, consultation services and chemotherapy programmes.
– By expansion of Chinese and Western Medicine Integration Services so as to provide comprehensive Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital Services.

Matilda International Hospital Carols by Candlelight

23 Nov

Join Matilda International Hospital to celebrate Christmas with friends and family in their spectacular heritage site this December.

Christmas choirs, Father Christmas and snowmen will star in the Carols by Candlelight Charity Event at the Matilda International Hospital at 6-8pm on Tuesday, 4 December 2018. Admission to the charity event is free, and open to all. It is a festive evening, a time to enjoy being close to loved ones, listen to carols, savour specialty Christmas foods, and embrace the true spirit of giving at Christmas.

All sales proceeds will go to the Matilda Children’s Foundation, which provides life-changing surgeries to children with no other means of assistance.

Date: Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Time: 6-8pm

Place: Grounds of Matilda International Hospital, 41 Mount Kellett Road, The Peak

A free shuttle bus runs between the Peak Galleria (Public Transport Terminus) and Matilda International Hospital at the Peak from 5:15pm to 8:10pm on 4 December (Tuesday). Additional shuttle buses will depart from hospital to Central after the event.

Event highlights: Choir performance, Father Christmas, Grotto, games and sale stalls, Christmas food delights

Enquiry: 2849 0355

About Matilda Children’s Foundation : In 2003 Matilda International Hospital established the Matilda Children’s Foundation to raise money for life-changing surgery for children in need. Matilda doctors and teams volunteer to help the foundation, donating time, expertise, money and resources for surgery.

The charity has provided treatment and care for over 60 children from the region. Every dollar raised goes to the Foundation.

Green Hub Herb Growing Workshop

19 Nov

Herb-growing does not only brighten a place but our life. Herbs have wide culinary and remedy functions, and it has a key role to play in creating an easy-to-maintain edible landscape for city greening. In this workshop, participants will learn the basic knowledge and technique for growing annual and perennial herbs. The course includes a practical session to enrich the learning experience. The course will be conducted in Cantonese.

Rosemary

What you will learn:
* Introduction to herbs that are adaptable to local climate
* Basic skills for herb growing and propagation.
* General use of herbs
* Culinary application of herbs

Date: Sunday, December 9 2018

Time: 10am – 4:30pm

Place: Green Hub – 11 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po

Maximum participants: Adult (Maximum of 25 participants)

Price: $400/person (The fee includes a low carbon vegetarian meal, two pots of herb seedling)

To apply, please refer to Chinese Version (Application Deadline: 4 December 2018)

For enquiries, please call 29962838 or email ghprog@kfbg.org

About Green Hub: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) was selected by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2010 to transform the heritage site, in Hong Kong’s New Territories, into a “Green Hub for Sustainable Living” under Batch II of the “Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme” (Revitalisation Scheme).

The Green Hub has reimagined the Old Tai Po Police Station, a Grade 1 listed historic building built in 1899, to demonstrate how we can live sustainably while at the same time respecting nature and respecting each other.

Visitors are invited to enjoy their locally-sourced, healthy food; join one of their transformative educational courses; learn about community events; engage with a network of community members who care about living lightly on our planet; and experience the beauty of this tranquil heritage site.

The Green Hub offers solutions to the challenges facing us in finding harmony with the natural world. Such challenges include the widespread disconnection between people and nature, over-population, an economic order that demands limitless growth, and over-exploits biodiversity and resources, causing the collapse of ecosystems, runaway climate change, and endangers our food security.

Italian Day at Sandy Bay – last Xmas Shopping

15 Nov

Mark your calendars, on Saturday, 1 December 1, The Italian Women’s Association has organized the 35th Edition of the Italian Day at Sandy Bay in the gardens of The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital!

Head on over with the family and help raise money as all proceeds raised during this event will go directly to the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital and other carefully selected Hong Kong Charity Associations.

At the event you will find:
* Italian food and wine
* Italian gourmet corner
* Branded clothes
* Toys
* Sportswear and so much more!

You last chance to pick up some great Christmas presents, delicious Italian delicacies with proceeds going to great causes.

Date: Saturday, 1 December 2018

Time: 10am – 5pm

Place: Garden of The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, 12 Sandy Bay Road, Pokfulam

Price: Entrance fee is HK$20 and there is, unfortunately, no parking available, the closest parking is in Cyberport. For more information on the event click here.

About Italian Women’s Association: The Italian Women’s Association (IWA) is a non-profit organization, registered in Hong Kong since 1996, which operates in the field of charity. The Association welcomes Italian women or not, interested in friendship, the Italian language, culture and the various activities that they offer every month. They organize many events: social gatherings and cultural activities, playgroups for children, excursions, lectures, ‘coffee mornings’, etc. Through these events, all members – and the ladies recently arrived in Hong Kong – are able to meet regularly in a welcoming atmosphere. In addition, the IWA also often collaborates with various organizations and other associations of women in Hong Kong.