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Chi Heng Foundation

5 Dec

In the 1990s, blood selling became popular in parts of Central China especially among poor farmers as a means to earn extra money. Many blood collecting stations operated illegally and used unsanitary practices for blood collection, including:

• Pooling and reinjection of blood
• The unclean spinning of blood
• Shared needles

As a result, estimates of as high as 60% of the adult population is infected with HIV in many villages. The exact extent of the tragedy remains unknown. Dr. Gao Yao Jie, an activist for AIDS patients in Henan Province, estimates that up to one million people are infected in Henan province alone.

Founded in 1998, the Chi Heng Foundation is a charity registered and based in Hong Kong with offices in Henan, Anhui, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. It is a non-government organization whose programs are funded by private donors, business, and partner NGOs.

Chi Heng” means “wisdom in action”, and at CHF they believe they must use their knowledge to help people in need. With this in mind, CHF moves from village to village throughout Central China offering help to all children affected by AIDS, thereby ensuring that no child is excluded and each child’s needs are fully understood.

CHF primarily focuses on paying for the children’s education and living expenses, making sure all funds are delivered directly to schools and programs by their staff. CHF does not operate orphanages or foster homes. Instead, local relatives often take in the children, allowing them to continue to grow up in their native villages. To further decrease their sense of social stigma and isolation, CHF places the children in schools that purposefully integrate the orphans with children not affected by HIV/AIDS. These efforts aim to give orphans a stronger sense of community and belonging.

CHF promises a long-term commitment to helping children not only complete their education but also receive dependable, comprehensive support.

What you can do to help
Volunteer: There are multiple ways to volunteer for the foundation:
* Fundraising
* Awareness raising
* Event planning
* Office support
If you would like to volunteer, please click here to complete the online volunteer registration form.

Intern: Chi Heng offers summer, fall, and spring semester internships, as well as yearlong programs for recent university grads, undergraduates, and graduate students. Internships are unpaid, can be full or part-time, and are offered in the Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong offices. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am to 6pm.

Placement is decided upon based on availability and the needs of each office. Start and end dates are flexible, depending on the needs of each intern.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong command of English; knowledge of Mandarin or Cantonese a plus.

Applicants will be asked to select from the following categories to indicate their preferred type of internship:

– Direct Service (limited availability)
– Administration
– Research/Evaluation
– Publications
– Public Relations/Publicity
– Web Page/Computer Graphic Design
– Translation (English/Mandarin Chinese and/or Cantonese)
– Other (must confirm alternate type with CHF before selecting this option)

Applicants should note that though they will specialize in a particular area, they will be involved in a variety of tasks depending on the needs and activities of the organization.

Application instructions:
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and completed Chi Heng Foundation Application Form to CHF. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The cover letter should answer the following questions:
– Why would you like to work with the Chi Heng Foundation?
– What are your relevant skills and experiences?
– How do they pertain to Chi Heng’s work?

Please click here to download the application form.

Application deadlines are as follows:
Summer semester: April 15
Fall semester: July 15
Spring semester: November 15

For more information please email info@chihengfoundation.com or call 2517 0564

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坪洲垃圾跑 Peng Chau Plog

27 Nov


Hong Kong has a huge trash problem, this is no secret.

Whether you are traversing through a country park, relaxing at a beach or walking through the busy metropolis, it is impossible to avoid waste.

Unfortunately, a lot of rubbish gets neglected until it is too late. Contrary to what many people may think, even waste in the city centre, through being washed into the gutter, can end up in the ocean.

Waste Free Hong Kong’s goal is to avoid this scenario as much as possible through cleanups, making sure to leave places spotless.

This event will take place along Peng Chau on Saturday December 8th at 10:00. Meet at Central ferry pier no.6

Reusable bags litter pickers and gloves will be provided, however please feel free to bring your own.

Date: Saturday 8 December 2018

Time: 10am – 2pm

Place: Central Ferry Pier No.6

Price: Free, to register please follow this link to Eventbrite

About Waste Free Hong Kong: Waste Free HK is an organisation aiming to promote a sustainable lifestyle through education, events and campaigning.

Established in Early 2018, WFHK has begun organising various cleanup activities across Hong Kong, the first ‘Plastic Attack‘ in the city with the aim of building a better relationship with major chains with the hope of stronger dialogue, as well as building a relationship with various government bodies with the goal of working together to reduce the waste issue blighting our beautiful city.

WWF-Hong Kong Flag Day Volunteers needed

13 Nov

Lend your support for WWF-Hong Kong by signing up to be their Flag Day volunteer.

To sign up, please follow this link and scroll down to the four different registration forms.

Date: Saturday, 15 December 2018

Time: 7am – 12:30pm

Place: Hong Kong Island

Contact:
Tel: 2526-1011 (Select language then press 4, 5, 0)
Email: flagday@wwf.org.hk

About WWF-Hong Kong: WWF-Hong Kong was founded in 1981 and is an integral part of WWF’s global network. Their work began with managing Mai Po Nature Reserve and conserving iconic species. Over the years, WWF-Hong Kong has expanded and adjusted their mission to better serve Hong Kong’s conservation and education needs and align themselves with WWF’s global strategy.

GreenRace DB Festive Beach Clean 2018!

11 Nov


9:30am – Arrive at Beach Clean site (2k seaside hike)
Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/7112982
Note: GreenRace may clean farther down the coastline, if you’re late, please call or whatsapp! 91335415.
11:30am – Finish beach clean, head back to DB Pier & clean up
12:00pm – Reservations at Zaks for festive GreenRace lunch (https://goo.gl/maps/CkwGVkeMMks).

ACCESS
Meet: https://goo.gl/maps/eE5ByiFbwR22
Beach Clean: https://www.strava.com/routes/7112982
Lunch: https://goo.gl/maps/CkwGVkeMMks
All Maps: https://tgr.run/maps/

Date: Sunday, 9 December 2018

Time: 9am

Place: Discovery Bay Ferry Pier

Register: https://tgr.run/volunteer/

For more information, please follow this link to their Facebook page

About The GreenRace HK!: The GreenRace HK! is an enviro mix of road & trail running events. They organise personalised running plans and training, fun runs, retreats, trail races & trail cleans in Asia and North America.

The GreenRace HK! events aim to contribute to local community and environment by enjoying the outdoors sustainably with each of us doing our part. The GreenRace HK! see the GreenRace as an opportunity to reset ourselves in everyday life and habit.

Visit TGR.RUN

Volunteers needed for Hong Kong’s Fastest Executive Race

8 Nov

On Friday, 30th November, 50-60 of Hong Kong’s top business leaders will race against each other on a 13 km route from Pok Fu Lam Reservoir to Admiralty in support of Room to Read’s Literacy Program. Last year, with only fifteen participants, Room to Read impacted over 9,000 children through their literacy program by raising close to 4 million HKD and they look forward to exceeding that number this year!

Millions of children are now at risk of growing up without basic literacy skills. Room to Read’s Literacy Program seeks to ensure that children enter grade 3 with the reading and writing skills they need to start their educational journey.

Room to Read is looking for the kind help of 25 volunteers to help with our Fastest Executive Race event.

Date: Friday, 30th November 2018

Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Volunteers aren’t required to be there for the entire duration but would need to confirm their available time slot. Please let Room to Read know your earliest start / latest finish time within this time frame.

Roles:
1. Course Marshals / Water providers
2. Help with registration
3. Help at the finish line with time keeping and guiding runners on to the bus to the award ceremony
4. Room to Read is also looking for any First Aid qualified volunteers

Location : Race checkpoints are located on the trail, starting at Pok Fu Lam Resevoir, ending at Bowen Road. The final location is Upper House in Admiralty.

Requirements: Some of the checkpoints are reached by walking several kilometers through hilly terrain so this volunteer role is ideal for keen and able hikers! A Room to Read representative will escort you to each checkpoint.

Other info: Volunteers will be given a T-shirt to wear and keep. Volunteers will need to wear their own clothes suitable for hiking and bring a backpack, water and mobile phone. 

To sign up, please email tijana.zderic@roomtoread.org by 16th November

About Room to Read: Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world.

room to read 2To achieve this goal, Room to Read focuses on two areas where they believe Room to Read can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read works in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond by building and stocking libraries, building bright ventilated classrooms, publishing books in the local language, training educators and providing one-on-one support to teachers, and supporting girls to stay in school by providing material support—such as school fees, clean uniforms or transportation, in addition to mentoring and life skills training to help girls succeed in the classroom and beyond.

room to read john-woodFor more information please visit their website.

Volunteer for Make-A-Wish Hong Kong’s Trees Of Hope 2018 Charity Sales Counter

26 Oct


With the continuous support and sponsorship from The Peninsula Hong Kong, Trees of Hope, Make-A-Wish Hong Kong‘s annual Christmas fundraising event will be held from 1 December 2018 to 31 December 2018. People who purchase ornaments at Make-A-Wish Hong Kong counter can make a wish by hanging it on the Christmas tree as a blessing to children with critical illnesses.

Your contribution, effort and kindness will help make more wishes come true. Please join Make-A-Wish Hong Kong this Christmas to bring hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions! Your support is essential to their success. Program details are as below:

Volunteer :
Date: 1 December 2018 (Sat) to 31 December 2018 (Sat) (*Partial availability will be considered)
Location: Lobby, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
Time: 09:45am – 08:15pm (3 sessions per day)
1st session: (AM) 09:45am – 01:30pm
2nd session: (PM) 01:15pm – 05:00pm
3rd session: (Evening) 04:45pm – 08:15pm

Target: Age 16-75,fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin or English

Duties:
.Assist in charity sales
.Stock management
.Introduce our organization whenever possible

Enrollment: Please click here to apply and fill the online application form.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Katy/Hilda at 3101 2831 or email at wish@makeawish.org.hk

Remarks:
★ Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian
★ Individual volunteer need to participate in at least 2 sessions
★ Max. number of volunteers for each session: 2

Part-Time Staff :
Date: 1 December 2018 (Sat) to 31 December 2018 (Sat) (*Partial availability will be considered)
Location: Lobby, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
Time: 09:45am – 08:15pm
Quota: max. 1/each day
Salary: HK$45/hour
Duties:
.Manage daily operation of the counter and stock management
.Introduce our organization whenever possible
.Volunteer management
.Applicants who speak fluent Cantonese and English are welcomed
.Applicants with relevant sales experience are welcomed

Enrollment: Please click here to fill in the online application form

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Katy/Hilda at 3101 2831 or email at wish@makeawish.org.hk

About Make-A-Wish Hong Kong : Make-A-Wish Hong Kong was founded in 1989. They registered as a charity in Hong Kong in 1998 (registration number: 91/5366) and now, at their 20th anniversary, Make-A-Wish Hong Kong has granted nearly 2,000 wishes to children with critical illness aged between 3 and 17, in Hong Kong and Macau, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Headquartered in the United States, Make-A-Wish is the world’s largest wish-granting organization and have 41 affiliates serving over 50 countries and territories. Collectively they have realized 450,000 children’s wishes worldwide since 1980.

Race the Peak needs Volunteers

14 Oct


#RaceThePeak to support HandsOn on Sat Nov 10! Race the Peak is a family fun run that will raise funds for HandsOn Hong Kong to continue running as a community-focused charity that mobilises people to serve at no charge to HandsOn’s non-profit partners and volunteers.

Volunteers are needed to provide support during the race through marshaling, handing out water, medal distribution and managing the info desk and bag check area.

Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018

Time: 7am – 12pm

Place: Hong Kong, Peak Galleria

Volunteer Limit: 65

To register and for more information, please follow this link

About HandsOn Hong Kong: Founded in 2007, the HandsOn 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, HandsOn Hong Kong 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 HandsOn Hong Kong in their mission to serve Hong Kong’s community!