Monthly Archives: October 2015

Proposing an event a DC

Posted by Peter MUIR

CE-Logo-BWAre you keen to organise an event at DC?

Perhaps the goal of your CE activity will involve organising a lunch time competition, or maybe you wish to host a collection drive, or organise a read-a-thon to raise awareness about literacy (notice there was no mention of bake sales!).  Whatever you event might involve, you first need to seek approval for your idea.  In order to do this, you need to submit this form to the Community Engagement Captains, who will then consider your proposal.   Please make sure that you submit this form at least three weeks before your proposed event/activity date.

CE Calendar 2015-16

Posted by Peter MUIR

CE-Logo-BWThe Community Engagement Captains have released the school-based CE groups/clubs that will be available for students to join this year.  This calendar outlines when these groups will meet to organise activities and events indicated on the calendar – DC CE Calendar 2015-16   Groups are arranged according to year levels.

Stay tuned to this Community Engagement blog for details on how to sign up as the event nears.

Remember that you can (and are encourage to) start up your own clubs – visit DING to see how to do this.

Year 11/12 Students needed to Teach

Posted by Peter MUIR

CKMSC-logo-A message from students leading the Chung King Mansion Refugee Service Centre group:

Hi Years 11 and 12!

We need your skills! Christian Action, a local refugee organisation is in need of help. Each year hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers enter Hong Kong, some staying for up to 10 years without the opportunity to work. Most of them are outsiders socially and have limited skills to navigate Hong Kong. DC is providing Visual Arts and Cantonese language skills to these refugees. The lessons will start early next year – after school for a hour and half – continuing on for once a week, for many weeks, but we need to begin planning so they are successful!

Here is the link to the sign up sheet to help refugees and asylum seekers:

If you have any skills in Cantonese and Visual Arts, or even interest, please put your name down! If you have any other skills to offer don’t be afraid to contact: patrick.hawkey@dc.edu.hk or jenghis.lui@dc.edu.hk.

More information will come soon, after we have enough people signed up!

Hong Kong Terry Fox run

Posted by Peter MUIR

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The third annual Hong Kong Terry Fox run will be held at RCHK on November 7th. The Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive event where people get together as individuals, families, and groups to raise money for cancer research in Terry’s name. It is a day of celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep alive his dream of finding a cure for cancer. This event is volunteer-organized with no budget for expenses and 100% of all proceeds go to support cure-oriented, biomedical cancer research in Hong Kong.

The event is a 3 km, 5 km or 10 km non-competitive, family-oriented run or walk.

Click here for more details.

Winter Clothes Donation for Refugees

Posted by Peter MUIR

WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE!

Give Some Warmth this Winter to Refugees in Hong Kong
Donate your gently used winter clothes for our annual winter clothes distribution.

Clean, unstained, gently used items* may include: Winter jackets, shirts/t-shirts, shoes, hats, mittens, scarves, jumpers, sweaters, pants, skirts, dresses, new underwear and socks, baby clothing, shoes, portable heaters, and VERY LARGE shopping bags, etc.

All sizes—adult, teen, child, baby—welcome!

All donations will be distributed to our refugee clients in December 2015.

*if you wouldn’t wear it again because it’s too used and dirty, please throw away.

Donation Drop-Off Dates and Locations

26 Oct – 25 Nov
(Mon-Sat: 8am-6pm)

Christian Action, New Horizons Building, 2 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon (map)
*please drop clothes in collection bin labeled REFUGEE WINTER CLOTHING*

26 Oct – 25 Nov
(Mon-Fri: 7pm-11pm; Sat-Sun: 2pm-10pm)

Flat C, 4th Floor, Tung Hing Mansions, 41 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town (map)
*please SMS or Whatsapp 9318 4104 to confirm drop-off time*

26 Nov – 1 Dec
(Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm; Sat: 10am-2pm):

Centre for Refugees, 16/F., Block E, Chungking Mansions,
36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (map)

2 Dec – 4 Dec
(Wed-Fri: 9am-5pm)

St. Andrew’s Church, 138 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (map)
*sorted clothes only—please ask for instructions to sort*

Mission for Migrant Workers and Bethune House looking for support

Posted by Peter MUIR

A group of domestic helpers from the Asian Migrants Co-ordinating bod,y holdd a protest outside the government offices in Hong Kong on June 25, 2009. The group were asking the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Government to include them in statutory minimum wage legislation being drawn up in the territory. AFP PHOTO/MIKE CLARKE (Photo credit should read MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

Mission for Migrant Workers, Hong Kong’s first service and advocacy institution for migrants, and Bethune House, who support foreign domestic workers in distress from their victimized and vulnerable situation, are looking for support to host some upcoming events and on-going programmes –

a. Give care to Our Care givers- one day free caring Day for Domestic Workers 8 November 2015, 12 – 5pm, Victoria Park 20 December 2015, 9am – 5pm, Chater Garden, Central

b. Bethune House 29 Anniversary celebration – 1 November from 2-4 pm (Sending of invites and follow-up, help on the actual day- set –up, registration and Emcee) and on 22 November for their Photo-exhibit event

c. Volunteers to help in Casework support such as translation, documentation of cases, data base encoding and accompaniment.

d. Write articles for the Migrant Focus, quarterly newsletter of MFMW, cover activities on Sundays. Help in Lay-out (Photoshop, InDesign or PageMaker) or 30 seconds – I minute video production for Mission and Bethune House promotion.

e. Help in delivering the handicraft project or conduct English or Cantonese lessons in the shelter

f. Organise a collection-drive for essential health and sanitary items for shelter residents.

For more information, please call 2537-1333 or email mfmw.ivprogram@gmail.com or bethunehouse86@gmail.com

 

Action For a Cause – Community Action Project

Posted by Peter MUIR

Launched in February of 2015, Action for a Cause is a program designed to mobilize 12 – 17 year olds from diverse backgrounds to take action on real life social issues. AFAC offers you the opportunity to join in one of it’s two parts – or you could elect to join in both!

Act!on for a Cause aims to:

  • Promote creative problem solving of real life issues
  • Mobilize youth from all backgrounds to take positive action
  • Build leadership skills and social awareness

Click here for details on their CREATIVE ACTION VIDEO project

The AFAC Community Action Project

Submit an outline for a Community Action Project and be in the chance to receive a grant of $3000 to implement your project!. The project must be specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and timely. The top 20 projects receive HK$3,000 to deliver their project to the target community with the support of Kids4Kids professional mentors. Community Action Projects are to be completed within 6 months of the award date and will be exhibited at the Powered by Youth Forum 2016.   Click here for more details.

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Action For a Cause – Creative Action Video

Posted by Peter MUIR

Launched in February of 2015, Action for a Cause is a program designed to mobilize 12 – 17 year olds from diverse backgrounds to take action on real life social issues. AFAC offers you the opportunity to join in one of it’s two parts – or you could elect to join in both!

Act!on for a Cause aims to:

  • Promote creative problem solving of real life issues
  • Mobilize youth from all backgrounds to take positive action
  • Build leadership skills and social awareness

Option 1 –  CREATIVE ACTION VIDEO

Create a 45 second video to educate an online audience about a social issue you feel passionately about. Issues include, but are not limited to, animal welfare, bullying and tolerance, education, environment, health and wellness, homelessness, poverty, and literacy. Monthly prizes are awarded for best video. Click here for more details.

So Others Are Protected (SOAP)

Posted by Peter MUIR

Sydney Kamen is the founder of So Others Are Protected (SOAP), a self-empowerment initiative focused on issues of sanitation and the spread of disease in Southeast Asia. Sydney was a young high-school student when she started SOAP as a result of learning about marginalized youth-at-risk along the Thailand-Burma border. SOAP collects discarded soap from luxury hotels in Southeast Asia that are then recycled and reshaped into new bars of soap to produce a sustainable source of sanitation in communities. SOAP works with rural communities to promote sanitation, health education, emphasize community capacity building, and provide an alternative livelihood for at-risk women and girls.

Read Across the Globe

Posted by Peter MUIR

HandsOn Hong Kong and Bring Me A Book Hong Kong are joining forces with Points of Light and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, the former US First Lady, to attempt to break the World Record for reading to the most children in a 24 hour period!

Read here for more details on the event.

Read across the globe