Daily Archives: October 25, 2015

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.