According to Coroners' Reports, the suicide rate among the elderly over 60 remains high compared with other age groups. On average, one elderly person commits suicide per day. We handled over 100 calls on average per day in 2015-16. Are you willing to help those distressed elders? In the hottest period of the year, “Summer Solstice”, Suicide Prevention Services is going to hold “Don't Qua Charity Action 2016”to encourage the business community and the general public to show their care to distressed elders.
To break the inter-generational poverty in slum, it is an important to raise the knowledge and skills of slum youths to increase their employment opportunities and to improve the economic situation of the family for achieving the goal of poverty alleviation. We hope provide different learning opportunities in a sustainable community center for slums including basic computer book processing (Microsoft Office) and sewing skills. We also set up a small shop, so that young people can learn small business skills. Besides, a toy library will be set up for the slum kids to enjoy playing with toys safely.
Music belongs to everyone. Nowadays in Hong Kong, schools also require each student to learn at least one musical instrument. However, music lessons and instruments are quite expensive, learning music is therefore a luxury for underprivileged children. This project aims to tackle this social issue, engage different stakeholders and public to help, and let underprivileged children who love music, have a chance to taste the joy of playing music, attend affordable music classes and possess their own musical instruments.
Lantau Vertical is the first vertical race in Hong Kong, which consists of climbing the highest peak (934m) of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It is a 7km ascent with 900m elevation gain. The first 5km is a slow ascent on the beautiful Shek Pik Country trail to the wisdom path, then it continues on a steep 2km climb (Lantau trail section 3) with high stairs. The finish line is at the top of Lantau Peak (934m)! You will then walk/run down to Pak Kung Au (4km) where the finish area is located (total distance: 11km) to provide refreshment, drop bag collection and awards. The event starts at Shek Pik reservoir, South Lantau. Bus transport will be arranged from Tung Chung to the start. You can sign up upon registration to the event. Join us for the 4th edition of the Lantau Vertical on September 17, 2017! The registration will open in Mid-May. Clement Dumont Race Director
Run for Peace 2017 will be held on 10th September in "Hong Kong's back garden " Sai Kung Pak Tam Chung Maclehose Trail (from Sai Kung Pak Tam Chung to East Dam) in support of UNESCO’s vision of “Building Peace in the Minds of Men and Women”, and to promote World Harmony with no boundary or discrimination.
The Charity Project aims to provide grassroots families chances to enjoy a meaningful summer by offering them free Musical tickets and a tour of the traditional printing factory (only a few left in Hong Kong), also to motivate their children to learn Chinese and explore the Old-Hong Kong. Hong Kong Children's Musical Theatre was founded in 1998 and registered as a non-profit organization in 2006. We aspire to inspire children’s growth with the stimulating nature of musical theatre art, to develop their innate potential, establish their uniqueness and nourish their holistic well-being.
Everybody can't help striving for a stable accommodation in Hong Kong. Perhaps for a better living place, you and your loved ones just work so hard every single day. Have you ever imagined -- under the same sky there is a bunch of people out there, facing huge living pressure yet being ignored by the public, who need your helping hand to building a more ideal accommodation? To improve the living environment of Likang Court, our self-financed supported hostel, The Likang Enrichment Scheme now appeal to the public for donation, which will benefit the living of People in Recovery, and hence their mental health. Our fundraising target is HK$100,000.