Judith Akokomebe, a 19-year old Nigerian student, was walking to church, in June 2017, when acid was viciously thrown at her. The highly corrosive chemical substance caused immense, searing pain as it melted the skin on her face, chest and arms, causing third degree burns. Judith’s left eye has been severely damaged and she is close to becoming blind. Her left ear has been melted away. Her physical scars are raw and extensive. She knows that her road to recovery is a long, arduous one but Judith remains positive. She has taken the step to forgive her perpetrator, only wanting to finish her studies so as to fulfill her dream of becoming a pharmacist. About the organisation: Back to Job’s main goal is to help acid attack survivors resume a normal life by creating opportunities for employment and education. Made possible through online volunteering support from United Nations Volunteers and Morobe Development Foundation Inc., we are a team of volunteers driven to create a brighter future for acid attack survivors globally.
"Eco-Rangers 2018" is initiated by The Conservancy Association (CA). Apart from raising funds for CA’s environmental education and tree conservation work, the event also provides a great opportunity for the public to enjoy nature and enhances their environmental awareness.
A splashy, fun-filled day with different relay and individual races to raise funds for youth services provided by the Chest's welfare agencies. Game booths, bouncy castle and building sand castles, making it an enjoyable Sunday for all.
童心同行慈善音樂會"由關注本地及國內兒童身心成長的香港非牟利註冊慈善機構「腦之家」主辦，聯同贊助機構浩樂音樂藝術天地，今年已踏入第四屆。表演節目豐富，除了ToNick樂隊, 超級巨聲陳康健及香港唱作歌手曹震豪先生作為活動大使和表演嘉賓外，還有由本地低收入及內地農村兒童表演的英文歌舞，也有本地專業音樂家演出之室樂、長笛、豎琴等等; 更有南亞族裔表演歌舞及中文歌曲等。音樂會主要目的是為腦之家籌募經費，令貧窮兒童也能同樣享有平等發展的機會，及以音樂宣揚愛與關懷，喚起社會各界對本地及國內貧窮兒童腦袋及身心成長的關注，以悠揚樂章傳揚扶貧訊息。
The trio, namely Ghost, Shum and John, has been the only three Asians accepted into the Master of Arts programme at LCDS this year. They met each other in 2017 and quickly decided to collaborate and formed the crew, The Devisers Company. The crew has so far released three dance videos, performed in two official occasions and won a championship in Kangaroo Cup (Hong Kong) 2017 Lyrical/Contemporary. The company has been exploring and devising new methods and practice in dance to express and tell stories, in order to be free in dance and true to themselves. Now, the three are stepping into the next stage and expand their enthusiasm for dance to the field of professionals.
To celebrate Baxter’s 35th anniversary, we are launching a #TakeYourToxins campaign - which will start on April 11th! Healthy kidneys filter and remove excess fluid and toxins from blood and turn it into urine. Kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is the last stage of chronic kidney disease and happens when kidneys operates at less than 5-10% of normal function and dangerous toxins build up in the bloodstream. At this stage, the patient can only survive with dialysis or a kidney transplant. Yet every day, we take for granted that our kidneys are silently working to rid our body of toxins while patients with kidney failure do not enjoy the same freedom. This campaign aims to highlight the issue of kidney failure by comparing our daily trash disposal with the toxins that patients carry in their bodies until they undergo daily treatment at night. Before Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) treatments, many patients had to carry a solution bag and needed four or more dialysis exchanges a day. A group of Baxter employees will initiate the campaign and carry a small plastic bag to fill it with ALL the accumulated trash. Then they will upload to social media pages with #TakeYourToxins – to mark the start/end of the challenge. We’re making it fun and impactful by taking the waterproof plastic bag everywhere we go, including places where we wouldn’t normally bring a bag! The donation will end by June 14th. We aim to link this movement back to education and awareness around kidney illness and treatments – and of course, mobilizing our connections to raise money for a worthy cause. Be sure to share this with your friends and family and help donate to this page! Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) offers the patient the option of an effective home modality of renal replacement therapy, encourages self-autonomy, and supports optimal quality of life - designed for patients that refuse to let kidney diseases compromise their lives, careers, social life, travels, relationships, or most importantly stand in the way of achieving their dreams.
To raise operation fund ($120/person) to support the inclusion route, which provides an ideal platform for 400 physically and mentally disabled people and their families, enjoy the nature and the excited atmosphere of a marathon as long as normal participants. Sowers Action invites 3 special care organizations to join us, together with our volunteer support, we hope to create an inclusion community and hope those disable person to develop their physical fitness and build up confidence.
It is hoped that everyone, even with physical restraint, can have the pleasant experience of enjoying the sunshine and beach with family and friends. Hence, “Inclusive Beach” is planned to be held in September this year. To render beach accessible to wheelchair users, beach wheelchairs, which are specially designed to cross the sand and float on water will be introduced. Barrier-free mat will be laid as passages on the beach as well to enable ordinary wheelchairs to move around. Through this event, we wish to demonstrate the feasibility of inclusive facilities and community planning.
Join us for our second annual RUN Charity Race on Saturday, 10th November 2018, in Tai Tam Country Park! By registering to race, you'll be helping to raise critical funds to support our sports and education programmes to rehabilitate vulnerable refugees. Many of our refugee programme participants will also race on the day, which means you'll be running #WithRefugees, literally and figuratively! Spots are limited, so register today!