Viva is passionate about releasing children from poverty and abuse worldwide by growing locally-led networks who are committed to working together to ensure that children are safe, well and able to fulfill their God-given potential. We invite runners to run for children such as 15 year old Leli who in hopes of escaping poverty, traveled to the city and was introduced to a man who claimed to have a job opportunity. He purchased her for a mere $100 and made her sleep with many men. It was only when she was introduced to a local church that she received medical help and counselling. CarNet, Viva's partner network in Nepal works towards tackling the root of trafficking so that children like Leli will no longer face the horror and degradation of sex trafficking. CarNet brings together 500 churches to draw on the power of volunteers to keep children safe. The network helps get children back to school, provide after-school clubs, equip single mothers to set up small businesses, and increase the awareness of trafficking to families. By running and fundraising for us, you can help us reach more children who are vulnerable to being trafficked.
Over 900 students aged from 8 to 18 will be adventure racing on a Sunday morning (19 November 2017) in the hills of Discovery Bay. Participants run, bike, coasteer, abseil, swim, canoe, rock-scramble and raise money for charity. Over $HK100,000 is donated to Youth Outreach Hong Kong annually from the fund-raising efforts of the competitors and through the generous support of our Sponsors. For more information please visit our website www.team-fear.com
根據關注學童發展權利聯席在2017年的調查顯示，香港有四成七基層學童因經濟原因未能參與課外活動，家長亦因未能讓孩子發展興趣出現負面情緒、擔心影響孩子升學，其家庭關係亦受影響。 籃球體育事工為一間推廣籃球、康體活動、拓展青少年福音事工的基督教慈善機構，近年銳意服侍基層家庭、少數族裔。 本機構今年希望藉著兩天的籌款嘉年華活動籌募經費，為基層家庭的孩子提供參與籃球、康體活動的機會。活動詳情如下： 日期：2017年11月12日（日）及12月3日（日） （可選擇參加其中一日） 時間：下午2時至6時 地點：東啟德遊樂場（九龍新蒲崗六合街30號） 內容：個人及隊制射籃、籃球挑戰站、親子挑戰、桌遊x籃球、康體籃球等 今年參加者會同心合力投進10,000球，你們投出的每一球都成為對基層家庭的支持，盼望你們與我們一起出一分力，將愛與祝福帶給更多人。 詳情及報名請參閱附件及瀏覽http://www.basketfundraising.wordpress.com/。如欲進一步了解或有任何查詢，歡迎致電2735 0915與陳小姐聯絡。
Signal 8 Press will be publishing a two-volume anthology series of LGBT+-themed writing from the Asia-Pacific region in late 2018 (current targeted publication date Nov 27). There will be one volume of original short fiction, and one of nonfiction.