Changing Young Lives Foundation

Changing Young Lives Foundation supports and inspires underprivileged young people in Hong Kong and the Mainland by helping them to acquire the knowledge and skills to realise their full potential. The OSC funded Art to Heart Expressive Arts Therapy Program (ATH) will provide a series of expressive arts workshops to help at-risk students develop emotional competence, resilience and brand-new ways of self-expression.

No. of beneficiaries: 160 secondary students (aged 13 to 18) with or at-risk of emotional disturbance

CODA Hong Kong

CODA Hong Kong was established in 2013 and strives to support deaf families and their children by empowering them to face challenges in the hearing community through addressing their emotional, social and language development, as well as their identity and family issues.  The project ‘SHALL WE “TALK”?’ will allow the children of deaf families to receive language assessments and follow up services, and provide parenting workshops and counselling service to the deaf families. 

No. of beneficiaries: 100 Children of Deaf Adults (CODAs), 300 deaf parents & teachers and 90 volunteers

Home Care for Girls

Home Care for Girls is a non-profit organization founded by Sister Agnes Ho. It provides a safe and caring environment where girls under stress can experience compassion and live a stable life away from problematic family situations. The project aims to provide a short -term residential services for teenage girls aged 14-18 who suffer from family problems and abuses. Through counselling and care, Home Care for Girls endeavors to let the girls experience the warmth and love of a home, and to nurture them so that they may value life.

No. of beneficiaries: 50 girls 

Hong Kong Association for Specific Learning Disabilities

The Hong Kong Association for Specific Learning Disabilities is a parent self-help group established in 1998, and was registered as a charity organization in 1999. The “Alongside” Parent Support Program will enable the association’s existing members to support the new members closely, while the new members are being trained to support future members, building a strong parent network. A parent emotional support program and strengthened hotline service will be provided to members under stress.

No. of beneficiaries: 1,680 parents of SLD children

Integrated Brilliant Education Trust

The Integrated Brilliant Education Trust is a Section 88 charity providing critically needed educational support, with special emphasis on Chinese language learning, to Hong Kong's underprivileged ethnic minority students. Raised funds will help to set up IBET's second EDB-approved Centre in Sham Shui Po. In addition to educational support, the Centre empowers the students with the requisite educational life-skills needed to blossom in the local schooling system and to seamlessly integrate into Hong Kong's social fabric.

No. of beneficiaries: 100 - 120 Chinese Speaking kindergartens, primary, and secondary students

KELY Support Group

KELY Support Group (KELY) is a non-government funded bilingual organisation which provides support to youth between the ages of 14 and 24 in Hong Kong from Chinese-speaking, Ethnic Minority and English-speaking backgrounds. The project is a new multi-year programme targeting at-risk Ethnic Minority young people. 80 disadvantaged young people will take part to build protective factors against drug use and then learn technical and creative skills. They will use these skills to develop culturally appropriate drug awareness resources that will be shared across the schools and through other networks. Peer supporters and mentors further support these young people.  

No. of beneficiaries: 120 ethnic minority youths

Po Leung Kuk - Social Services Department

Po Leung Kuk Social Service Department’s Care Angels Project aims to provide development opportunities in positive personalities and attributes to Po Leung Kuk’s 24-hour residential children, aged 0 - 6. The Attachment program and the Joy to Learn program of the project comprises bonding enhancement sessions and activities, individualised programs, as well as trainings to helping professionals, parents, caregivers and volunteers.

No. of beneficiaries: 230 children