Animals Asia Foundation

Animals Asia’s “Dr Dog” is an innovative animal-assisted therapy programme that provides people in need with what they need most – a best friend. The programme is also changing the way people feel about dogs. "Dr Dog" with their volunteer owners will visit hospitals, homes for the elderly, disabled centres, orphanages and schools, focusing on improvement on mental, physical and tactile function, social interaction and confidence of disadvantaged people.

No. of beneficiaries: 3,000 disadvantaged people in elderly centres, hospitals and schools through 50 visits. 

Enrich

Enrich is a local charity providing financial and empowerment education to migrant domestic workers. The projects will launch inter-agency outreach events, action groups and workshops on personal finance. They specifically target newly arrived migrant domestic workers and Indonesian domestic workers.

No. of beneficiaries: 3,470 migrant domestic workers

Health in Action

Health In Action is a Hong Kong-based humanitarian organisation, with the vision to eliminate health inequality in societies. This project aims to promote social equity for ethnic minorities through empowering them to maintain good health. HIA acts as a facilitator through providing culturally appropriate health services and education; creating evidence through bottom-up social and health research; and advocating to the authorities and the public about ethnic minorities health equity. 

No. of beneficiaries: Primary beneficiaries: at least 500 (ethnic minorities) ;Secondary beneficiaries: at least 500 (the public)

PathFinders

PathFinders has improved the lives of more than 4,000 pregnant women, migrant women in distress and their children born in Hong Kong. PathFinders provides humanitarian support, social services, access to healthcare and legal advice. This programme will provide weekly education workshops, quarterly Sunday outreach, monthly community education workshops and an annual awareness event “Migrant Health Matters” for foreign domestic helpers and their employers to promote the prevention of unplanned pregnancy, maternity rights and employee rights.          

No. of beneficiaries: 4,000

Project Space

Project Space for Squatter Kids - Home Improvement Project 2016 -2017, aims at providing support to 80 families who are living in subdivided flats, container flats or living environment with safety and hygienic concerns. Through home visits, home improvement service and volunteering work, the project aims to improve the living condition of needy families as well.

No. of beneficiaries: 80 families

The Bethune House Migrant Women's Refuge

The Bethune House Migrant Women’s Refuge is a shelter providing food and accommodation, emergency relief, counselling, and empowerment activities to Asian women migrants in crisis and foreign domestic workers. It aims to create a safe and supportive environment as they work on their problems, access justice, and survive their hardships. The Bethune House Migrant Women's Refuge provides a safe shelter for foreign domestic helpers in vulnerable situations. Besides shelter provisions, Bethune House also conducts paralegal counselling, rights-based education, skills-training and peer counselling.            

No. of beneficiaries: 600

The Women’s Foundation (in partnership with Goods- CoShare)

A champion project of the OSC UBS Leadership Programme 2016

The Women’s Foundation (TWF) is an NGO dedicated to improving the lives of girls and women in Hong Kong with three main goals: Challenging gender stereotypes, Increasing the number of women leaders, and Empowering women in poverty.

Goods Co-Share (GCS) is a non-profit social enterprise which aims at providing affordable necessities to disadvantaged families through direct group or bulk purchase and sharing with a view to achieving poverty alleviation and brings countable social impact to the society.

The project aims at developing a vending machine for daily necessity retailing, in order to provide an innovative and feasible solution for poverty, bringing measurable and duplicable impact to the disadvantaged group and society by reducing the cost of living, income generation, and enhancing financial literacy.     

No. of beneficiaries: 3,000 families