Community Partners (Current)

Community Partners (Current)

Amity Foundation, Hong Kong

The Amity Foundation is an independent Chinese social organization that supports sustainable development in China and worldwide. Amity Foundation Hong Kong shares identical visions and missions with its headquarters and is primarily engaged in awareness building, fundraising and advocacy. It provides exposure, exchange and service opportunities to youth in Hong Kong to enhance understanding and cooperation among compassionate and capable world citizens.

Big Bang Academy

Founded in 2019, Big Bang Academy is an award-winning STEAM education technology company with a focus on hands-on science education. Our key objective is to inspire and nurture the next generation of scientists, engineers and inventors who will then contribute back to the society.

Through a series of professionally guided science-related workshops and classes, we aim to provide a collaborative environment for children to experiment the unknown and empower them to be confident to learn through failure. Big Bang Academy’s Science Courses have reached over 4,000 students aged between 3 and 12 years old in regions like Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Big Bang Academy’s unique curriculum covers the main pillars of science including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Engineering and Environmental Science.

The founders of Big Bang Academy were graduated from the University of Cambridge with degrees in Engineering and Natural Sciences respectively. Having pursued in the STEM academic journey and realizing the unparallel benefits, it is our mission to pass our experience and knowledge to the next generation, enabling them to be better thinkers, forming independent opinions and having the courage to make educated decisions which serve them better both academically and personally as a whole.

Boaz International Education Institute

Boaz International Education is founded based on the belief that everyone has talent, even children with special needs. 2022 marks the fifth year of Boaz; over the past eight years, Boaz has sustained the passion of changing world of how special needs students are being perceived.

Instead of drilling kids with what they are weak at, Boaz provides an alternative for learning: from Innovative Dyslexia Training to dyslexics-tailored curriculum grounded on a strength-based approach combining visual-kinesthetic learning strategies with the local syllabus adaptations. In the long run, Boaz aims to empower each learner to become an independent learner in one year and a half to two years. Boaz has served more than one thousand students and has conducted various talks and seminars at both local and international schools, universities, education bureau and various NGOs.

“If children do not learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn” is driving the spirit of Boaz, to become a pioneer of educational institutes.

Buddhist To Chi Fat She Yeung Yat Lam Memorial School

Buddhist To Chi Fat She Yeung Yat Lam Memorial School (mild grades intellectual disabilities) currently teaches Primary One to Secondary Six students, and there are 16 classes with 240 students in total. It is an HKU CAiSE SAME Network Project School, promoting inclusive education and catering of diversity needs.

Main concerns in 2021-2024:

  1. Develop “learning, teaching and evaluation” to cater for students’ learning diversity and enhance the effectiveness of learning and teaching; and
  2. Establish systematic and comprehensive growth support to cultivate students’ positive values.

CantoGather

Established by a group of HKU students in 2017, CantoGather provides Chinese language and multicultural education for our non-Chinese neighbours in Hong Kong — making CommUnity a Reality. We empower our non-Chinese neighbours through communication so that they can be the futures of our society.

Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong

The Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong is a Christian service organisation based in Hong Kong as part of the global YMCA movement. The Association is committed to building a civil and compassionate Hong Kong through uniting people with the same spirit to extend the Kingdom of God; fostering youth leadership to shoulder social responsibility with keen concern for the motherland and the world; and promoting multiple service programmes based on wholistic personal growth, commitment to the underprivileged and reconciliation extending from self to society.

GLO Travel Academy

GLO Travel Academy is an organization of Hong Kong’s well-known in-depth travel brand GLO Travel, specializing in in-depth cultural tourism.  Different from general study tours, we are good at formulating unique itineraries based on different subject issues, leading students to the local community, exploring the history, culture, customs and political and economic development that ordinary visitors will not contact, and arranging with local scholars, media and government representatives, civil society leaders and other communication dialogues, so as to expand students’ horizons, assist them in understanding the subject content, and become a true world citizen.

Happeriod

Happeriod is the first one-stop online platform offering menstrual education and related products in Hong Kong. By providing a casual environment for sharing menstrual experience and understanding their own bodies, Happeriod aims to help menstruators debunking social norms and misunderstandings, loosening body restrictions, choosing a more suitable menstrual product, and ultimately building body autonomy.

HOBBYHK

HOBBYHK is a youth education organization that shares its enthusiasm and expertise with the general public, while striving to keep educators reasonably compensated for their continued professional development. We have four main areas of work: Life-and-Death education, Astronomy education, Environmental protection, and Art education.

We reach out to the community and recruit talented people, and worked with over 50 non-governmental organizations, charities, colleges and universities, and educational institutions, and so on. These include Yan Oi Tong, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, SKH Lady Macleshose Social Service Centre, Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service, People Service Centre, etc. We have served over 4,000 participants and nearly 100 social workers, teachers and staff till now.

Hong Chi Pinehill Preschool Centre

Hong Chi Association (formerly The Hong Kong Association for the Mentally Handicapped) was started as a class for just four children with intellectual disabilities in 1965. “Hong” in Chinese means “to assist”, while “Chi” refers to “the intellect”. Our emphasis is on what people with intellectual disabilities can achieve. Our mission is to assist them in the development of their potential to the full. Today, Hong Chi is a non-profit making organization in Hong Kong dedicated to serving over 7,000 people of all ages and all grades of intellectual disabilities. We now operate 86 service units, including 13 special schools, which provide pre-school training, special education, job training, sheltered and supported employment, adult education, day care and training, residential services, family and community support, recreational and social programmes, as well as professional therapy.

Hong Chi Pinehill Preschool Centre is the first of its kind in Hong Kong providing year-round residential care and education for children up to six years of age, with mild to severe disabilities. Most of the children are orphans, and some are from families which cannot take care of them due to special circumstances. The Centre also offers early education and training (EETC) for infants and children with developmental disorders. We are now serving 24 children with residential services and 10 children in EETC.

Hong Kong Education City

Established in 2000 with the support of the Quality Education Fund, Hong Kong Education City (EdCity) was incorporated in 2002 to become a wholly-owned company of the Government. With a mission of being the industry initiator and facilitator, EdCity is devoted to providing information, resources, interactive communities, online tools and services to strive for innovative learning and enhance teaching effectiveness, fulfilling its commitment to embrace new opportunities with different stakeholders in the digital era.

Hong Kong Family Welfare Society Financial Education Centre

Financial Education Centre (FEC), Hong Kong Family Welfare Society (HKFWS) is a charitable non-governmental social welfare organization established in 1949. We aim to deliver quality and professional social services to enhance the well-being of families and individuals in Hong Kong in order to foster a caring community. We have been providing services including Integrated Family Services, Integrated Children and Youth Services, Elderly and Community Support Services, Child Care Services and other Specialized Services. Since 2007, we launched “The Children Financial Literacy Project” and delivered different financial education programs to different schools. In 2017, we established the Financial Education Centre in Lai Chi Kok so as to root ourselves in the community. The Centre is designed to promote financial literacy of children, youth and parents through experiential activities, edutainment programs and social media platform and reach out different social strata in the society.

Hong Kong Housing Society

The Hong Kong Housing Society is an independent, non-government and not-for profit organisation established in 1948, providing quality housing for the people of Hong Kong. Incorporated by Ordinance in 1951, HKHS has implemented various housing schemes to meet the needs of niche markets. Governed by Members with a Supervisory Board and an Executive Committee made up of professionals coming from different sectors of the community, we have been serving the Hong Kong community with a social mission.

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography NAS, Armenia

Founded in 1959, the Institute is mainly focused on research work in the areas of Armenian archaeology, ethnography, folklore, anthropology and ethno-sociology.  Among other important activities of the Institute are also archaeological excavations, collecting works of ethnography and folklore through expeditions, which are usually reported in publications.

Inter Cultural Education (ICE)

Inter Cultural Education (ICE) is a Hong Kong social enterprise aiming to promote global awareness and mutual understanding of people from different cultural background through face-to-face interaction.

Even as the world becomes closer through international trade and cheaper flights, we are seeing a huge spike in xenophobic behaviour, racism and discrimination against the minorities. The economy may have benefitted immensely from globalisation but many people are not equipped with the skills and knowledge to live in this new era. We believe that by connecting people across different cultures and backgrounds, we can foster a deeper understanding through intercultural interaction and make the world a better and more peaceful place for our future generations. ICE has worked with more than 112 institutions and impacted more than 39,255 students. ICE has recently worked with Ocean Park and Cathay Pacific on a Sustainable Development Programme.

Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (DISI)

Founded in 2012, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (DISI) is the first design institute dedicated to social innovation in Asia. DISI contributes to advance PolyU’s University Social Responsibility and aims to become a leading institute to trigger social innovation in all dimensions of the society to improve the well-being of the community and the people. The mission of DISI is to provide an innovative and human-centred platform to ENVISION a better life in the society, to CONNECT people with passion and NURTURE doers of all ages to INNOVATE with collective wisdom to ENABLE impactful action.

Jockey Club "Learning by Doing" Academy

Jockey Club “Learning by Doing” Academy (LBD) is a programme conceived amidst society’s yearning for less exam-oriented and more authentic learning for the diverse needs of our children. Proposed by education charity EDiversity in conjunction with the Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad No. 2 Primary School, LBD is a 3-year programme supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, and is the first such collaboration to bring learning by doing into a local school’s afternoon curriculum.

The programme offers mainstream students a chance to learn by doing in modes featuring making, designing, reading and playing, with a greater objective to achieve whole person development in an atmosphere much more liberal than traditional classes. Most importantly, it serves as a teachers’ training lab, where real space and time is given to teachers to approach teaching differently in a setting that allows as much students’ input and interaction as possible.

Junior Achievement Hong Kong

Junior Achievement Hong Kong (JAHK) is a member of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide, the world’s largest organization dedicated to activating youth for future of jobs. Through delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy, JA creates pathways for young people to realize their passion and potentials to the fullest.

JA collaborates with businesses, educators and policymakers around the globe to advance the United Nations (UN) Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs); and JA has been recognized by the UN for contributing to Global Goal 8 – promoting development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and grow of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprise.

mLang

mLang is founded by a professional team from the University of Hong Kong, formed with members from the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Engineering with an aim of researching engaging, effective and innovative education technology and pedagogy. Since our launch in 2015, we are grateful to have been generously supported by the Quality Education Fund, the Language Fund from SCOLAR, TSSSU@HKU, SIE Fund and UBS Optimus Foundation, enabling us to forge a better learning environment for students and teachers from different language and cultural backgrounds.

We are a social enterprise listed in the Social Enterprise Directory of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) and awarded as IncuTech Company at the Hong Kong Science Park Incubation Programme in 2020.

We have been serving more than 50 primary and secondary schools, NGOs and tertiary institute to facilitate their teaching and learning in 8 subjects. About 10,000 teachers and students are benefited from our service.

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park is Hong Kong’s unique home-grown theme park with a heritage of delivering family fun and fond memories. Since its opening in January 1977 as a non-profit organisation, Ocean Park has developed itself to be a world-class attraction connecting people with nature, and gained consistent recognition for its animal husbandry, research and relationship with the community. More than 140 million people have visited Hong Kong’s premier park since its inception, and Ocean Park has remained committed to offering adults and children experiences that blend entertainment with education and conservation. Being the education arm of Ocean Park, Discovery & Education Department has been providing quality Science and Conservation offerings to schools and the public since 1992.

Outdoor Wildlife Learning Hong Kong

Outdoor Wildlife Learning Hong Kong is a professional environmental education organization established in 2016 and became a registered charity in Hong Kong (IR file no.:91/16831). We aim at promoting environmental education and conservation in Hong Kong through outdoor education.

Our missions:

  1. To promote the use of diverse, interactive and high-effectiveness outdoor education approaches in environmental education;
  2. To establish a holistic understanding of Hong Kong ecology and biodiversity among public;
  3. To promote love for nature and encourage public participation in environmental protection; and
  4. To advance and integrate local ecological research and environmental education.

Oxfam Hong Kong

Oxfam is a worldwide development organisation that mobilises the power of people against poverty. The mission of Oxfam Hong Kong is to work with poor and vulnerable communities and local partners to fight against the injustices of poverty and inequality. Oxfam Hong Kong facilitates Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Through participatory and empowering learning processes, learners are enabled to learn through action about the interdependence between different peoples or countries. Learners will gain skills to discern, in everyday life, the linkages between the world, one’s nation, one’s community and oneself, and also to think critically and to respond proactively to issues of global poverty and injustice.

About Oxfam’s GCE: https://www.oxfam.org.hk/en/what-we-do/development-education/global-citizenship-education

Principal Chan Free Tutorial World

Principal Chan Free Tutorial World was established in April 2011. It is a Non-Profit Organization recognized by the HKSAR Government. (Registration Number: 91/11019)

With the support of many generous people in the society who have become our volunteer teachers, we provide absolutely FREE learning support to the underprivileged children who have financial difficulties. Our scope of services includes the following:

  • One-to-one tutorials
  • Playgroup and pre-school courses
  • Small group learning classes
  • Talent development classes (musical instruments, photography, drawings, etc.)
  • Extra-curricular activities (Outdoor visits, parents and children workshops, English summer camps, etc.)

Robot Institute of Hong Kong

Established in 2003, the Robot Institute of Hong Kong is the pioneer in robot education. It provides various types of robot assembly courses for primary and secondary school students in Hong Kong. To date, more than 30,000 students from over 100 primary and secondary schools have enrolled in the wide array of training courses offered by the Institute, learning the skills and knowledge for assembling robots and thriving in creativity.

Service Civil International (SCI) Hong Kong

Service Civil International (SCI) is a volunteer organisation dedicated to promoting a culture of peace by organising international voluntary projects for people of all ages and backgrounds. The organisation consists of 45 branches and an ever growing number of partner organisations in 85 countries.

They believe that living and working together with people of different backgrounds helps volunteers to break down barriers and prejudices. It allows them to experience a world of mutual respect and understanding. In this sense, volunteering can be seen as a way of life, a demonstration of the possible reality of a peaceful and cooperative world.

SCI offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to people, such as short, mid- and long term projects, but also the possibility to become active for a local branch or participate in a seminar or training.

Throughout the years SCI has also organized, coordinated and joined many international campaigns that aim at raising people’s awareness about global and local issues related to peace, migration, climate justice, active citizenship, human rights, development education, volunteering and more.

Teengineer

Founded in 2014, Teengineer is one of the first institutes founded in Hong Kong to promote training, education and dissemination of Positive Psychology.  Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enables individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of life.

Based on positive psychology and coaching methods, we have advised more than 60 secondary and primary schools on positive education strategies. Our projects include resilience, motivation, building high-quality connections, transcending limiting beliefs, and identifying aspirations.

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) is the city’s largest youth service organisation. Since its establishment in 1960, the HKFYG has been providing opportunities and facilities for the social, educational, cultural, emotional and physical development of young people. Income is obtained primarily from government subvention, as well as grants from the Community Chest of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, other trust funds, programme fees, and both private and corporate donations.

The HKFYG, through its youth membership network, provides quality services that address the issues and concerns of young people and promotes healthy all-round development. Over 80 service units organise more than 25,000 activities annually, with attendance to the various programmes nearly six million a year. Over 450,000 registered members are engaged through the online platform, easymember.hk and the HKFYG app.

TWGHs Wong Fung Ling College

TWGHs Wong Fung Ling College is an aided school in Ma On Shan. In 2017, a teacher selected to be the innovative teacher in the teacher fellows of InnoPower@JC: Fellowship for Teachers and Social Workers and has launched The TWGHS Wong Fung Ling College Jockey Club MAKER+ Innovative Curriculum Programme (MAKER+). In order to address the learning motivation of students, the programme incorporates “Learning by Doing” and “Design Thinking” and aims to empower students for enhancing the ownership of learning by bringing them into the state of flow.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Hong Kong

UNICEF, United Nations Children’s Fund, is the world’s leading UN organisation working for children. The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) was founded in 1986 and was established as an independent local non-governmental organisation to raise funds and advocate for children’s rights. As one of the national committees for UNICEF, it organizes fundraising and advocacy activities to provide support for UNICEF’s programmes across over 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive.

Urban Renewal Authority

The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) is a statutory body established in May 2001 under the Urban Renewal Authority Ordinance to undertake, encourage, promote and facilitate urban renewal of Hong Kong, with a view to addressing the problem of urban decay and improving the living conditions of residents in dilapidated areas. The URA adopts a holistic approach by ways of its two core businesses i.e. redevelopment and rehabilitation, as well as heritage preservation and revitalisation, to create a sustainable and quality urban living in Hong Kong.

World Vision Hong Kong

World Vision Hong Kong is a Christian humanitarian organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. Their Global Citizenship Programme aims to inspire students to be agents of change in the fight against global poverty.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Hong Kong

WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected conservation organisations, with a network achieve in more than 100 countries. WWF Hong Kong has been working since 1981 with a mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.