Background of Co-organiser
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 have 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.
Our centre is supported by various renowned funders such as HSBC, The Community Chest of Hong Kong, Hang Seng Bank, etc. The project aims at, firstly, enhancing the awareness of the importance on financial literacy in the community; secondly, enhancing the financial well-being of the younger generation, as well as their parents, in primary, secondary and tertiary levels; and lastly, developing the Financial Social Work model in social welfare sector with a spectrum from financial education to clinical intervention in Hong Kong. Since the project focuses on developing students’ attitude and behaviour of financial management from childhood, FEC service targets are mainly primary and secondary school students and their parents.
This year, participating HKU students are expected to complete task 1 individually and collaborate to complete tasks 2 and 3:
- Develop and carry-out (subjected to school registration) a 30-45 minutes student seminar. The content should cover financial management value, knowledge and skills. The session are expected to be attractive, innovative and interactive.
- The Youth Team is going to organize a territory-wide program in the form of City Hunt in 2023. Students have to plan for the routes, set the questions focusing on different financial aspects over Hong Kong.
- The Children and Family Team will publish a picture book for K2 to K3 children focusing on the positive values concerning financial management. Students are required to co-create the storyline and storyboard with our social worker and illustrator.
Besides, HKU students are also responsible to assist any primary, secondary and tertiary school activities including delivery of materials, preparation of program materials, some basic administrative work and on-site program support, etc.