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13/04/2018

Be a summer intern and gain first-hand experience with SIE Fund

This may be of interest to students of tertiary education institutions. While you may not be ready to start your social business now, you will soon have a chance to know more about social innovation and entrepreneurship through first-hand experience with the SIE Fund. The Efficiency Office is recruiting summer interns whose jobs include working with the SIE Fund Task Force Secretariat in promoting the Fund, participating in the operations of Youth.gov.hk, etc. Application is open to students (year two or above) of post-secondary education institutions who are permanent residents of Hong Kong. Please visit the website of Civil Service Bureau for details. The deadline for application is 26 April.


11/04/2018

Visits to FOOD-CO service points

The FOOD-CO platform of the Food Support Flagship Project has grown fast with flying colours since its launch in May 2017. Task Force Chairperson Prof Stephen Cheung recently led members of the Task Force and the Secretariat to visit two FOOD-CO service points in Kwai Tsing District. An introduction to FOOD-CO’s operation was given by Ms Josephine Lee, Chief Executive Officer of St. James’ Settlement, the intermediary for the Food Support Flagship Project.
As a service point under FOOD-CO, St. James’ Settlement Kindness Centre (Kwai Chung) provides food assistance services through its food bank while discount markets are held from time to time. The team also paid a visit to Asbury Methodist Social Service (which offers hot meals) and met the representatives of food donors and food support service operators who all praised FOOD-CO for successfully enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of food support service while addressing the issues of food wastage.
Please visit the FOOD-CO website for more information about its programmes and show your support.