Expanding on our successful Shared Value Forum, held in September, and the Shared Value workshops spanning from October to December, the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund commissioned CSR Asia to organise seven immersion half-day visits that feature seven important issues Hong Kong is facing with various NGOs and social enterprise (SE) partners. Designed for companies that are looking for both inspiration and partnerships to develop or support Shared Value projects/ initiatives, the visits will highlight issues on reducing food waste, recycling plastic waste, addressing housing needs, building an age-friendly city, engaging at-risk youth, empowering people with disabilities and providing opportunities for ethnic minorities. The aims of the visits are to provide participants the opportunity to explore potential Shared Value solutions and to help generate solutions in a first-hand experience and creative environment at the Idea Jam session.
All visits are free of charge.
1) SUPPORTING HONG KONG’S ETHNIC MINORITIES
Hong Kong is home to over 200,000 ethnic minorities (EM), yet some of them are facing social issues such as poverty and limited occupation opportunity. Join this tour to HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre and Hong Kong Call Centre Association to learn more about what life is like for EM’s in Hong Kong and to see socially innovative examples that could increase job access and empower EMs to fulfil their potential.
Partners: HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre, Hong Kong Call Centre Association
Date: Friday, 8 Dec 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
2) ENGAGING AT-RISK YOUTH
Timely intervention and continuous support are critical for helping at-risk youth. Join us as we visit the headquarters of Youth Outreach, the largest organisation in Hong Kong dedicated to supporting at-risk youth, and learn more about the support they offer to help young people overcome problems and grow into responsible members of the community.
Partner: Youth Outreach
Date: Monday, 11 Dec 2017
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
3) UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITY HOUSING
Around 200,000 people in Hong Kong live in inadequate housing, such as caged and cubicle houses. Participants of this visit will see an exclusive exhibition hosted by the Society for Community Organization, and will learn about the new government-backed Community Housing Movement led by HKCSS.
Partners: Society for Community Organization and Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Date: Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
4) TACKLING FOOD WASTE AND HUNGER
Hong Kong is famous for both its food and food waste. Over 3,500 tonnes of food is wasted daily, making up 36 percent of the city’s daily solid municipal waste, while poor households are struggling to afford decent meals. Join this visit to participate in a real vegetable recycling exercise at a wet market, and take part in a fruitful discussion on rethinking how we use food waste to alleviate hunger.
Partner: People Service Centre
Date: Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017
Time: 5:45pm- 8:45pm
5) UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
People with disabilities make up 7.4 percent of Hong Kong’s population, but their potential is not often communicated or discussed. Join this visit to learn about the solutions and services offered to people with physical and mental disabilities by professionals at the Hong Kong Society for the Blind and MentalCare.
Partners: MentalCare and Hong Kong Society for the Blind
Date: Thursday, 14 Dec 2017
Time: 9:00am - 12:45pm
6) PLASTIC WASTE AND THE FUTURE OF RECYCLING
In 2015 alone, 3.7 million tonnes of municipal waste were produced in Hong Kong. With almost 2,000 tonnes discarded daily, plastic waste is a key contributor. During this visit, participants will tour the Plastic Sorting factory, and witness first-hand the processes involved in collection, sorting and recycling of plastic waste. Guests will also take part in a plastic sorting exercise of their own.
Partner: Kowloon Bay Plastic Sorting Centre
Date: Monday, 18 Dec 2017
Time: 9:30am – 12:15pm
7) CREATING AN AGE-FRIENDLY CITY
By 2036, there will be 2.37 million people aged 65 or above in Hong Kong. What innovations will Hong Kong need to prepare itself for the ageing population? How can it become an age-friendly city? Join this visit to see some solutions provided by the Longevity Design House and brainstorm with us about other needs and opportunities arising from an ageing city.
Partner: Longevity Design House
Date: Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Please contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.