Opportunity Bank – Pathway Portal for Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong

start-up, community participation, people of diverse race, Impact Incubator

Setting up an information platform and supportive network to address the needs of people of diverse race


The venture aims to build and launch a centralised information platform to collate opportunities and resources for people of diverse race in Hong Kong. Through a collaboration model with different service providers, corporates, funders and schools, the platform seeks to push for greater transparency and accessibility to information, gradual development of the landscape of services, better identification of service gaps for people of diverse race and more efficient allocation of resources to fill the gaps.

The initiative has three major components, namely an online information portal, an Ethnic Minority Interest (EMI) Network with different stakeholders and a signature event to showcase the cultures of diverse race and raise public awareness.

Income will be generated from providing consultancy services to kindergartens with non-Chinese speaking students and advertising of jobs, products and services on the online portal.


Name of Organisation

The Zubin Mahtani Gidumal Foundation Limited

Approved Funding Amount


Funding Period (Status)

3 years (Ended)


Online Information Portal

  • Completed the development of the online portal. Recorded 32 309 traffics
  • Launched the mobile app in March 2021
  • Made 2 387 job referrals for people of diverse race. 178 persons of diverse race have been successfully matched with paid jobs/ internships. Total average monthly income of $6,845 for Year 3 was generated
  • Recruited 15 193 people of diverse race as Opportunity Bank members
  • Recorded 3 083 likes for the Facebook page

Offline EM Interest (EMI) Network and Other Activities

  • Held 13 physical/virtual EMI Network Meetings for 544 participants
  • Organised 400 upskilling training sessions for 447 students
  • Reached out to 429 Muslims/Sikhs via one-to-one conversation, and held seven talks at Mosque/Sikh temples for about 300 participants
  • Held 93 sessions of school talks for 1 786 participants including parents and students


  • Conducted a special training programme for 186 scholarship applicants
  • Lined up with funders and awarded scholarships to 115 students