Local Service Projects
Our Service Projects continued cautiously during the epidemic period. This year we launched the Leadership Accreditation Program (LAP) with a special donation from PP Patrick Yeung. The program aims at developing the leadership abilities of youngsters by arranging appropriate activities and seminars for them with the help of teaching professionals. We kicked off the program with 14 youngsters participating in Art Therapy Training and Service for elders from 10th to 24th April.
Area 2 Joint Clubs Service Project with Impact HK
14 November 2020
Our Club donated 1,000 Fairwood Food Coupons at HK$20 each to the underprivileged to be distributed by Impact HK.
Meeting with Mr Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, to discuss environmental issues in Hong Kong
10th October 2020
P Peter, PP Kelvin and Program Director Elsie Yung met with Mr. Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, and his colleagues to discuss and exchange ideas on environmental issues in Hong Kong. Rotary Club of Hong Kong has made been supporting Cleanbot, a start-up in Hong Kong that has been developing an auto-debris collecting machine that works in the harbour or near-shore areas to clean the sea from floating debris.
New School Year 2020 Computer Tablets Donation
Donation of computer tablets to SK H Kei Oi Primary School (“Kei Oi”)
14 September 2020
At 9:15am on 14 September 2020 at Kei Oi, PP Kelvin Mui, PE Ankie Mak, PEN Priscilla Law, Rtn Irene Tse and I had a simple presentation ceremony to Principal Chan of Kei Oi and three underprivileged families direct.
We had donated additional 55 units of computer tablets and wi-fi devices to Kei Oi and J-Life Foundation subsequent to our last two batches of donation of computer tablets under the lead of PP Kelvin Mui and PE Ankie Mak.
On 4 September 2020, PP Kelvin Mui and PE Ankie Mak visited Kei Oi, a primary school with over 50 years history. It is learnt that 99% of the students of Kei Oi comes from under privilege families, some of whom have money barely enough for daily meal because of unemployment owing to the COVID-19. Kei Oi, like a welfare centre, has been supporting those families not only via collecting super market/cake shop coupons, but also providing free masks, food etc.
Kei Oi had applied Community Care Fund on tablets for facilitating e-class learning to students, yet prolonged application procedures can hardly meet strong demand. Kei Oi did receive 100 units of tablets from other organizations, however, most of the families have no wi-fi or internet connection at home to enable tablets function, thus, portable wi-fi devices are also required.
In view of the above situation, PP Kelvin Mui and PE Ankie Mak are so kind to initiate another round of our tablets donation activity, plus, wifi devices to Kei Oi and J Life Foundation, who help distribute wifi devices to the underprivileged families ,via funding from residues of your last donations and other generous parties.
We are glad to have a small talk with Principal Chan on in-depth understanding to the needs of the underprivileged today, not limited to COVID-19 but the overall condition. We are all moved to the true enthusiasm of Principal Chan and his team to unselfishly assist all those in need, they take up additional administrative work and spend voluntarily lots of time
Glad to pass the tablets to the families in need direct!
Thank you PP Kelvin and PE Ankie for such touching act. We will continue to look for potential aids to the under privileged families like scholarship, online tutorial, etc., and definitely, your support is always important.
New School Year 2020 Computer Tablets Donation (the “Activity”)
28th August 2020
RCOHK completed a Computer Tablets Donation for the New School Year 2020. Altogether, RCOHK donated 305 pieces of computer tablets to students from under privileged families, among which, 205 pieces were donated to J Life Foundation who would distribute to students in needs at different schools, 55 pieces to Shamshuipo Kaifong Welfare Association Primary School, 50 pieces to Buddhist Wong Cheuk Um Primary School, 25 pieces to Buddhist Chung Wah Kornhill Primary School and 25 pieces to Buddhist Mau Fung Memorial College.
The Activity was initiated by Dr. Ankie Mak, President-Elect of RCOHK, when she learned about the need during the free cleaning service to 60 subdivided units in Sham Shui Po on 17 August 2020 and 18 August 2020. During the service, Ms Elli Fu, Founder & CEO of J Life told us that the underprivileged families have been suffering in all aspects of their lives during COVID-19, one of it being their children’s inability to undertake online courses which is now essential for their education upkeep.
RCOHK learnt that both Shamshuipo Kaifong Welfare Association Primary School and J life had received requests of donation of computer tablets from students. As there was only less than two weeks to go to new school year 2020, RCOHK recognized its urgency, thus, immediately started a fund raising activity with the Rotarians within the Club which, in less than 48 hours, had achieved the target for the required 205 pieces of computer tablets be donated to the children of the subdivided units in Sham Shui Po. President Peter Lau fully supported the Activity via a 1 to 1 matching fund sponsor to the donation, he is the true hero to our Club.
Subsequently, the good virtue attracted another hero of our Club, Past President of Year 2008-2009 Patrick Lam. He had liaised with Buddhist Wong Cheuk Um Primary School, Buddhist Chung Wah Kornhill Primary School and Buddhist Mau Fung Memorial College on donation of another 100 pieces of computer tablets.
Ankie Mak made home visits to the subdivided units during the free cleaning service. She witnessed, apart from poor living environment, children from the underprivileged families do not have adequate equipment for schooling. The new school year will start on 1 September, owing to the impact of COVID-19, applications like Zoom and google classrooms are required for online learning which posed computer device a priority. The lack of applicable device therefore depicts failure to attend school. In line with the advocacy of RCOHK on providing humanitarian services to the community, President Peter Lau expressed, “Education is always prominence to the next generation. We are unwilling to see some children “lose at the starting point”. “Our Club may not assist all those in need, what we wish is our action can arise more attention to the underprivileged groups and more will extend their helping hands”, he added. “We have succeeded in one small step, our PP Patrick Lam took immediate action on additional donations”
J Life Centre, 9:15am 28 August 2020
RCOHK Group photo with J Life. From the left : Lilian Liu (Honorary Treasurer, RCOHK), Kenneth Poon (Immediate Past President, RCOHK), Peter Lau (President, RCOHK), Ellis Fu (Founder of J Life), Dr. Ankie Mak (President–Elect, RCOHK) and Kelvin Mui (Past President, RCOHK).
Presentation Ceremony: Peter Lau (President, RCOHK) and Ellis Fu (Founder of J Life Foundation)
Sham Shui Po Community
Sani-Mist Germicidal Sanitation Service
To counter the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rotary Club of Hong Kong (“RCOHK”) offered two full days free cleaning and sterilization to 60 subdivided units in Sham Shui Po on 17 August 2020 and 18 August 2020 from 9:30am to 5:00pm, allying with LBS Hygiene (“LBS”) and J life foundation Limited (Family Service Center) (“J Life”).
Kicking off at 9:15am at J Life Center at 380 Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong, the Service was conducted along a route planned by J Life to the 60 subdivided units in Sham Shui Po. The cleansing work was carried out by professionals from LBS Hygiene via germicidal-mist treatment which utilizes automated machines to spray vaporized hydrogen peroxide that sanitizes and permeates all space and surface and kills a variety of bacteria & virus.
“Everyone in Hong Kong is affected by the blow of COVID-19, the marginalized communities always suffer most.” said Peter Lau, President of RCOHK.
On contrary to contributing available basic items like masks (which RCOHK distributed in the past service activities) and hand sanitizers, RCOHK resorted to a sanitation service.
P Peter Lau continued, “As soon as we learned that Rotary District 3450 provides a District Disaster Response Grant, we immediately applied for it in order to help more people, in particular the underprivileged at this difficult time. We all recognize the importance of hygiene and sanitization during COVID-19.”.
RCOHK expressed its gratitude to the full support of LBS Hygiene and J Life. LBS Hygiene is a professional cleaning service provider in Hong Kong, they offered this Service at a charitable price, while J Life played the prominent role of identifying, liaising, and registering the underprivileged families most in need.
”We are grateful that we have initiated this Service and are part of it to pull together all parties to this meaningful Service, of course, we are thankful to the contributions from our Rotarians and members of our Service Committee.” added P Peter.
Project Face Masks
With the generous support of PP Victor, we collected and did a second round of surgical face masks donations in April. This time the services committee came together and repacked most of the masks into small packs of 10 each to enable wider distribution. A total of 10,500 masks were donated to The Salvation Army Chuk Yuen Integrated Services Centre, the Cleaning Workers Union, the Christian Action Humanitarian Services and the New Home Association, covering underprivileged youths, street cleaners, ethnic minorities and new immigrants.
Giving Masks: Rotary Task
29th February & 5th March 2020
In line with the District’s call to support the community against the coronavirus epidemic, our Club donated supplies of medical face masks, haemostatic gauze and hand sanitizers to the Power Of Love Centaline Charity Fund (POLCCF) Dialysis Centre on 29th February and to The Salvation Army Chuk Yuen Day Care Centre for Senior Citizens on 5th March.
The POLCCF Dialysis Centre treats patients with kidney problems that need regular purification of blood by dialysis. As the process cannot be stopped even during the epidemic, the patients need to leave their homes to come to the Centre for treatment. We hope the face masks will make their journey safer.
The Salvation Army Chuk Yuen Day Care Centre provides services to senior citizens aged over 60 years old in the community including a range of centre-based care and support services during daytime to enable frail and demented elders suffering from moderate or severe level of impairment to maintain their optimal level of functioning, develop their potential, improve their quality of life and to live in their own homes wherever feasible and possible.
UNESCO Peace Camp
16th November 2019
Following up on a project from 2018, we participated in the Peace Camp with Hong Kong Youth.
Rotary Career Connect
22nd October 2019
Calling on the strong management expertise of our members in different fields of work, IPP Donna piloted a Career Connect Forum where members in senior management positions shared their journey, philosophy, frustrations, happy moments and experience with younger Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors. The event was well attended by approx. 35 members and guests from RC HK, RC Queensway, RC Smart HK, RC Admiralty, Rotaract Club of HK and Rotary Community Corp Queensway, followed by a great celebration dinner at a local Dah Pai Dong.
Rotaract and Interact Youth Meeting
18th October 2019
We held our first Youth Meeting with the Rotaractor Club of HKU, the Rotaractor Club of HK, the Interact Club of St. Joseph’s College and the Interact Club of St. Paul’s College where we discussed their annual plans, co-operation among themselves and with their mother club, RCOHK.
Donation of Used Furniture to Salvation Army
When PP Kelvin Mui was made aware that a (un-named) corporate was intending to replace their 75 executive chairs, he liaised with the officer in-charge and convinced the Management to donate those chairs for community recirculating use, instead of trading off with the chair supplier.
Eventually we were successfully granted the permission to donate those chairs to our long term partner, The Salvation Army, so that they could make use of it to get funding by selling to other people in need, to continually support the community.
A total of 75 high quality and well condition executive chairs were collected for charity sales.
Medical Visits to the Elderly
(28th August 2019)
Our Rotarian Dr. Ankie Mak continues our pledge to make healthcare visits and provide free doctor consultation to our senior friends in their Elderly Homes.
(30th April 2019)
PP Kelvin in career talk at Fukien Secondary School on 30 April 2019
Preserve Planet Earth Tree Repair Day 27th April 2019
P Donna leads our Rotaractors of HK and HKU during the District Tree Repair Day at Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve
Youth Committee Meeting 29th March 2019
PP Kelvin and Youth Services Director Ankie at the Youth Committee Meeting with our Rotaract Clubs on 29th March 2019 at HKU, supporting and inspiring our second generation of Rotarians !
Project "Art Therapy Training - Learning to help dementia elders"
A joint project between Rotary Club of Hong Kong and Rotary Club of HKU: First Session on 27th February 2019
Sponsorship and Participation at the UNESCO 7th Peacemaker’s Cultural Celebration
23 - 24th February of 2019
Installation of Steel Rats and Mosquito Screens for
The Salvation Army Chuk Yuen Elderly Center
Medical Visits to Elder Care Home with
The Rotaract Club of HKU, 2019
Introducing Art Therapy for Dementia Elderly
Joint Project by the Rotaract Club of Hong Kong and The Salvation Army 11th January, 2019
Joint Club Service with Rotaract Club of HK
Salvation Army Chuk Yuen Day Care Centre on 17th November, 2018
"Start Up" Sharing
Rotaract Club HKU on 15th November, 2018
The 1st Youth Meeting of the Rotary Year 2018-19 held on 26th October at the University of Hong Kong with representatives from our six Rotaract and Interact Clubs and our Rtn. Priscilla, Ankie,Seishu, Thiru and Maurizio.
RCOHK participates in UNESCO HK Glocal Peace Centre Leadership Program
Salvation Army Homeless Boys Culture Sharing 27th April, 2018
Follow up on Club’s Baby Trees dated 1st May, 2018
Drone Competition Day 17th April, 2018 ( join force with RCO Tai Po Toloharbour )
Salvation Army Elderly Day Centre Party 24th Feb, 2018
Supporting Hong Kong Disable Artists
Refurbishment of Salvation Army Elderly Day Care Centre
Work completed on 14th December 2017
HKU Rotaract CSR workshop on 17th November, 2017
Project "Run for Peace" on 10th September, 2017
Tree Planting on 20th August, 2017 – Total 256 Baby Trees
Rotaract Club HKU
Thinking Out of the Box for Business Opportunity Oct 2016
WWF - Coastal Watch - September 2016
Project "Good Food, Good Kitchen"
The HK Anglican Church Welfare Council for Underprivileged Families – April, 2016