Ethnic Minorities

Whether they have just arrived, or have been living in Hong Kong for several generations, many Nepalese, Pakistanis and Indians face intense social and economic obstacles resulting in segregation, unemployment and poverty. Language and cultural barriers are a large part of the problem but racial discrimination is often the final straw that extinguishes all hope of a better tomorrow. For them even access to basic services can be a major challenge.

A Passion for Change

At Christian Action we're passionate about empowering this vibrant and culturally rich part of our community. We want to see them enjoying access to the full spectrum of services that all Hong Kong residents enjoy, and we want to give them dignity that comes from contributing to the society in which they live. Most of all we want to restore hope in the heart and mind of every member of Hong Kong's ethnic minority community. Hope for employment, hope to master English and Cantonese, and hope that their children will not be relegated to the dregs of society because of their skin color or ethnicity.

How we Help

Thanks to volunteers like you, Christian Action personally serves over 3,000 members of HK's ethnic minority communities each year!

Our committed team of staff and volunteers have a holistic approach that helps to:

  1. Break through the language barrier with ongoing Cantonese and English language classes.
  2. Provide consultation and referral services for social adjustment and welfare planning.
  3. Educate through workshop, vocational training, and career counselling for the unemployed and foster digital integration for all adults and children.
  4. Promote psychosocial health
  5. Organize numerous large public events that bring together an average of 1,000 local residents and ethnic minorities each year!
  6. We have realized the unique needs of women and the elderly in the Ethnic Minority community, so we provide interest classes to women and elderly support groups. Our target members are now more accustomed to social gatherings and they are gradually being trained to be our Ambassadors and serve the community with their cultural strengths.
  7. We play the role of bridging the divide between the Ethnic Minority community and Hong Kong society, by organizing cultural sensitivity trainings.  These trainings help people to understand more about ethnic minority cultures and their lives in Hong Kong, and minimise the gap due to stereotyping and unfamiliarity.

Will YOU join the movement to help Hong Kong's ethnic minorities? Volunteer today!

A More Just Society

"We believe that Hong Kong is at its best when honouring and celebrating the rich diversity of cultures in our community. We are working and praying for the day when ethnic minorities, as legal, permanent residents of Hong Kong, have equal access to their basic rights and receive opportunities for their talents and contributions to be discovered and received without prejudice. Please join us in helping Hong Kong become a more just society."

Mrs. Cheung-Ang Siew Mei

Executive Director, Christian Action

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