- Published on 18 July 2011
Ministry Coordination Service
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With the support of the Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor, Christian Action started the Church Intensive Community Mentoring Programme in 2007. We aim to recruit mentors for marginalized children and teenagers. Students from Kwun Tong, Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai were recruited into first and second batch of mentees in 2007 and 2008.
Since 2009, Christian Action has reached over 1,200 underprivileged children and youth in East Kowloon, Kwun Tong, Yuen Long (including Tin Shui Wai), Tseung Kwan O and Sai Kung in five batches of Child Development Fund Programme (CDF) sponsored by the Labour and Welfare Bureau. The CDF Programme teaches participating students to plan for their future, develop a savings plan, the power of a positive attitude, develop resilience, build up personal capacity, and use social networks.
We’ve not only expanded our influence in the community through CDF, but we’ve developed even deeper relationships over the past 7 years. In 2015, we are partnering directly with San Wui Commercial Society Secondary School for a school-based mentorship programme which is different from the previous ones as it fully utilizes the advantages of the school’s pool of students as our target mentees and alumni as mentors. We’ve also enlisted mentors from 5 nearby churches as well. This approach fosters a closer bond between the mentors and mentees who originate from the same school and surrounding community across generations.
Child Development Fund Projects
CDF encourages underprivileged children to plan for the future, save, and nurture a positive attitude towards life. All these qualities will help to build resilience, expand their social sphere and help to reduce intergenerational poverty.
Target Service Recipients:
Children & Youth
- Children and youth between 10 and 16 years old, living or studying in Yuen Long (including Tin Shui Wai) or Kwun Tong. Youth between 14 and 16 are given priority.
- Their families receive Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA), OR
- They are dependent on Student Finance Schemes administered by the Student Financial Assistance Agency, OR
- Their household income is less than 75% of the Median Monthly Domestic Household income (MMDHI).
Household size 2 members 3 members 4 members 5 members 6 members or more 75% of MMDHI $13,125 $19,500 $26,250 $33,300 $36,450
- Source: General Household Survey – Q1 2015 (HKSAR’s Census & Statistics Department)
- Places are limited. All applicants and their parents need to follow an application and interview process.
This project contains three major components, namely, planned savings, a mentorship programme, and a personal development plan in order to enhance the abilities of the children and youth to manage their lives independently and plan for the future.
Each child/youth commits to saving $200 per month for the first two-years of the programme. Those savings are matched upon completion of the two-year savings programme. The HKSAR Government provides a further financial incentive of $3,000. During the third year of the project, the student will use the targeted savings (total of $12,600) to implement their personal development plan. The Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor’s donation supports the matching fund in full. The matching fund are sponsored by the Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor, Child Development Matching Fund and the Rotary Club of Kowloon.
A mentor is assigned to each participating child. They assist the students to develop and implement plans to reach clear personal goals, and share their life experience with the students. Each participant meets with their mentor at least twice a month. Mentors participate in a voluntary capacity.
Personal Development Plans
Each participant is required to draw up personal development plans with specific goals (both short-term and long-term ones) under the guidance of their mentors and Christian Action. Each student must undergo training, and participate in group activities and related events for the duration of the three year programme. Topics such as personal development, career planning, financial management, volunteering, outings and being adventurous are included.
|1st Year||2nd Year||3rd Year|
|Participants||4 times||4 times||2times|
|Parents||2 times||2 times||1 time|
- Adult aged 18 or above
- Willing to commit three years to mentor children / youth
- Recommended by an organization/church/company
- Meet with the mentee at least twice a month
- Able to join the pre-training and ongoing training workshops.
- Initiate ongoing meeting to update the project supervisor and project coordinator.
The Fifth Batch (July 2015 to June 2018):
- Kwun Tong district: The "Teen" Generation download leaflet (Chinese version only)
- Yuen Long district: Fly Teenager to the SKY download leaflet (Chinese version only)
- Sai Kung district (incl. Tseung Kwan O): Teen's Journey download leaflet (Chinese version only)
If you would like to be a mentor, please download and submit the form to our relevant service centre with the information below:
|Kwun Tongfirstname.lastname@example.org||G/F,No. 101, Sau Wai House Wing C,Sau Mau Ping Estate, Kln., H.K.|
|Sai Kung(includes Tseung Kwan O)|
|Yuen Long||2478 email@example.com||Rm.203-204, Yuk Ping House,Long Ping Est., Yuen Long, N.T.|
Christian Action's CDF Programmes (till Jun 2015)
|Batch||Pilot Project||Batch 2||Batch 3|
|District||Kwun Tong||Tin Shui Wai||Kwun Tong||Yuen Long||Kwun Tong||Tseng Kwan O|
|Project name||Walk Together (closed)||Build for a Bright Future (closed)||Teen's World (closed)||Dream Comes True(closed)||Dream for the Sky (closed)||Reach for the Sky (closed)|
|No. of children / youth||95||99||98||120||120||114|
|No. of families||79||93||92||104||113||96|
|No. of churches||20||11||7||18||10||9|
Christian Action's CDF Programmes (till Jun 2015) - con't
|Batch||Batch 4||Batch 5||Total
|District||Yuen Long||Kwun Tong||Yuen Long||Kwun Tong||Tseung Kwan O|
|Project name||IM-Possible||Power of Dreaming||Fly Teenager to the SKY||The "Teen" Generation||Teen's Journey|
|No. of children / youth||115||115||115||115||115||1,221|
|No. of families||100||103||104||101||107||1,092|
|No. of families||8||17||13||15||13||141|
In a bid to spread the gospel and reach out to the community, the team spearheads to connect churches to Christian Action’s front line services through co-organizing church activities, workshops, and sharing groups.
- Christian Action Sau Mau Ping Service Centre
Address: G/F, No. 101, Sau Wai House Wing C, Sau Mau Ping Estate, Kln., H.K.
Tel: 2709 5333
Fax: 2709 5222
- Christian Action Long Ping Service Centre
Address: Rm. 203-204 Yuk Ping House, Long Ping Est., Yuen Long, N.T.
Tel: (852) 2478 8950
Fax: (852) 2478 8940
|Child Development Fund|| Mentor (Individual) Application Form
(Chinese Version only)
|Child Development Fund|| Mentor (Church or Organization) Application Form
(Chinese Version only)
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