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Ministry Coordination Work

Children are not only the future leaders of society, but are also the key driving force in propelling social development. However, according to a report from the Commission on Poverty in 2017, around 230,000 children were living in poverty with the poverty rate reaching a staggering 23.1%. Poverty hinders the children from growing up in a healthy environment, getting more resources, and having good opportunities for more learning and development. This may unfortunately affect their future.

We believe that a church is not only a community of believers, but a place of resources and empowerment. Therefore, we work to establish partnerships with churches and Christian service groups in every district to response to the needs of vulnerable kids, empowering them to fulfil their potentials.

Our services

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  • Work with over 160 Christian churches
  • Child Development Fund - Yuen Long, Kwun Tong, Tseung Kwan O and Sai Kung (Targeting 10 to 16 years old)
  • Homework Tutorial
  • Food distribution
  • Fieldtrips and Visits
  • Recreational activities
With the support of the Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor, we started the Church Intensive Community Mentoring Programme in 2007 to recruit mentors for vulnerable kids and youth. This also began our church networking and coordination services. We started running Child Development Fund projects funded by the Labour and Welfare Bureau in 2008. To date, we have run 13 district-based projects and two phases of school-based projects. We have worked with approximately 160 Christian churches and provided appropriate activities and support services to vulnerable kids.

  • Implement Children Development Fund projects to help children develop a savings habit, and allow members from churches to become their personal mentors. The programme also encourages children to set up their own personal development plan, to nurture a positive attitude towards life that will reduce intergenerational poverty.
  • Run homework tutorials to provide academic support and after-school care to students.
  • Distribute cooked food and bread to meet the basic needs of the recipients
  • Work with different churches and arrange children to visit seniors who live alone. Aside from bringing happiness and warmth to seniors, this also helps children understand the different facets of society to foster their outlook on life and cultivate their civic awareness.
  • Organise different interest classes and recreational activities to help children discover their interests and reduce their emotional stress. We also organise festivities with different churches.

Give hope to grassroots children and help them to lead a better life

Participate in Child Development Fund programme

Target: Children & Youth
  1. 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.
  2. Their families receive Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA); or
  3. Dependent on Student Finance Schemes administered by the Student Financial Assistance Agency; or
  4. The family income is less than 75% of the Median Monthly Domestic Household Income (MMDHI).
  5. As available are limited, all applicants and their parents would have to undergo an interview and selection process. 

Qualifications for applying to become a mentor:
  1. Adults aged 18 or above
  2. Willing to spend three years with children or youth
  3. Recommended by an organisation, church or company
  4. Meet with the assigned mentee every month (at least twice a month)
  5. Able to join the pre-training and ongoing training workshops. Also able to connect with the relevant support supervisors and person in charge on a regular basis

The Blessing Story

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“I had an argument with my accompaniment partner, and in the heat of the moment, I went to the street and performed with my ukulele. I earned the most money that day on my busking journey in Australia.”

Siu Tin