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December Roundup

Jan 3rd, 2020 | Advocacy | Comment

Merry Christmas! We had a fruitful month this December. Refugee Union Hong Kong was founded in 2014 with visions to safeguard the rights of protection claimants, simultaneously to ameliorate their living standards and life chances. Since our establishment, we have been cooperating closely with different stakeholders in the community, including but not limited to schools, corporates and charities, organising diversified programmes to actualise our members’ social and psychological well-being.

DONATIONS

This month we are grateful to receive donations of necessities from the Amber Foundation. We are also elated by the donations of Christmas boxes—in a bulk amount—from the German Swiss International School, Madam Eva and other anonymous donors. Thank you very much for their generosity!

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Meanwhile, we are honoured to have a group of volunteer doctors from the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong visiting us and providing free medical consultation services for our members—adults, kids and families. Thank you in advance for their time and efforts!

Medical Visit

To share the joy of the festival, we held a Christmas party on 21 December with our donors, volunteers and members joining us. Thank you everyone for coming, we had the warmest winter!

Christmas

For regular activities, every Tuesday we welcome all members to join our Yoga class—a healthy sport for stress mitigation and mind refreshment. Besides, we have Dr. Terrence Shum from the Open University of Hong Kong teaching Cantonese on every Saturday—strengthening language proficiency to better fit-in to community. On the same day, we also have a tutorial session lead by a group of committed students from the Canadian International School, teaching children homework and assisting them in doing revision.

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Approaching the end of 2019, we would like to grasp this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who have been supporting us since always. Despite the hardship induced by current upheavals, we, as usual, serving with our initial heart, sparing no pain to pursuing a better society with justice and fairness to everyone, regardless of who they are and where they belong to. Stay tuned to our official website and Facebook page for more information and updates, and feel free to contact us by visiting our office or sending us email at info@refugeeunion.org should you have any enquiry. We wish everyone all the best in the coming year!

 

November Roundup

Dec 5th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

Refugee Union Hong Kong was founded in 2014 with visions to safeguard protection claimants’ rights and to optimise their prospects. Since our establishment, we have been working closely with our committed volunteers and organising various programmes for the sake of actualising our members’ social and psychological well-being.

DONATIONS

This month we are grateful to receive donations of toys from Ms. Dawn as children’s Christmas gifts. Thank you very much! Everyone is in ecstasy.

May we also express our sincere gratitude to Amber Foundation and the Boxes of Hope for donating us a large amount of necessities. Thank you for being so considerate to our needs.

EVENTS

On 11 November, we are honoured to have Miss Sarah giving us a special visit. Thank you for devoting time and effort to educate our children. We are so thankful, it means a lot to us.

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For advocacy purposes, we have launched a series of flyers to introduce public about the current situation of forced migrants who are the asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong. Please feel free to share them with your friends in social media if you find the information useful.

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Every Tuesday we are delighted to have a Yoga class for our members to mitigate stress and to refresh their mind.

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Every Saturday we also have Dr. Terrence Shum from the Open University of Hong Kong (OpenU) teaching our members Cantonese, through strengthening language proficiency to better fit-in to the community.

Last but not least, we are glad to have a tutorial session organised by a group of passionate and committed students from the Canadian International School of Hong Kong on every Saturday, teaching children homework and assisting them in doing revision. Here we would like to grasp this chance to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our donors and volunteers for their continuous support and concern to our community.

Despite the hardship brought by current upheavals, we, as usual, serve with our initial heart and spare no pain to pursue a better society with justice and fairness to everyone, regardless of who they are and where they come from. Please stay tuned to our official website and Facebook for the latest information. For enquiry, please don’t hesitate to contact us by visiting our office or sending us an email at info@refugeeunion.org.

Throw us a lifeline (please)

Nov 7th, 2019 | Refugee Community, Welfare | Comment

Trow us a lifeline

October Roundup

Nov 4th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

The Refugee Union Hong Kong was founded in 2014 with visions to safeguard forced migrants’ fundamental rights, in specific, to improve members’ living conditions and optimise their prospects. Since our establishment, we have been working closely with our committed volunteers, organising various programmes and activities to actualise our members’ social and psychological well-being.

DONATIONS

On 18 October, we are grateful to receive donations of baby products from Donor Ms. Down, including cleaners, toys and other necessities. Thank you very much!

EVENTS

On 9 October, we are privileged to have medical students from local universities reaching out to us and seeking cooperation opportunities. Thank you for concerning forced migrants’ mental health issues!

Medical Students Society Visit

On 12 October, we co-organised the “Know Your Rights” workshop about civil law in Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Centre for Pro Bono Service Limited (CPBS), Table of Two Cities, The Wandering Voice, and Dream Impact (in no particular order). Thank you everyone for joining us and flourishing mutual learning!

Know Your Right

On 19 October, we partnered with students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and organised a natural handmade workshop for our members. We invited teachers from the Fruit Peels Family to teach us ways to make dish washing detergent and soap by using natural ingredients. This activity is part of the I·CARE Social Service Projects Scheme 2018/19 and funded by the I·CARE Centre for Whole-person Development, CUHK. Here we would like to express our gratitude to the Donors for their generous support. And we appreciate students’ passion to serve.

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Every Tuesday we are glad to have yoga class organised for our members to release stress, refresh mind and train up health. Thank you teachers for their great efforts!

Yoga Class

Every Saturday we are honoured to have Dr. Terrence Shum from the Open University of Hong Kong (OpenU) teaching our members Cantonese. Thank you Dr. Shum for his continuous support to our community!

Cantonese Class

Meanwhile, we also have Canadian Tutoring Session organised by students from Canadian International School of Hong Kong on every Saturday, with a group of committed senior-year students coming, teaching kids school assignments and assisting them in doing revision.

Despite a difficult time, we as usual serving with heart, pursuing a better society with justice and fairness for everyone in Hong Kong, regardless of who they are or where they come from. Please visit our office for more information. Again, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all donors and volunteers who stand with us. Keep visiting our website and Facebook for the latest information. For enquiry, please don’t hesitate to visit our office or email us at info@refugeeunion.org.

 

September Roundup

Oct 9th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

Refugee Union Hong Kong was founded in 2014 with visions to safeguard asylum seekers and refugees’ fundamental rights, to improve their living conditions and to optimise their future prospects. Since our establishment, we have been working closely with our committed volunteers, organising different activities to actualise members’ social and psychological well-being.

DONATIONS

On 9 September, we are grateful to have the Hong Kong International Laugh Festival for donating ten tickets of “Improv for Kids” comedy show to our members. Thank you very much!

Donation 1

On 18 September, we are grateful to have kind-hearted donors for donating us babies’ items to our members. Thank you very much!

Donation 2

On 23 September, we are grateful to have the Rotaract Club donating necessities to our members. Thank you very much!

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EVENTS

On 14 September, we are glad to have the Table of Two Cities inviting us to their party and having a taste of cuisines around the world. Thank you for sharing a joyful moment with us!

Event 1

Every Saturday we are honoured to have Dr. Terrence Shum from the Open University of Hong Kong coming to our office and teaching our adult members Cantonese. Thank you Dr. Shum for your continuous support to our community!

Event 2

Despite a difficult time, we as usual serving with heart, pursuing a better society with justice and fairness for everyone in Hong Kong, regardless of who they are or where they come from. Please visit our office for more information. Again, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all donors and volunteers who stand with us. Keep visiting our website and Facebook for the latest information. For enquiry, please don’t hesitate to visit our office or email us at info@refugeeunion.org.

 

August Roundup

Sep 18th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

Refugee Union Hong Kong was founded in 2014 with the visions to safeguard asylum seekers and refugees’ fundamental rights, to improve their current condition and to optimise their future prospects. Since our establishment, we have been working closely with our committed volunteers and organising different activities to actualise our members’ psychological and social well-being.

DONATIONS

On 2 August, we are grateful to receive donations of baby diapers from Ms. Kelly Jang. Thank you very much!

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On 10 August, we are grateful to receive donations of furniture from our kind-hearted donor. Thank you very much!

 

 

On 14 August, we are grateful to receive donations of daily necessities, including shampoo, soap, shower gels and other items from Nesbitt Centre Hong Kong. Thank you very much!

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EVENTS

This month we are thankful to have students from the Hong Kong Outstanding Tertiary Students’ Services Association partnering with us and organising different activities for our members, including Tai O Fishing Village Cultural Tour and Tai Po City Hunt. Through these events we have gained a better understanding about the culture of Hong Kong as well as Chinese societies. Thank you these passionate young people for bringing us a fruitful summer!

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Every Saturday we are honoured to have Dr. Terrence Shum from the Open University of Hong Kong coming to our office and teaching our adult members Cantonese. Thank you Dr. Shum for your continuous support to our community despite of a packed schedule and busy work in academia! Respect!

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Meanwhile, we also have Canadian Tutoring Session organised by students from Canadian International School of Hong Kong on every Saturday, with a group of committed senior-year students coming, teaching kids school assignments and assisting them in doing revision. Thank you for young people’s efforts again!

Though Hong Kong is now in a difficult time, we as usual serving with sincerity, pursuing a better society with justice and fairness for everyone, regardless of who they are or where they come from. Please visit our office for more information. Again, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all donors and volunteers who stand with us. Keep visiting our website and Facebook for the latest information. For enquiry, please don’t hesitate to visit our office or email us at info@refugeeunion.org.

How Hong Kong’s extradition bill crisis is affecting the city’s refugees

Aug 31st, 2019 | Media, Refugee Community | Comment

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Promoting a Culture of Listening

Aug 30th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

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How a Hong Kong refugee is empowering women with art collective

Aug 21st, 2019 | Media, Personal Experiences, Refugee Community | Comment

SCMP - How a refugee is empowering women - 19Aug2019

July Roundup

Aug 20th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

Refugee Union Hong Kong was founded in 2014 with the visions to safeguard asylum seekers and refugees’ fundamental rights, to improve their current condition and to optimise their future prospects. Since our establishment, we have been working closely with our committed volunteers, organising different activities to actualise members’ well-being.

DONATIONS

On 12 July, we are grateful to receive a big donation of daily necessities for our members, including clothing, readers, and other items. Thank you donor for your kind heart!

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On 29 July, we received donations of clothing for men and women. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Redress charity from Hong Kong for their support to our refugee community.

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EVENTS

On 17 July, we were invited to watch the “Funny Side of Me: Greater Bay Microfilm Competition 2019” Party Ceremony organised by Hong Kong Playground Association and Lisa Pang International Program Limited. Good show everyone. Thank you very much for the invitation!

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Despite a difficult time, we as usual serving with heart, pursuing a better society with justice and fairness for everyone in Hong Kong, regardless of who they are or where they come from. Please visit our office for more information. Again, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all donors and volunteers who stand with us. Keep visiting our website and Facebook for the latest information. For enquiry, please don’t hesitate to visit our office or email us at info@refugeeunion.org.

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