Welcome to the Refugee Union’s monthly roundup! We’re excited to share our latest updates and developments as we continue advocating for the rights and well-being of refugees in Hong Kong. This edition highlights key events from the past month, including our advocacy work, community outreach, and fundraising efforts. We hope this roundup offers a comprehensive overview of our work and inspires you to join our mission to create a more just and equitable society for all.
The Refugee Union is a community-based organisation, established in 2014 by refugees in Hong Kong. Our mission is to promote and protect the rights of refugees through advocacy, education, and community building. We work to empower refugees to become self-sufficient and active participants in their communities, while also advocating for policy changes that support their rights and well-being. Our organisation is run by refugees, for refugees, and we are dedicated to creating a more just and equitable society for all.
Activities at a Glance
On 5 August, we were delighted to have volunteers from the YMCA of Hong Kong Youth Council organise an outing for children in Yuen Long. Thank you so much for thinking about us.
From 7 to 9 August, we were grateful to have volunteers from Minisport offer outdoor activities for children in the park. Minisport is a sports-based company that focuses on introducing sports to all children in Hong Kong. We played four different sports, including football, basketball, tennis, and rugby, catering to kids aged 1.5 – 9.
On 12 August, we were honoured to have the volunteers from the YMCA of Hong Kong Youth Council once again invite some of our children to the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Shatin Park where they had loads of fun.
On 25 August, we were excited to welcome back our former intern, Sally, who organised an art class for the children. We all had a great time!
Giving is a Blessing
This month, we received a wide range of useful item donations. We would like to express our gratitude to those who have lent a helping hand. Your support means a lot to us, and we ensure all items received are distributed to refugees.
Please continue to support our centre and stay tuned to our website and social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for updated information. You are also welcome to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our centre during office hours (Mondays to Saturdays, 10 am-6 pm).