July Roundup

Post Date: Aug 11th, 2021 | Categories: Advocacy | COMMENT

Refugee Union was founded in 2014 and is Hong Kong’s first refugee-led community organisation. With the vision to safeguard refugee rights, since day one we have been working closely with the community and co-organising diversified programmes to improve the status quo of asylum seekers and refugees stranded in the city.

We Have Moved

22 July is the day! After 12 unforgettable years in Sai Ying Pun, where we shared both great and challenging times, this month we were thrilled to announce that we have successfully moved to our new (smaller but cosier) centre in Sheung Wan.

You are most welcome to give a visit during our office hours: Monday to Friday between 10 a.m and 6 p.m.

Activities at a Glance

Things are going as usual. This month we had wide-ranging activities happening in our new centre.

On 24 July, we were thankful to Annita Crochet from Grassroots Future for offering us a handmade workshop. Ladies were in love with their DIY mosaic pouches.

On 27 July, we were thrilled to have Dr Bridget Liu from HKU, with Grassroots Future, giving us an art therapy class and helping refugee mothers and children alleviate their stress. Thank you for sharing time with us from a packed work schedule.

Thanks also go to our volunteers, Tulan and Ruxuan, for organising artwork classes and preparing games for refugee children. Kids were excited!

Apart from indoor activities, we also had a number of outdoor activities collaborated with our community partners.

On 29 July, our members were invited to visit the centre of Soap Cycling, one of our sponsors. We have learned how to make soap using waste. Thank you for inviting us and sharing useful knowledge with us.

We would also like to thank English for Asia for offering free spaces for our members to attend their regular English classes. Your support is much appreciated.

Giving is a Blessing

This month we received donations of wide-ranging items, which include but are not limited to food, clothes, baby’s items, furniture, and other daily necessities.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to all donors for lending us a helping hand. Your support means a lot to us. As always, we promise to deliver all donations we received to our members who are in need.

Please stay tuned to our official website and social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for the updates. You are also welcome to contact us by visiting our office or sending us an email at info@refugeeunion.org for any enquiry.

Thank you for supporting our initiatives and we look forward to hearing from you!