October Roundup

Post Date: Nov 2nd, 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.

Activities at a Glance

This month has been a fruitful one as there were many meaningful activities happening in our centre. We are thrilled to share with you some of those:

On 6/10, we were delighted to have Kayla from the Hong Kong Refugee Awareness, in collaboration with the Grassroots Future, organising an artwork class for kids. Kids have learned a lot with joy.

On 8/10, we were so touched that the Med Outreachers, composed of medical students from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), gave us a visit and delivered donations to our centre, despite the bad weather. Thank you very much!

Thanks also go to teachers and students from the Canadian International School of Hong Kong for reaching out and donating to us on 11/10, as well as the ESF West Island School for bringing us the very lovely and tasty student-baked cookies.

On 15/10, we were honoured to have Candice giving us a wonderful Cantonese class. We all have learned a lot. On the same day, a group of students from the ESF Chinese International School volunteered as homework helpers for kids. We were impressed by these students’ passion to serve.

On 19/10, Justin and his team from Oneinchvertical brought our kids a long-awaited outdoor sports class at Victoria Park. Kids were overjoyed!

On 25/10, we were honoured to host Ms. Kitty Chan from the British Council Hong Kong at our centre. We had a meaningful discussion. Thank you for having us in mind and we look forward to the future collaboration.

On 27/10, members from Grassroots Future organised another knitting class for ladies, having seen ladies’ interest. Thank you to all volunteers who devoted time and efforts to this.

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!