Art in Hospital
藝術在醫院

Art in Hospital is a community art project founded in 1994, which believes in the therapeutic power of art. This project will be carried out in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Ward of Kwai Chung Hospital. Young patients suffering from stress have difficulty coping in their day-to-day environment. The organisation hopes to use art as a therapeutic process of emotional expression and self-awareness in order to build up their self-confidence, improve social skills and emotional regulation while having positive relationship with their emotions.

No. of beneficiaries: 250 patients

藝術在醫院於1994年成立,相信藝術的「自」療力量。此計劃將在葵涌醫院兒童及青少年病房舉行,以藝術服務住院的病童,紓緩他們的不安情緒,認識自己及建立自信;籍此也可以幫助他們改善社交技巧,及跟自己情緒為友。

受惠人數:250人次

This year, Art in Hospital wants to use money raised by Operation Santa Claus to help fund projects for young patients on the psychiatric ward of Kwai Chung Hospital. Radio 3's Steve James met up with Jaclyn Leung, the assistant manager of Art in Hospital.

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Benji's Centre
庭思兒童中心

Benji’s Centre aims to provide professional one-on-one speech therapy to children with communication problems from low-income families in Hong Kong. The organisation strives to provide service to needy children before the key age of six years old, enabling them to better integrate into the community. The project will provide professional one-on-one speech therapy services for speech-delayed children from low-income families so that their special educational needs can be addressed in time.

No. of beneficiaries: 60 speech delayed children from low-income families

庭思兒童中心致力為有語言障礙及來自低收入家庭的兒童,提供專業的言語治療,讓他們積極融入社會,並充當家長的夥伴,與他們一起同行。此項目會為有語言障礙及來自低收入家庭的兒童提供一對一言語治療服務,讓他們獲得適當治療,積極融入社會。

受惠人數:60位有語言障礙及來自低收入家庭的兒童

Noreen Mir finds out about Benji's Centre, from the Founder, Raymond Wong.

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FHL Adventure Education Centre
信望愛歷奇匡導中心

The Centre provides counselling services for young people from different schools, youth centres and religious groups through adventure-based activities to enhance their confidence and self-discovery process. The project integrates adventure training, life-long planning and English training for adolescents who have poor academic qualification. It also provides innovative ways for underprivileged children to learn English.

No. of beneficiaries: 2,000

信望愛歷奇匡導中心致力為學校、青少年團體和宗教團體服務,提供成長輔導和互動學習培訓予情緒有偏差或成長障礙及學習動機偏低的學生,以提升他們抗逆能力。本計劃結合歷奇訓練、生涯規劃及英文培訓予低學歷的基層年青人,同時亦以創新的手法提供英語培訓給一群基層學童,提升他們的能力及知識。

受惠人數:2,000位基層兒童

How can youths benefit from their programmes, and how can the training be life-changing? Radio 3's Alyson Hau, spoke to their adventure-based counselling trainer Francis to find out more.

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OneSky
同一片天

OneSky creates and implements simple, replicable early learning programs that provide nurturing responsive care to transform the lives of thousands of at-risk children every day. The OneSky Model for Children in Villages mitigates the damage to young children left behind in rural villages by parents who have migrated away for work.

No. of beneficiaries: over 100 village children between 0-6 years old and over 100 direct care givers

同一片天為中國農村推行一個簡單的幼兒撫育模式。這群幼兒父母外出工作,幼兒被迫留守農村,這撫育模式可以有效減輕孩子的傷害,而且通過積極動員村中成人參與,共同照料和培育他們的弱小村民。

受惠人數:超過100位村童及逾100位其照顧者

This year OneSky is setting up an early learning model for children in rural China. Radio 3's Queenie Man spoke to Peter Bennett, a Board member of OneSky.

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Rainbow Project Company
彩虹計劃

Started in 1999 by a group of philanthropists and concerned parents who have children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Rainbow Project is a local, registered non-profit organization, commissioned to provide special education and therapeutic services to children who are suffering from ASD. Rainbow Project also provides subsidies to CSSA and low-income families to allow their children to start receiving therapy without missing the golden years of early intervention.

No. of beneficiaries: Low-income families affected by Autism

彩虹計劃學習中心是由一群關注自閉症的教育家、心理學家、醫生、治療師及家長組成,並於1999年正式註冊為非牟利機構。中心成立目的旨在為3歲至11歲患有自閉症的兒童提供特殊教育、早期介入、職業及言語治療服務;本計劃將資助低收入家庭的自閉症兒童患者進行障礙評估、言語治療、和職業治療,協助他們充分發揮潛力。

受惠人數:來自低收入家庭的自閉症兒童

Radio 3’s Peter Lewis, spoke to Steve Chan, Occupational Therapist of Rainbow Project.

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Silence
龍耳

Silence is a registered charitable organisation in Hong Kong established in 2008. It aims to foster a socially inclusive society via the provision of various social services to hearing-impaired community as well as public education programs. Through different intervention mechanisms including medical support, family counselling, children counselling, parenting workshops and personal development programs, Silence wishes to improve the quality of life of the hearing-impaired and their families.

No. of beneficiaries: 35 families

龍耳中心是註冊慈善機構,成立於2008年,致力透過不同社會服務,以及公眾教育活動,推動匍健共融。是項計劃將引入不同的介入模式,包括言語治療、家庭輔導、兒童輔導等,消彌因聽覺障礙而衍生的家庭與社會挑戰,提升個人及弱勢家庭的生活質素。

受惠人數:35個受影響家庭

Radio 3’s Sandra Lam spoke to Willy Kwong, the Head of Centre at Silence Ltd, one of this year's beneficiaries, about who the organisation helps…

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
香港科技大學

The Underwater Robot Challenge contains elements of STEM education (ie. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and social inclusion. P.4 to S.3 students from diverse background, including those with special educational needs (SEN) and ethnic minorities can get inspired and their unlimited creativity nurtured by having hands-on experiences in robotics and completing a series of underwater missions.

No. of beneficiaries: 200 students

水底機械人比賽集提倡共融與推廣科技教育(STEM)於一身,來自不同背景的小四至中三學生,包括有特殊學習需要學生及少數族裔,能透過建造及操控水底機械人,啟發他們對科技的興趣及創造力。

受惠人數:200位學生

Radio 3’s Pierre Tremblay, spoke to Prof Tim Woo, Director of Center for Global & Community Engagement, UST, who is also the project owner of ‘Underwater Robot for All’.

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Yes We Do Foundation
知行教育基金會

Yes We Do Foundation is a Hong Kong-registered charity aiming to improve the quality of elementary education for underprivileged children in China. It has three programs, Yes We Do Summer Camp, Yes We Do Class and Yes We Do Reading Program. Yes We Do Summer Camp selects volunteers from top universities in Hong Kong and overseas who will then provide extracurricular activities for underprivileged children in underdeveloped areas in Mainland China.

No. of beneficiaries: 522

知行教育基金會旨在為中國欠發達地區的兒童提供有素質的教育。現進行「知行夏令營」,「知行課堂」和「知行圖書角」三個項目。知行夏令營項目旨在組織海內外優秀大學生赴內地欠發達地區交流,並以暑期夏令營形式為兒童提供具素質的啟蒙教育。

受惠人數:522人次

Phil Whelan finds out about the Yes We Do Foundation with its Director Shirley Hu.

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