Animals Asia Foundation
亞洲動物基金

Animals Asia's "Dr Dog" is an innovative animal-assisted therapy programme that provides people in need with what they need most – a best friend. The programme is also changing the way people feel about dogs. "Dr Dog" with their volunteer owners will visit hospitals, homes for the elderly, disabled centres, orphanages and schools, focusing on improvement on mental, physical and tactile function, social interaction and confidence of disadvantaged people.

No. of beneficiaries: 3,000 disadvantaged people in elderly centres, hospitals and schools through 50 visits.

亞洲動物基金的「狗醫生」是一項創新動物輔助治療計劃,為人們帶來他們最需要的摯友,同時也在改變人們對狗的看法。目前他們正專注於中國地區的工作。隨著越來越多的人逐漸認識到狗也有身、心感受,更多人開始反對殘忍的貓狗肉貿易。透過「狗醫生」及義工在醫院、老人院、孤兒院及其他社福機構的探訪,此項目旨在提升有需要人士的生理和心理建康、社交能力及自信心。

受惠人數:3,000人次

Bringing their volunteers and trained “Doctor Dogs” to visit the young and old in the community, this unique type of animal therapy has been providing much more than just company and comfort. Radio 3’s Alyson Hau, spoke to Karina O’Carroll, Animal Welfare Education Manager to learn more.

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Enrich

Enrich is a local charity providing financial and empowerment education to migrant domestic workers. The projects will launch inter-agency outreach events, action groups and workshops on personal finance. They specifically target newly arrived migrant domestic workers and Indonesian domestic workers.

No. of beneficiaries: 3,470 migrant domestic workers

Enrich是一個香港慈善機構,致力為外籍家庭傭工提供理財及賦權教育課程。這項目透過跨機構外展計劃,讓更多人受惠,幫助外籍傭工作好財務預算,為未來妥善儲蓄及規劃,從而建立穩健的財務基礎。

受惠人數:3,470外籍傭工

Radio 3’s Peter Lewis, spoke to Enrich Senior Programme Manager, Lucinda Pike, Ambassador Marge Valverde, and Executive Director Lenlen Mesina.

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Health in Action
醫護行者

Health In Action is a Hong Kong-based humanitarian organisation, with the vision to eliminate health inequality in societies. This project aims to promote social equity for ethnic minorities through empowering them to maintain good health. HIA acts as a facilitator through providing culturally appropriate health services and education; creating evidence through bottom-up social and health research; and advocating to the authorities and the public about ethnic minorities health equity.

No. of beneficiaries: Primary beneficiaries: at least 500 (ethnic minorities) ;Secondary beneficiaries: at least 500 (the public)

醫護行者是香港註冊人道組織,目的是消除社會上的健康不公平。項目旨在透過為少數族裔提供文化合適的健康教育及服務、進行社會及醫療研究、以及向當局及公眾倡議健康公平,從而促使少數族裔擁有健康自主,並提倡社會公義。

受惠人數:最少500人次的少數族裔,以及最少500人次的公眾

Radio 3’s Annalie Chow, spoke to Karen Lau, the Project Coordinator of Health in Action.

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PathFinders

PathFinders has improved the lives of more than 4,000 pregnant women, migrant women in distress and their children born in Hong Kong. PathFinders provides humanitarian support, social services, access to healthcare and legal advice. This programme will provide weekly education workshops, quarterly Sunday outreach, monthly community education workshops and an annual awareness event "Migrant Health Matters" for foreign domestic helpers and their employers to promote the prevention of unplanned pregnancy, maternity rights and employee rights.

No. of beneficiaries: 4,000

PathFinders協助本港懷孕的外傭得到正確的資訊,透過全面的社會服務、醫療、教育和法律諮詢,讓她們為自己和孩子計劃一個長遠及可持續的未來。這項目是社區教育計劃,推廣公眾教育,讓大眾和外傭了解有關懷孕、健康、法律和育兒方面的知識 。

受惠人數:4,000人次

Annalie Chow, spoke to their Senior Community Development Manager Carmen Lam, and Deputy CEO Luna Chan, to find out more about what they do.

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Project Space
鐵皮小孩家居改善計劃

Project Space for Squatter Kids - Home Improvement Project 2016 -2017, aims at providing support to 80 families who are living in subdivided flats, container flats or living environment with safety and hygienic concerns. Through home visits, home improvement service and volunteering work, the project aims to improve the living condition of needy families as well.

No. of beneficiaries: 80 families

該組織長期為有需要家庭提供小型家居改善服務及義工服務。「家居改善計劃2016-2017」的目標對象為80戶長期居於劏房、貨櫃屋並面對帶有安全或衛生問題的住戶,透過上門家訪、小型家居改善服務及義工服務,為有需要家庭改善生活。

受惠人數: 80戶有需要的家庭

Project Space is founded by a group of architecture students, who use their skills to provide local underprivileged families with home improvement services. Although the government claims a slight improvement, around 15 percent of people in Hong Kong still live below the poverty line. And the situation is worse in some districts. Ian Pooler met Yau Ka-lok and Cheung So-han, from Project Space, on the busy streets of Sham Shui Po and discussed the problem.

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The Bethune House Migrant Women's Refuge
白恩逢之家

The Bethune House Migrant Women's Refuge is a shelter providing food and accommodation, emergency relief, counselling, and empowerment activities to Asian women migrants in crisis and foreign domestic workers. It aims to create a safe and supportive environment as they work on their problems, access justice, and survive their hardships. The Bethune House Migrant Women's Refuge provides a safe shelter for foreign domestic helpers in vulnerable situations. Besides shelter provisions, Bethune House also conducts paralegal counselling, rights-based education, skills-training and peer counselling.

No. of beneficiaries: 600

白恩逢之家是一個婦女和移工收容所,其主要宗旨是,當她們在工作上面對困難時,為她們提供一個安全和支援的環境,協助她們在尋求公義的過程中勇於面對。你的善款將為白恩逢之家建立臨時庇護中心,為遭受各種不公平待遇的傭工提供一個安全的棲身之所,更會他們提供法律諮詢、權利教育、技能培訓和朋輩輔導。

受惠人數:600人次

Peter King visited one of this year's beneficiaries, the Bethune House Migrant Womens' Refuge in Kowloon. There he met one of their clients, Almati and first of all, the refuge's Chief Executive, Edwina Antonio. To find out more about their operation, Peter first asked Edwina about their unusual name, Bethune.

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The Women's Foundation (in partnership with Goods- CoShare)
婦女基金會 (與良由集貨合作)

A champion project of the OSC UBS Leadership Programme 2016

The Women's Foundation (TWF) is an NGO dedicated to improving the lives of girls and women in Hong Kong with three main goals: Challenging gender stereotypes, Increasing the number of women leaders, and Empowering women in poverty.

Goods Co-Share (GCS) is a non-profit social enterprise which aims at providing affordable necessities to disadvantaged families through direct group or bulk purchase and sharing with a view to achieving poverty alleviation and brings countable social impact to the society.

The project aims at developing a vending machine for daily necessity retailing, in order to provide an innovative and feasible solution for poverty, bringing measurable and duplicable impact to the disadvantaged group and society by reducing the cost of living, income generation, and enhancing financial literacy.

No. of beneficiaries: 3,000 families

OSC UBS 非政府機構領袖訓練課程2016 -得獎計劃

婦女基金會致力透過研究、社區項目、教育及倡議以改善香港婦女及年輕女士的生活。從該會的研究 發現,女性經濟自足問題乃香港的一個迫切議題,因此他們以突破性別陳規,提升女性決策者及領袖的數量,和協助貧窮女性改善自己及家人生活 質素為重點發展項目。

作為非牟利社會企業,良由集貨旨在秉持良好的社會價值,支援基層家庭,為社會帶來影響。

此計劃將透過研發並透過以售賣機作銷售途徑,藉直購及集體分享,向基層家庭提供可負擔的生活必需品,解決貧窮問題。

受惠人數:3,000 戶基層家庭

“ Goods Co-share ” is a social enterprise working with the Women's Foundation on a new way to tackle poverty, by supplying daily necessities though vending machines. The organisation's Matthew Lee explains the project to Hugh Chiverton.

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