Our society is faced with a lot of problems - some deeply embedded in time, some arising from rapid development. What we need is to gather strength and face these challenges together.
Jointly presented by The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association Hong Kong and The D. H. Chen Foundation, and supported by the Education Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund), Hong Kong Island School Heads Association, Kowloon Region School Heads Association and New Territories School Heads Association, the Youth ImpACT Award aims to empower young people to participate in building a better society.
Co-Initiator and Growth Partner
The D. H. Chen Foundation
The D. H. Chen Foundation is a Hong Kong private philanthropic organization founded in 1970 by Dr. Din Hwa Chen, an ardent philanthropist and a devout Buddhist who also established the Nan Fung Group. The Foundation has been supporting numerous worthy community initiatives to enrich lives through various strategies, including “Initiate, Capacity Building, Innovate, Catalyst for Collaboration, and Impact Driven”.
To this day, Dr. Chen’s vision continues to drive the Foundation’s work efforts. Aspiring to build a compassionate society and promote compassion-based values, the Foundation has been endeavoring to steer innovative, impactful and sustainable initiatives to realize Dr. Chen’s Philosophy “Care for others as well as you would care for yourself”.www.dhchenfoundation.com
The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong
Founded in 1936, The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) is one of the longest serving local non-government organisations dedicated to the welfare of children and youth. Our mission to achieve a balanced and happy environment for the nurturing and growth of our young - physically, intellectually and emotionally - has never wavered in our focus of “Nurture the Young, Create the Future”.
In response to rapid changes of our social milieu in recent years, BGCA has established new services in the context of early childhood intervention offered to children at pre-school age, those with special educational needs and their families requiring enhanced parenting support.
BGCA currently delivers services in Hong Kong through over 140 service points and reaches over 190,000 people this year, including over 70,000 members, thus pursuing likewise our coverage of “BGCA All The Way”.www.bgca.org.hk
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, established in 1947, is a federation of non-government social service agencies of Hong Kong. The aim of the Council is to coordinate large scale relief works and social welfare services. The Council represents more than 400 Agency Members, providing over 90% of the social welfare service through their 3,000 operating units in Hong Kong.www.hkcss.org.hk
The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund)
The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund), as a catalyst for social innovation in Hong Kong, connects our community with different sectors, including businesses, NGOs, academics and philanthropies to create social impact through innovative solutions that address poverty and social exclusion.www.sie.gov.hk
Hong Kong Island School Heads Association
The Hong Kong Island School Heads Association was established in March 2005 to connect school heads in the four districts of Hong Kong Island. It is registered as an educational non-profit organisation. Current and past school heads of primary, secondary schools, kindergartens and special schools, and all concerned individuals from the educational sector can become registered members. Since its establishment, the Association has started and promoted activities that enhance education in Hong Kong; allow school heads to exchange their professional and administrative experiences; and strengthen the relationship between its members and other sectors, to promote the development of quality, balance and holistic education in Hong Kong.
Kowloon Region School Heads Association
The Kowloon Region School Heads Association was founded in June 2002. It now comprises around 200 school heads of secondary, primary schools and kindergartens from districts including Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City, Wong Tai Sin and Kwun Tong. The Association aims to provide continued professional development for school heads of public, subsidized, grant, DSS and private schools. It is also a platform to strengthen the communication among school heads, to create opportunities for mutual learning and collaboration.http://krsha.org
New Territories School Heads Association
The New Territories School Heads Association was established on 19 May 2006. It now consists of school heads and retired school heads of secondary, primary, kindergarten and special schools of the New Territories districts. The Association strives to provide various academic and professional development activities, to promote academic interaction and professional development.www.ntsha.org.hk