2017 Care & Dare 2017: “FashionABLED” 敢想敢做2017:「時尚共融」計劃
As one of the celebration activities of the 20th anniversary of establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the 48th anniversary of JCI Hong Kong Jayceettes, the project aims to 1) build the self-confidence of the disabled and 2) to arouse social awareness to the needs of disabled people, ultimately promote social inclusion and reduce inequality.
We noticed that many disabled people, especially the physically disabled ones, have been facing difficulties in finding comfortable clothing within their budget that are suitable for their normal daily life, not to mention fashionable clothing. In this campaign, we target to pair up a group of caring and motivated emerging designers with a group of disabled models to design extraordinary fashion pieces according to the models’ specific needs and background stories, and showcase in public their final design during the closing ceremony which will be held in a form of a social inclusion carnival.
Besides, we engaged architecture students to propose barrier-free facilities in shopping malls so as to improve accessibility to the disabled and create a REAL “ABLED Shopping Paradise” in Hong Kong. Through engaging youngsters in the project, we encourage the students to be more empathetic and show caring towards the disabled. Further, we hope that the mindset of promoting disability equality built would be brought to the business environment as the students step into workplace.
19 May 2017 Takungpao reported FashionABLED opening
FashionABLED - 「有沒有說話想跟現時的時裝設計師 提議一些更好的意見和設計 ?」
2016 Breastfeeding, Best Feeding (乳你哺出愛)
We launched this meaningful project this year, aim to educate public the benefits of breastfeeding and the difficulties of breastfeeding mums are facing, in order to eliminate the discrimination and make Hong Kong as a breastfeeding-friendly community for breastfeeding mothers by a series of activities.
This project had 17 supporting organizations, 19 gift and money sponsors, more than 20 parties involved in this project.Food and Health Bureau and Hospital Authority also support our event such as putting our poster in Baby Friendly Hospital and our information in HA website and intranet of nurses and doctors. Besides, we also had a meeting in Food and Health Bureau with Professor Sophia Chan, Under Secretary of Food and Health Bureau, and officials from Department of Health and Hospital Authority. We introduced our project to them and discuss how both parties could work together to create greater impact. We had a meeting with Equal Opportunities Commission (平等機會委員會) to introduce our project and to seek for the cooperation with commission. We are happy that this event can line up government, private corporate and also NGOs to create synergy on this social issue. Many business corporates would like to support us.
And we create the Facebook Fans page (www.facebook.com/breastfeeding.bestfeeding.hkjtt) from March, we are delighted to have around 2,500 likes to August. Fans page gives the information and news of breastfeeding, also the updates of our events. It attracts many breastfeeding mothers to know our events and also some sponsors invite us to cooperate & media to invite us to interview.
On 27/4, TV most, one of the most popular online TV Channel in Hong Kong featured the breastfeeding issue. (Click Here for Details)