Guiding Star Scholarship Award 2020/21 (Open application!)

Guiding Star Scholarship Award is sponsored by Drs Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation. The scholarship aims to encourage social work students of being perseverance in adversities with aspiration of serving the community and commitment to social work profession, to grant the scholarship for alleviating the financial burden of the students and to support the students in pursuing continuing education and future development. Drs Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation has appointed Hong Kong Social Workers Association (HKSWA) to organize the scholarship and co-organize with The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), including the review of applications, selection of awardees and disbursement of scholarship funds. Number of Awardees and Amount of Award: There will be 20 scholarships in 2020/21. Each awarded student will receive a grant of HK$30,000. The awardee will be awarded to participate in Capacity Building Programme. Theme: Elderly Service Eligibility: The applicants should be Hong Kong residents Full time Year 1 or Year 2 students in academic year 2020/21 at sub-degree (Higher Diploma / Associate Degree Social Work Programme recognized by the Social Workers Registration ...

種族偏見無助抗疫

近日油尖旺區成為疫情重災區,當中南亞裔人士確診數量急增。這觸發了個別巿民的恐懼,甚至將矛頭指向南亞裔人士。根據油尖旺區區議員所說和傳媒報道,有外賣平台的顧客在附註要求,不接受印度裔及巴基斯坦裔速遞員派送其外賣訂單。該公司已表明絕對不能接受顧客的言論,並已永久終止其賬戶。 過往社聯推行社會房屋共享計劃時也遇到類似情況,有業主想參與計劃,但指明不可以將單位租給南亞裔人士,結果我們拒絕了該業主,不接受其單位。雖然這些只是零星的歧視個案,但社會也要警惕勿以有色眼鏡看任何人。 少數族裔社群面對著種種防疫困難。早於去年疫情爆發初期,社福機構早已留意到少數族裔因不諳中英文,未能及時掌握防疫資訊。即使當局隨後發布少數族裔語言的防疫資訊,但對於那些「懂說不懂看」的少數族裔而言,仍然沒有太大幫助。故社福機構都不斷努力為少數族裔社群提供各項支援,包括上門派發防疫物資、協助翻譯及講解防疫資訊、製作錄音教育防疫措施、提供熱線支援,以及聯繫社區宗教領袖等。 要做到同心抗疫,關鍵之一是大家都能放下偏見、撕掉標籤。盼望公眾多了解少數族裔社群的處境,同時期望政府部門能主動協調不同社福團體,為他們提供適切支援,尤其全民疫苗接種計劃展開在即,我們必須留意少數族裔的需要。 文章刊於2021年1月26日《AM730–蔡海偉網誌》 ...

渣打社聯新春食物包送暖大行動

渣打銀行 (香港) 有限公司 (“渣打香港”)去年中與香港社會服務聯會(“社聯”)合作推出 「渣打社聯劏房住戶租金資助計劃」,資助居住於劏房的家庭在新型冠狀病毒疫情期間支付租金,與基層市民共渡時艱,計劃有將近四千個家庭受惠。 踏入 2021 年,疫情持續反覆。渣打香港將繼續支持劏房住戶,透過渣打香港 150 周年慈善基金,於農曆新年期間預備食物福袋以先到先得形式贈予居住在劏房的合資格家庭,為他們送上一點心意。名額有限,送完即止。 合資格的派發對象*: 第一階段:28/1 - 5/2/2021 在2020年成功申請及已獲發「渣打社聯劏房住戶租金資助計劃」租金資助之劏房戶家庭 居住於劏房及成功申請學生資助處以下計劃之非綜援受助家庭: 「2020/21學年中、小學生資助計劃-學校書簿津貼計劃」,及/或 「幼稚園學生就學開支津貼」,及/或 「幼稚園及幼兒中心學費減免計劃」 第二階段:16 - 28/2/2021(如福袋仍有存貨) 合乎第一階段的其中一項資格,或 其他居住於劏房並有個別需要的非綜援受助家庭 或 綜援受助家庭。 * 合資格的家庭,需於領取食物福袋時填寫簡單的申報表 食物福袋物資: 香米 (2公斤) 茄汁焗豆 (1盒/1罐) 粟米湯 (1罐) 豆豉鯪魚 (1罐) 午餐肉 (1罐) 曲奇 (1罐) 糖果 (1包) 利是封 (1包) 關於計劃更多詳情,請致電9304-5241或9194-0833查詢。   ...

Modular Social Housing Project – Call for proposals for Yen Chow Street project

Modular Social Housing Project is a social housing project launched by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service with the supported by the Government and the joint efforts of The Community Care Fund, private companies, and NGOs/social enterprises. The project adopts modular integrated construction approach to building transitional social housing on idle land available for short-term usage in an efficient, economical and environmentally friendly way. The objective of the Project is, through the provision of transitional accommodation and support services, to improve the quality of life for those who have been waiting for the public rental housing for at least 3 years while living in indecent housing units. While providing transitional social housing, the project recruits NGOs/social enterprises to manage and provide community network building and support services so as to improve residents’ social capital and develop their capacity for living independently in the community. NGOs and social enterprises interested in providing innovative social housing services and/or in becoming our recognized service operator are welcome to submit proposal. Particularly, the proposal is expected to suggest a way to organize residents ...

Tian Ran Healthcare Limited Scholarship (Chinese version only)

贊助: 天然養生有限公司 統籌: 香港社會服務聯會 目標 以港幣二千元的獎勵金,獎勵來自基層家庭的中學生在奮發路途中移開障礙,不致因經濟環境的限制窒礙他們發揮潛能的機會,積極發奮,並為各社群作出貢獻。   獎勵內容 獲獎勵學生將各獲發港幣二千元的獎勵金及證書 提名方式 由學生所屬中學校長或老師提名合適學生,每間學校最多可提名兩位學生獲頒獎勵金 申請日期 歡迎合資格學校在2021年2月5日或之前提交學校參加表格(請按下載) 提名接受獎勵金的學生須具備以下條件: 在觀塘區及北區的中學(包括政府津貼的資助中學和官立中學和直接資助計劃學校)就讀中三至中六的全日制課程; 來自基層家庭,獲提名學生無需接受資產審查,然而希望學校優先考慮來自單親家庭的學生; 品行良好,積極參與校內活動或社區義務工作 及 學生在逆境中具奮鬥精神,努力學習。   查詢 如對「天然養生有限公司優異學生獎勵計劃」有任何查詢,請與香港社會服務聯會聯絡(電郵:[email protected] / WhatsApp:9668 1390)。 ...
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