ABOUT 5,000 PEOPLE JOIN HSBC HK COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

Celebrate Hong Kong’s Reopening by Sharing Positive Energy

 

As part of the HSBC Hong Kong Community Partnership Programme 2022, the HSBC Hong Kong Community Festival 2022 was held at the Chater Road Pedestrian Precinct in Central today.  Close to 5,000 people are expected to have participated at one of the largest community carnivals in town.

K K Chan, Chief Secretary for Administration of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Peter WONG, Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, and The Hongkong Bank Foundation, Bernard CHAN, Chairperson, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), David LIAO, Co-Chief Executive, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, CHUA Hoi Wai, Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and Luanne LIM, Chief Executive, Hong Kong, HSBC, officiated today’s kick-off ceremony at the HSBC Main Building. 

Speaking at the ceremony, Peter WONG, said, “The HSBC Hong Kong Community Festival has brought together educational activities for the public and generates positive energy to the society.  Hong Kong has experienced the most serious wave of COVID-19 earlier this year but by working together, we have got through it.  The Festival aims at building post-pandemic resilience and inspiring district-based community initiatives to foster a more inclusive society.  So it is happening in just the right time as we celebrate Hong Kong’s reopening.   I am proud to see The Hongkong Bank Foundation has succeeded in promoting cross-sector collaboration to address social needs.”

HSBC also invited representatives from NGO partners to share their experiences and takeaways throughout the collaboration with public and private sectors. 

In partnership with HKCSS, the HSBC Hong Kong Community Partnership Programme 2022 benefits more than 340,000 people including youth, elderly and other vulnerable communities across Hong Kong.

CHUA Hoi-Wai, Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, said, “The pandemic has adversely affected many families and vulnerable groups, who needed support desperately on both daily life as well as physical and mental wellbeing.  We are most grateful for the continuous support of ‘HSBC Hong Kong Community Partnership Programme’ to NGOs in the 18 districts, addressing urgent needs of the underprivileged.  The 68 granted innovative projects will meet different social needs and reconnect social groups to build an inclusive and cohesive community.  Through this meaningful Programme, we will bring elation and aspiration to Hong Kong people and contribute to the strength and resilience of the society. ”

Five outstanding projects out of the 68 community projects participated and the most outstanding project of the Smart Community Hackathon are recognised in the ceremony.

Along with other projects, the winning teams showcased their innovative ideas at the Festival.  For example, winner of the Outstanding Community Engagement Award organised the “Marine Litter Competition” by combining recycling education with sports-related mini games, designed to educate the community about ocean waste.

Outstanding Community Engagement Award

ACTknowledge SEN - Community Sports Programme

(Yau Tsim Mong District)

InspiringHK Sports Foundation Limited

Outstanding Future Skills Award

“Exchange Ability” - Art Technology Training Scheme for Artists with Disabilities

(Sham Shui Po District)

Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong

Outstanding Creativity Award

SSP Re-GEN

(Sham Shui Po District)

Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service

Outstanding Climate Advocate Award

GREEN in One (Go Restoring Energy & Enthusiasm Never-end in one house)

(Kwun Tong District)

The Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union

Outstanding FinFit Project Award

X Generation Co-Creation Learning at Market

(Kwai Tsing District)

HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre

Smart Community Hackathon:

The Most Outstanding Project Award

Go Green With Fun

St. Stephen’s Girls’ College

 

The HSBC Hong Kong Community Partnership Programme was launched in 2012 to inspire collaborative projects across Hong Kong’s 18 districts.  Over the years, the Foundation has contributed HKD252 million to support close to 7 million beneficiaries through more than 1,400 projects.

Established in 1981, the Foundation has supported more than 10,000 projects and has grown to become one of the largest charitable foundations in Hong Kong’s business community.  

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香港特別行政區政府政務司司長陳國基(左四)、香港上海滙豐銀行有限公司兼滙豐銀行慈善基金主席王冬勝(右四)、香港社會服務聯會主席陳智思(左三)、香港上海滙豐銀行有限公司聯席行政總裁廖宜建(右三)、香港社會服務聯會行政總裁蔡海偉(右二)、滙豐香港區行政總裁林慧虹(左二)、滙豐義工代表(左一),以及學生代表(右一)今早主持「滙豐香港社區節2022」的啟動儀式。
K K Chan, Chief Secretary for Administration of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (forth from left), Peter WONG, Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, and The Hongkong Bank Foundation (forth from right), Bernard CHAN, Chairperson, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (third from left), David LIAO, Co-Chief Executive, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (third from right), CHUA Hoi Wai, Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (second from right), Luanne LIM, Chief Executive, Hong Kong, HSBC (second from left), representative from HSBC volunteer (first from left),  and student representative (first from right) officiated the HSBC Hong Kong Community Festival 2022 kick-off ceremony.
香港上海滙豐銀行有限公司兼滙豐銀行慈善基金主席王冬勝(後排右二)、香港上海滙豐銀行有限公司聯席行政總裁廖宜建(後排左二)、及滙豐香港區行政總裁林慧虹(後排左一),欣賞滙豐幼兒學校的舞蹈表演後,與學生合照。
Peter WONG, Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, and The Hongkong Bank Foundation (second from right, back row), David LIAO, Co-Chief Executive, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (second from left, back row), Luanne LIM, Chief Executive, Hong Kong, HSBC (first from left, back row), enjoyed the dance performance by children of HSBC staff from the Wayfoong Nursery School.
香港特別行政區政府政務司司長陳國基(右四)、香港上海滙豐銀行有限公司兼滙豐銀行慈善基金主席王冬勝(右三)、香港社會服務聯會主席陳智思(左三)、香港上海滙豐銀行有限公司聯席行政總裁廖宜建(左四)、及滙豐香港區行政總裁林慧虹(右二),參觀滙豐香港社區節攤位,並試玩遊戲。
K K Chan, Chief Secretary for Administration of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (forth from right), Peter WONG, Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, and The Hongkong Bank Foundation (third from right), Bernard CHAN, Chairperson, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (third from left), David LIAO, Co-Chief Executive, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (forth from left), Luanne LIM, Chief Executive, Hong Kong, HSBC (second from right), visited the booths and tried out the fun games at HSBC Hong Kong Community Festival
公眾與社區創科編程馬拉松勝出隊伍「綠惜智多分」互動
Citizens interacting with students of the Hackathon winning team - Go Green with Fun
孩子在社區節中體驗欖球遊戲。
Children participating in rugby games in the Festival
不少市民帶同小朋友參加「滙豐香港社區節2022」
Many citizens bring their children to join HSBC Hong Kong Community Festival
公眾與社區創科編程馬拉松勝出隊伍「'升'級廚餘大師」互動
Citizens interacting with students of the Hackathon winning team - Food Waste Up-cycler
社區夥伴演出精彩的舞台表演
Exciting stage performances by the community partners
滙豐銀行義工為參與社區節的市民提供協助
HSBC volunteers assisting citizens in the Festival
市民在升級再造體驗區中體驗由智樂兒童遊樂協會利用回收物再造的遊樂場
Family exploring the upcycling playground of Playright in the Upcycling Zone

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HSBC Hong Kong Community Partnership Programme

Since its launch in 2012, the HSBC Hong Kong Community Partnership Programme (CPP) has been supported by the Home Affairs Department, the Social Welfare Department and The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS).  CPP aims to inspire district-based community initiatives to foster a more inclusive society.  Also, it encourages cross-sector collaboration to address the social needs of local districts and help charities and community organisations in Hong Kong build capacity.  Please visit www.communitypartnership.org.hk for more details.

 

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Established in 1947, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) is a statutory body aimed at driving an impact-oriented, collaborative and innovative social service sector. The Council serves as a collaboration and co-creation platform that brings together stakeholders for advancing the well-being of Hong Kong community. The Council has over 500 Agency Members that provide quality social services for those in need through their service units all over the territory.

 

 

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