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November Roundup

Dec 5th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

Refugee Union Hong Kong was founded in 2014 with visions to safeguard protection claimants’ rights and to optimise their prospects. Since our establishment, we have been working closely with our committed volunteers and organising various programmes for the sake of actualising our members’ social and psychological well-being.

DONATIONS

This month we are grateful to receive donations of toys from Ms. Dawn as children’s Christmas gifts. Thank you very much! Everyone is in ecstasy.

May we also express our sincere gratitude to Amber Foundation and the Boxes of Hope for donating us a large amount of necessities. Thank you for being so considerate to our needs.

EVENTS

On 11 November, we are honoured to have Miss Sarah giving us a special visit. Thank you for devoting time and effort to educate our children. We are so thankful, it means a lot to us.

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For advocacy purposes, we have launched a series of flyers to introduce public about the current situation of forced migrants who are the asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong. Please feel free to share them with your friends in social media if you find the information useful.

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Every Tuesday we are delighted to have a Yoga class for our members to mitigate stress and to refresh their mind.

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Every Saturday we also have Dr. Terrence Shum from the Open University of Hong Kong (OpenU) teaching our members Cantonese, through strengthening language proficiency to better fit-in to the community.

Last but not least, we are glad to have a tutorial session organised by a group of passionate and committed students from the Canadian International School of Hong Kong on every Saturday, teaching children homework and assisting them in doing revision. Here we would like to grasp this chance to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our donors and volunteers for their continuous support and concern to our community.

Despite the hardship brought by current upheavals, we, as usual, serve with our initial heart and spare no pain to pursue a better society with justice and fairness to everyone, regardless of who they are and where they come from. Please stay tuned to our official website and Facebook for the latest information. For enquiry, please don’t hesitate to contact us by visiting our office or sending us an email at info@refugeeunion.org.

October Roundup

Nov 4th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

The Refugee Union Hong Kong was founded in 2014 with visions to safeguard forced migrants’ fundamental rights, in specific, to improve members’ living conditions and optimise their prospects. Since our establishment, we have been working closely with our committed volunteers, organising various programmes and activities to actualise our members’ social and psychological well-being.

DONATIONS

On 18 October, we are grateful to receive donations of baby products from Donor Ms. Down, including cleaners, toys and other necessities. Thank you very much!

EVENTS

On 9 October, we are privileged to have medical students from local universities reaching out to us and seeking cooperation opportunities. Thank you for concerning forced migrants’ mental health issues!

Medical Students Society Visit

On 12 October, we co-organised the “Know Your Rights” workshop about civil law in Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Centre for Pro Bono Service Limited (CPBS), Table of Two Cities, The Wandering Voice, and Dream Impact (in no particular order). Thank you everyone for joining us and flourishing mutual learning!

Know Your Right

On 19 October, we partnered with students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and organised a natural handmade workshop for our members. We invited teachers from the Fruit Peels Family to teach us ways to make dish washing detergent and soap by using natural ingredients. This activity is part of the I·CARE Social Service Projects Scheme 2018/19 and funded by the I·CARE Centre for Whole-person Development, CUHK. Here we would like to express our gratitude to the Donors for their generous support. And we appreciate students’ passion to serve.

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Every Tuesday we are glad to have yoga class organised for our members to release stress, refresh mind and train up health. Thank you teachers for their great efforts!

Yoga Class

Every Saturday we are honoured to have Dr. Terrence Shum from the Open University of Hong Kong (OpenU) teaching our members Cantonese. Thank you Dr. Shum for his continuous support to our community!

Cantonese Class

Meanwhile, we also have Canadian Tutoring Session organised by students from Canadian International School of Hong Kong on every Saturday, with a group of committed senior-year students coming, teaching kids school assignments and assisting them in doing revision.

Despite a difficult time, we as usual serving with heart, pursuing a better society with justice and fairness for everyone in Hong Kong, regardless of who they are or where they come from. Please visit our office for more information. Again, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all donors and volunteers who stand with us. Keep visiting our website and Facebook for the latest information. For enquiry, please don’t hesitate to visit our office or email us at info@refugeeunion.org.

 

September Roundup

Oct 9th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

Refugee Union Hong Kong was founded in 2014 with visions to safeguard asylum seekers and refugees’ fundamental rights, to improve their living conditions and to optimise their future prospects. Since our establishment, we have been working closely with our committed volunteers, organising different activities to actualise members’ social and psychological well-being.

DONATIONS

On 9 September, we are grateful to have the Hong Kong International Laugh Festival for donating ten tickets of “Improv for Kids” comedy show to our members. Thank you very much!

Donation 1

On 18 September, we are grateful to have kind-hearted donors for donating us babies’ items to our members. Thank you very much!

Donation 2

On 23 September, we are grateful to have the Rotaract Club donating necessities to our members. Thank you very much!

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EVENTS

On 14 September, we are glad to have the Table of Two Cities inviting us to their party and having a taste of cuisines around the world. Thank you for sharing a joyful moment with us!

Event 1

Every Saturday we are honoured to have Dr. Terrence Shum from the Open University of Hong Kong coming to our office and teaching our adult members Cantonese. Thank you Dr. Shum for your continuous support to our community!

Event 2

Despite a difficult time, we as usual serving with heart, pursuing a better society with justice and fairness for everyone in Hong Kong, regardless of who they are or where they come from. Please visit our office for more information. Again, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all donors and volunteers who stand with us. Keep visiting our website and Facebook for the latest information. For enquiry, please don’t hesitate to visit our office or email us at info@refugeeunion.org.

 

August Roundup

Sep 18th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

Refugee Union Hong Kong was founded in 2014 with the visions to safeguard asylum seekers and refugees’ fundamental rights, to improve their current condition and to optimise their future prospects. Since our establishment, we have been working closely with our committed volunteers and organising different activities to actualise our members’ psychological and social well-being.

DONATIONS

On 2 August, we are grateful to receive donations of baby diapers from Ms. Kelly Jang. Thank you very much!

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On 10 August, we are grateful to receive donations of furniture from our kind-hearted donor. Thank you very much!

 

 

On 14 August, we are grateful to receive donations of daily necessities, including shampoo, soap, shower gels and other items from Nesbitt Centre Hong Kong. Thank you very much!

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EVENTS

This month we are thankful to have students from the Hong Kong Outstanding Tertiary Students’ Services Association partnering with us and organising different activities for our members, including Tai O Fishing Village Cultural Tour and Tai Po City Hunt. Through these events we have gained a better understanding about the culture of Hong Kong as well as Chinese societies. Thank you these passionate young people for bringing us a fruitful summer!

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Every Saturday we are honoured to have Dr. Terrence Shum from the Open University of Hong Kong coming to our office and teaching our adult members Cantonese. Thank you Dr. Shum for your continuous support to our community despite of a packed schedule and busy work in academia! Respect!

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Meanwhile, we also have Canadian Tutoring Session organised by students from Canadian International School of Hong Kong on every Saturday, with a group of committed senior-year students coming, teaching kids school assignments and assisting them in doing revision. Thank you for young people’s efforts again!

Though Hong Kong is now in a difficult time, we as usual serving with sincerity, pursuing a better society with justice and fairness for everyone, regardless of who they are or where they come from. Please visit our office for more information. Again, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all donors and volunteers who stand with us. Keep visiting our website and Facebook for the latest information. For enquiry, please don’t hesitate to visit our office or email us at info@refugeeunion.org.

Promoting a Culture of Listening

Aug 30th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

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July Roundup

Aug 20th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

Refugee Union Hong Kong was founded in 2014 with the visions to safeguard asylum seekers and refugees’ fundamental rights, to improve their current condition and to optimise their future prospects. Since our establishment, we have been working closely with our committed volunteers, organising different activities to actualise members’ well-being.

DONATIONS

On 12 July, we are grateful to receive a big donation of daily necessities for our members, including clothing, readers, and other items. Thank you donor for your kind heart!

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On 29 July, we received donations of clothing for men and women. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Redress charity from Hong Kong for their support to our refugee community.

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EVENTS

On 17 July, we were invited to watch the “Funny Side of Me: Greater Bay Microfilm Competition 2019” Party Ceremony organised by Hong Kong Playground Association and Lisa Pang International Program Limited. Good show everyone. Thank you very much for the invitation!

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Despite a difficult time, we as usual serving with heart, pursuing a better society with justice and fairness for everyone in Hong Kong, regardless of who they are or where they come from. Please visit our office for more information. Again, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all donors and volunteers who stand with us. Keep visiting our website and Facebook for the latest information. For enquiry, please don’t hesitate to visit our office or email us at info@refugeeunion.org.

June Roundup

Jul 10th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

Refugee Union Hong Kong was founded in 2014 with the visions to safeguard asylum seekers and refugees’ fundamental rights, to improve their current condition and to optimise their future prospects. Since our establishment, we have been working closely with our committed volunteers and organising different activities to actualise members’ well-being.

DONATIONS

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to students of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong for their visitation at our office on 14 June, and donated us with daily necessities, including towels, tissues, milk powder, clothes, and educational items for our families who are asylum seekers and refugees. Thank you very much!

Summer Visit

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Quarry Bay School for donating educational materials to facilitate our children’s learning. Thank you very much!

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NEW EVENTS

On 7 June, we are glad to have Professor Lo and students from the University of Hong Kong visiting our office, and exchanging ideas on students’ summer placements and service participation.

HKU Visit

On 20 June, we had a gathering with our donors, sponsors, volunteers, members and friends to celebrate the World’s Refugee Day. Thank you for everyone’s continuous support to our asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong! 

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REGULAR EVENTS

On a weekly basis, our office still offers a series of classes targeting asylum seekers and refugees with different age groups. These ongoing activities do not only provide opportunities for our members to learn, but also to socialise and to let them get out of the oppressive routine of feeling like prisoners-in-the-city without the opportunity to work and to contribute.

Every Saturday, we have the Canadian Tutorial Session in our office, with a group of passionate volunteers from Canadian School teaching our children school assignments and assisting them to do revisions.

Canadian Tutoring Session

We also have professors from local universities holding Cantonese Class for our adults, enhancing their language proficiency and hence capability to integrate into the local community. Thank you for everyone’s great contribution!

Adult Cantonese Class

Members who are interested in the above programmes, please visit our office for more information. Again, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all donors and volunteers who stand with us. Keep visiting our website and Facebook for the latest information. For enquiry, please don’t hesitate to visit our office or email us at info@refugeeunion.org.

May Roundup

Jun 2nd, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

Hello! Our Refugee Union Hong Kong office is now opened again to public after renovation this summer, may we send a warm greeting to you all. Since always we work closely with our committed volunteers and spare no pain to safeguard asylum seekers and refugees’ fundamental rights, improving their condition and to optimise their future prospect.

DONATIONS

Welcome our lovely new friends for joining us, we are so grateful to have all donors’ support throughout the years.

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It is high time for us to convey our sincere gratitude to Feeding Hong Kong for their continuous support of daily necessities to our members who are asylum seekers and refugees. Thank you very much!

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Also, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Suits for Success their big donations of clothing to our members. Thank you very much!

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Last but not least, thank you Quarry Bay School for donating us daily necessities and furnitures. They are very useful!

Quarry Bay School

NEW EVENTS

With Professor Terence Shum’s generous support, our Cantonese class for adults is now resumed. Thank you Professor Shum and we are looking forward to seeing you all soon!

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On 21 May, we are privileged to have Professor Randall Hansen from the University of Toronto visiting our office and interacting with our members and volunteers. Thank you for concern on our asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong!

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On 22 May, we are glad to have journalist Emma Russel visiting our office. The door is open, thank you in advance for your time!

Emma Russel

REGULAR EVENTS

On a weekly basis, our office still offers a series of classes targeting asylum seekers and refugees with different age groups. These ongoing activities do not only provide opportunities for our members to learn, but also to socialise and to let them get out of the oppressive routine of feeling like prisoners-in-the-city without the opportunity to work and to contribute.

Every Saturday, we have the Canadian Tutorial Session in our office, with a group of passionate volunteers from Canadian School teaching our children school assignments and assisting them to do revision.

Canadian Tutorial

We also have volunteers from Justice Leader Council offering education campaign for our youngsters, teaching us language and other general knowledge. Thank you for their contribution!

Justice Leaders

Members who are interested in the above programmes, please visit our office for more information. Again, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all donors and volunteers who stand with us. Keep visiting our website and Facebook for the latest information. For enquiry, please don’t hesitate to visit our office or email us at info@refugeeunion.org.

April Roundup

May 12th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

Refugee Union Hong Kong was founded in 2014 with the visions to safeguard asylum seekers and refugees’ fundamental rights, improve their current condition meanwhile to optimise their future prospect. Since our establishment, we have been working closely with our committed volunteers, organised different activities to actualise members’ well-being.

DONATIONS

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to DB Mothers & Friends for donating our members with necessities such as clothing, furnitures and baby items. Thank you very much!

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Also, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our donors for their long-term financial support, their efforts have made our office renewal possible. Our new office is coming soon with new air-conditioners and other equipments. Thank you very much!

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NEW EVENTS

On 4th April, students of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong visited our office and communicated with our members who are asylum seekers and refugees. Thank you for their time and concern on us!

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On 13th April, we are glad to have students from the University of Hong Kong (HKU), under the Social Innovation Round Table (SIRT), organised us mental health programme, acquiring our members with knowledge about mental health, and teaching us ways to cope with life stress. Thank you for their great effort!

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REGULAR EVENTS

On a weekly basis, our office still offers a series of classes targeting asylum seekers and refugees with different age groups. These ongoing activities do not only provide opportunities for our members to learn, but also to socialise and to let them get out of the oppressive routine of feeling like prisoners-in-the-city without the opportunity to work and to contribute.

Every Saturday, we have the Canadian Tutorial Session in our office, with a group of passionate volunteers from Canadian School teaching our children school assignments and assisting them to do revision.

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We also have volunteers from Justice Leader Council offering education campaign for our youngsters, teaching us language and other general knowledge. Thank you for their contribution!

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We meanwhile have creative writing workshop on every Saturday, with volunteers who are students teaching our kids writing skills. Thank you for their contribution! Special thanks to Dr. Jason S. Polley, Associate Professor from the Department of Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University, for visiting us and teaching our kids on 6th April session.

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Members who are interested in the above programmes, please visit our office for more information. Again, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all donors and volunteers who stand with us. Keep visiting our website and Facebook for the latest information. For enquiry, please don’t hesitate to visit our office or email us at info@refugeeunion.org.

March Roundup

Apr 11th, 2019 | Advocacy | Comment

This March was a busy month with a series of new activities organised at our office. As usual, we continue to work with our committed volunteers to serve asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong.

DONATIONS

We would like to express our gratitude to West Island School for donating toys for our children, including dolls, cars, games, puzzles, and reading cards. Thank you very much!

Toys

We would like to express our gratitude to secret donor for donating two boxes of summer shorts for our children. Thank you very much!

Shorts

After completing the “Table for Two Cities” programme earlier, we have got a calendar of this year. It records stories and encouraging words of asylum seekers and refugees. Thank you coordinator Tegan Smith, an initiator of the program, donors, supporters, friends and all who have participated in the programme.

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NEW EVENTS

On 1st March, we were so privileged to host teachers and students from the Open University of Hong Kong for organising Local Food and Cantonese Workshop for families. We all shared good time, thank you for their support.

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On 17th March, we were honoured to be invited to the Open Day of Victoria Shanghai Academy. Participants had precious opportunities to meet new faces, watch music performance, play sports games, and select textbooks for their learning. Thank you for organisers, school administration, teachers and fellow students’ efforts. Children were overjoyed!

Open day

Starting from this month, we have a new programme, Creative Writing Session for kids on each Saturday. Thank you for volunteers’ kind-heart support, children now can have chances to enhance their writing!

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On 30th March, we were glad to have Justice Leader Council Education Campaign for kids, equipping them with knowledge and skills to live their daily lives. We believe education is the best way to empowerment.

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On the same day, there was also Social Innovation Round Table for adults, exchanging creative ideas to cope with difficulties. Thank you volunteers for organising a series of meaningful activities for us, we had a fruitful weekend.

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REGULAR EVENTS

On a weekly basis, our office still offers a series of classes targeting the asylum seekers and refugees with different age groups. These ongoing activities do not only provide opportunities for our members to learn, but also to socialise and to let them get out of the oppressive routine of feeling like prisoners-in-the-city without the opportunity to work and to contribute.

Every Saturday, we have the Canadian Tutorial Session in our office, with a group of passionate volunteers from Canadian School teaching our children school assignments and assisting them to do revision.

Canadian Tutoring

Members who are interested in the above programmes, please visit our office for more information. Again, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all donors and volunteers who stand with us. Keep visiting our website and Facebook for the latest information. For enquiry, please don’t hesitate to visit our office or email us at info@refugeeunion.org.

 

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