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Transforming the City, One Life at a Time 

Feedback on Health Fair

'I was so happy to have this interaction with the elderly we usually visit. We not only care for [their] daily lives but also the health of their body and soul.’
- Imelda H.
 
'The Health Fair gave [the elderly] a good chance to leave the house and get professional tips on how to maintain their health. One … asked what exercise she could do for her neck, and she really appreciated and felt cared for by the volunteers.’ - Agnes L. 
 
'… the elderly are very concerned about personal health… Through different health checks… they can [receive] professional medical advice and benefit a lot!'
- Josephine L. (social worker)
 
'[Besides receiving] general healthcare advice… I saw how happy they were being able to meet their old friends and spend time with the volunteers...'
- Viola C. 

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER NEEDS for Sep / on-going

Sep 15 North Point
Elderly Home Visits
Sep 15 Cheung Sha Wan
Mid-Autumn Festival Home Visits
Sep 29 Shek Kip Mei
Mobile Shopping Fair
Saturdays Cheung Sha Wan
English Oral Tutors for Primary Students
 
Please click here for the full list of volunteer opportunities and registration.

July 2018 - Hope of the City Newsletter

Hooray for Health Checks

For the second year running, Hope of the City’s Elderly Health Fair was a hit, with 53 seniors turning up to receive free health checks on July 28. Escorted by 44 Hope volunteers from our Ngau Tau Kok Elderly Home Visits program, participants made the rounds of seven booths run by medical professionals offering check-ups for everything from blood sugar and cholesterol to hand-grip and body balance. This year, students from Poly U also offered dementia checks, conducted via fun Q&A sessions. Our youngest volunteer, 6-year-old Chun, did an outstanding job of entertaining the elderly while they waited in line by chatting and snapping instant photos with them. Thanks to St James’ Settlement and Ning Bo College for making this event a success.

Young Musician Shines

Each year, Hope of the City offers music scholarships to secondary students from low-income families. One scholarship recipient this year was Yu Kam Kiu, a Form 4 student from Ming Ying College. For her audition, she played the guitar and sang one of her own compositions. Kam Kiu explained that she had little interest in school until she began taking music classes, and that writing and performing music has become her way of dealing with difficult issues. The scholarship money will go towards improving her guitar and vocal skills.

 

Dragon Boat Home Visits

The Dragon Boat Festival is a time for visiting and sharing sticky-rice dumplings, and that’s exactly what 22 Hope volunteers were doing on Jun 9. In collaboration with our local partners in North Point and Cheung Sha Wan, they fanned out to visit 11 low-income families to deliver festive goodies, play with the children and offer encouragement. In return, they received hearty welcomes and, in one case, steaming bundles of – wait for it – fresh, homemade, sticky-rice dumplings! Sometimes receiving is just as blessed as giving!

A Unique Experience

Forty-two students from Ming Ying College in Sham Shui Po had the unique opportunity to join an Experience Day at the UBS headquarters on Jun 1. During the event, 20 UBS volunteers served as team mentors, guiding the students through stations focused on Culture, Time Management, Communication, and Confidence and Healthy Lifestyle. Students described the mentors as ‘passionate’ and the experience as ‘inspiring’ and ‘unforgettable’. At day’s end, four students walked away with iPads for their impressive presentations, courtesy of UBS Asia Pacific President Mrs Kathy Shih.

Celebrating English 

A mini-graduation ceremony was held at the YWCA in Sham Shui Po on June 29 for four Hope-sponsored after-school English classes. The weekly classes ran throughout the 2017-18 school year, with 33 students from P1 to P6 graduating. Two P5 students did a great job as English MCs, with many parents in attendance to share in their children’s achievements. Each student received a certificate, with book coupons for outstanding students. The evening ended with a scrumptious, and always popular, buffet meal.
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8/F, 633 King's Road
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
+852 3470 3000







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