Our Mission:
To give children in our society who are experiencing difficult circumstances an equal opportunity to become valuable members of the community.
 
 

Why Hong Kong

This is a question which comes up quite often. Hong Kong is a thriving commercial city where there can be a huge disparity between those enjoying the benefits of Hong Kong and those less fortunate. The fact is that whilst they may not be homeless, children at the lower end of the economic scale can have a very tough existence indeed. 

In 2014, Hong Kong’s Commission on Poverty stated that 246,000 children under the age of 18 years of age live below the poverty line.  Child poverty often leads to children having feelings of hopelessness, humiliation and poor self-esteem.  They are likely to feel marginalized, isolating themselves from other children, and unwilling to have contact with others.  Many are left at home unattended by working parents, avoiding school, yet unable to afford participation in extracurricular activities.  Many of these cases are concentrated around the Sham Shui Po area.

The Hub Hong Kong Backgroud

The HUB is a children's support centre which provides educational support, extra-curricular classes, family counselling, social health and wellbeing services to those who need it most without discrimination.

 

In early 2011 the first HUB was established in Bangkok, Thailand in partnership with Childline Thailand with the support of the Royal Family.  

 

Hong Kong based Australians David Boehm and Bruce Stinson decided they wanted to give something back to Hong Kong after 30+ years of working and living here and the outcome was a commitment to help the children in disadvantaged circumstances, especially concerning economic and social opportunities. 

 

They believe that youths are the key for Hong Kong to continue to be a leading, growing community. They saw that not all children had the same opportunity so they decided to form a charity to give children the opportunity to find a better environment to develop into contributing members of the community.

The Hub Hong Kong Belief

Our belief is that Children are Hong Kong’s greatest assets for the future. The fact is we have children in our society that are in very difficult circumstances and we believe they should not be left behind. It is our firm belief that providing the necessities for disadvantaged children will ultimately be a benefit for both Hong Kong’s moral and economic character.

The Way Forward

In 2012 with the support of the Rotary Club of Kowloon North and from the funds raised from our first annual ball, suitable premises were found in Sham Shui Po and the centre was opened in May of 2013. It is literally a space where children could go:

 

Aims and Objectives

1. To help children and youth attain well balanced physical and psychosocial development.

2. To enhance children and youth’s social responsibilities.

3. To establish, maintain and support a facility for the assistance of underprivileged children or children of parents having problems.

4. To promote the awareness of the general public and the business leaders in Hong Kong of the economically distressed children and their families.

 

Our Services

Homework Guidance

We provide homework guidance for children by tutors as some parents have difficulties in supervising their children’s homework due to limited academic knowledge.

After School Support for Primary Students

We provide a place for the children after school since some parents are at work until late and cannot take care of them.  We provide homework guidance, group activities and counselling support.

Study Room Service

Provide a quiet and comfortable environment for the children to study.

Personal Guidance and Counselling

We shall provide guidance and counselling service for children who have behaviour or emotional problems.  We guide parents with workshops on parenting skills.

 

Our Services

Homework Guidance

We provide homework guidance for children by tutors as some parents have difficulties in supervising their children’s homework due to limited academic knowledge.

After School Support for Primary Students

We provide a place for the children after school since some parents are at work until late and cannot take care of them.  We provide homework guidance, group activities and counselling support.

Personal Guidance and Counselling

We shall provide guidance and counselling service for children who have behaviour or emotional problems.  We guide parents with workshops on parenting skills.

Nutrition Care

We shall provide free fresh fruit for children and families who cannot afford the cost of buying fresh fruit.

Volunteer Training and Service

We shall provide some volunteer trainings and services for children to enhance their social responsibilities and be empowered to understand they can receive but also give.

Developmental Group

We shall provide different psychosocial development groups for children to enhance their personal growth, such as multiple quotient training group, behavioral training group and social skills group.

Interest Class

Interest classes will be organized for children, such as drawing, reading and singing to develop their interests.

Computer Learning Corner

We shall provide online facilities and safe cyber learning classes for children to promote education of children online.

Outdoor Activity

We shall organize outdoor activities for families in the weekends to enhance parent-child relationship.

Drop-in Service

We shall provide drop-in service for children, such as a reading corner, movie shows, etc.

Location

1/F, Greenrich Mansion,

100 Castle Peak Road,

Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

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