Organization : Access HK
Introduction : Access HK is a registered charity organisation in Hong Kong, committed to helping underprivileged children and providing equal opportunities for every child in society. We strongly believe we can make a difference through giving them access: access to EDUCATION, access to OPPORTUNITY, access to LOVE.
Year of Establishment : 2001
Leading Campaigns : English Summer School Programme
Access HK works with primary schools in some of the most economically deprived districts in Hong Kong, and strive to boost students’ learning interest and English language skills. Over the years, we have been focusing on three service programme,s outlined below. To date, we have served over 1,000 children in need.
Summer School Programme – every summer, we recruit volunteers from leading overseas universities who return to Hong Kong to run a 3-week Summer School Programme for underprivileged children. Apart from teaching English, the main aim of the programme is to boost the students’ confidence and interest in learning, which we believe will help the children continue to develop beyond the programme.
“Teach an Hour” is our weekend tuition and mentoring programme. First launched in late 2007, it gives young professionals and university graduates the opportunity to teach and be the mentor to a small group of children at weekends.
“A Day in the Life of…” is a career programme, during which selected children are given the opportunity to shadow someone in a career in which he or she is interested. As children from underprivileged background do not usually have exposure to different careers, this programme would allow them to gain an insight to the actual lives of professionals.
Region : Hong Kong
Source : Access HK’s website