From an unwanted old bicycle in Hong Kong, to a daily transportation tool for a kid in Gambia; from an abandoned set of playground facility here, to a set of playground facility which brings lots of laugh to orphans in Uganda. Can you imagine?
Hong Kong based NGO Crossroads Foundation found in 1995 by an Australian couple, Malcolm Begbie and Sally Begbie, who started helping on emergency relief since 1975.
Rather than trying to start a charity, Malcolm, as a chartered accountant, and Sally, as a public relations consultant, they started as to come alongside existing NGOs and support them through our areas of training: chartered accountancy and public relations.
In 1995, however, that scenario changed. One of the NGOs we were serving asked for help following floods in Northern China. And this is how things happened. Instead of ending up in landfill, different parties sending resources they don’t need to Crossroads and Crossroads help channelled them to people in need, whose lives may be renewed or even saved as a result.
Today, David and Josh follow their parents steps and leading Crossroads to the next milestone, wishing more Hong-kongers can join hand as long term volunteer, meanwhile, more resources can be sent to people in need.