Committed to fighting against COVID-19 – Hand Sanitizer Sharing Scheme for Tenement Buildings in 18 Districts

The name of the “Build & Wish Volunteer Team” has a special meaning. First, the volunteer team hopes to “build” an ideal home environment for elderly living alone and people in need; Second, it hopes to bring “wish” and blessings through parent-child volunteers. Since its establishment in mid-2015, it has a number of projects, including “Optimized Home Furnishing”, “Second-hand Furniture Transfer Service”, “Bugs Control Service”, “Caring Drivers Programme” and “Little but sincere crowd funding”. Since March 2020, the Build & Wish Volunteer Team has launched the project “Hand Sanitizer Sharing Scheme for Tenement Buildings in 18 Districts” during the peak

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很多義工做布口罩

DIY Mask by Take a Break

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a shortage of funding for epidemic prevention materials, and in particular, masks required by vulnerable groups to stay safe and healthy. In light of the lack of emergency supplies in Hong Kong, Take a Break’s volunteers wish to recruit a group of dedicated volunteers through the Social Career platform to make cloth masks and distribute them to those in need through the "Social Career GIVING" program. All beneficiaries will individuals referred by Social Career’s NGO partners.   Reason for self-initiate the DIY cloth mask project   Last year, Take a Break’s volunteer team implemented

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Help Me See 香港助視會

Why should we be concerned about cataract?

Volunteer Translator: Yam Cheung; Volunteer Photographer: Ms Cheung   Cataract is not a serious health issue in Hong Kong, but it is the most common cause of blindness in many developing countries like China and India. HelpMeSee (founded in 2010) is a US-based nonprofit organization which aims to train doctors for performing manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS). It is a solution to improve the conditions of numerous cataract patients in developing countries. The cost of MSICS is less than phacoemulsification. Nevertheless, they are facing several difficulties. For example, the communication barrier and labor shortage existed in poor and remote

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Help Me See 香港助視會

Seeing Technology

Volunteer Reporter: Rebecca Yim   Living in a developed and prosperous city, we are blessed with the benefits of convenience, entertainment and security making possible by all kinds of smart devices and apps every day.  Have you ever thought about those people living in developing countries demand technology for survival and health for more than we do?!   HelpMeSee is the global campaign to end blindness caused by cataract.  They apply technology to train and establish a sustainable scheme to solve this global eye health crisis.   Cataract is a very common eye disease.  The development of cataract is due

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Doctor BB

Volunteer Translator: Ronald Fung   When we hear “doctor” and “volunteer”, maybe we can think of “Doctors without Borders”, a group of healers use their professional knowledge to provide obligatory medical service around the world where need help. Most people with no medical or health care related training will never think they can become a “volunteer doctor”.   Have you ever thought a baby can be a volunteer doctor? There is a TV program called “Volunteer Movement (義想天開)” with the latest episode “Baby Angel” broadcasted on 23 Dec (RTHK TV31). This story is based on an NGO’s service “Doctor BB” which

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TO FIGHT ALONGSIDE FRIENDS

Volunteer Reporter: Ah Bo; Volunteer Photographer: Vincent; Translated by LEE Yeung-siu   Due to the devastation of typhoon Mangkhut, we realize that the natural disaster not only happens in developing countries but also in international cities.     Habitat for Humanity, making an impact across the Asia-Pacific Region and over 70 countries, is dedicated to raising awareness of the need for decent, affordable housing and harnessing resources to improve living conditions for the affected families. The vision of the Habitat is “A world where everyone has a decent place to live”. In celebration of World Habitat Day on 1st October

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