ENGAGE Hong Kong programme brings together community partners and private sector to work in collaboration to positively impact disadvantaged teenagers through building problem solving skills and cultivating a community-caring mindset. Held annually, ENGAGE Hong Kong aims to help alleviate poverty by empowering secondary school students from disadvantaged backgrounds to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and achieve upward social mobility, including planning for higher education. At the same time, ENGAGE provides employee volunteers with a meaningful opportunity to acquire new and transferable skills, such as coaching, communication and leadership skills to enhance both career and personal development, and give back to their community.
- Raise the career aspirations of disadvantaged local school students by enriching their skills and knowledge in future career planning and development
- Promote multi-sector collaboration between the community and business sector in empowering and maximizing disadvantaged local school students’ strengths and abilities
- Promote skills-based volunteerism and increase levels of employee engagement in participating companies
Watch our ENGAGE highlights video here.
Watch the testimonial video from Aaron Lin, our ENGAGE mentee here.
Listen to the insight from Andrew McGregor, our ENGAGE mentor here.
Will be available soon, so please watch this space!
ENGAGE participants are Form 4 and 5 students who are studying in some of Hong Kong’s most underprivileged districts, including Sham Shui Po and Tung Chung, who are of disadvantaged backgrounds such as low-income families, new arrivals, and / or ethnic minorities. Despite the difficulties, the students are motivated to achieve greater success and are eager to learn.
Be a Programme-Level Sponsor
Corporates and individuals can support ENGAGE through financial sponsorship. We strongly believe that sponsoring ENGAGE programme not only will match with your corporate social responsibility policy, it will also enable your company to earn additional brand recognition and organizational development benefits.
Corporates and individuals can also support ENGAGE through various in-kind contributions, such as:
- Venue hosts
- Training materials
- Food & beverage
- Transportation allowance
- Consumable goods
For more information about ENGAGE 2020 please get in touch