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Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service

“Dementia, Frail Elders and Caregiver Companion Project II”

 

 A new case of dementia is diagnosed every three seconds worldwide, and the number of people affected is ever-increasing. Thanks to the support of Fu Tak Iam Foundation Limited and Ho Cheung Shuk Yuen Charitable Foundation, Southern District Integrated Elderly Service Centre of Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service has launched a “Dementia, Frail Elders and Caregiver Companion Project” since January, 2016. The Project aimed at enhancing cognitive capacity and quality of life for frail elders, elders with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and their caregivers through tripartite partnership among the government, the business sector and the community. The Project’s achievements prompted a two-year extension to 2020 from the generous funders. Phase II of the Project is set up to continue its good practice, including Day Respite Service for frail elders with urgent care needs; and support elders with MCI and their caregivers. Innovative programmes such as ‘Talent Hub’ recruit elders with MCI to become ambassadors of community tours and partake in other empowering activities, enhancing their self-efficacy and strengthening their ties with the community. It also works to transfer the practice wisdom and service model to the neighbouring Wah Kwai Estate, liaising with community stakeholders including stores and cafés for earlier identification of high-risk elders with MCI, and providing home-based training to MCI elders with low motivation. 

 


 

Social Development Practice and Research Centre

Reaching out service for the unmotivated stressful mothers

 

 The Project identifies disadvantaged stressful mothers living in sub-divided units in Shamshuipo and match them to appropriate services. They would be helped to reduce stress and improve parenting skills, and empowered to form mutual help networks to improve their overall capacities.

Shamshuipo is notorious for its poverty situation. In fact it has the second highest number of subdivided units in HK. Nearly half of the poor households in subdivided units are taking care of young children and a quarter of them have at least one family member coming from Mainland for less than 7 years. Under such circumstances, the mothers, especially the single mothers, face great frustrations bringing up their children and the parent-child relationship is often conflicting. The project’s value lies in reaching out to these target families, especially women, and linking them to the needed services before their situations turn into a bigger crisis or tragedy. This is as important to the mothers as to the children.

 


 

Chi Heng Foundation

“Learn Over Distance 2.0”

 

 Although China is developing at a high speed, the inequality in rural education remains an unsolved issue. Shortage of quality teachers and inadequate support for the left-behind children are common in remote villages of China. The project will further expand a sustainable distance learning platform, providing supplementary education and companioned learning for children in rural districts by leveraging multimedia & internet that provides real time interactive classes. It will benefit 8,500 AIDS-impacted children, left-behind children and other disadvantaged children in the next four years.

Volunteer teachers from companies and education institutions in major cities of China will be recruited to give lessons via the Internet to students in over 20 distance classrooms. For weekday classes to be held during normal school hours, priority is given to subjects in high demand of qualified teachers, such as English, art and music. For weekend classes, companioned learning modules will be provided to stimulate children’s learning motivation, widen their perspectives and build up their self-confidence. 

 


 

Asian Charity Services Ltd.

Ignite Next Generation

 

 Ignite Next Generation is a pro bono leadership development series designed for local small to medium-sized NGOs in HK that provides a high-impact forum to address the numerous challenges they face.  The seminars expose NGO leaders to cutting edge topics presented by distinguished speakers, inside and outside the social sector, that will ignite and inspire thoughts around new ways of doing things. The project will train NGO leaders by facilitating intensive peer-to-peer learning through innovative approaches and community building activities.  While fostering collaboration, creativity, and interdisciplinary learning, Ignite also offers practical applications to equip NGOs for the future, enabling them to operate more effectively and efficiently to better serve Hong Kong communities.

 


 

1st Step Association

Project for Electric Wheelchair Users

 

The Project targets at low-income electric wheelchair users and aims to enhance their mobility safety, home safety and health. It will provide maintenance and accessories of the wheelchairs, screening on sitting-posture and daily living activities of the users and launch trainings to them. Mechanical engineers and physiotherapists would be engaged to provide these pro-bono services. 

 

Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service

“Dementia, Frail Elders and Caregiver Companion Project II”

 

 A new case of dementia is diagnosed every three seconds worldwide, and the number of people affected is ever-increasing. Thanks to the support of Fu Tak Iam Foundation Limited and Ho Cheung Shuk Yuen Charitable Foundation, Southern District Integrated Elderly Service Centre of Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service has launched a “Dementia, Frail Elders and Caregiver Companion Project” since January, 2016. The Project aimed at enhancing cognitive capacity and quality of life for frail elders, elders with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and their caregivers through tripartite partnership among the government, the business sector and the community. The Project’s achievements prompted a two-year extension to 2020 from the generous funders. Phase II of the Project is set up to continue its good practice, including Day Respite Service for frail elders with urgent care needs; and support elders with MCI and their caregivers. Innovative programmes such as ‘Talent Hub’ recruit elders with MCI to become ambassadors of community tours and partake in other empowering activities, enhancing their self-efficacy and strengthening their ties with the community. It also works to transfer the practice wisdom and service model to the neighbouring Wah Kwai Estate, liaising with community stakeholders including stores and cafés for earlier identification of high-risk elders with MCI, and providing home-based training to MCI elders with low motivation. 

 


 

Social Development Practice and Research Centre

Reaching out service for the unmotivated stressful mothers

 

 The Project identifies disadvantaged stressful mothers living in sub-divided units in Shamshuipo and match them to appropriate services. They would be helped to reduce stress and improve parenting skills, and empowered to form mutual help networks to improve their overall capacities.

Shamshuipo is notorious for its poverty situation. In fact it has the second highest number of subdivided units in HK. Nearly half of the poor households in subdivided units are taking care of young children and a quarter of them have at least one family member coming from Mainland for less than 7 years. Under such circumstances, the mothers, especially the single mothers, face great frustrations bringing up their children and the parent-child relationship is often conflicting. The project’s value lies in reaching out to these target families, especially women, and linking them to the needed services before their situations turn into a bigger crisis or tragedy. This is as important to the mothers as to the children.

 


 

Chi Heng Foundation

“Learn Over Distance 2.0”

 

 Although China is developing at a high speed, the inequality in rural education remains an unsolved issue. Shortage of quality teachers and inadequate support for the left-behind children are common in remote villages of China. The project will further expand a sustainable distance learning platform, providing supplementary education and companioned learning for children in rural districts by leveraging multimedia & internet that provides real time interactive classes. It will benefit 8,500 AIDS-impacted children, left-behind children and other disadvantaged children in the next four years.

Volunteer teachers from companies and education institutions in major cities of China will be recruited to give lessons via the Internet to students in over 20 distance classrooms. For weekday classes to be held during normal school hours, priority is given to subjects in high demand of qualified teachers, such as English, art and music. For weekend classes, companioned learning modules will be provided to stimulate children’s learning motivation, widen their perspectives and build up their self-confidence. 

 


 

Asian Charity Services Ltd.

Ignite Next Generation

 

 Ignite Next Generation is a pro bono leadership development series designed for local small to medium-sized NGOs in HK that provides a high-impact forum to address the numerous challenges they face.  The seminars expose NGO leaders to cutting edge topics presented by distinguished speakers, inside and outside the social sector, that will ignite and inspire thoughts around new ways of doing things. The project will train NGO leaders by facilitating intensive peer-to-peer learning through innovative approaches and community building activities.  While fostering collaboration, creativity, and interdisciplinary learning, Ignite also offers practical applications to equip NGOs for the future, enabling them to operate more effectively and efficiently to better serve Hong Kong communities.

 


 

1st Step Association

Project for Electric Wheelchair Users

 

The Project targets at low-income electric wheelchair users and aims to enhance their mobility safety, home safety and health. It will provide maintenance and accessories of the wheelchairs, screening on sitting-posture and daily living activities of the users and launch trainings to them. Mechanical engineers and physiotherapists would be engaged to provide these pro-bono services.