Supporting the community
Each year the HKACB supports two local charities. You can find more about the charities we are supporting and the great work they do below.
A word from Refugee Union's Chairwoman, Adella:
"In brief, the Refugee Union is Hong Kong's only refugee-led society founded in 2014. We have registered over 3000 members but can actively support about a thousand a month as we lack resources to expand our services. We rely entirely on donations and financial assistance as we have no money and are not allowed to work under threat of 15 months in jail. We are active on social media to promote our voluntary work as word of mouth is the most powerful tool. Our support is mainly offered to families with young children as they constitute the most vulnerable group in our community. You may read more about our plight and the limited support we receive from the government on our website - https://refugeeunion.org/support/
Our Vision statement is to be the union of protection claimants in Hong Kong with the aim of safeguarding refugee rights and improving the protection, wellbeing and future prospect of all refugees.
Our mission statement to empower members to selflessly assist each other and actively participate in all matters relating to the life of refugees and the development of the asylum sphere in Hong Kong according to the highest standards of human rights."
A word from Wise Women:
"Women In Sports Empowered Hong Kong ("WISE") is on a mission to build a world where women and girls can thrive without limitations through sports. We use sports as a tool for gender empowerment to drive the equality agenda in all areas such as workplace, education, and community. We champion the advancement of women and girls’ leadership in and through sport, with the aim to achieve gender equality and a diverse and inclusive culture in Hong Kong. For more information about us, please visit www.wisewomenhk.com or find us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/wisewomenhk) or on Facebook and Instagram (@wisehongkong). You can also sign up to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/de5hGL."