Global non-profit housing organisation Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong, held a school cleaning event on October 20, in partnership with the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
Distinguished guests include Kim Weon Jin, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong; Yoon, Bong Hee, Chairman of Korean Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Koh Jong Seob, Regional General Manger Hong Kong and Macau for Korean Air; Kim Yong Tae, Managing Director of Hyosung International (H.K.) Limited and Lee Ju Tae, President of Posco Asia Company Limited. More than 80 volunteers came together, to clean up CNEC Ta Tung School in Kwai Chung.
“Korean companies in Hong Kong and the Consulate General would like to share our vision with Habitat, which is living together and sharing what we have. Through our CSR programme and today’s activity partnering with Habitat, we want to have a better contribution to the Hong Kong society that we live in.” said Kim Weon Jin, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong.
“The Korean Chamber of Commerce CSR programme started in 2013 when SARS happened. We wanted to work with and go through the hard times together with Hong Kong people. Six years later, we still have this vision and we want to focus on teaching the next generation how to think [collaboratively]. Through our CSR activities we can help and support the society and the next generation can learn and do the same thing in future.” said Yoon, Bong Hee, Chairman of Korean Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
Volunteers worked hard all morning, cleaning the school’s main hall, the playground, and classrooms to ensure a clean and safe learning environment for students. Whilst the volunteers are not necessarily cleaning experts, they definitely have a passionate heart to serve the community. Consul General Kim rolled up his sleeves to work hard; cleaning bookshelves, fans and windows. Volunteers were equally excited to dedicate their Saturday morning to supporting the community in such a meaningful way. For some, it was their first visit to a local primary school. “We know that through bringing people together to collectively support the community, we are able to positively impact the lives of our future generations whilst raising awareness about their immediate and longer term needs.” said Jo Hayes, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong.
Habitat for Humanity works hand in hand with families, schools, corporates and the general public to improve living conditions in local neighborhoods and communities across the world. One way Habitat does this in Hong Kong, is through volunteer programmes, such as ‘Project Home Works’, a renovation service for low-income families in public housing estates; and ‘Global Village’, a regional and global volunteering project to build and repair homes in developing countries and disaster-prone areas. Habitat is grateful to all its supporters that contribute to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Every helping hand makes a difference.