Oi Man Estate is the first generation of public housing in Hong Kong, and people started moving in since 1974. After 40 years, many units have deteriorated severely with spalling concrete from the ceiling. Beginning in 2016, we have partnered with Oi Man Neighborhood Elderly Centre to provide renovation services to the public housing in Hong Kong Elderly and low-income families in need. In August 2019, we repaired the home for Grandpa Tong to provide a comfortable living environment for him in the new year.
Grandpa Tong has been living in Oi Man Estate since it was built. Spalling concrete from the ceiling created quite some inconvenience for Grandpa Tong. His meals would get seasoned by flakes. However, he did not have enough money to hire others for help. It is also hard for him to do the repair works due to his old age.
With our volunteers’ effort, they rehauled the ceiling in the morning and applied a fresh coat of paint in the afternoon. The ceiling became clean and smooth again within a day!
“Very satisfied!” Grandpa Tong said.