With the donation from the Hongkong Bank Foundation, the Hong Kong Family Welfare Society organised the Loving Bridge Project to help ethnic minorities widen their social exposure, integrate into the community and reinforce their family relationships.
The programmes included Chinese language workshops for women, tutorial classes for children and family outings.
"The project not only provides me with a chance to make a difference to the community, but also enables me to learn to appreciate those from different cultures and backgrounds."
Polly Tsang, Wayfoong volunteer
"I learnt to read and write simple Chinese characters from the Loving Bridge Chinese class. This will make it easier for me to get a job."
Mr. Shakeel from Pakistan
Some members from South Asia minorities and Chinese secondary school students, together with Bank volunteers recently celebrated the launch of the two-year Loving Bridge Project funded by the Hongkong Bank Foundation.
Loving Bridge project organises Chinese language workshops for the ethnic minorities. HSBC staff volunteer as tutors.
Mr Shakeel from Pakistan and his son and daughter joined the barbeque gathering with HSBC volunteer, Wendy Poon (2nd from right).
Wayfoong Volunteers teach minority ethnic children Chinese.
Bank volunteer teaches a girl at a tutorial class.
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