Giving back to society.
In summer 2022, our committee spent their afternoons at the Golden Beach to clean up some of the trash along the coast. We hope that by doing our part, we could keep the amount of plastic wastes out of the ocean and mitigate the danger that plastic pollution poses to marine life.
Cat Rescue at YuMeowTong
Our committee spent a day with the Lancaster HKPASS and Newcastle HKPASS committee taking care of the stray cats, creating a better environment for them. We firmly believe that all animals deserve love equally and we hope that through the combined efforts of the cat rescuers, the cats can find their new home soon.
Hong Kong Dog Rescue
This Christmas, we will be joining Hong Kong Dog Rescue at their Tai Po homing centre to help prevent dogs from being euthanized by the government's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. We hope that through a series of activies such as educational talks and dog-walking, we can be able to gain a better understanding of stray dogs in Hong Kong.
Last year, we cooperated with the World Green Organisation (WGO) in cleaning up some of the city's most polluted beaches, such as that near Tai Po Sam Mun Tsui. We hope that by doing so we are able to preserve the beauty of our natural landscape and maintain the city's ecological balance. It was definitely a fruitful experience as we are able to enact positive changes through engagement with the wider public.
British Heart Foundation
Apart from getting involved in HK volunteering events, we also try our best to give back to UK society. We sent out a group of 20 students to help at the 2017 BHF Warwick Half Marathon. BHF is a registered charity aiming to fight against coronary heart disease. We hope that through our participation, it can transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. It was really a great experience and we all enjoyed it very much.
Every Christmas, WHKPASS would volunteer at the Food Angel. Food Angel is a food rescue and food assistance programme with the mission of “waste not, hunger not”. It aims to encourage students to rescue the edible surplus food from different sectors of the food industry that would otherwise be disposed of.
SATE is a weekly voluntary teaching assistant experience at the Coventry Chinese School. Volunteers help teachers in preparing teaching materials and provide assistance to children during lessons. It is an interactive program specially tailored by providing a thoughtful and thorough preparation in the art of teaching. It is surely an unmissed opportunity for students to show their care to the local community by being a Chinese teaching assistant in a local school.