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29 October 2018

Social Innovation in Motion Competition Sponsored by Sino Group – Information Forum on 27 October 2018

To mark its 50th Anniversary year starting 8 November 2018, The Community Chest of Hong Kong has organised Social Innovation in Motion, a competition that aims to cultivate young people’s empathy for the less fortunate, as a step to advance the mission of the Chest.

The competition invites tertiary students to either design new services for Chest welfare agencies, or propose new fund-raising strategies for the Chest. The ideas will be judged at the competition’s final on 9 March 2019. The winning teams will receive cash prizes of HK$50,000, HK$30,000 and HK$10,000, and internship opportunities.

To help students write their proposal, an information forum was organised on 27 October (Saturday) at 10am to 12 noon at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill). The forum was officiated at by the Chest’s Public Relations Committee Chairman Mrs Irene Yau.

At the forum, students heard from six speakers who are among the judges: Founder of Esperanza and former Financial Secretary Mr John Tsang, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office Deputy Head Mr Donald Chen, Facebook Creative Strategist Greater China Region Mr Frankie Luk, Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong Mr Francis Ngai, and Founder and CEO of Toast Communications Ltd Mr Vincent Tsui. Representing the Chest is ABAC (Admissions, Budgets and Allocations Committee) Chairman Mr Charles Yang.

Representatives from The Community Chest member agencies, and fund-raising colleagues were on hand to advise students.

At the final on 9 March 2019, the panel of judges is made up of speakers at the forum, and other professionals in the field: Founder and CEO of Diamond Cab Ms Doris Leung, the Chest’s Campaign Committee Co-Chairman Mr Paulo Pong and two representatives from the sponsor: Associate Director (Innovation) of Sino Land Company Ltd Ir Andrew Young, and Deputy General Manager (Corporate Communications) of Sino Group Mr Ivan Yau – Mr Yau is also Public Relations Committee member of the Chest.

We would like to thank the competition’s sole sponsor Sino Group for their generosity. For details of the competition, please visit www.siimhk.com. For media enquiries, please contact our 50th Anniversary Project Executive, Ms Anita Yu at 2599 6111 / anita@commchest.org

In addition to the Social Innovation in Motion competition, we have a host of other anniversary activities and events some of which are designed to thank the people of Hong Kong for their generosity, do check our website www.commchest.org in November for more update.
 
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As part of its 50th anniversary activities, The Community Chest organised the Social Innovation in Motion competition to connect with young people and cultivate in them compassion and empathy for the less fortunate. Student met the judges to exchange ideas at an information forum held on 27 October.

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(From left) Facebook Creative Strategist Greater China Region Mr Frankie Luk, Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong Mr Francis Ngai, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office Deputy Head Mr Donald Chen, Founder of Esperanza and former Financial Secretary Mr John Tsang, The Community Chest Public Relations Committee Chairman Mrs Irene Yau, Admissions, Budgets and Allocations Committee Chairman Mr Charles Yang, and Founder and CEO of Toast Communications Ltd Mr Vincent Tsui and Founder of Jervois One Mr Law Wing-chung pitched in support for Social Innovation in Motion Competition Information Forum.

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The Competition judges including the Chest’s Admissions, Budgets and Allocations Committee Chairman Mr Charles Yang (2nd left), Mr Donald Chen (2nd right) and Mr Francis Ngai (3rd right) discussed strategies and policies on social innovations.

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Questions from the floor.

About The Community Chest of Hong KongThe Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded, nor operated by the Government. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events to benefit over 160 member social welfare agencies that reach out to more than two million beneficiaries in Hong Kong in six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development. The Chest’s administrative expenses come from a subsidised grant from our partner-in-charity, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in addition to income from investments. This allows the Chest to allocate 100% of funds raised to charitable use; this operations model makes the Chest unique among its peers, and helps fulfil its mission to act as trustee of the donors. For more information, please visit our website www.commchest.org.
 
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