We’re only a few weeks away from Christmas! This year again, a Christmas fair will be organized in each of the 4 lunch clubs, as an opportunity to celebrate with our beneficiaries.
Last year, over 200 underprivileged people gathered for the event, in a very warm and joyful atmosphere.
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Ms. Lau, how to move on after a job loss
Ms. Lau, 47, became unemployed after the company that she worked for ended its business in June 2018. She came to us for help. Thanks to the assistance of the Foundation’s volunteers, she successfully applied for a job as a pet food salesperson.
Ms. Ko, a successful change for a better job
Ms. Ko is 31 years old. She left her position as a saleswoman a few months ago in search for a better place. The social workers in Tsuen Wan noticed she enjoyed interacting with people, and introduced her to a job offer as a cashier and waiter in Lai Chi Kok. She is very happy with her new job and earns a much better salary than before.
The French Chamber Foundation released its Annual report for 2017-2018.
To find out what is happening in the Lunch Clubs, to learn more about our latest achievements, to understand how we help the underprivileged and to discover who is who at the Foundation from the board of directors to the beneficiaries, have a look at the Annual Report 2017-2018. The Annual Report gives you comprehensive information about our activities throughout the past financial year.
A special thanks to our communication partner “Wild at heart” for their contribution to the realization of this report.
To read the full report, click here.
Around 50 people gathered in each of the lunch clubs of Mongkok, Wan Chai and Tsuen Wan for Mid-Autumn Festivals. Activities included lunch gathering, riddle guessing, giving gifts and sharing moon cakes.
In Mongkok, some of the beneficiaries took part themselves in the preparation of the event and were proud of being in charge. In Tsuen Wan, the lunch was also the opportunity to celebrate all birthdays from July to September and share birthday cakes. Those who blew their candles said they were very happy and touched because they had not celebrated their birthday for a long time.
In each location, the event was a big success in a sense that people had a chance to connect together, share their experiences and feelings, and help each other. Even the most reserved ones joined and enjoyed the events. It was a real pleasure to see everyone being involved.
What is “Guessing riddles”?
Guessing (solving) lantern riddles is one of the most important and popular activities of the Lantern Festival. Usually, Lantern owners write riddles on paper notes and pasted them upon the colourful lanterns. People crowd round to guess the riddles. If someone thinks they have the right answer, they can pull the riddle off and go to the lantern owner to check their answer. If the answer is right, there is usually a small gift as a prize.
Winnie, Wan Chai Club’s Beneficiary
“I live in Shau Kei Wan but I work in the exact same building as we are here now, on third floor, as a packager. I also deliver parcels in the area. Nevertheless, the money I make every day is very little so the Foundation helps to save a little bit every month by offering us affordable meals. I had some difficulties to communicate with others in society. I feel that the Club of Wan Chai is very helpful in overcoming this obstacle.”