MAKE IT WORK HK, by the French Chamber Foundation, was launched in 2014 by the French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
We act as a charitable organisation under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance Hong Kong SA.
Our values are Commitment, Work, Empathy and Respect.
Meet our team:
Honorary President : Ms. Cecilia CHEUNG
President: Mr. Jean-Baptiste DABADIE
Directors : Mr. Thierry NEVEUX
Mr. Emmanuel FARCIS
Mr. Thomas FELD
Mr. Matthieu GAONACH
Mr. Hans Gunther HERRMANN
Ms. Julie BOURGEOIS
Ms. Marie-Helene PREVOT
Mr. Gilles-Alexandre SALANSY
Ms. Celine VIDAL
FCCIHK' staff: Ms. Sophie LECONTE, Executive Director
FCF' staff: Ms. Servane DELAHAYE, General manager
MAKE IT WORK HK counts with 4 centres in Hong Kong.
Our platform enables the working poor to directly access social community, training and employment services; with a promise to create and sustain an improvement in their overall well-being.
Our 4 centres in Hong Kong give the workers a place to mingle, a chance to share experiences and make friends. Some of our members tend to be isolated, our centres are an ideal place for them to connect and receive help from social workers.
Our aim is to provide a personalised and warm support to each of our member. Our social workers provide them with individual counselling, personal career advice and support, while sharing job industry knowledge and job opportunities.
Our number 1 objective is to help our members to get a better job. We provide coaching and job support on diverse themes (computers, English, Mandarin,..) as well as an access to professional trainings organized by our corporate partners.
Thanks to our partner Food Angel, we serve a HK$8 lunch-set to our members every day from Monday to Friday. A total of more than 200 dietician-supervised meals are served every day in our 4 centres.
We focus our work on alleviating poverty in Hong Kong and has particularly at heart the situation of low income workers and their families.
Low-income workers’ salaries do not reach the poverty line and despite their monthly incomes,they are unable to be self-reliant and to support their family in their most basic needs.
Today, about 145 600 households, representing 491 700 people, are recognized as ‘low-income’, accounting for 37.2% of the total poor population.