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THE FRENCH CHAMBER FOUNDATION
ABOUT US
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WHY HERE AND NOW?
 

The French Chamber Foundation is a project by the French business
community to give back to the city that nurtured its prosperity. 
It has been created at the initiative of the French Chamber of Commerce 

and Industry in Hong Kong.

Since 1986, the French Chamber represents the French business
community in Hong Kong. Today, with more than 1000 members,
the French Chamber is a respected voice among businesses and
the government in Hong Kong. 

It is Hong Kong’s dynamic and entrepreneurial mind-set that
has contributed essentially to 
the French Chamber’s continuous
growth and success, 
and its ever increasing role in Hong Kong’s
economic and cultural life.

In 2014, the French Chamber decided that it was time to give back
to the community by setting upthe French Chamber Foundation. 
The Foundation focuses its efforts on areas critical to the working
population of Hong Kong: children and youth, low income workers, 
families and communities and improving the life environment in Hong Kong.

 

Find out more about the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry
in Hong Kong here 

 

WHY HERE AND NOW?
 

The French Chamber Foundation is a project by the French business
community to give back to the city that nurtured its prosperity. 
It has been created at the initiative of the French Chamber of Commerce 
and Industry in Hong Kong.

Since 1986, the French Chamber represents the French business
community in Hong Kong. Today, with more than 1000 members,
the French Chamber is a respected voice among businesses and
the government in Hong Kong. 

It is Hong Kong’s dynamic and entrepreneurial mind-set that
has contributed essentially to the French Chamber’s continuous
growth and success, and its ever increasing role in Hong Kong’s
economic and cultural life.

In 2014, the French Chamber decided that it was time to give back
to the community by setting upthe French Chamber Foundation. 
The Foundation focuses its efforts on areas critical to the working
population of Hong Kong: children and youth, low income workers, 
families and communities and improving the life environment in Hong Kong.
 

Find out more about the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong here 


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WHO ARE WE? 

 

The French Chamber Foundation Limited is a non-profit organization.

A Board of Directors governs the Foundation. Working independently
from the French Chamber’s decision-making bodies, the Board of Directors
sets the Foundation’s strategy to implement its objects.

The Board works in close relationship with its Honorary President,
generously sharing her expertise with the Directors. 


The French Chamber Foundation benefits from the constant support
of the experienced and dedicated staff of the French Chamber.

 

Honorary President : Ms. Olivia LO Tai Chuen

President: Mr. Armen EKMEKDJE

Directors : Mr. Jean-Baptiste DABADIE

                        Mr. Thomas FELD

                        Mr. Matthieu GAONACH

                        Mr. Hans Gunther HERRMANN

                        Ms. Marie-Helene PREVOT

FCCIHK' staff: Mrs. Delphine COLSON, Director

                               
Mrs. Servane DELAHAYE, Project Director

                                Mr. Indy YEUNG, Assistant Recruitment Consultant

WHO ARE WE? 
 

The French Chamber Foundation Limited is a non-profit organization.

A Board of Directors governs the Foundation. Working independently
from the French Chamber’s decision-making bodies, the Board of Directors
sets the Foundation’s strategy to implement its objects.

The Board works in close relationship with its Honorary President,
generously sharing her expertise with the Directors. 


The French Chamber Foundation benefits from the constant support
of the experienced and dedicated staff of the French Chamber.

 

Honorary President : Mrs. Olivia LO 

President: Mr. Armen EKMEKDJE

Directors : Mr. Jean-Baptiste DABADIE

                        Mr. Thomas FELD

                        Mr. Matthieu GAONACH

                        Mr. Hans Gunther Herrmann

                        Ms. Marie-Helene PREVOT

                        Ms. Vicky WONG

FCCIHK's staff: Mrs. Orianne CHENAIN, Director

                                  
Ms. Marie SCHEID, Project Manager

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HOW DOES THE FRENCH CHAMBER FOUNDATION OPERATE?
 

The French Chamber Foundation pursues its objectives by selecting,
taking part in andcontributing to meaningful projects with lasting effects.

 

The French Chamber Foundation combines two complementary approaches:

  • It raises funds for and supports well established NGOs in developing specific
    projects or initiatives in line with the Foundation’s objectives.

     
  • It encourages the business community in Hong Kong to share their knowledge,
    skills and time for the benefit of the communities that the Foundation targets.


     

As its first project, the French Chamber Foundation is supporting the Lunch Club, set up  in partnership with BOKSS in Mong Kok, Tsuen Wan and Wan Chai. 

The Foundation will consider other projects that correspond to its core objectives and focusing on sustainability, relevance and measurability.

     

HOW DOES THE FRENCH CHAMBER FOUNDATION OPERATE?
 

The French Chamber Foundation pursues its objectives by selecting,
taking part in andcontributing to meaningful projects with lasting effects.
 

The French Chamber Foundation combines two complementary approaches:

  • It raises funds for and supports well established NGOs in developing specific
    projects or initiatives in line with the Foundation’s objectives.
     
  • It encourages the business community in Hong Kong to share their knowledge,
    skills and time for the benefit of the communities that the Foundation targets.
     

As its first project, the French Chamber Foundation is supporting the Lunch Club,
set up in partnership with BOKSS in Wan Chai. 

The Foundation will consider other projects that correspond to its core objectives
and focusing on sustainability, relevance and measurability.


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WHAT MATTERS?

The French Chamber Foundation focuses its 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.  


KEY FIGURES:

  • The poverty line set up in 2014 for a 3 person’s household represents
    a monthly income of less than HK$ 13,000.
  • 81% of low income families are 3-person-and-above households and over half of the have children.
  • 24.6% of the low-income workers are part-time or under-employed
  • 86.7% of the low-income workers are lower-skilled and over one third
    has no secondary education.
  • The poorest spend half of their monthly budget on food but still
    can’t afford a nutritional balanced diet. 
     
  

WHAT MATTERS?
 

The French Chamber Foundation focuses its work on alleviating
poverty in Hong Kong andhas 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 154 700 households, representing 517 100 people,
are recognized as ‘low-income’,accounting for 53.2% of the total
poor population.  


KEY FIGURES:

  • The poverty line set up in 2013 for a 4 person’s household represents
    a monthly income of less than HK$ 15,400.
  • According to the government, about 10.5% of people aged 15 to 64
    lives in poverty.
  • 24.7% of the low-income workers are part-time or under-employed
    (compared to 8.8% of Hong Kong’s overall working population).
  • 88.7% of the low-income workers are lower-skilled and over one third
    has no secondary education.
  • Most of the working poor are employed in wholesale, retail, import and
    export trades, restaurants and hotels (33.5%) and community, social and
    personal services (18.5%).
  • The poorest spend half of their monthly budget on food but still
    can’t afford a nutritional balanced diet. 
            
             

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FINANCIALS

 
The Foundation strictly controls its administrative expenses in order
to maximize its contribution to projects. The Foundation has no
premises, which are provided free of charge by the French Chamber.

Our first annual report will be published after the end of our first financial year and will be available here. 

  

FINANCIALS

 
The Foundation strictly controls its administrative expenses in order
to maximize its contribution to projects. The Foundation has no staff or
premises, which are provided free of charge by the French Chamber.

Our first annual report will be published after the end of our first financial
year and will be available here.


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