NEWS
Thursday
19 Apr
2018
3 Questions to Vivian MERIGUET, CEO of WILD@Heart...

vivian_0.jpgWILD@Heart is a digital communication agency based in Hong Kong. Thanks to their expertise and constant support, the Foundation is able to improve its visibility online and to count on committed volunteers. 

What is your company doing?

WILD@Heart is a digital communication agency. We assist our clients in achieving their growth’s objectives, either for e-commerce, brand awareness, lead acquisition, database growth or social media engagement. Our team is composed of various experts in analytics, search engine marketing, social media marketing, content creation and web development.

How and why are you helping the French Chamber Foundation?

It was a collective desire from the team. For a long time, we were thinking about how we could contribute to the common good but we did not manage to turn ideas into concrete actions. When we discovered the project of the French Chamber Foundation, we seized the opportunity to help improving their visibility thanks to our expertise and financial support.

We also started to help the club of Wan Chai twice a month for delivering the meals to the beneficiaries. It only takes 2 hours of our time and this is always a very enriching experience.

Any business based in Hong Kong should help the Foundation because…

This is not only a way for us to give back something to Hong Kong but a great project to empower our team spirit!

For more information on WILD@Heart, please visit their website: https://wild-at-heart.net/

Wednesday
21 Mar
2018
Making French gastronomy accessible to all with Good France (Goût de France)!

Our first special event for Good France (Goût de France) gathered beneficiaries and volunteers in a reminder that French gastronomy is of course about excellence but that it would be irrelevant without the purpose of sharing.

Partnering with the French Consulate in Hong Kong and Macao and the Disciples Escoffier Hong Kong Delegation, the French Chamber Foundation was delighted to make this French cuisine accessible to its Wan Chai beneficiaries on 20 March.

They tasted delicious meals prepared by the Culinary Arts Master Chef Vincent Leroux from Institut Culinaire Disciples Escoffier. The French Chamber Foundation warmly thanks the French Consulate in Hong Kong and Macao and all the partners and sponsors for their valued contribution in putting together this great event.

Organised by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Good France (Goût de France) is an international event aiming at celebrating French Gastronomy across the globe following its inscription in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010. 

Thursday
22 Feb
2018
A COCKTAIL AT ITS PEAK FOR 2018

On 1st of February, over 80 guests joined our annual cocktail generously hosted at the Residence of the Consul General of France in Hong Kong & Macao, Mr. Eric Berti. A crucial moment for the development of the Foundation in 2018. 

Once again, our annual cocktail proved to be a great success. Companies, donors, volunteers, social workers and board members joined the event. In a series of interviews generously moderated by Kieran Cash from the French Chamber of Commerce and volunteer at the Foundation, guests had the opportunity to meet three faces of the Foundation while learning more about the impact the Foundation has in improving low-income workers’ living standards.

Foundation’s President Jean Baptiste Dabadie introduced last year’s figures and latest achievements to the audience. “From 35,000 meals served in 2016, we reached 42,000 this year” he said. With 35% of coached members who successfully found a better job last year. Insisting on the fact that the project had only 4 years of existence, Jean-Bapiste Dabadie pointed out highly encouraging results.

Kieran Cash then introduced Lee Lee, one of the Mong Kok Centre’ beneficiary. She discovered the Foundation two years ago and explained the sense of this initiative in providing a supporting environment and empowering self-confidence among the local community. She was followed by Thierry Neveux, Asia-Pacific Director of Moulin Roty, willing to highlight the unique opportunity for managers to promote social inclusion and responsibility in Hong Kong by hiring people helped by the Foundation. 

An event that introduced 2018 in the most positive manner for the Foundation and its members, committed to have a decisive impact in the months to come.

Tuesday
9 Jan
2018
Our new communication strategy online for 2018: Humans first!

For mid-January, the Foundation is proud to announce the launch of a new communication strategy on social media. Each week, you will meet the people who contribute and those  concerned by the actions of the French Chamber Foundation. Beneficiaries, volunteers, donors, staff and board members will share their stories and thoughts on why the Foundation matters to them.

Join us soon on Facebook– 'Humans of the French Chamber Foundation'.  

Tuesday
2 Jan
2018
We helped them in 2017: Lunch Clubs' success stories

Ms. Fong in Tsuen Wan

Ms. Fong, a 25-year old single mother, struggled the direction of life and could not find a proper job. It was difficult for her parents to be financially supporting her and she would like to find ways to raise her child. Introduced by one of her friends, she had received the help from the Foundation and started working as a tutor in a community centre, which gave her economic stability.

Mr. Lam in Mong Kok 

Mr. Lam was an ERB student of Barista Training when he came to the Foundation Club services. He originally had a part-time overnight job, but he needs to take care of his children. He looked for assistance to find a better job in Hong Kong-style diners, so he was invited to join the Milk Tea training organized by "Black & White", where he could enhance his skill sets. Finally, he successfully got an internship opportunity after the training program, which helped him find a full-time job in a Hong Kong-style diner afterwards.