The French Chamber Foundation is delighted to partner with Janat Paris and its ‘Tea for Two Project’. Janat products are produced by 1,000 female tea-leaf pickers in Sri Lanka. We are grateful to benefit from their generosity in offering tea bags to the beneficiaries of all our Lunch Clubs in Wan Chai, Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan and Mong Kok.
Janat believes tea is a message of love and time slowing to establish trust and love with others. Janat is the official supporter of “Femmes du Monde”, a foundation active in Sri Lanka aiming at empowering women. Its mission is to reward people for their labor and to open a door for them to learn new skills and improve their daily life. By raising woman’s skills, the Foundation raises the quality of their production and hopes to build a long-term and sustainable solution to improve their contribution with dignity.
Thanks to Janat’s support, love and time sharing were spread among the 830 members of the lunch clubs in Hong Kong.
A volunteer in Wan Chai lunch club
On 1 June, the French Chamber in Hong Kong organised its annual Gala Dinner and celebrated the strong bonds between the Hong Kong and French business communities. The event is also a way to give back to the local community through supporting the French Chamber Foundation.
During the evening, Mr. Jean-Baptiste Dabadie, President of the Foundation and Mrs. Cecilia Cheung, Honorary President of the French Chamber Foundation had the opportunity to explain the Lunch Club Program on stage. It does not only provide affordable and healthy meals to the low- income workers but offers also free coaching, training and job-matching opportunities to the service users. It aims at developing the beneficiaries’ skills to improve their job prospects and, ultimately, their livelihoods.
Thanks to the generosity of the guests, HK $1.6 million was raised from the auctions and the generosity wave. These funds will go towards the operation of the four Lunch Club locations across Hong Kong. The Foundation would like to warmly thank the French Chamber of Commerce for its continuous support and, most importantly, the generosity of the guests. Also, the Foundation wishes to express its gratitude to Mrs. Cecilia Cheung for her handsome donation bringing the total funds raised to HK $2.6 million during the evening.
The French Chamber Foundation is delighted to count on the support of LuLu Cheung this coming June.
LuLu is one of the most influential fashion designers in Hong Kong. Inspired by nature, she associates natural fibres and synthetic materials to draw feminine and modern women’s apparel.
A special operation - Lulu & the French / "Oui" Care for Fashion & Charity - will be organized in her shop of Central (50, Wellington St.) from 1st to 30 June, 2018. For each purchase, 3% of the sale revenue will be donated to the Foundation. The shop will offer 10% off for all & members of the Chamber as well.
Don’t miss the opportunity to discover Lulu’s fashion as well as helping the Foundation supporting the low-income workers of Hong Kong!
Discover the stories of some of our latest successful cases.
Miss Chan is an 18-year-old girl who has just left school and is looking for a part-time job. After some experience sharing and career counselling with her, she has found a part-time program assistant job in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Ms Li Fung Ying, 38, is currently living in Tung Chung. Her husband was forced to stop working due to illness, and her friends introduced her to the hot meal canteen. After learning that she was in need of a full-time job, the Foundation helped her find a job as a security guard at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
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