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.
From last January, discover our new Facebook page ‘Humans of the French Chamber Foundation’ sharing the stories of people who make this project relevant.
Mrs. Winnie YIN, 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.”
More stories on our Facebook Page: Humans of the French Chamber Foundation.
Riding on the successful inaugural edition in 2016, the Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum will return this year on 20-21 September 2018.
The Forum will provide a platform for 50+ distinguished speakers and 1,000+ philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, thought leaders, policy-makers, academia and NGOs from around the world, especially the Asia-Pacific and Greater China region, to exchange views, facilitate cross-sector collaboration and cultivate long-term partnerships and engagement, all in the hope of creating better cities.
The member of The French Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Hong Kong can enjoy a special discount.
The Forum will focus on metropolitan social issues with particular interests on 5 thematic areas: Leveraging the Market, Sustainable Development, maximising Impact, Youth & Creativity and Health & Well-being. The 2 full-day programme will comprise 2 keynote presentations, 2 plenary sessions and over 10 thematic breakout discussions.
Professor Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University
Other confirmed speakers include:
As a member of The French Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Hong Kong, you can enjoy discount at HK$2,120 per ticket. Register now with the discount code 13I15-6FCCI at http://www.citiesphilanthropy.com/ to secure your tickets.
Discover our new Facebook page ‘Humans of the French Chamber Foundation’ sharing the stories of people who make this project relevant.
Clementine Pons, Certified professional coach, specialized in public speaking
"The way you pitch a project is decisive in order to get new opportunities. You may have sometimes only a couple of minutes to convince someone and it is even more crucial when it comes to a charity because people lives are at stake.
I arrived in Hong Kong very recently and I love the city and its communities. I attended last February‘s cocktail at the Residence of the Consul General of France and I was moved by the testimony of Lilly, a beneficiary of the Foundation from Mong Kok. I did not hesitate one second: I asked Jean Baptiste Dabadie, the President of the Foundation, in what ways I could help him. As an actress, I try to help people improving their public speaking skills. Helping board and staff members to introduce the Foundation would be my contribution to this meaningful project."
Like Clementine, we hope you can share your skills and expertise with us and contribute to our initiative!