NEWS
Monday
23 Apr
2018
Success Stories from early 2018

Discover the stories of some of our latest successful cases. 

Wan Chai

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. 

Tsuen Wan

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.

More stories on our Facebook Page: Humans of the French Chamber Foundation

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'.