Act!on for a Cause aims at mobilizing youth from diverse backgrounds to take action on real life social issues.

We aim to:

  • Promote creative problem solving of real life issues

  • Mobilize youth from all backgrounds to take positive action

  • Build leadership skills and social awareness

If you are between the age of 12 to 17 years living in Hong Kong, you can choose to participate in:
(Individuals, or groups of up to 4 participants, are welcome to apply.)

IMPORTANT DATES

Open for Submission September 1, 2017
Submission Deadline December 15, 2017
Winners Announced December 29, 2017
AFAC 2018 Kickoff Event & First Mentor-Mentee Meeting Mid-January, 2018
Project Completion June 30, 2018

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENT

Your project proposal should include the following information:

Aim What do you want to achieve? How will you measure your success? Describe your project.
Community Need Is there a community need? What do you know about the social issue?
Beneficiaries Who will you serve? Describe your beneficiaries.
Timeline How long will your project take?
Promotional activities How will you recruit participants and volunteers? How will you let people know about your project?
Budget How much money will be needed to complete your project?
Resources Who and what do you need to make your project possible?

JUDGING CRITERIA

Innovation and Creativity (20%) Does your project creatively tackle a social issue?
Community Need and Solution (20%) Is there a community need? How well do you know the social issue?
Impact (30%) Who are your beneficiaries? Is your project sustainable?
Community Engagement (20%) Will your project engage the community and other stakeholders?
Budget (10%) Good use of funds.

You can submit your project proposal in video or written format.

Download AFAC Booklet

ACT!ON FOR A CAUSE

Do you care about social issues affecting Hong Kong?

Between September 1 - December 15, 2017, Kids4Kids is challenging youth to take action and make a positive impact.

Participation is free and easy!

  1. Choose a social issue you are passionate about. (Ex. Environment, education, poverty, health, human rights, elderly services etc.)

  2. Create a VIDEO project proposal to support the issue you care about in your local and global community. Projects should be action oriented and serve a real community need.

  3. Upload to your YouTube account (set one up for free!) with the hashtag #IamImpact @kids4kidshk

  4. Fill out the registration form


Suggested Format for Video Proposals:

  • Video must be no more than 5 minute, in English or Chinese.

  • Video must include information listed in the PROPOSAL REQUIREMENT

  • Video can be any type of creative visual representation. (e.g. animation, photograph, drama, advertisement, song, poem, etc.)

  • Video must be original.

  • Video must not have any inappropriate content. (e.g. foul language, discrimination, etc.)

ACT!ON FOR A CAUSE

Do you want to make an impact?

Between September 1 - December 15, 2017, Kids4Kids is challenging youth to take action and make a positive impact.

Participation is free and easy!

  1. Choose a social issue you are passionate about. (Ex. Environment, education, poverty, health, human rights, elderly services etc.)

  2. Create a WRITTEN project proposal to support the issue you care about in your local and global community. Projects should be action oriented and serve a real community need.

  3. Fill out the registration form

  4. Attach your project proposal. (i.e. doc, pdf, ppt, etc.)


Suggested Format for Written Proposals:

  • Proposals can be in English or Chinese. Must be no more than 800 words in English or 1200 words in Chinese.

  • Proposals must include information listed in the PROPOSAL REQUIREMENT

  • Proposals should be less than 2MB

  • Proposal can be in any type of written or presentation representation. (e.g. doc, pdf, ppt, etc.)

Environment

Education

Poverty & Health

Human Rights & Services

Environment

Water. Energy Conservation. Recycling. Protecting Wildlife Habitat and Endangered Species. Increasing Green Space

Facts & Stats of Hong Kong
Did you know...?

  • More than 400 hospitalizations occur daily as a direct result of pollution

  • Marine vessels are the largest contributor to Hong Kong air pollution

  • Hong Kong uses more water per capita than most first world cities

  • Over 14,000 tonnes of solid waste are disposed daily in Hong Kong’s landfills

Source: University of Hong Kong, Environmental Protection Department

More than 400 hospitalizations occur daily as a direct result of pollution

Education

Mentoring. Literacy. Access to Education. Bullying

Facts & Stats of Hong Kong
Did you know...?

  • 12% of kids cannot afford tutorial lessons after school

  • Hong Kong children placed lowest in the world in motivation to read, and second lowest in reading confidence

  • Only 26% of parents engaged with their child in preschool literacy activities, roughly half of the international average

  • 14% of kids have no suitable place at home to study

  • 70.8% of Hong Kong secondary school students are victims of school violence and bullying, higher than United States, Europe and Taiwan.

  • 30% of Hong Kong Secondary School students experience cyber-bullying.

Source: University Grants Committee, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Census and Statistics Department, Bring Me A Book Hong Kong, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Hong Kong Baptist University, Chinese University of Hong Kong

12% of kids cannot afford tutorial lessons after school

Poverty & Health

Financial Literacy . Emergency Food Provision . Clothing . Healthy Eating and Nutrition

Facts & Stats of Hong Kong
Did you know...?

  • Hong Kong’s minimum wage is HK$32.5 per hour, one of the lowest of all major cities in the world

  • Hong Kong has the highest income gap between the rich and the poor of any developed economy in the world

  • 45% of the homeless are under 49 years old

  • Around 50% of the homeless suffer from mental illnesses and other health problems.

  • 38.2% of people in Hong Kong considers their general health fair or poor

Source: Oxfam Hong Kong, Feeding Hong Kong, Social Welfare Department, Census and Statistics Department

Hong Kong’s minimum wage is HK$32.5 per hour, one of the lowest of all major cities in the world

Human Rights & Services

Refugees. Domestic Helpers. Elderly

Facts & Stats of Hong Kong
Did you know...?

  • Hong Kong never signed the 1951 UN Refugee Convention.

  • Hong Kong does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.

  • 14.7% of elderly over aged 65 years live alone in Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong’s elderly are among the poorest in the developed world

  • Over 30% of elderly over aged 65 years in Hong Kong are living in poverty

Source: Justice Centre Hong Kong, Oxfam Hong Kong

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