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 1st October, 2018
Submission Deadline 31st December, 2018
Winners Announced 14th January, 2019
AFAC 2019 Kickoff Event & First Mentor-Mentee Meeting 18th January, 2019
Project Completion 30th June, 2019

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 1st October - 31st December, 2018, 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 1st October - 31st December, 2018, 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

Mental Health

Poverty

Social Justice

Environment

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

Did you know...?

  • 5 people dead daily as a direct result of air pollution in Hong Kong

  • More than 50 % air pollution comes from local sources

  • Hong Kong is one of the highest per capita water consumption among 48 major international cities in the world

  • Over 15,332 tonnes of solid waste are disposed daily in Hong Kong’s landfills

Source: Environmental Protection Department, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, University of Hong Kong

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

Mental Well-being

Mentoring. Literacy Development. Education. Anti-Bullying

Did you know...?

  • Up to 50% of mental disorders in adults begin before the age of 14 in Hong Kong

  • 16.4% children and adolescents suffer from mental disorders in Hong Kong

  • 25.8% of Hong Kong secondary school students experience cyber-bullying

  • Children happiness index in Hong Kong has been decreasing over years

Source: Agent of Change Foundation, Food and Health Bureau, Research Office Legislative Council Secretariat

12% of kids cannot afford tutorial lessons after school

Poverty

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

Did you know...?

  • Hong Kong’s minimum wage is HK$34.5 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

  • 25% children live below the poverty line

  • 229,600 children being left behind for learning as a result of financial constraints

  • 210,000 people lived in subdivided flat

Source: Census and Statistics Department, Society for Community Organisation, Labour Department

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

Social Justice

Refugees. Domestic Helpers. Elderly

Did you know...?

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

  • 45% unemployment rate for educated ethnic minorities in Hong Kong

  • Women get a lower salary than men at work

  • More than 50% Hong Kong employers do not want to hire women with children

  • Same sex marriage has not been recognised in Hong Kong

Source: Equal Opportunities Commission, Justice Centre Hong Kong, Lingnan University

Use #IamImpact @kids4kidshk