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HSBC aims to foster an inclusive HK with community festival

HSBC aims to foster an inclusive HK with community festival

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HSBC has partnered with The Hong Kong Council of Social Service for an annual community festival at the Chater Road Pedestrian Precinct in Central. The festival aims to build post-pandemic resilience and inspire district-based community initiatives to foster a more inclusive society. Cross-sector collaboration is also welcomed to address the social needs of local districts and help NGOs in Hong Kong build capacity.

Running on 27 November, the community festival is a flagship event held annually by HSBC Hong Kong Community Partnership Programme (CPP). The venue will be divided into six activity zones under the theme of “sport” and “up-cycling”. The sport zone will focus on raising people’s awareness of physical and mental health through a variety of games with sports solutions for disabilities and elderly as well. Meanwhile, the up-cycling zone will promote the use of up-cycled plastics, recycled paper and wooden materials in different workshops.

In total, 68 community projects were selected for this year’s programme in August. According to HSBC, more than 340,000 people including youth, elderly and other vulnerable communities across the city will benefit from the programme. These NGO partners will also share their project ideas with the community by organising fun games and activities at the festival as well as the 18 districts in Hong Kong. 

Furthermore, youth development is one of the major pillars of the programme. The festival will showcase ideas of the winning teams from Smart Community Hackathon held earlier in October by CPP with the most remarkable and innovative solutions tackling some of the pain points in people’s daily life.

MARKETING-INTERACTIVE has reached out to HSBC for further information.

“As part of the HSBC Hong Kong Community Partnership Programme, the HSBC Hong Kong Community Festival is a highly anticipated event of The Hongkong Bank Foundation every year. Alongside the fun and educational booths set up by our different NGO partners, projects of the winning teams from the Smart Community Hackathon will also be showcased at the Festival. I look forward to bringing our community a day filled with positive and energetic vibes,” said William Chiu, secretary, advisory committee, The Hongkong Bank Foundation. 

“The spirit of the festival is in line with the core concept of this year's theme, ‘Power Up the Community’. This year's events are being held amid the post pandemic, I hope that different members of the community can connect and support each other, and together we can improve social resilience to build a revitalised, stronger, inclusive Hong Kong." said Chua Hoi Wai, chief executive of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service.

Since CPP’s launch in 2012, the programme has been supported by the Home Affairs Department, the Social Welfare Department and The Hong Kong Council of Social Service. 

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