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Unison Newsletter Issue #99


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2019/20 Tertiary Scholarships Closing Ceremony

The Tertiary Education Scholarship 2019/2020 closing ceremony was held on 29 August on Zoom. This year, four awardees graduated from university with excellent grades. Three of them have started work at schools and in NGOs as teachers and project officers respectively; and one is a Rhodes Scholar, pursuing further studies at Oxford University in the UK. There were online games to capture scholarship learning and a video to go down the memory lane. We are extremely grateful to our donors for their continued support to the awardees and Unison. We look forward to the new batch of 2020/2021 awardees. Stay tuned for updates!

二零一九至二零年度融樂會專上教育獎學金閉幕典禮於八月二十九日在Zoom完滿結束。在典禮中,我們以輕鬆的小遊戲及短片走訪段段回憶。今年共有四位獎學金得主畢業。當中三位將會於本地學校及非政府組織任職老師及項目主任,另一位則遠赴英國牛津大學深造。對各位獎學金捐助人於本年繼續慷慨解囊,我們不勝感激,同時期待來年的獎學金得主秉持前人精神,同樣發光發熱。請緊貼我們的後續消息!
 


2020/21 Chinese Performance Scholarship Interviews

On 19 September, Unison conducted group interviews for applicants of the Chinese Performance Scholarship. The objective of the scholarship is to commend ethnic minority students who attained good grades in HKDSE Chinese and GCE (AL) Chinese exams. Every interviewee shared their journey in Chinese learning and critically assessed the factors that affect their learning. Through this reflection, applicants had a better understanding on “equal education opportunity”.

本月十九日,融樂會進行了中文獎學金的面試。該獎學金專為在公開考試中文科(GCE(AL)、香港中學文憑試)中考獲佳績的同學而設。每位面試同學都藉這次機會回顧了他們一路以來學習中文的歷程,亦批判地反思了影響他們學習中文的各種因素。我們希望同學不止能得到一筆獎學金,更重要的是,可以將「平等機會」這個訊息帶回家。
 


Unison is now accepting PayMe and FPS!

Please support Hong Kong Unison to improve the Chinese language education policy so that ethnic minority students have equal education and employment opportunities and integrate into the Hong Kong society. Donation of HK$100 and above are tax-deductible with official receipt. Please email your transaction record, your name, phone no., and address to info@unison.org.hk.

請即支持香港融樂會,改善中文教育政策,令少數族裔學生獲得平等的教育及就業機會,融入香港社會。捐款超過港幣100元可獲收據免稅。請將閣下的交易記錄,姓名,電話和地址,電郵致info@unison.org.hk
 


2020 Policy Address Submission

The 2020 Policy Address will be announced on 14 October. Unison drafted a submission and presented during the Government’s Policy Address Consultation to express our concerns on education and discrimination issues of ethnic minorities. If you want to know more about our policy advocacy issues this year, please click this link: https://bit.ly/2EmXsKF.

本年度政策施政報告十月十四出爐,融樂會為此撰寫了一份意見書,並出席了政府的施政報告諮詢會,向政府轉達我們對少數族裔的教育及歧視議題的關注。如果想了解融樂會的政策倡議,可以按這個連結觀看我們的施政報告意見書:https://bit.ly/2EmXsKF
 


 

Policy Address Youth Participation Workshop

On 12 September, Unison conducted a policy address workshop for ethnic minority youths via zoom. This is a follow-up workshop of the Submission Drafting Workshop organized by ‘Make A Difference Conference’ two weeks ago. We discussed and guided the youths on how to deliver their submissions to the government more effectively. 

本月十二號,融樂會為少數族裔青少年舉辦了一個Zoom施政報告工作坊。此工作坊是專為 Make A Difference Conference 在早兩星期前舉行之「撰寫意見書」工作坊而設的後續活動。寫出一份條理分明的意見書後,現在是時候要知道怎樣將自己的獨到觀點在有限時間內傳達給政府了! 
 


Cultural Sensitivity Workshop

On 20 August, Unison conducted a talk to a group of kindergarten teachers who attended the the ‘Certificate course on the learning and teaching of Non-Chinese speaking children’ of the Po Leung Kuk Academy of Professional Education. The topic is on enhancing the home-school cooperation with NCS parents.

 
融樂會在八月二十日為參與保良局專業教育書院「非華語幼兒學與教專業證書課程」的幼稚園老師,就如何與非華語家長建立關係及舉辦活動的策略進行了一次分享。
 


Institutional Racism in East Asia's COVID-19 Response

Unison was one of the three panelists at the webinar organized by International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism; Japan NGO Network for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; South Korean NGO Coalition for Monitoring the Domestic Implementation of the CERD; and Justice Centre Hong Kong. We discussed about how racial minorities of Hong Kong were affected by institutional racism during the outrbreak of COVID-19 and how the government could have done better to address the needs of ethnic minorities during the pandemic. To watch the webninar, please dowload at: shorturl.at/yGK28.
 


Masks Distribution  

Thanks to the support of C. C. Wu Cultural & Education Foundation Fund Ltd, Citi Bank Hong Kong, Contemplation in Ease Company Limited, Ms. Mui and One Masks Ltd, we distributed adult and children masks, free of charge, to more than 610 ethnic minority families who are in need of face masks during the 3rd wave of COVID outbreak. We would also like to thank the volunteers who helped pack and post the masks; without whom we would not be able to deliver masks to the families. 

感謝伍集成文化教育基金有限公司,花旗銀行,觀自在學會,梅女士,及一合口罩有限公司的慷慨捐贈,我們得以向多於610個少數族裔家庭派發成人及兒童口罩,協助他們渡過新冠肺炎的第三波疫情。我們同時在此向一眾協助包裝口罩的義工朋友致謝,若沒有你們出力,我們必定無法迅速準確地分發口罩予有需要的家庭。
 


Support to other NGOs

Our Executive Director, Phyllis, has been selected to be a mentor at the 2020 RESOLVE Social Justice Fellowship program – ‘disABILITIES and Empowerment: Less Assumptions, More Conversations’. Her mentee is an ethnic minority youth who supports ethnic minority children with special education needs (SEN). We hope she will be empowered by the mentorship and be able to raise awareness on the needs of SEN ethnic minority children.
Unison supported the Catholic Women’s League Hong Kong in identifying ethnic minority students for their Tutorial Fund Programme, seeking students from financially deprived families who require tutorial support in their homework.

我們的總幹事張鳳美女士獲 2020 RESOLVE 社會公義育才計畫「無障礙對話 推進殘疾人平權」選為導師。她的學員是一位少數族裔青年,主要關心有特殊學習需要的少數族裔兒童。我們希望她在張女士的指導下,能提高社會對此議題的關注。
此外,融樂會亦為香港公教婦女會識別少數族裔學生進入補習基金計畫,我們為其尋找來自草根家庭,而又有補習需求的少數族裔學生。


New Unison Baby

Congratulations to the new proud parent Rashmita, our Community Officer, who delivered a healthy baby boy early September. Sending our best wishes and love to mom and her little prince.


Welcome New Staff    

Please join us in welcoming our new staff, Fatimah, the Community Officer during Rashmita’s maternity leave. Fatimah will conduct outreach, organize parent groups, and support ethnic minority families while Rashmita spends some quality time bonding with her baby boy.
 


Interns Introduction
歡迎實習生   

Hello, my name is Ashley, I am a postgraduate studying social work at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. I will be an intern at HK Unison in the next six months. This is my first internship and my first work related to ethnic minorities. I have always been a person who pursues fairness. After I started to look into the issues related to ethnic minorities, I discovered that there are many injustices in this respect in our society. I am glad to have the opportunity to learn more about ethnic minorities through this internship, participate in related work and contribute to the pursuit of fairness.


大家好,我叫Ashley,我是香港理工大學社工學生。我將會在未來六個月在融樂會實習。這是 我第一次實習及第一次進行與少數族裔有關的工作。我一直是一個追求公平的人,在開始了解 有關少數族裔有關議題後,令我發現原來社會在這方面存在著很多不公平的地方,我很慶幸有 機會通過今次實習更了解少數族裔在香港的生活及參與相關的工作,為追求公平出一分力。

Billy is a third-year postgraduate studying in the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, majoring in Social work. During my secondary school, I got one Pakistani classmate, recall the memories of get along with him. There were a lot of misunderstanding on him, but after we know more about his background, we have become good friends, and he will ask our Chinese, we are willing to teach me. In his AL exam, he got a good result. I am very glad to join Unison, I hope I can learn more on advocacy work, how to change our society, and let Hong Kong become a ‘real international city’.

Billy是理工大學的三年級生,主修社會工作。我曾有一位中學同學為巴基斯坦裔的香港人,回想起當年與他的相處,由很多誤解到後來成為好朋友,他的高考中化更獲得D的佳績。我有幸加入融樂會的團隊,希望可以協助他們做更多倡議的工作,改變社會,讓香港真正成為一個國際城市。
 

We are looking for smart, organized and capable individuals who are passionate about social justice and racial equality. If you fit the description, please reach out to us for internship or volunteering opportunities!

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