Hong Kong Unison is launching the first of its kind "Community Project Competition 2021" to kickoff the new year! Ethnic minorities are invited to submit and pitch a project plan to be implemented in a district. Stay tuned!
The LegCo public hearing on the government’s report on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) was cancelled in November at the last minute. Unable to express the views directly to the government, Hong Kong Unison organized our youth to give their 3-minute speeches online to let the public hear their voices concerning the civil rights of local ethnic minorities. To view the series of videos, please follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HongKongUnison) and Instagram.
Thank you to the support of Lexis-Nexis, Hong Kong Unison distributed adult and children masks to needy ethnic minority families during the week of 21 December 2020 to keep them safe during the pandemic.
Submission to LegCo Panel on Education 向教育事務委員會提交意見書
Hong Kong Unison made a submission to the Legislative Council Panel on Education (Policy Briefing) on 4 December 2020. We are particularly concerned about the lack of Chinese learning support for ethnic minority students during COVID school suspension. We urged the government to reallocate the additional funding for NCS after-school support to home-learning support so that NCS students can maintain their learning progress. We also recommended the government to regularly publish the data on the "Chinese Language Curriculum Second Language Learning Framework" so that stakeholders can refer to and understand its effectiveness.
Submission to LegCo Panel on Welfare Services 向福利事務委員會提交意見書
On 30 December, Hong Kong Unison made a submission to the Legislative Council Panel on Welfare Services regarding the policy initiatives briefing. We expressed our concerns on the cultural sensitivity training for frontline civil servants and related issues on domestic violence of ethnic minorities. We urged the government to make mainstream social services accessible to ethnic minorities as soon as possible.
In the month of December, Hong Kong Unison conducted 2 workshops for ethnic minority secondary school students. The topics were “Career Exploration and Pathways” and "Meeting People from Various Careers”. The talks were conducted on Zoom and were facilitated by Unison scholarship awardees, Unison scholarship alumni and professionals from EY.
Business Etiquette and Interviewing Workshop 商務禮儀及面試技巧工作坊
On 10 December, HandsOn Hong Kong, Moody’s and Hong Kong Unison organised a webinar for Unison scholarship awardees on Business Etiquette and Interviewing Skills. It focused on practical tips, do’s and don’ts, body language and how to answer questions. The participants found the webinar useful.
十二月十日，HandsOn Hong Kong、穆迪公司與融樂會為本會獎學金得主舉辦了一個商務禮儀及面試技巧的網上工作坊。是次工作坊聚焦在各種實用小技巧、可做與不可做的事、身體語言及回答問題的技巧上。參與同學皆感滿意。
Cultural sensitivity school talk 文化敏感度講座
On 7 December, Hong Kong Unison conducted a cultural sensitivity talk for the F4 to F6 students at the NLSI Peace Evangelical Secondary School. The talk focused on the difficulties of ethnic minority students in Hong Kong, a brief introduction of different cultures and how to create an inclusive environment in school. About 300 students participated and they were quite responsive.
Hong Kong Unison conducted a talk on Primary One Admission Central Allocation on 7 December to kindergarten parents to help them apply primary one for their children and to give them an insight of Central Allocation procedures. The talk was held in English and Urdu for parent`s better understanding. Our aim is to broaden parent`s school choice by learning about the school support in mainstream schools.
Cultural sensitivity trainings to teachers 文化敏感度教師講座
Hong Kong Unison conducted two talks to teachers in December. One talk was conducted for 70 teachers of VTC on Promoting Racial Integration in schools and the other talk was for about 30 kindergarten teachers on supporting ethnic minority children and their families to integrate into the mainstream learning community.
The teachers became more aware of the difficulties ethnic minority students face and learned ways to help them integrate in mainstream schools. Unison awardees were guest speakers who shared their stories of trying to integrate. The teachers appreciated the honest dialogues.
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