Events & Programmes

Kick off of NOW Project & Opening Ceremony of WISE (Sheung Shui)

This year we launched the HKJC: New Opportunities for Women (NOW) in Home-based Self-employment, a new social enterprise scheme funded with support from the Jockey Club Charity Trust. The scheme takes into account the development of both the family and career to promote flexible work and economic autonomy for women.

 

The scheme is supported by WISE, a new centre in Sheung Shui. WISE officially opened on 25 February 2017 with a ceremony officiated by Ms Winnie Ying , Executive Manager, Charities (Grant Making – Youth, Education & Training, Poverty) The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Prof. Alfred CHAN Cheung-ming, SBS, JP, Chairperson of Equal Opportunities Commission, Mr Wong Chi Ching, Representative of District Social Welfare Officer (Tai Po/North), Ms Alvina Chan, Founder of Alvina Cookery, Hon Consultant of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres (HKFWC). WISE supports the Indie Woman project, provides networking and community services, and supports women in need in the Sheung Shui area with reciprocal aid and child care services. WISE’s Sheung Shui location is the second, and it will be self-managed and assume responsibility for its own profits and losses. In the future we aim to expand services supported by WISE based on the experiences of the centres in Sheung Shui and Fanling, to provide more suitable services to our target demographic.