What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is defined as any action that speaks in favour of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others. (Justice for Alliance NGO)


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead (20th century American cultural anthropologist)


"Courage my friends; 'tis not too late to build a better world"

Tommy Douglas (20th century Canadian politician)


"先之勞之。- Work yourself before you work others"

Confucius (5th century BC Chinese philosopher)


"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others"

Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatama) Gandhi (20th century Indian independence activist)


“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in”

Greek proverb


"On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur - we see well only with our heart"

Antoine de Saint-Exubéry (French author of "Le Petit Prince")


"助人為快樂之本 - Helping others is the origin of happiness"

Chinese proverb



The Coordinator of Local & Global Engagement aims to develop, implement and support learning opportunities related to local and global issues, service learning, international mindedness, environmental and experiential education within the CDNIS community.

With the publication of the CDNIS vision statement, “to inspire excellence, cultivate character, and empower engagement locally and globally”, the value of this role becomes increasingly important.

Connect with the Coordinator of Local and Global Engagement, Matthew Schulte (matthewschulte@cdnis.edu.hk).

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Annual Home of Love Donation Drive

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The LSSC has once again conducted a donation drive to support the Home of Love in Sham Shui Po, which feeds and provides emergency housing for those most in need….

CarePack Drive for ImpactHK: Make a Change!

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The CarePack drive held by two G11 students, Oceanna and Ricca last May of the 2020-2021 school term, has ended successfully. CarePack is a student-started drive, aiming to alleviate the...

UNICEF Club Food Drive

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The UNICEF club‘s food drive that was held throughout the month of November has ended with a very successful finish. We set a goal of matching the weight of food waste that…

Mask Making for ‘A Common Thread’

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Trisha (6E) and her family took part in the ‘A Common Thread’ mask-making drive. Using repurposed materials and working together as a family they made 20 hand-made and reusable masks…

Toy Donations for Refugee and Asylum Seeker Children

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My name is Diya and I am a student in grade 11. As part of my CAS project I have chosen to work with refugee children and am currently creating…

Teachers Take Action Too

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Ms Bonnie Calanchini works with Lower School Inclusion for grades 2-3 and is also the Roots and Shoots Coordinator. Over the summer she has been volunteering with Plastic Free Seas to…

HandsOn Hong Kong Youth Empowerment Program

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Anjali: Hi everyone! My name is Anjali T and I am a Grade 12 student. This year, I am a member of HandsOn Hong Kong’s first ‘Youth Empowerment’ programme. The…

Hand sewing over 100 masks for homeless people in HK

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Kashish M in 11H has spent the last 8 weeks hand-sewing reusable masks using a second-hand sewing machine, that she will hand out to homeless people in Hong Kong through…