On February 6, 18 members of Amnesty International CDNIS visited the True Light Home for the Aged, an elderly home, as part of the focus on rights of the elderly. This visit was also a CAS project by Margaret Ho, an executive at Amnesty. Recognizing that many in elderly homes are often lonely and aren’t visited often by their family and friends, we wanted to celebrate an early Chinese New Year with them by playing some activities that were holiday-themed. As well, we allotted some time to have a chat with them, and also prepared some gift packages with towels and cakes. It was truly a great experience – we were able to get to know them personally and have them share exciting stories of their earlier years. This elderly home visit went very smoothly, and we hope to plan another one very soon!
Although Hong Kong has a highly developed economy, 1 in 5 people still live in poverty. Project Home Works (PHW), a local project by Habitat for Humanity, gathers volunteers to provide free house cleaning services to the elderly, low income families and disabled people in Hong Kong.
On January 31st, a few upper school students participated in PHW. Students went to two elderly women’s homes in Kwun Tong and helped clean the kitchen and bathroom, and also had an opportunity to bond with them by talking to them and getting to know their lifestyle and background. The experience was truly worthwhile!
The next Project Home Works opportunity is on Saturday, February 14. See our Facebook page for more details about the work HFH does at CDNIS! https://www.facebook.com/hfhcdnis