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CIIF Forum 2016 successfully concluded

The Community Investment and Inclusion Fund (CIIF) Forum 2016 was successfully held on Saturday, 26 November 2016 at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, attracting over 500 participants.

A biennial event of CIIF, this year’s Forum is themed “Mutual Trust. Mutual Help. Interaction.”. Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Labour and Welfare, officiated at the opening ceremony, and distinguished guest speakers from different sectors were invited to lead thought-provoking discussions on how the house captain strategy can maximise mutual help and trust in the community. The Forum stimulated all participants to ponder and exchange ideas on how cross-sectoral collaboration enables social capital building in their respective fields.

The ten project teams which had implemented the house captain strategy also participated in the “Lend a Hand in Community” event on 26 November 2016 to demonstrate how they helped forge “Mutual Trust. Mutual Help. Interaction.” in their neighbourhoods. They organised a number of diversified interactive activities in the housing estates they serve to promote mutual understanding and support among the residents and to build social capital. Around 1,500 people participated in the activities on that day, including House Captains, volunteers of CIIF-funded projects, residents and corporate volunteers. Please click here to view preparations for the activities.

CIIF would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to participants from various sectors for their active involvement and sterling support. With concerted efforts, we can contribute to a caring community!

“Lend a Hand in Community” Day

Tai Wo Estate at Tai Po: Volunteers are making little gifts in preparation of home visits to caregivers. (“Make A Difference: Building a Sustainable Cross-sectoral Carers’ Support Network” project)

Tin Ching Estate at Tin Shui Wai: Students and volunteers are organising community play activities, sharing happiness with participants. (“SUNNY PROJECT -LOVE-Pay it forward” project)

Lei Tung Estate at Aberdeen: Volunteers and residents are enjoying a happy time at the fun fair. (“Befriend with Neighbours” – Lei Tung Yue An Mutual-Aid Project)

Cheung Lung Wai Estate at Sheung Shui: House Captains visit their neighbours with handmade sushi to promote a caring spirit. ("New Estate with New Relationship" Cheung Lung Wai Community Neighborhoods Network Project)

Lei Yue Mun Estate at Kwun Tong: House Captains visit residents to know more about their needs. (“Good Neighbours Network at Lei Yue Mun Estate” project)

Kwun Lung Lau at Sai Wan: House Captains teach healthy exercises to foster a healthy atmosphere and a mutual help spirit in the community. (“Live a Healthy Life at Kwun Lung” project)

Leung King Estate at Tuen Mun: Residents pose happily for photos on the “Lend a Hand in Community” Day. (“Leung King Friendly Network” project)

Kai Ching Estate and Tak Long Estate at Kowloon City: Residents know each other by doing fitness exercises together. ("Home Sweet Home" Care & Support in the Community project)

Kwai Shing Estate at Kwai Chung: House Captains and corporate volunteers show their care to the elderly by having lunch at their homes. (“Kwai Shing Area: New Dynamic” project)

Choi Hung Estate at Wong Tai Sin: Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (fourth from right), Dr Lam Ching-choi (third from right), guests, volunteers and elders do body stretching exercises. (“Heart Connection” project)

Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Dr Lam Ching-choi, Mr Anderson Junior and a house captain visit an elder at Choi Hung Estate.


Dr Lam Ching-choi, Chairman of the CIIF Committee, delivers welcoming remarks.

Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Secretary for Labour and Welfare, gives a speech.

Group photo of officiating guests, moderators and guest speakers of the Forum, together with emcee of the ceremony: (from left) Mr Anderson Junior, Dr Ricky Szeto Wing-fu, Professor Lui Tai-lok, Ms May Chan Suk-mei, Dr Lam Ching-choi, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Professor Andrew Chan Chi-fai, Mr Kwan Chuk-fai, Mr Wong Kit-loong and Dr Ting Wai-fong.

Mr Anderson Junior, emcee of the ceremony, brings joy to the audience with his sense of humour.

Officiating guests kick off the Forum by putting two heart-shaped props, which represent mutual help and trust respectively, on a lightbox.

CIIF-funded project teams, corporate volunteers, CIIF Committee Members and guests pose for photos.

Dr Lam Ching-choi presents certificates of appreciation to CIIF-funded project teams and corporate volunteers as a token of thanks for their participation in the “Lend a Hand in Community” Day.

The Forum attracts over 500 participants.

(From left) Mr Wong Kit-loong, Dr Lam Ching-choi, Professor Lui Tai-lok, Mr Kwan Chuk-fai and Dr Ting Wai-fong

(From left) Dr Ricky Szeto Wing-fu, Ms May Chan Suk-mei and Professor Andrew Chan Chi-fai

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