A Discussion with HKSAR Chief Secretary
Mr. Matthew Cheung
Make your voice heard! Join us to discuss the pressing issues which concern our community today.
Event: Townhall with Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung Kin-chung
Date: Thursday 22 November, 2018
Time: 7.00 to 8.30pm
Venue: Multi-purpose function room, Kennedy Town Community Complex, 12 Rock Hill St, Kennedy Town, HK.
This will be a closed door event.
Make your voice heard!
Town Hall Events for Non-Chinese Speaking Children in Hong Kong:
In her 2018/19 Policy Address, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the establishment of the Commission on Children in mid-2018. In the lead-up to its formation, a preparatory committee, chaired by Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, and including The Zubin Foundation founder, Shalini Mahtani, would canvass the views of the public in order to determine the Commission's function and structure.
The Zubin Foundation arranged two events to capture and elevate the views of the non-Chinese speaking community. These culminated in a policy submission to the preparatory committee on 26 January, 2018.
On 6 November, 2017, The Zubin Foundation arranged a town hall event called "The Future of Non-Chinese Children in Hong Kong" and attended by Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, to understand the challenges and issues faced by ethnic minority children and their parents. This event was attended by over 150 people and the recommendations were presented directly to the government.
Forum for Non-Chinese Speaking Children
On 20 January, 2018, The Zubin Foundation arranged a second town hall aimed at gathering specifically and directly the views of non-Chinese speaking children aged 9-14. The event was attended by Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Dr. CK Law, as well as members of the preparatory committee, including Ms Law Suk Kwan, Lilian JP and Ms. Siu Wing Yee, Sylvia, JP.
The forum was attended by over 110 children divided into four groups. It featured an interactive and real-time polling session, a creative brainstorming session, and an opportunity to capture feedback from parents, guardians, social workers and teachers.