Inclusive Platforms for Inclusive Employment (on-going)
The project adopts a stakeholder-based and collaborative approach to attaining inclusive employment. Through embedding NGOs that provide services and support to people with disabilities (PWD) within larger community efforts, building platforms to connect and empower interested individuals and organizations from different sectors, and fostering collaboration and a culture of inclusive employment, we seek to expedite a paradigm shift towards an inclusive society in which PWD can contribute and fully participate in society just as every other member. In collaboration with the four key NGO partners – St. James’ Settlement, Heep Hong Society, SAHK and CareER, the project will focus on i) conducting a diagnostic study of inclusive employment and social inclusion; ii) engaging members of the community and key stakeholders to participate in a community-wide re-visioning exercise to reflect upon what inclusive employment and social inclusion entail; iii) forming an information commons for accessing and sharing information; and iv) building an action platform to empower talents, incubate ideas, leverage resources and form working networks. The project is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust with a grant of HK$14 million.