SCI Hong Kong China Newsletter

Peace by Deeds and not Words

Nepal we are with you!

The earthquake that struck Nepal is the worst earthquake in 80 years for the country, and it has not only taken lives but caused life-threatening living situations for hundreds of thousands of people. Though our SCI Nepal friends are found safe, thousands are fearing trapped under rubble.

Our hearts go out to the people of Nepal. Please stay close to us and we will bring you updates about Nepal and our action to the‪#‎NepalEarthquake‬

We will join our branches and our volunteer to help Nepal in everyday possible.


In addition to keep an eye on our updates, SCI has provided various supports to the affected areas in Nepal. And here is one of the opportunity to take actions for Nepal:


Help In reconstruction Of School building

Camp code: NP-SCI 13.3

Country: Nepal

Start Date: 2015 May 25

End Date: 2015 Jun 04

Description: Due to the tremendous loss of life and property due to the earthquake.We being SCI member would like to hold SCI international Camp in Shree Ladkewori Lower Secondary School where we have already carried out previous camps.Due to the Recent disaster the classes are not in the condition to be operable.

Type of Work: Labour work For management of ruin of school building and surrounding area

Study Theme: Provison of healthy school building for stuents

Accommodation: in the village normal accommodation like matress

Requirements: Sound Physical health

Approximate Location: Balthali

Application: http://www.workcamps.info/icamps/HK-SCI/en/camp-details/camp-9052.html

Local Volunteering Opportunity

May 24, 2015 (Sunday) we will serve dinner to the elderly and people in need at the St. Barnabas' Society and Home (聖巴拿巴會之家,www.sbsh.org.hk).

Address :

21 Fung Mat Road, Western District, Hong Kong (next to Tram Depot at Whitty Street)

香港西環豐物道21號(西環屈地街電車廠側)

Direction :

By MTR , get off at Exit B2 of HKU Station (West Island Line) then walking along with Hill Road towards Connaught Road West (around 10 - 15 minutes walk)

Here is the rundown for this program:

Date : May 24, 2015 Sunday
Time : 5:00 pm -- Volunteer arrive SBSH Center
5:00 - 6:00pm -- Volunteer act as usher and welcome the SBSH Friends
6:00 - 7:10pm -- Interactive Program prepare by Volunteer (we welcome all kind of idea, singing performance, knowledge sharing, speech, drama, etc)
7:10 - 7:20pm -- Prepare for dinner
7:20 - 8:00 pm -- Dinner time
8:00 - 8:30pm -- Send-off, tidy up the Center and Debriefing


Please let us know if you would like to join as usher, server or performer. For any further questions, please contact sarah.koeksal@scichina.org.hk

Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony - start on May 12

SCI starting a new language and culture class about the traditional chinese tea ceremony. There are still free places available!


The class will be conducted in Cantonese and English, every second Tuesday of the month. Our tea master Dr. Jack Liu is looking forward to sharing the ancient wisdom of China's traditions with you. The course fee is 150 HKD per session. The first class will take place on May 12.

Call for Participants to "Volunteering in the 21st Century" Seminar in Australia

How did volunteering develop over the past 10 years and how we can improve volunteer exchanges within Asia and exchange between Asia and Europe?


Our partner IVP Australia and the Asian Development Committee are hosting the seminar "Volunteering in the 21st Century". The seminar will take place in Sydney, Australia from June 22 to June 27. After the seminar, there is a mini-workcamp from 27th of June to 30th of June. There are still free places available! If you are interested to join, please email sam@scichina.org.hk

Outgoing Briefing "What is SCI all about?"

For all of our outgoing volunteers, we will offer a briefing session about SCI on May 22. If you are planning to attend a workcamp this summer, please join us to learn more about our organisation, work camps and what lies ahead of you!


Date: May 22nd

Time: 7 - 9 pm

Place: SCI Office, Room 813, Youth Square, Chai Wan


Drinks and refreshments will be provided in a casual atmosphere. If you have any questions about your placement, this is the time to ask us anything! If you have any concerns or worries, we can find a way together.

Human Library Workcamp ended with inspirations and insights!

Between April 25 and May 3 SCI HK hosted a group of international volunteers here in Hong Kong. Our volunteers acted as Human Books in local educational institutions and introduced their diverse cultures to local students. We have visited schools in Shau Kei Wan, Yuen Long and Tsuen Wan as well as HKIED.


Thanks so much to all our volunteers who made the Human LIbrary Workcamp such a big success!

Volunteer Gathering on April 26

SCI volunteers in Hong Kong gathered on the 26th of April to share their volunteer experience. It was a chance for SCI activists to connect and learn more about volunteering opportunities around the world. Volunteers from Mexico, America, France, Germany, Thailand and Indonesia also joined the gathering. Two local volunteers shared their amazing stories from SCI projects in Nepal and Nigeria.
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