Development

2019

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March

The regional flag day on Hong Kong Island held on 9 March 2019 with the theme – Mismatched Socks. More than HKD55 thousands donation was raised.

With the sponsorship from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust Community Project Grant and the support from Drawtee, Art playground and Faber Castel. An inclusive art exhibition was held on 24 March 2019 at Piazza, K11 Art Mall in Tsim Sha Tsui. Aim at raising the public awareness towards the World Down Syndrome Day as well as promoting the meaning of Mismatched Socks.

April

With the sponsorship from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, HKDSA Jockey Club Down Syndrome Centre – Jockey Club CreativeLand Programme was moved to Hing Wah (2) Estate, Chai Wan.

May

Published “The Little Down Syndrome Encyclopedia II” with the sponsorship from the Queen Elizabeth Foundation for the mentally handicapped.

2018

January

On the 30th anniversary of the Association, HKDSA held the “30th Anniversary Singapore Exchange Tour”

March

HKDSA celebrated the World Down Syndrome day with group of kind volunteer chefs. A 321 Gala Dinner for members and their families was held where 28 tables with around 300 members as well as their families were served with delicious dishes and courtesy services.

“Chinachem X HKDSA – 321 Life Album” project including class of photo taking, photo album making, life and death education talk and reminiscence groups. Participants were encouraged and facilitated to restructure the life journey in a positive and constructive perspective. The project finally ended with a nice and impressive exhibition cum sharing session at Youth Square, Chai Wan.

May

Joined The Largest Djembe Drum Ensemble organized by The Rotary Club of the Central and broke Guinness World Record.

July

Participated in The World Down Syndrome Congress 2018 held at Glasgow, Scotland

Upstairs Hotel Training and Internship Programme was co-organized with the UPPER HOUSE.

October

In collaboration with The University of Hong Kong, and Bosco Hong, together present photography exhibition – “With a Little Something Extra”Talents and dreams of people with Down Syndrome were shown thru camera.

2017

January

Received a grant from the Hong Kong Government – OGCIO for the development of the “Smart & Fit DS Kids” mobile app.

Launching of Corporate Video for service introduction

April

Special thanks to SNT pamphlets designed by the students of Department of Social Work and Social Administration, the University of Hong Kong and tutor Ms Heidi HUI.

June

Collaborated with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the 30th Anniversary Symposium ‘Innovation, Insight & Intervention’ was held successfully.

July

30th anniversary Icon and slogan competition was held to build up freshness image for the Association

August

Sir David Tang, KBE left us on 29th August

October

30th anniversary of The Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association

November

The Association conferred on Sir David the title of Life Honorary President. Victoria Tang-Owen, Sir David’s daughter inherited the charity works of her later father, becoming new President.

2016

The “SweetieLand” Project has received funding from HSBC via the Community Chest for the period 2016–2019.

February

The Association was delighted at the opportunity of holding a territory-wide Flag Day on Saturday, 13 February 2016 and we raised more than HK$1 million.

March

In order to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day 2016, HKDSA held two big events under the theme “Health”. A Health Awareness Day was held at Tung Wah College on 13 March. One-stop health check and assessment services were provided to help raise the health awareness of people with Down Syndrome and other disabilities, their family members as well as the public.

A Lots of Socks Party was held to support the theme “My Friends, My Community” at the Tsing Yi Promenade on 19 March. It was our great honor to invite the Commissioner for Rehabilitation of Labour and Welfare Bureau, Mr David Leung, JP; Assistant Director (Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services), Mr. Fong Kai Leung; Chief Executive of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Mr. Chua Hoi Wai; and the Vice-chairperson of the Association, Mrs. Tong Hui Sim Kiu, Heidi to be the officiating guests to help us raise public awareness of people with Down Syndrome and help build an integrated society.

April

With support from The Hong Kong Players Limited, HKDSA’s English Speaking Group successfully put on a mini pantomime show ‘Cinderella’ for an audience of nearly a hundred on 6 April 2016 at Grappa’s Cellar in Central. All the proceeds from ‘Cinderella’ will be used by HKDSA for the development of future services and activities.

May

On 10 May 2016, HKDSA exhibited at the Caring Company Partnership Expo to showcase our different service areas and milestones over the past years in serving people with Down Syndrome/Intellectual disabilities.  The Association also nominated 9 organisations as Caring Companies.

By participating in the Expo, we hope that more people will become aware of our services and pull together different people and resources to continue improving the quality of life for people with Down Syndrome and other disabilities.

June

On 5th June, the Association held the press release and sharing session on ‘Industrious Adulthood and Positive Ageing for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the University of Hong Kong.

November

The Association launches the two-years project namely “The Centre for Active Ageing and Community Inclusion for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities” (AI project) with the sponsorship from Fu Tak Iam Foundation Limited.