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