World Vision Hong Kong enters its 60th anniversary in 2022. This all started with a storm in 1962, when Typhoon Wanda struck. World Vision distributed relief supplies in Hong Kong, and later began to provide sponsorships for grassroots children as there was a need for education. In 1982, World Vision Hong Kong turned itself into a fundraising office. Since then, we began to transition from providing assistance for local families to gathering the general public’s care and resources to support communities in need worldwide and spread hope.
Karson inherited not only the footballing dream of Tsui Wing, his father, but also his belief in hope. Together, they have visited impoverished communities in Cambodia with World Vision, and spread hope with World Vision through Child Sponsorship. “My child has a hope. As a father, I really want to help him realise it. I also hope the more well-off people in the world can encourage others with hopes to make those hopes come true,” says Wing.
Joint Secondary School Famine (JSSF) was initiated by a group of students who joined a World Vision experiential tour to Mongolia in 2000. In 2001, students from several schools came together to organise the first JSSF with World Vision. Earlier this year, the 20th edition of the JSSF was held. Passing on the spirit of famine events, the event has not only built up the capacities of student organisers over the years, but also inspired them to play their role as global citizens.
Over the past 60 years, World Vision Hong Kong has been committed to planting seeds of hope for impoverished children, families and communities.
We believe that, through a collective effort, young saplings can grow into giant trees that will protect children from harm and help them grow.