1 PEOPLE 1 CITY 2016
Every five seconds, another person enters slavery somewhere in the world.
It is estimated that there are over 35 million people in slavery today – more than any other time in history. One minute it might be a fifteen year old girl forced into prostitution, or a young boy forced onto a fishing boat to work 18 hours a day for years without coming to port. In Asia alone, there are over 23.5 million victims.
Through the awareness raising efforts of the Mekong Club and others, Hong Kong is one of the most well informed cities in Asia. Over 300 presentations on this topic to over 23,000 people took place last year alone. Working together, we can all make a difference. Hong Kong can be a beacon of light and a driving force for action. We, as a city, can take pride in acting to become a catalyst and force of good to fight this terrible problem.
This year, with your support, we hope to raise more than $1.5 million to help offer awareness of anti-human trafficking and put in place efforts to fight it. Our approach is to work in unity – to bring the business, NGO, and government sectors together to offer a positive, collective response.
This will be done to increase general awareness and support within the business and NGO community through training and workshops, so that they can better assist the victims of human trafficking and prevent vulnerable populations from being victimized.
1 PEOPLE 1 CITY 2012
The 5 charitable organizations that were benefitted are as follows:
Manna Ministry: minister to single elderly with monthly food collection, and scholarship for poor students
Care and Share Ministry: minister God’s love to the poor and needy, those in orphanages, correctional centres, the elderly and the physically disabled, etc…
Jubilee Ministry: ministry to the grass-root, youth at risk, rehab and hawkers ministry
Christian Fellowship of Pastoral Care for Youth: minister to the youth in correction rehab and emotional distress
The Hong Kong Society for the Aged: minister to the elderly people of Hong Kong
Christian Action: minister to those who are poor, disadvantaged, marginalized, displaced or abandoned regardless of their age, gender, nationality and religion