<b>Community</b>

Community



Spearheaded by the NWS Holdings Charities Foundation and the NWS Volunteer Alliance, our community investment strategy is designed to help us make connections with the community through impact-driven social investment. We leverage our business strengths and resources to optimise positive social impact through community services. Our community investment strategy aims to empower the next generation, foster a volunteer culture and promote environmental sustainability, and achieve these objectives through direct community engagement, nurturing and supporting social enterprise development and closer collaboration with our parent company, New World Development Company Limited.

NWS Holdings Charities Foundation

NWS Holdings Charities Foundation

To generate long-term benefit from our community investments, the Charities Foundation initiates programmes with multiple years of funding and resources with the objective of empowering the next generation, fostering a volunteering culture, and promoting environmental sustainability.

NWS Volunteer Alliance

NWS Volunteer Alliance

Our volunteer team, the NWS Volunteer Alliance, has been devoted to use their talents and skills to serving underprivileged groups, including the elderly, single-parent families, at-risk youth, people recovering from mental illness, and those with intellectual disabilities.

Community Investment Strategic Focus

Youth Empowerment

The future of Hong Kong rests in the hands of today’s youth. At NWS Holdings, we aim to inspire tomorrow’s leaders of their career ambitions and be encouraged to make career plans. We have been partnering with NGOs to create opportunities and provide training for young people in Hong Kong. As such, they can be prepared for a smooth transition to the labour market after graduation. We also provide opportunities for children that can help them to develop positive life attitudes, elevate self-confidence, acquire new interest and skills, and cultivate creativity.

Volunteering Culture

Our community investment has evolved from our strong tradition of philanthropy and charity via volunteering. We emphasise skills-based volunteering, enabling us to leverage our skills and knowledge and share them effectively with the broader community.

Environmental Sustainability

Our geological heritage is one of the city's most important environmental resources, and it is also what makes Hong Kong a vibrant tourist destination with a wealth of varied attractions. We continue to instill a public sense of pride and care for the natural environment through our long-running NWS Hong Kong Geo Wonders Hike, which comprises the NWS Geo Hero Run and the Young Ambassadors for Geoconservation Training programme, fulfilling our aim to support geo-conservation and promote greener living.

Navigating the Career Journey for the Youth

2019

Navigating the Career Journey for the Youth

We have been partnering with NGOs since 2016 via our flagship NWS Career Navigator for Youth programme. The programme offers a broad range of career-planning support, including corporate visits, mentoring, career talks, mock interviews, meetings with CEOs, and job shadowing. Through this cross-sector collaboration among business, social welfare and education, our diverse business network provides opportunities for young people to meet industry experts and receive advice on career planning. Since 2016, the programme has organised more than 240 activities and provided career experiences to more than 7,200 participants.

As part of this collaboration with Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) and the Centre of Social Impact, we are thus conducting a social impact assessment for this 4-year programme. This reviews its effectiveness and analyse its social impact on individuals, communities and organisations, and more importantly, identifying means for improvement in our future contribution to the programme.

Unleashing the Potential of Special Educational Needs (SEN) Children

2019

Unleashing the Potential of Special Educational Needs (SEN) Children

A new community programme Catch Your 5** was launched in FY2019, in partnership with the Salvation Army. It provides opportunities for children with special educational needs (SEN) to develop their talents, and fosters diversity and social inclusion. Multi-disciplinary non-academic training sessions and workshops enable SEN children to develop confidence and strengthen their social skills. The programme also supports the children’s families and aims to increase the public’s understanding of people with SEN.

The Young Ambassadors for Geoconservation Training Programme

Since 2011

The Young Ambassadors for Geoconservation Training Programme

As part of the NWS Hong Kong Geo Wonders Hike campaign, the Young Ambassadors for Geoconservation Training Programme was introduced in 2011. This programme sets out to educate Hong Kong’s young people on the unique landforms and rich cultural heritage through an array of activities including field trips, classroom training and overseas study tours. The programme has lprovided more than 50,000 training hours to over 1,600 students since it began in 2011.


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