Po Leung Kuk, a renowned charitable organization provides diversified social services to the Hong Kong community since 1878.
“Po Leung”, translated literally means “protection of the young and the innocent”, which represents their core vision. Formally established as the Society for the Protection of Women and Children in 1880, in their long history they have prevented and resolved kidnappings, protected destitute women and children, and assisted the Secretary for Chinese Affairs (under British Rule) as a mediator in complex family and marriage disputes.
In line with the economic development of Hong Kong over the past century, the range of services and coverage they provide to the community constantly expands as welfare needs evolve. Today, they are Hong Kong’s leading social service organisation and fundraiser.
Children’s All Rounded Development Programme (CARDP) enables children to participate in extra curriculum activities, to teach them new skills and develop their talents as well as build their self-confidence. The programme also funds extra academic tuition for those who need it and rewards good performance and behavior at school. Over 500 children benefited from this programme last year.
Life Education Project (LEP) provides financial education, career planning and sex education for the residential children. It is conducted by social workers and supervised by a Service Coordinator from Integrated Family Services. This programme will help children learn important life skills for their integration back into society.