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.