Field Trip to the Centre for Refugees
Why We Recommend it
Get to the heart of Chungking Mansions where the Centre for Refugees will share Hong Kong refugees’ stories, and what the organisation is doing to help them.
Established in 2004, the centre was the first and only community centre for refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong. Each month, it provides 600 vulnerable families and individual with hot meals, clothing, shelter and other basic necessities. It also helps adults to learn new skills, with school sponsorship, providing case workers and legal assistance.
Organised by Royal Geographic Society Hong Kong, the tour includes a visit to the Christian Action-managed centre, which begins with a workshop delivered by a case worker who provides a first-hand understanding of who the refugees are, why they flee from their homes and the issues they face in Hong Kong and beyond.
The second part of the trip will take participants to the surrounding district in order to offer a glimpse into refugees’ daily life, featuring amenities that are commonly used such as a church, a mosque, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The tour also includes a visit to the home of a refugee family.
The tour ends with a group lunch, served as a typical refugee meal.
Please note that registration is required by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.