Changing Young Lives Foundation

Hong Kong     Children,Education,Emotional Support,Welfare,Women,Youth

Fundraisers ( 12 Results )

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Changing Young Lives Foundation

After being a tutor in Hong Kong for a short amount of time, and being lucky to have grown up in the western education system where you have a chance to ask questions and question everything. I saw how competitive kids in public schools have it here, and the learning system is very much "sit here and listen to what I have to say". Children are given a class ranking based off their results, each child in their class will know who is number 1 all the way to who is last. This is already a big impact on the child's perspective and creating an atmosphere whereby kids are always competing to beat each other to get that spot. Alternatively, it can create another negative impact, if I'm not number 1 or my rank in the class isn't high, what is my self worth? For a child that is heartbreaking to hear, kids should not be compared to each other. I chose this charity organisation because one of my dreams is to help open a charity myself that can help children in Hong Kong. This charity, Changing Young Lives Foundation, offers free classes in cooking, music, sports to give children an opportunity to do something they are great in for underprivileged children. I want to help them fundraise to give them ability to help even more children, fund even more classes so they can reach their dreams. Over the next three months, I will be creating small events to fundraise. I've always had a fear of swimming, and still cannot swim to this day. But one big thing that I will overcome for this charity is that I will learn how to swim within two months and then swim a lap of a swimming pool without any help. The mission is simple, $30,000 HKD in 3 months. Let's change some lives.https://www.changingyounglives.org.hk/  

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Raised So Far : HKD 5,600

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Changing Young Lives Foundation

Once again, I went on a voluntary service trip to Gansu (甘肅), China this Summer with Studio 83 on behalf of Changing Young Lives Foundation. During our one week’s time visit, we visited children from the Spring Blossom program and an underprivileged primary school (大樹小學) in Dongxiang, teaching them simple english as well as elements of arts. We adjusted our english program from last year and instead taught them simpler vocabulary and self introductory skills. All of these children are very passionate learners, and would take any opportunity to better their education. We have visited some of these children in the past years, knowing that they recognized me and seeing their faces light up when we arrived was an unforgettable experience. After visiting the same village for the third time, I could see the progressive change that these children and their schools have undergone. The girls from the Spring Blossom Program were a lot more confident and positive. One of the girls that I kept in contact with (through the pen pal program established last year) even made me a bracelet to show her gratitude. The schools and their facilities were better built and more hygienic. I would like to thank anyone who have supported my fundraising pages in the past years. Your support has significantly helped the children and the village. I hope to further help these children by setting up another fundraising page, which will continue to support the development of the “Spring Blossom” scholarship program. This year our target is to raise HK$350,000 to support 200 Dongxiang boys and girls to continue their studies for another year, and I personally hope to reach a goal of $50,000. There is so much more that you and I can do to help these children. No matter the amount, your donations will definitely make a difference for them, making Dongxiang a better place to call home. Thank you for all the help!  

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Raised So Far : HKD 37,145

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Changing Young Lives Foundation

Dear beloved friends and family,I’ve been there, I’ve taught there and I believe that these studious young ladies deserve an education more than we do. Instead, most of them face the fate of an arranged marriage at the age of 11. Your generous support would serve as compensation to incentivise their families to allow them to leave the house and attend school. Act now and give these ladies a better shot at life! I would be forever in debt of your generosity and kindness.Jayden  

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Changing Young Lives Foundation

This year is my third consecutive summer visiting the remote Dong Xiang county 东乡县 in Gansu province 甘肃省 to teach school children. Since 2017, I met the same kids grow physically and intellectually. I love seeing the students laughing and playing, but feel sad that they lack many necessities, like warm clothing and shoes are often torn. They also don't get to shower regularly due to lack of running water in their villages.  At these village schools, we taught them simple English, did artwork, worked on Lego cars, and even danced together - it was so satisfying yet humbling to see the children's eye lit up and enjoying these activities.   In Gansu, high school education is a luxury to many, especially girls who are often neglected and forced to marry at an early age.  This year we met the Scholarship recipients and their parents and they were enormously touched and appreciative of the support Changing Young Lives Foundation (CYLF) has provided to them.  I am appealing to you to help us continue to build the Spring Blossom Scholarship Program so that the more kids can stay in school in Gansu province.   With your generous donations, we can make it happen! Thank you.  

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Raised So Far : HKD 1,000

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Changing Young Lives Foundation

On the 25th of June myself and a group of other kids, along with a few of their parents, and members of the CYLF, embarked on a trip to Gansu. For some of them it has already been the third year they have travelled to this province and visited these schools, but for me it was the first. It was made clear to me from the beginning that these children need help, especially the girls who have been living in a discriminatory society, and one of our jobs, other than teaching them what we could in the time we had, was to help them see the light. For all three schools we visited their parents were shown a video urging them to allow their girls to attend school for a little longer, as this time spent learning could change their futures for the better. We also spoke to the girls themselves hoping to inspire them to work hard and aim for a brighter future, but I found that they did not need persuasion. They were more than determined to learn and work, and most of them already know what they want to be when they grow up. Perhaps the most touching moment (of many) I had was when one of the girls I was teaching English to told me that she wanted to be "just like us". At fist I didn't understand, but after some broken Chinese and hand gesturing I realized she was trying to tell me she wanted to be a volunteer, and help children who were in an even lesser situation than she was. All of the girls I spoke to wanted only to help other people. They are all so selfless and grateful for the help we gave them, and this was apparent in the way they interacted with us. Without having to use actual words they convinced me that what this foundation is trying to do is actually working, and is appreciated. It would mean so much to them to have a few helping hands, to contribute towards their education, which will definitely benefit their lives in the long run.   

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Raised So Far : HKD 5,000

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Changing Young Lives Foundation

This summer I went on an amazing volunteering trip along with the Changing Young Lives foundation and Studio 83 to the Gansu Province in Northwest China. During our week there, we worked with about 600 local children travelling to their schools doing arts and crafts and playing sports. We also visited 23 scholarship girls that are participating in the CYLF Spring Blossom programme. While we were in Gansu, we taught them some standard english conventions and sustainable life skills in hopes that they can brighten their futures. The sad reality is that many of these girls are married off and a very young age and drop out of school, with the money raised here, we will be supporting more than 100 extremely talented and hard working kids for the next two years!The aim is for Changing Young Lives to raise $250,000 HKD so my personal goal is to raise $25,000 HKD! Any donation big or small will make a huge difference to the lives of these kids - Thanks in advance!   

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Raised So Far : HKD 2,500

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Changing Young Lives Foundation

This June, we went on a voluntary service trip to Gansu (甘肅), China with Studio 83 on behalf of Changing Young Lives Foundation. During our one week’s time visit, we travelled to 5 schools in Dongxiang, bringing elements of arts and sports to over 600 left-behind children. We also visited 20 girls participating in CYLF's Spring Blossom program teaching them simple English conversational skills and exposing them to a variety of arts such as beading and painting. We established pen pal programs with these girls and hope to provide them continuous support throughout the program. After gaining such eye-opening experience, we hope to further help these children by setting up a fundraising page, which will allow us to help improve the maintenance, facilities and hygiene of the schools that were visited, as well as to support the development of the “Spring Blossom” scholarship program in Gansu to continue their studies for 2 more years. The aim is to raise $250,000, and we personally hope to reach a goal of $50,000. There is so much more that you and I can do to help these children. No matter the amount, your donations will definitely make a difference for them, making Dongxiang a better place to call home. Thank you for all the help!  

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Raised So Far : HKD 31,500

Fundraising for:
Changing Young Lives Foundation

This June, we went on a voluntary service trip to Gansu (甘肅), China on behalf of Changing Young Lives Foundation. During our one week’s time visit, we travelled to 5 schools in Dongxiang, bringing elements of arts and sports to 600 left-behind children.After gaining such eye-opening experience, we hope to further help these children by setting up a fundraising page, which will allow us to help improve the maintenance, facilities and hygiene of the schools that were visited, as well as support the development of the “Spring Blossom” scholarship program in Gansu to take care of their wellbeing. The aim is to raise $250,000, and we personally hope to reach a goal of $50,000.There is so much more that you and I can do to help these children. No matter the amount, your donations will definitely make a difference for them, making Dongxiang a better place to call home.Thank you for all the help!  

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Changing Young Lives Foundation

I am studying in high school.Still got one year before my graduation.I come from a one-parent family and my mum is the only financial pillar in my family.Thanks to Yvette,the vice-president of the Changing Young Lives Foundation and my patron,who paid all the expenses for the trip to Gansu,I got to appreciate more the importance of lending a hand to others and being grateful about everything and everyone you have encountered. Since the people in Gansu are in a more difficult situation than what I am facing,this liberating trip made me realize how fortunate I am and why it is so important to show our care and compassion to those living in abject poverty.  

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Fundraising for:
Changing Young Lives Foundation

Changing Young Lives (CYL) is a Hong Kong-based charity that seeks to better the lives of disadvantaged children, by inspiring them and supporting them to work towards a better life through educational and developmental programs both in and outside their neighborhoods.I was a Volunteer helping at their Community Day recently, and would like to contribute more towards this meaningful charity.  Please help me by donating a little of your Lai-See. Your donation will be used to develop activities and programs to help enrich their lives.  

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Raised So Far : HKD 1,833