我們計劃派送兩名曾於寄養家庭成長的青少年，出席參加澳洲舉行的 Voices in Action: Nothing About Us, Without Us 專題大會。此會議旨在為曾於關顧系統裡的兒童及青少年，提升加强他們的發聲機會和力度。我們正在為這兩位年輕人籌務所需的港幣5萬元，好讓他倆成功出發。您的慷慨解囊，將能讓他們經歷到一個一生可能只得一次的難能可貴經驗，以致為他們的人生旅程賦能，終究改寫他們的生命故事 。
Kelly 和 Henry 此行的主要目標是：
Our goal is to raise HK$50,000 to send two Hong Kong
youth, who grew up in foster care, to attend the Voices in Action: Nothing
About Us, Without Us Conference in Melbourne, Australia in November this year. This inspiring conference is a unique
opportunity to elevate the voices of children and young people who have
experience in the care system but whose voices are often overlooked. They
will work alongside carers, professionals and sector leaders to make the
changes needed for a more effective care system for children and young
people. Here is their story:
*Pseudo names to protect our youths.
The primary objectives of this trip for Kelly and Henry are:
1. To bring back insights and share ideas with Mother’s Choice to help improve the out-of-home care system in Hong Kong;
2. To provide them with an avenue to feel empowered, informed, and to have a say and be heard;
3. And, to grow, build self-confidence and to connect with their peers and those working within the system.
Agency Visits: 12-13 November 2019
Conference: 14-16 November 2019
$25,000 x 2 Foster Youth = $50,000
We would be happy to provide a more detailed breakdown, if needed!
Mother's Choice currently runs a support group on a monthly basis as to engage, empower and build mutual support for those who age out from the system. However, we do not receive any funding to provide these supporting services to them nor do we have the funding to send them to this conference.
Thank you for generosity and for
helping to change life stories for young adults like Kelly and Henry!