Who we are
We are students who attend JEMS Character Academy and we are in the Red Level (P3 students).
"We are a place that changes people's minds," says Archibald, a student in Red Level. "We go to different activities to help the elderly and disabled people." We focus on learning about character. Some things we learn about include perseverance, responsibility, empathy, and compassion.
Why we care
In Hong Kong, a lot of children have different disabilities. Some children may believe that they cannot do anything because they have a physical disability. We want them to know that being different is okay and that they can do anything. We want to create a webpage to help more people know this about people with physical disabilities and so we can help people with physical disabilities have confidence and the resources to overcome their obstacles.
If we all work together and learn truly what the people in poverty are facing, we can understand how to help and will then know how to care for people in poverty without causing hurt. Getting to know others and starting to build a relationship is the first step to empathising with others. We believe this is what is needed.
Who we want to support and why - SRDC (The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children).
SRDC is an organization in Hong Kong that helps disabled children. They see someone with a physical disability and they help them get what they need to get stronger until they're strong and can do things by themselves. They help people get better, provide them with equipment, and help them become more confident. They also educate other kids letting them know that being different is okay. They show them that we can talk to people with physical disabilities.
The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children promotes awareness of equality and freedom from discrimination in the community, improving the children’s physical health by sponsoring medical, surgical and rehabilitation services and caring for their psychological wellbeing and mental mindset and by empowering them with love and care.
Our fundraising goal
We want to raise $10,000 HKD to help SRDC help more children with physical disabilities and tell more kids in Hong Kong about children with physical disabilities and how being different is okay.
More about our other projects
JEMS Character Academy was founded in 2009 and is an after-school learning centre with a vision to see children become junior excellent members of society. With a belief that education goes beyond transferring knowledge and skills, JEMS provides children with Character Education programmes throughout the year. As a part of encouraging students to give back to the community, it is JEMS' hope that students will grow in their empathy and compassion for different needs in our city through the unique JEMS curriculum where students are encouraged to make a difference in the lives of others. As a result, students across various school levels have chosen to start a campaign to fundraise for different charities that help and support some of the needs in Hong Kong.