Who we are
We are students who attend JEMS Character Academy and we are in the Orange Level (P6 students). Many of us have been at JEMS for several years and some up to 9 years now.
Many might ask what we learn about here and to give you an idea, we learn about being nice, having empathy, the effects of charity, and being loving. What we focus most about is character and everything that leads up to being a good person (after all, we are called the junior excellent members of society)! Although this might sound boring, our teachers actually make it quite fun!
Why we care
We feel passionate about this topic of poverty at JEMS. We realise that we can make a change to this topic. Therefore we decided to make a fundraiser to raise money for these people in poverty in our community because they are going through something we may find unimaginable.
Poverty is when people cannot afford many of the things that we have. Being in poverty can feel very stressful because they do not have enough money to buy food or they don’t have enough nutrients that may lead to them feeling very sick.
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 - YWAM Tuen Mun
with a Mission Tuen Mun’s mission is to proclaim hope and provide comfort to
all by providing holistic care to the needy and using relevant, creative tools
to speak to this generation. They conduct frequent outreach programmes, are a local food bank, and most importantly they build relationships and care about those who are living in poverty in the Tuen Mun District. We hope to continue to support the work and efforts YWAM carries out in our city!
Our fundraising goal
We want to raise $10,000 HKD to help the families in Tuen Mun who are struggling against the cycle of poverty. We want to support YWAM Tuen Mun to continue to build and develop relationships with these families so that their children do not have to continue to live in poverty.
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.