In such a successful city as Hong Kong, many forget that poverty still exists beneath the glitz and glamour. When you consider that 1.3 million of our citizens live below the poverty line (that’s one in five), it’s clear that a massive reality check is in order.
Thankfully, the Society of Community Organisation (SoCO) works tirelessly to support those lost in the city’s massive wealth void, aiming to bridge the gap between the privileged and underprivileged through education, mentorship and increased opportunities for the younger generation.
This short film, Inspire Hope, created by local videographer Nicola Fan along with Sherman Mak and Natalie Chan, shows the stories of three Hong Kong kids who have been helped by SoCO’s mentorship programme. You’ll be touched to the core, we promise!
Going with the motto “For people, we care; for justice, we act”, SoCO is clearly doing a fantastic job of broadening the horizons of the younger generation and setting them on course for a brighter future.
Our favourite quote from the film has to be, “Money shouldn’t be everything. It should be more about relationships and friendships.” Amen to that!