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    監製:Chung Ka-wai

    21/03/2017
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    The Voluntary Locomotive (Hong Kong)

    Carson Lai is from the IT industry. He is a talkative and passionate
    sunny guy. Influenced by his father, who was a CSA member,
    Carson joined Junior CSA and cultivated a spirit of helping himself
    and the others.

    Carson sees that many Hong Kong people want to be volunteers.
    Just they don't have the cohesion and don't know the way. After he
    joined "Famine 30" in 2007, he coordinated with some like-minded
    friends and setup the "Carson and Friends Volunteer Group".
    The members are mostly young people, like Carson, they do voluntary
    work at leisure time. Since then, Carson and the group members
    participate in various volunteer services.

    Over the past three years, Carson's volunteer group has
    participated in the "World Vision's Charity Barefoot Walk",
    "Hans Christian Andersen Reading Scheme", and etc. Since 2009,
    Carson and the volunteers go to the Chuk Yuen Estate Community
    Centre every Saturday, to read stories through games for the children
    who are from grassroots families and lack caring. Carson would take
    special care to the children who had unpleasant experience.
    He believes that joy can be contagious and can change people.

    Whenever there are any problems encountered in the volunteer
    services, Carson will come forward and will take the lead without hesitation.
    And members crowned him the "Locomotive" title. Carson describes he
    drives the volunteer train. The members are compartments, parts, fuels, etc.
    They complement each other so that they can carry more volunteers.
    He does not expect to reach any great goal. He just wants to influence
    more people and pass the torch.

    Although no one knows how many people would get on the train,
    one thing is for sure, that this train carries so much fun and laughter.
    It rides on the track and marches forward.


    Tag: Carson and Friends, Hans Andersen Grou

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    • THE VOLUNTARY LOCOMOTIVE (HONG KONG)

      THE VOLUNTARY LOCOMOTIVE (HONG KONG)

      The Voluntary Locomotive (Hong Kong)

      Carson Lai is from the IT industry. He is a talkative and passionate
      sunny guy. Influenced by his father, who was a CSA member,
      Carson joined Junior CSA and cultivated a spirit of helping himself
      and the others.

      Carson sees that many Hong Kong people want to be volunteers.
      Just they don't have the cohesion and don't know the way. After he
      joined "Famine 30" in 2007, he coordinated with some like-minded
      friends and setup the "Carson and Friends Volunteer Group".
      The members are mostly young people, like Carson, they do voluntary
      work at leisure time. Since then, Carson and the group members
      participate in various volunteer services.

      Over the past three years, Carson's volunteer group has
      participated in the "World Vision's Charity Barefoot Walk",
      "Hans Christian Andersen Reading Scheme", and etc. Since 2009,
      Carson and the volunteers go to the Chuk Yuen Estate Community
      Centre every Saturday, to read stories through games for the children
      who are from grassroots families and lack caring. Carson would take
      special care to the children who had unpleasant experience.
      He believes that joy can be contagious and can change people.

      Whenever there are any problems encountered in the volunteer
      services, Carson will come forward and will take the lead without hesitation.
      And members crowned him the "Locomotive" title. Carson describes he
      drives the volunteer train. The members are compartments, parts, fuels, etc.
      They complement each other so that they can carry more volunteers.
      He does not expect to reach any great goal. He just wants to influence
      more people and pass the torch.

      Although no one knows how many people would get on the train,
      one thing is for sure, that this train carries so much fun and laughter.
      It rides on the track and marches forward.


      Tag: Carson and Friends, Hans Andersen Grou

      21/03/2017
    • A HEART-WARMING WINTER (HONG KONG)

      A HEART-WARMING WINTER (HONG KONG)

      A Heart-warming Winter (Hong Kong)

      The winter of 2010 seemed especially cold. For those without a
      home, tucking away in a street corner was the best they could do to
      escape the chill. However, they felt that much warmer all because
      Chau (Chau Shu-tak) has stepped into their lives.

      The humble Chau is a street hawker running a stall in the Jordan
      District and has been voluntarily helping the homeless since the 80's.
      He recalls how he fought for their rights with a voluntary organisation
      more than 20 years ago, when he noticed a lack of services for this
      neglected group. Over the years, Chau has encountered countless
      people living on the streets, and visiting them has become a part of
      his life. He pays particular attention to those who are suspected of
      suffering from mental illness, helping them apply for social security
      and public housing, so that they can have a roof over their heads
      and lead a better life.

      Each and every homeless person has a tale to tell. Most people
      might walk the other way when they see one of them, but Chau reaches
      out to them proactively. He visits them regularly and treats them as his
      friends, listening to their stories and caring for them as best he can when
      they fall ill. His honesty and generosity has opened up many introverted
      homeless people.

      Chau, who is now more than 60 years of age, is adamant about
      continuing helping the homeless. He visits them four to five times a week
      on a completely voluntary basis. This winter, our camera crew followed
      Chau as he went about visiting the homeless in the Yau Tsim Mong District,
      Sham Shui Po and other parts of the city, documenting their stories.


      Tag: homeless, Chau Shu-tak

      14/03/2017
    • CARE WITH DEFT HANDS (HONG KONG)

      CARE WITH DEFT HANDS (HONG KONG)

      Care with Deft Hands (Hong Kong)

      Having been a volunteer haircutter for 18 years, Vivian has been
      serving different kinds of people, including the elderly, the mentally
      retarded, long stay patients and rehabilitated psychiatric patients.
      She has found that her life is always connected with scissors.
      When she was a child, she had to help her family by cutting plastic
      slippers with a pair of big scissors. It is interesting that now, as a
      housewife, she still uses scissors a lot to provide free haircuts to others.

      As a full time housewife, Vivian has been taking care of her family
      most of her time. 18 years ago, she took a hair cutting course for
      amateurs, hoping to cut hair for her husband and children in the future.
      Upon completing the course, she was invited by her instructor to be a
      volunteer haircutter.

      Hair cutting might seem a little thing. But Vivian holds that
      everyone has the need to look neat and tidy, and everyone has the right
      to pursue beauty. Since a haircut could be financially or physically difficult
      for the elderly, the mentally retarded, or long stay patients, volunteer hair
      cutting could be of a great help to them. From the service, they can get
      not only a new hairstyle, but also a kind of respect.

      Those who are weak and unconscious might only be able to say
      the words "Thank you" in return. But Vivian does not look for others'
      gratefulness. As long as her clients find their hairstyle comfortable,
      she has accomplished her mission.


      Tag: Haircutter, Vivian, Agency for Volunteer Service

      07/03/2017
    • MOVING LIVES FORWARD (HONG KONG)

      MOVING LIVES FORWARD (HONG KONG)

      Moving Lives Forward (Hong Kong)

      Cheung (Lo Wai-cheung) was rendered quadriplegic due to being
      starved of oxygen for an entire minute prior to birth and needs to spend
      the rest of his life in a wheelchair. Consequently, being able to help others
      by becoming a volunteer was something that never crossed his mind.

      Although he has needed the help and care of others since a young age,
      he never gave up on himself. He learnt how to use the computer all on his
      own and made a living as a computer tutor at a sheltered workshop.
      He was also an insurance agent at one stage. After coming down with a
      major illness a few years ago, Cheung decided to become a full-time
      volunteer. Apart from being the vice-chairman of a mutual help
      organisation, he also devotes his time and effort to public causes,
      even getting involved in policy advocacy.

      However, the volunteer work that Cheung enjoys the most is
      visiting fellow members of the disabled community and teaching them
      computer skills, building a rapport with them in the process.
      He hopes that their lives, like his own, can be transformed by this medium.

      Over the past few years, Cheung has made many friends
      through volunteering as a computer tutor – some of them are mentally
      impaired, some spend most of their time at the hospital, some have
      been completely paralysed as a result of illness or accidents,
      while some have been suffering from severe limb disabilities since
      they were born.

      Of all the people that he has helped, Cheung remembers Ming-li
      the most. Ming-li is 19, and in addition to being paralysed, has also
      lost the ability to speak due to being asphyxiated at birth. He has never
      received any type of training and could not be enrolled into school
      when he immigrated to Hong Kong because of financial problems,
      as well as being too old. Cheung has an indescribable connection
      with him – it's as if he's looking into a mirror. Hence, he has decided
      to do everything in his power to help Ming-li, from assisting him to apply
      for public housing to buying him a computer and teaching him how
      to use it. Cheung hopes that this technology will enable Ming-li to
      communicate with the outside world, bettering his life the same way
      it has his.


      Tag: quadriplegic, Lo Wai-cheung, disabled community

      28/02/2017
    • THE CARING ANGEL (HONG KONG)

      THE CARING ANGEL (HONG KONG)

      The Caring Angel (Hong Kong)

      Angela, Lam Oi Lan, resigned as flight attendant and has become
      a volunteer for the blind and the visually impaired. After each service,
      many visually impaired people would take the initiative to seek her help,
      ask her advice, and even talk to their heart. Because of that, her voluntary
      service hours have extended to a whole day. Angela has no complaints
      of that. Since she sees that if she can ease their problems of their hearts,
      and they can regain the confidence to face their lives, it is regarded as
      a true help.

      Keith is a blind masseur. He has suffered from cataract since childhood
      and lacks confidence over work. He has even refused to deal with his
      own visually impaired problems for years. After he attended an English
      conversation class taught by Angela, the two have become friends.

      Ah Sze, who has suffered from glaucoma, lives with her husband.
      The couple often exchanges their vegetarian experience with Angela.
      Ah Sze well handles her daily lives but does not go well with her
      chronically ill mother. After becoming Ah Sze's friend, Angela gives
      her care through listening and chats. Though it may not help solve
      the problem immediately, it eases their burden and makes life easier.

      Angela understands that to solve the problems of the hearts of the
      visually impaired is never easy. But she thinks to give a little bit more
      confidence, support and suggestions, perhaps it can bring them
      a ray of hope.

      Angela applies an equal status between she and the visually impaired
      people in each contact. She considers that being a volunteer, it is not
      to provide a one way help. People can also learn from it. Because of
      such being equal and respect attitude, the visually impaired are willing
      to open their hearts and share the happiness and sadness with her.


      Tag: blind masseur, HK volunteer

      21/02/2017
    • UNSELFISH LOVE IN INDIA (INDIA)

      UNSELFISH LOVE IN INDIA (INDIA)

      Unselfish Love in India (India)

      India, with its 1.08 billon population, is the world's second most
      populous country, also is one of a low-income countries. Due to food
      shortage, about 5,000 children a day die of malnutrition or related
      diseases. 80% of pregnant women in the country are suffering
      from anemia. The country’s dystocia rate is relatively high. Its lack of
      medical services is a serious problem.

      Bijapur is a town in central India. It does not even have a basic
      operation room in the district hospitals. In addition, the local
      anti-government group continually creates military confrontation to the
      government. Affected by the sectarian conflicts, roadblocks are often
      set up; therefore patients are unable to seek medical treatment right away.
      Some patients even take a whole day to walk to the hospital.
      Because of lacking basic medical services, MSF set up a local Mother
      and Child Health Centre in 2009.

      Doctor Bea, Lau Wing Sze, began her first MSF mission in July 2010.
      She has worked in the Mother and Child Health Centre in Bijapur as
      volunteer for 9 months. She is mainly responsible for projects like prenatal
      care, postnatal care, family plans and malnutrition.

      After graduated from the Chinese University in 2005, Bea became
      a doctor in the Hospital Authority. In her high school years, she showed
      her enthusiasm in voluntary services. During the SARS outbreak in 2003,
      she assisted in medical records research and psychological counseling.
      After the Sichuan earthquake, she went to the local schools and took up
      the health service. She was even a volunteer of the Rainlily hotline service
      and later joined MSF in 2009.

      Bijapur is located in Chhattisgarh. Its dystocia rate is the highest
      across India. Most women do not have family planning, do not have the
      concept of month and day. They even do not know the number of pregnancy
      weeks and are poor in control of fertility schedule. Due to the lacking
      of prenatal knowledge, premature birth, miscarriage and neonatal death
      are common.

      In the Mother and Child Health Centre, Bea often deals with
      problems like, pregnant women malnutrition, infant babies' low body
      temperature, instability of the hospital power supply, lack of baby warm
      boxes and etc. Every day in this small town, she faces life, diseases
      and death, and sometimes, she somehow feels helplessness on these
      cases. Yet, she does not give up. Bea hopes that her contribution in
      these 9 months can help her to take up more rescue missions in the future
      and to continue the caring spirit as a doctor.


      Tag: India, Bijapur, MSF, Mother & child Health Centre

      14/02/2017
    • THE LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY (HAITI)

      THE LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY (HAITI)

      The Long Road to Recovery (Haiti)

      Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, is located
      in the Caribbean Sea.

      On the 12th of January, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake claimed
      the lives of over 200,000 Haitians and rendered over 2 million homeless.
      The resurgence of a cholera outbreak within a year of the disaster has
      brought volunteers from all over the world to lend a helping hand.
      One of them is Lucci from Hong Kong, who has come to Haiti for a
      second time to take part in the disaster relief work in December 2010.

      Lucci, a fifth year medical student at the Chinese University of
      Hong Kong, has her eyes set on joining Médecins Sans Frontières.
      She has already had some experience with medical-related volunteer
      work prior to being admitted into medical school, having worked at
      hospitals, orphanages and veterinary clinics in places such as Africa and
      South America.

      Despite only being a student, Lucci was given the opportunity to
      work on the front lines due to the lack of manpower in these impoverished
      parts. In addition to the joy she gets from helping others, her extensive
      volunteering experience has also become the major driving force behind
      her decision to practise Medicine.

      This time round, Lucci has been assigned to a recently rebuilt
      hospital in Léogane, a city approximately two hours' drive west of Haiti's
      capital of Port-au-Prince. Due to Léogane's proximity to the epicentre
      of the earthquake, the damage it suffered in 2010 was more severe than
      that of Port-au-Prince, thus requiring more immediate medical attention
      and reconstruction aid.

      During her time of service, Lucci also experienced civil unrest due
      to the locals' dissatisfaction with the outcome of the presidential elections.
      All volunteers were placed under lockdown at base camp for safety and
      the capital's airport was even shut down at one stage.

      Instead of falling prey to despair and anxiety, Lucci used this extra time
      on her hands to teach local children how to protect themselves from cholera
      through an educational comic, putting her artistic talents, as well as medical
      expertise, to good use.


      Tag: Haiti, cholera, All Hands, Léogane

      07/02/2017
    • PLANTING FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE (CHINA)

      PLANTING FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE (CHINA)

      Planting for a Brighter Future (China)

      In October 2010, Mrs. Chia (Chia Tam Wing-yee) went to
      Sijiang Village, located in Shilou County of Shanxi Province, with a
      group of volunteers. Situated on the Loess Plateau, the destitute village
      is about three hours' drive from Taiyuan City. Mrs. Chia established a
      foundation in memory of her late husband and rented several hundred
      acres of land from the government in order to implement a reforestation
      programme. The project employs local villagers and aims to alleviate
      poverty through tree planting and the creation of water reserves.

      The couple's tree planting story began over a decade ago.

      Mrs. Chia's husband, Dr. Chia Zse-han, is an anaesthetist.
      When he went to his hometown in Mei County to visit his relatives some
      10 years ago, he noticed that the land was parched and that the villagers
      were suffering from severe water shortage problems. Consequently, he
      studied up on how American farmers restored their land after the drought,
      and, adding further improvements, tried to create an ecological forest by
      using the “tree trough” method. His efforts paid off several years later,
      when the reforested area spawned an uncontaminated water source
      sufficient to supply the entire village.

      The success of their planting trial in Mei County marked the
      beginning of the couple's charitable cause. In 1999, they were invited
      to Dongshan Village, located in Yangshan County of Qingyuan City,
      an even more destitute and drought-plagued area of Guangdong
      Province, to implement a large-scale reforestation programme.
      They first had to clear a path to the hills and build a house in order
      to gain access to the barren terrain for planting. However, just as
      everything was ready to, Dr. Chia was diagnosed with leukaemia.
      After undergoing bone marrow transplant surgery, not only did he see
      the Yangshan County project through, but also made plans to expand
      the programme further – more specifically, to Shanxi Province on
      the Loess Plateau.

      Dr. Chia finally passed away in 2005. Despite not being able to
      complete the Shanxi Province project with his own hands, his wife and a
      group of close friends established a foundation in his memory in order to
      carry on his spirit. Its scope of work has since developed to include poverty
      alleviation projects.


      Tag: China, Dr. Chia Zse-han, Shanxi Province

      31/01/2017
    • THE RAINBOW IN PHNOM PENH (CAMBODIA)

      THE RAINBOW IN PHNOM PENH (CAMBODIA)

      The Rainbow in Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

      Having studied social work at university and worked in an NGO's food bank, Winsy is particularly concerned about the vulnerables. In November 2010, she decided to put down her job in Hong Kong and spend two years volunteering in the House of Rainbow Bridge Orphanage in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, to provide counselling service to the AIDS orphans there.

      Wars have made Cambodia a poor country. Children often wander in the streets to collect plastic bottles to earn a living. A photo of such a scene prompted Winsy to go to the country to use her knowledge to help the children get rid of their bad memories and develop confidence.

      In each counselling session, Winsy would communicate with the children through games or pictures and help them untangle their psychological problems. She wishes that the teachers there, who also work as Winsy's interpreters, could learn some skills from her and continue to help the children in the future.

      The House of Rainbow Bridge Orphanage was founded with the aim to provide hospice care service to AIDS orphans. But with suitable medication, the mortality decreased rapidly. From the third year onwards, no children died anymore; and the orphanage has changed from a place which provided hospice care service to a place which provides child care service. As these children are often discriminated, they lack confidence and face more puberty problems than others. The dean is grateful to Winsy for her love and care for the children. Although she is staying for two years only, she is their important company in their life.


      Tag: Phnom Penh, Cambodia, The House of Rainbow Bridge Orphanage, Winsy

      24/01/2017
    • THE HEALING TRIP (PHILIPPINES)

      THE HEALING TRIP (PHILIPPINES)

      The Healing Trip (Philippines)

      Young Chinese medicine physician Dennis Au always bears the teachings of On the Absolute Sincerity of Great Physicians in mind: a physician should help his or her patients regardless of their wealth or their physical conditions; he or she should meet everyone on equal grounds.
      After studying Chinese medicine for five years, Dennis became a physician. At the same time, he would like to help patients around the world with what he had learnt. He established Chinese Medicine for All with two other Chinese medicine physicians in 2009 and made Infanta, a poor rural area in the Philippines, their first target to serve.
      The service trip to provide free medical service in Infanta started in August 2010. Fifteen physicians took turn to serve there, and Dennis went there in the concluding week. Apart from helping the patients to fight their diseases, Dennis also wished to let them know that many people did care about them.
      A Chinese medicine physician would be expected to take the pulse, inquire, apply acupuncture, moxibustion and pick herbs, but Dennis and his partners also sang and danced. They believed that love and care was a miracle cure.
      In this trip, Dennis saw both improvement and death. While he did feel sad about the loss, he also reminded himself that he had to stay strong to face the challenges ahead.


      Tag: Philippines, Infanta, Chinese Medicine for All, Dennis Au

      17/01/2017