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Thrive Hong Kong Ambassadors: Why did we come back to help? l 為何Thrive Hong Kong 的學生大使回來幫忙?

Thrive Hong Kong Ambassadors: Why did we come back to help? l 為何Thrive Hong Kong 的學生大使回來幫忙?

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THE STORY OF THRIVE HONG KONG

Thrive Hong Kong Charitable Limited (IR Ref.: 91/16799), a Hong Kong registered children and youth education charity. We envision to turn under-resourced children and youth into self-confident and positive future leaders who are motivated to give back to the Hong Kong society. It was co-founded by Ms. Polly Chan & Ms. Lilian Sze who had joined hands in setting up and managing 2 former education charities. Together they had empowered 500+ under-resourced children and their families during 2009 to 2017.

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WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO?

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𝐏𝐃𝐏 𝟑𝐫𝐝 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐲

17th July 2022 l Our students got their first taste of designing robots at the 3rd experience day on May 1. They used their imagination to come up with the idea of using robots to help with household chores and cooking. Please enjoy their creative creations!

How would you design your own robot?

We will be sharing more of the children's artwork soon, please stay tuned!

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Thrive Hong Kong PDP
4th Experience Day

17th July 2022 l Thank you to our guest teacher Sylvia (Fashion Designer) and English teacher Ms. MayMay for the 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 and 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 lessons. This lesson inspired our students to design with creativity. Also, thanks for the contributions of our volunteers, and Thrive Hong Kong Ambassador team for making the lesson a 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬!
 
Please stay tuned to our upcoming PDP 4th Experience Day–industrial visit on August 25.

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Sharing for Dialogue in the Dark (Hong Kong) Foundation

10th July 2022 l Thanks to Dialogue in the Dark (Hong Kong) Foundation for inviting the two founders of Thrive Hong Kong to share with the students how to use the Thomas PPA DISC system. It enhances their understanding of themselves, also their communication patterns, which helps them to find out their career paths. The students were engaged in the activity and actively asked questions. Their learning attitude is commendable!

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Reunion of Project 300+

29th June 2022 l Sincere thanks to running coach Tom Rico for spontaneously organizing Project 300 Plus for Thrive Hong Kong to raise funds for grassroots children's services, and thanks to all walks of life for their support of the event. We reunited on 𝟐𝟗/𝟔/𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐, to witness this extraordinary act of kindness and the premiere of the Project 300 Plus documentary!

Special thanks to The Hive Studios Hong Kong and Happy Sandwich for venue sponsorship and event refreshments respectively.

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Thrive Hong Kong PDP
4th Experience Day

25th July 2022 l Students designed their one-of-a-kind shoe bags under the theme "A shoe bag about me" during the lesson of experience day on July 17. This class successfully inspired the children to explore themselves, and use their imaginations to express themselves through design. Please enjoy their creative works!

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Recruitment of
4th PDP Experience Day

28th June 2022 l Thrive Hong Kong 𝟒𝐭𝐡 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐲 is now 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬!

報名連結/Registration link:

https://forms.office.com/r/1ehL0Fd0HH

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

We adopt a motivation-directed learning approach and integrate the concept of life skills* into our development  model.

Learning in Thrive Hong Kong is a collaborative process between different stakeholders and we encourage our students to identify and embrace their individual strengths and personal motivations to forge for their future study and career with passion and self-confidence. 

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*Life skills have been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.

 
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Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)
For Aged 12 - 24

ENGAGEMENT
EXPLORATION
EMPOWERMENT

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Personal Development Program (PDP)
For Children (P5 - P6)

EXPLORATION
ENTHUSIASM
ENCOURAGEMENT

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Family Empowerment Program (FEP)
For Family members of PDP

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
ENCOURAGEMENT
EDUCATION

THRIVE HONG KONG IS INSPIRED BY A TESTED PROGRAM IN THE NETHERLANDS

We modelled on Stichting IMC Weekendschool, the Netherlands. It was established in 1998 by psycologist Heleen Terwijn and is currently serving 3000+ students across 58 locations in the Netherlands with more than 3200 graduates. Stichting IMC Weekendschool was an UN award winner in 2009, a finalist for the WISE Award in 2010 and Brock International Prize in Education in 2016. 

Thrive Hong Kong was officially recognized as Stichting IMC Weekendschool ‘s sister school in Sept 2020 and joined its international network in the Netherlands, Belgium, Mexico and Malaysia. 

Meet Our Founders

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POLLY CHAN

(Co-founder & Chairman of the Board)

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Polly's life mission is to inspire people to develop themselves further and share more love with one another. 


She has 20+ years global HR and CSR Leadership experience and has gained wide exposures with10+ industries including FinTech, Tech, Supply Chain Management, Aviation, Manufacturing, etc. 

Partnering with Stichting IMC Weekendschool in the Netherlands, she founded IMC Sunday School, an education charity for under-resourced children during 2009 to 2015.  She later co-founded i-Future Teens for the same charitable cause until 2017.

 

She has turned into a serial entrepreneur.  She co-founded GTP Talent Consultancy and GTP Talent Search. She has become the Regional Director for CLS Asia, the home for Situational Leadership. 

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LILIAN SZE

(Co-founder & Head of Operations)

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Lilian is a Registered Social Worker and has over 18 years experience working in the social welfare field including frontline service, consultative body of government, NGO management and etc.

 

With her strong belief in people’s potential, she has co-founded Thrive Hong Kong with the aims to turn under-resourced children in Hong Kong to become self-confident, responsible, creative and happy global citizens.

 

To work for the betterment of the society and create a brighter future for our children have always been her life mission. Lilian has a Master Degree of Social Sciences in Applied Psychology and a Bachelor degree of Social Work.