Thrive Hong Kong is a children and youths' education charity. We are envision to inspire and empower our needy next generation to embrace life with enhanced self-confidence, positive mind-set and a giving back attitude.
With our prior 2 charity experience, together with a team of committed team members, 1000+ international volunteers including our prior program alumni, we had inspired and empowered 500+ needy children in Hong Kong (2009 to 2017) to shine with enhanced self-confidence, widened exposure & increased social connectedness. End of 2018, with the relentless encouragements from a group of long-term volunteers (some had supported us since 2011) and our prior program alumni, we have set up Thrive Hong Kong with the above mission.
We are exempt from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. (IR File No.: 91/16799)
We adopt a motivation-directed approach and integrate the concept of life skills* into our learning and 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.
*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.
We understand and believe that family carries a paramount importance and influence for children's growth and development.
We organise different family enhancement program, including home visits, parents’ day, family workshops and family day camps for our students & their families to :
Strengthen parent-child bonding & relationships
Work with the parents to develop the different abilities of our students
promote positive parental skills among the parents of our students
The 2-years Personal Development program covering 16 themes on career and personal development aims to inspire & empower needy Primary 5 & 6 students to explore and identify their potentials to make motivated and responsible choices for their future study and career.
Classes include a combination of Eye-opening excursions & Self-directed Experiential Learning in-class activities. All activities are taught in English in an interactive and fun way.
International Volunteers, Professional Guest Teachers, Qualified English Teachers & Registered Social Workers, Parents, Alumni & students
Our support to the student goes beyond the 2-year Personal Development program via our Alumni Development program.
We continuously organize advanced skills development programs and also ambassador programs to:
Promote and maintain strong ties between Thrive Hong Kong Charitable Limited and its alumni
Help the alumni to build a trusting personal and professional network in Hong Kong & internationally
Continue to inspire our alumni to pursue their dreams and turn them into contributing members of the Hong Kong society
We modelled on IMC Weekendschool (Our former mother program) headquartered in the Netherlands. It was established in 1998 by psychologist Heleen Terwijn and is currently serving 2000+ students across 40+ locations in the Netherlands with more than 2600 graduates. IMC Weekendschool was awarded winner at the Marketplace of Ideas (United Nations Alliance of Civilizations) in 2009.
(Co-founder & Chairman of the Board)
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 & with 10 industries including FinTech, Tech, Supply Chain Management, Aviation, Manufacturing, etc.
Partnering with 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, GTP Talent Search & Thrive.
(Co-founder & Head of Operations)
Lilian is a Registered Social Worker and has over 16 years experience working in the social welfare field. With her strong belief in people’s potential, she has founded an NGO 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.