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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Disaster risk reduction requires strong community engagement.

Community Engagement

HKJCDPRI collaborates with different organisations and schools on “Community Campaign on Disaster Resilience” to deliver public awareness and education campaigns, tailored to the specific potential hazards the community is facing. 
 
Through the campaigns, participants will be able to learn range of skills and knowledge, to become more resilient to the disruptive events most likely happened in their communities.
 
HKJCDPRI aims to involve participation ultimately from all sectors for disaster risk reduction, but priority will be given to the more vulnerable groups – including but not limited to the elderly, children, women, ethnic minorities and people with disability. 

 

2018

03/07/2018
HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre (Group & Community Work Unit)Community Campaign on Disaster Resilience for Sub-Divided Flat Residences in Kwai Tsing Sub-divided flats are mostly in inappropriate settings, leading to avoidable risks of fire and diseases outbreak. HKJCDPRI and its collaborating partner, HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre, understand how crucial it is to mobilize, empower and encourage the residences in Kwai Tsing to fight for themselves a safer living environment. Therefore, various community engagement activities, including home visits and mobile educational booths were organized. A press conference, organized to announce the findings of “Community Survey on Physical and Mental risks resulted from Inappropriate Living Environment”, had called for more awareness and actions on the issue from both the government and general public.       
03/07/2018
Hong Kong Red CrossCommunity Campaign on Disaster Resilience for Sub-Divided Flat Residences in Yau Tsim Mong District Leveraging on the penetration of local welfare service centres, the campaign were able to reach those unseen but most needed ones living in the sub-divided flats in Yau Tsim Mong district. Apart from direct campaign intervention (including home visits, fire station visit and workshops featuring a virtual reality (VR) game on fire response), the campaign also brought about more sustainable impact by engaging and empowering grassroot welfare service centres in the implementation process. Participants would be more prepared to respond, with the knowledge learned and the  disaster evacuation bag and first aid kit equipped.       
03/07/2018
HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre (Neighborhood Level Community Development Project) Community Campaign on Disaster Resilience for Residences Living in Squatter Houses at Kwong Pan Tin Tsuen (光板田村) Squatter houses are regarded as unauthorized structures, though they are allowed to remain in existence on a temporary basis. Limited  permanent intervention and resources are allocated, to improve their living environment, safety and hygiene condition. Risks on disastrous fire and diseases outbreak are inherited from the historical context. HKJCDPRI and its collaborating partner, HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre, adopts a bottom-up community based approach to ensure participatory of the villages at Kwong Pan Tin Tsuen throughout the campaign cycle.  Fire and hygiene ambassadors were elected from the village, who would lead and mobilize their community members to continuously learn and take preparedness measures towards the 2 more prominent hazards. Relevant workshops were organizaed, and educational materials (including the “Hazard and Resources Map” and “Disaster Game” were produced), to pave their way towards resilience enhancement.     
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