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We are . . .
We started out as a group under the “Direction Association for the Handicapped”. In order to open up a new source of employment opportunities for our members, we reallocated internal resources of “Direction Association” and set up a social enterprise under the association. Up to this day, we are still part of the “Direction Association”.
What is a social enterprise
There is no common definition of social enterprises in the world. There are different standards everywhere. Many countries have special legislation to regulate social enterprises. Hong Kong has no relevant laws. Our point of view is: social enterprises do not aim at making profit for shareholders but we use business and revenue models to generate public welfare. This will transform the formerly disadvantaged groups into the value creating ones. We believe that this is the core value of our social enterprise.
In Hong Kong, it is not easy to run a social enterprise. We are one of the few social enterprises which is fortunate enough to stand upright for more than 10 years. In order to keep the reel moving, we have emphasis on sustainability of business. We are always thirsty of looking for some sustainable development models. From Sales of gifts, accessories, trophies and rehabilitation products, to human resources training services, we have explored in depth and tried various business models. In addition to the support from all our friends, sustainable development models are part of the cornerstone of our success.
As a social enterprise, one of our main objectives is to create the conditions necessary for the employment of people with disabilities. We both create jobs and a platform as stepping stones to enable disabled ones back to labor force. This will lead to independence and let disabled ones to get rid of the long lasting inferiority in social status. One of our goals is to demonstrate that the disabled ones are able to play some relatively more important roles in our society. We look forward to create social impact, transform thoughts of all walks of lives and ultimately social consensus and public policy transformations. It is also our wishes to bring along mutual benefits with our root: “Direction Association for the Handicapped”.
Our Principle: Help Others & Self Help
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