70% of shopping malls fail to have enough barrier-free facilities

(25 March 2018, Hong Kong) TREATS, a local charity and non-governmental organization which aims to promote inclusive society, has conducted a survey on the “Accessibility of Shopping Malls in Hong Kong on the Participation of Disabled and Visually Impaired Persons” from November 2017 to January 2018. To understand the barrier-free situation of our shopping malls, we visited 25 shopping malls in Hong Kong for onsite investigations to assess whether the basic facilities of the shopping centers has met the needs of people with different abilities. The survey found that the society generally lacks awareness of the criteria od a barrier-free…

120 位健全及能障青少年共同策劃, 齊心展現多元共融

(2017 年5 月7 日,香港) 由推動兒童共融的慈善機構親切主辦,香港公益金贊助,並由120 名不同能力青少年共同策劃的「親切共融之旅2017」大型社區嘉年華今天於沙田公園圓滿舉行,逾超過 5,000 名市民一同參與

Best Partner

“Partnering” is the most common mode of activity in TREATS and is also the greatest feature of our services. Matching mainstream students with students of different backgrounds and abilities help them to understand that it is not as difficult to get along with each other as they have imagined before through direct personal contact. Wing-yui and Mau-zaak, two boys from mainstream and special school respectively, are our 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors. Doubt and curiosity towards each other is the beginning of the story of the pair. “At first I thought he was a little strange, talked very little and was very…

Meeting of donors and beneficiaries

TRAETS is lucky to have a group of donors who have been supporting our work for long. All the good people pick TREATS among many charitable organizations in the local community charity. We believe that the reason is that we share the same belief. We believe in life and equality, regardless of the ability and the background, each child should be able to grow up happily in an inclusive environment. The connection is so strong between donors and beneficiaries. Other than just financial help, donations also represent a caring heart. In the meetings of monthly donors recently, such connection changed…

Ten-day internship, Four birthday parties

Standing in front of the birthday cake, we look back over the past year. With growth and experience, we hope we can live a better life after a year. Wai-sze, one of the participants in 2017-18 “Work-based Learning for the Underprivileged Youth”, is a teenage boy with mild intellectual disability. He practiced at the iclub Hotel Human Resources Department. In his short ten-day work, he organized four birthday parties. He is not the one getting older for a year, yet we can see his progress and growth each time the birthday song is sang. “He is attentive, responsible, hardworking, and…