Handicraft Volunteers (Work From Home)

Help create simple paper rolls for our Ethnic Minority Grassroots Ladies at home

Handicraft Volunteers (Work From Home)
Poverty
Education
Mental Health

Posted 10 months ago. Application closed.

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Project Details

What we need
  • Join us for an introduction
  • Help create paper rolls to speed up the process for our Ethnic Minority Women to create placemats for fundraising purposes
  • Learn how to create paper rolls here: https://youtu.be/xyXhan7wADs
Background

In the year 2022, The Zubin Foundation conducted Home Visits for 300+ Ethnic Minority families in Hong Kong where we learnt manyof grassroots housewives wanting to do something in order to earn some extra money for themselves and support the family as well. Last year, The Zubin Foundation launched the Ethnic Minority Women's Empowerment Project. We bought a few sewing machines in our office and taught the grassroots women how to sew bags. We then had the ladies come in twice a week and sewed bags, and some talented ladies did some hand-painted coasters which. The products they made were later sold in different markets, and they earned some pocket money in the process. Now, in 2023, we are making some placemats with recycled newspapers. To do this, we have to 1) roll the newspapers, 2) dye the rolls and 3) make it in a round shape as a placemat. We are now looking for volunteers who can prepare Step 1) making the paper rolls! Please join us and work with the grassroots ladies together! We are hoping that each volunteer can help make 100 paper rolls. You can drop the completed rolls at our centres!

What we have

1) We will give you a step-by-step tutorial video on how to make the paper rolls. Trust us - it's simple! https://youtu.be/xyXhan7wADs 2) We also will give you a brief introduction to Hong Kong's grassroots ethnic minority community so you can get to know how they live and survive in this city.

Why this is important

The Ethnic Minority Grassroots Women's Empowerment project helps enhance social inclusion by raising awareness of the racial inclusion and poverty issue, and supporting local businesses. More importantly, it empowers the grassroots women from the ethnic minority community which is leading in uplifting their skills, confidence and life.

Project Period

15 Sep 2023 - 20 Oct 2023

Location

Remote

Requirements

Time

4 hours in total

Skills
  • Event Support
  • Arts
  • Craft
Experience Level
  • Open to all
  • Students
  • Some experience
  • Extensive experience
Language
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • English
Age Range
-

Swire Trust Go-Givers Program aims to encourage skilled volunteers to support Swire Trust NGO partners in education, marine conservation, and arts.

From now until 2025, 10 outstanding volunteers will be selected annually as the “Swire Trust Go-Givers of the Year" with special and empowering rewards. 40 volunteers who contribute the highest number of hours annually will also be recognised! Meet our previous Go-Givers here and view the rewards here.

About the Organization

The Zubin Foundation

http://www.zubinfoundation.org/

Causes

Poverty
Education
Mental Health
What we do

The Zubin Foundation is a think tank and registered charity in Hong Kong (IR 91/12344), named after Zubin Mahtani Gidumal. We aim at improving the lives of Hong Kong’s marginalised ethnic minorities by providing opportunities and reducing suffering. We do this by: • Conducting research to understand the issues • Developing and implementing projects • Influencing public policy to drive systemic change

Handicraft Volunteers (Work...

4 hours in total, 1 month

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