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The project is co-organized by VolTra and Hong Kong PHAB Association (PHAB).  PHAB is dedicated to promote equal rights and opportunities for all and mutual respect for each other despite differences, VolTra hopes to bring this message to our workcampers, both local and international, as well. Workcampers may gain valuable insights on problems and difficulties regarding inequality in Hong Kong for the disables, and what actions they can take to help promote and foster a barrier-free environment for those who are physically or socially disadvantageous.

Local Organization

The idea of PHAB (stands for Physically Handicapped and Able-Bodied) was originated from the United Kingdom in 1950s. The PHAB concept which being “Opportunity Not Pity” was first introduced to Hong Kong in early 1970 by its founder, Miss Mary Robinson. A Working Group was subsequently formed by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, which was eventually established into the Hong Kong PHAB Association in October 1972, responsible for the overall coordination and promotion of PHAB work within the community.

Location

Pokfulam PHAB Camp

Accommodation and meals

Dormitories in Pokfulam PHAB Camp by PHAB. Food will be served.

2015 Workcamps

Code: HKVT08-15
Name: A Wheel-Powered Christmas
Date:18/12/2015(Fri) – 28/12/2015(Sun)11 Days
Type: DISA/SOCI/EDU
Volunteers: 5 International, 8 Local

Aim

1. Promote the concept of a community that integrates both people with and without disabilities
2. Enhance the workcampers’ understanding of the challenges and difficulties physically challenged individuals may encounter in their daily lives
3. Clarify possible misunderstandings workcampers may have towards the physically challenged individuals
4. Promote the idea of a barrier-free environment where barriers such as physical differences does not limit one’s potential and ability to work and participate in social or recreational activities

Voluntary Work

1. Data collection about barrier-free facilities in community
2. Preparation and Participation of social inclusion activities
3. Assistance to campsite activities
4. Campsite Maintenance Works
5. Participate the start- up workshops

Remarks

-2 Spaces for volunteers with disability but who can self-manage  their daily life