The project is co-organized by VolTra and Hong Kong PHAB Association (PHAB). PHAB is dedicated to promoting equal rights and opportunities for all and mutual respect for each other despite our 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 disabled, and what actions they can take to help promote and foster a barrier-free environment for those who are at a physical or social disadvantage.
The idea of PHAB (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.
Pokfulam PHAB Camp
Accommodation and meals
Dormitories in Pokfulam PHAB Camp by PHAB. Food will be served.
Name: A Wheel-Powered Christmas
Date:18/12/2015（Fri） – 28/12/2015（Sun）11 Days
Volunteers: 5 International, 8 Local
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 physically challenged individuals
4. Promote the idea of a barrier-free environment where physical differences do not limit one’s potential and ability to participate in social or recreational activities
1. Data collection about barrier-free facilities in community
2. Preparation and articipation of social inclusion activities
3. Assistance to campsite activities
4. Campsite maintenance work
5. Participate in start-up workshops
-2 Spaces for volunteers with disability but who can self-manage their daily life