Name: Wheel-Power Winter Workcamp
Location: Pok Fu Lam
Date: 23 DEC 2017-01 JAN 2018
Type: DISA/ SOCI
No. of participant: International Volunteers – 6; Local Volunteers – 8
This is a new project initiated by Hong Kong volunteers, who is inspired by the Switzerland barrier free workcamp. While Hong Kong has one of the most developed transportation system in the world, its barrier-free facility across the city still has room for improvement.
This project thus aims to promote the concept of an inclusive community that accommodates the needs of people with disabilities. Part of the project also allows workcampers to experience the daily difficulties faced by physically challenged individuals. This serves as a learning opportunity for workcampers to truly understand that our physical differences do not limit our potential or ability to involve in activities.
1. Collect data about barrier-free facilities in local community
2. Prepare for and participate in social inclusion activities
3. Assistance to campsite activities
4. Carry out community research on people with disabilities in Hong Kong
5. Participate in community activities
(for more details, please visit http://www.hkphab.org.hk/en/)
Campsite is located at Pok Fu Lam. The workcamp will take place around different locations in Hong Kong in order to provide a holistic and comprehensive experience to workcampers.
We hope to recruit volunteers who
– are interested in working with people with different disabilities
– have disabilities and have independent daily life skills
– are interested in barrier-free concept and willing to share and learn more
Wheel Power Challenge is founded based on the inspiration from a barrier free workcamp in Switzerland. A young physiotherapist, Ms Sarah Chu along with other friends founded this organization with the aim to promote a barrier free community in Hong Kong. Wheel Power Challenge embraces the values for diversity, and promote community works for social enhancement.
[Official Website: https://wheelpowerchallenge.blogspot.hk/ ]
Hong Kong Citizen – HKD1950 [FULL]
Others – Please contact the workcamp organization in your country
(Enquiry: [email protected])