Family Harmony 2012
Hung Yi Kenny Lo
September 28, 2012
JCI HK, JC EK, JC EK members, local community
Family issues have been the object of increasing attention in the United Nations since the 1980s. In resolution to this issue, the United Nations have set 15 May each year as the International Day of Family. In observance with UN International Day of Family, JCI East Kowloon have organized a Social Development Plan, namely Family Harmony, to promote to the community the importance of the family as a basic unit of, as well as to increase public awareness of the social, economic and demographic issues affecting families. The theme of 2012 Family Harmony is Ensuring Work Life Balance. On 15 May International Day of Family, we encouraged the public to put aside work and spend time with their families. The objective of the project is to:
Beginning in 2005, the Social Development Plan of Family Harmony is now in its seventh year. In the past, Family Harmony was conducted in various ways, such as carnival, video design competition, family blood donation campaign, and card design. JCI East Kowloon is committed to promote the spirit of harmonious family. This year, the Chapter has conducted a research to investigate the work life balance of the people in Hong Kong. Over 250 questionnaires have been collected and the result was announced in the Press Conference held in May 2012. The survey results have been reported by two local newspapers. After the result was announced, a photo competition with the theme of family get together was organized to encourage the community to spend more time with their family and take photos to capture the precise moments. Lastly, we have scheduled to organize an award presentation at the end of September to announce the winner of the photo competition.
To have a better reputation, we will cooperate with other famous NGOs such as The Hong Kong Council of Social Services and government organization such as Family Council as supporting organization, so that more resources and manpower can be used and get a bigger impact to our community.