Social S, as a social venture, promote empowerment, compassion and wellness through innovatively blending sports and social intervention. Our consultancy work supports us in providing free sports experiences to low-income groups to reduce social isolation. We also offer employment and on-the-job training opportunities for the disadvantaged (such as early retirees, underprivileged youth, ethnic minorities) to improve social upward mobility, including but not limited to sports ambassadors, coaches and project management personnel.
UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES
These groups, including ethnic minorities, underprivileged youth, and the elderly, often face employment barriers, including discrimination, limited access to education and training, and age/race-related biases, making it difficult to find stable and fulfilling work, which has negative impacts on both their economic and social welfare.
AGING POPULATION AND HIGH HEALTHCARE COSTS
With the world's highest life expectancy in Hong Kong, the government's limited support for elderly employment exacerbates symptoms of depression such as social isolation, loneliness, and emptiness, which affect employment and livelihood. Obesity and overweight issues also worsen the situation. Healthcare expenses represent a significant proportion of the total expenditure of low-income households, further burdening those in poverty.
SPORTS AS AN INTERVENTION
Sports are more than just a way to promote physical health. Sports can create positive social change if we can harness its power for the greater good. They can also transform lives, reduce poverty, and alleviate stress. Sports offer a path to upward mobility for those in need, and have the power to address social problems like poverty and social isolation.
HONG KONG BECOMING A
QUALITY AND HEALTHY LIVING FOR ALL WALKS OF LIFE
1. IMPROVE SOCIAL ISSUES SUCH AS OVERALL WELL-BEING, SOCIAL INCLUSION AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION THROUGH SPORTS INTERVENTION
2. PROMOTE ALL SECTORS TO BLEND ESSENCE OF SPORTS AND WELL-BEING IN EVERYDAY LIVING
1. ALLEVIATE AND PREVENT POVERTY
2. PREVENT SOCIAL EXCLUSION
CHIEF MOVING OFFICER
Fascinated by the role of sports in society and its social impact, in the past 20 years, Tina has been actively involved in the sports industry and community services in Hong Kong and Greater China. She sits in advisory boards in youth and sports development, fitness training, volunteering, and education, as an advisor, partitioner, and trainer.
Corporate Planning, Branding and Membership,
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
PROF PATRICK YUNG, JP
Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Community Sports Committee