Afterwork Talk: Meet Christian Action Hong Kong – Centre for Refugees (FREE)
11 Sep 2018 06:30pm - 08:00pm
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Afterwork Talk: Meet Christian Action Hong Kong – Centre for Refugees (FREE)

11 Sep 2018 06:30pm - 08:00pm

WYND Co-working Space Free Event
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About the event

Migration is a distinctive feature of contemporary society. Nowadays a huge number of people are being forced to leave their homes, undertaking thousand-miles-long journeys that often end with the refuse from states and cities to open their borders and their societies to the newly arrived. These migrants often show the signs of physical and psychological wounds.

For these reasons the Italian Chamber of Commerce is proud to present this meeting with Christian Action Hong Kong – Center for Refugees, an enriching talk aimed at discovering the activities and the actions of one of the more active Hong Kong-based humanitarian organizations, that strives every day to bring its help to these people, too often forgotten.

The event is free, RSVP is required to reserve a spot.

 

About Christian Action Hong Kong – Center for Refugees
Christian Action was established in 1985 as a registered charitable organization in Hong Kong. Its mission is to serve those who are poor, disadvantaged, marginalized, displaced or abandoned regardless of their age, gender, nationality and religion.

The aim of the organization is to give them hope, dignity and self-reliance, offering services based on the example of Jesus Christ who came to serve all people without distinction.

 

About the speakers

Jonnet Bernal, Centre Manager, Christian Action  

Ms Jonnet Bernal has worked with the refugee population in Hong Kong for over 13 years. Her strength lies in the community work, client management, programme development and volunteer coordination. She is very passionate about ethnic minorities issues and aspires to help make a difference in the community through Christian Action and on the personal capacity.  She is a graduate in Bachelor of Arts Major in Consular and Diplomatic Affairs in the Philippines. She has also been chosen as a Diversity List candidate in 2017.

 

Mr A., Outreach Coordinator, Christian Action

Mr A. is a lawyer from Burundi that fled in 2004. He arrived in Hong Kong and was granted refugee status by UNHCR within 5 days. In 2013, A. became the first refugee in HK to be given permission to work and was employed by Christian Action where he continues to work and serve the refugee community today. He is married and father of 5 children.

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