WeCare Fund for Student-Initiated Youth Suicide Prevention Projects
Thanks for the kind donation of Mr. Lau Ming Wai in response to the student suicides in March 2016, two rounds of WeCare Fund for Student-Initiated Youth Suicide Prevention Projects have been completed from June to December, 2016. 14 selected projects were successfully implemented in 10 post-secondary institutions, with a maximum grant of HK$50,000 per project. With the support of professional advisor of each team, the fund aims to encourage students to initiate, plan, organize and implement various mental health related workshops and activities for their peers to participate at their own campuses. Through these projects, we hope to nurture positive emotions and atmosphere at post-secondary campuses and to enhance the awareness of mental health issues among the youths, the future of families and of the society of Hong Kong.
Three of the 14 funded-projects have been awarded as the best practice projects. They were given additional funding to sustain and extend their projects. An award presentation ceremony was held on the 9th March, 2017. Details on the ceremony can be viewed at the page – https://csrp.hku.hk/wecare-fund-projects-ceremony.
For more details on the activities and impact of previous projects, please visit: WeCare Fund 2016 Project Summary
Based on the encouraging experience and results of student-initiated youth suicide prevention projects and with the generous support by Community Partner Foundation, Founder, Ms Beatrice Mok, WeCare Fund Student- Initiated Youth Suicide Prevention Projects will take place again in 2017. The first round of WeCare Fund 2017 application has been completed in August 2017. 8 projects were selected from 7 tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. We are now cordially inviting full and part time post-secondary students to apply for Round 2 of WeCare Fund 2017. Application opens from October to November 2017.
Click here for details on Round 1 WeCare Fund 2017 for Student- Initiated Youth Suicide Prevention Projects
Click here for WeCare Fund 2017 for Student- Initiated Youth Suicide Prevention Projects Round 2 application guidelines
Last update : June 20, 2017