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“Caritas Computer Workshop”

Caritas Computer Workshop was subsidized by the Intensive Employment Assistance Fund of the Social Welfare Department and set up in 2001.  Its aims was primarily providing computer software and hardware maintenance training for the deprived youth.  With the subsidy of the ‘Computer Recycling Project’ of the Environmental Protection Department, our workshop serves for the following three objectives:

  1. to support the deprived families in bridging the digital divide;
  2. to provide job opportunities for the deprived youth; and
  3. to protect the environment.
Our workshop launchs various projects for achieving the above objectives.
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“Green Baby Garden”
“G reen Baby Garden” is not onlya green movement but itis also a social enterprise to support and employ the teenage or single mothers for recycling, sorting and selling second-hand baby goods in the community. Ultimately, it encourages them to re-enter the job market and have the ability to take care of their families. The design of the project is based on the concept of environmental conservation and the rationales of social work service (5 Rs).

The concept of conservation to Recycle, Refurbishment and Reuse, has been adopted to process the baby goods while the rationales of social work, to Rebuild the working ability and confidence of the young mothers and to Reignite their hope in life will be the guiding principles for the project. This project which is funded by the “Enhancing Self-Reliance through District Partnership Programme” will last for 3 years.

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Caritas La Vie Bakery
With generous donation from a donor, Caritas La Vie Bakery with food factory license has been set up in Caritas Lok Dao Workshop at Lai King. It aims to create job opportunities and to provide vocational training for persons with mental illness and other disabilities so as to prepare them for open employment. With encouraging sales volume, seed money was received from the Social Welfare Department for the purchase of additional bakery equipment and to increase the manpower so as to enhance the production. The Bakery is now providing a wide variety of bakery products and one-stop training programmes for the disabled on bakery related business.
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Caritas Artland
 With support from the HKMTR, Caritas Artland commenced operation at Nam Cheong Station. This simulated retail shop is an outlet for the handicrafts produced by people with disabilities and also serves as a training base for them to acquire pre-vocational skills in retail business such as sales and customer service, shop management, etc. The Project endeavours to develop the potentials of the disabled and to promote social integrations in the community.
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Caritas Second-hand Recycling Shop
Caritas Second-hand Recycling Shop aims at providing vocational training on clothes processing and retail service to disadvantaged groups such as youth and middle-aged who are unemployed, persons with disabilities, new arrivals, single mothers, etc.. On the other hand, the Project also promotes public awareness on environmental protection by recycling second hand clothes and accessories whereas the re-sales of clothes and accessories at lower price can also benefit the low income families.
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