Child Development Fund

Enhancing the Potential of Ethnic Minority Children in Hong Kong

The CDF Project, operated by Ease Education Ltd in partnership with The Indonesian Muslim Association of Hong Kong (ILM), has been a significant support to many underprivileged children in Hong Kong. With 106 students from 69 families across seven nationalities, the CDF Project aims to provide learning and community empowerment for children facing poverty and disadvantages in Hong Kong.

Sadly, 23.1% of children in Hong Kong live below the poverty line (2019), and ethnic minority (EM) children face even more significant challenges due to language barriers, cultural differences, and lack of access to quality education. The CDF Project is unique in that it primarily caters to EM children, providing English and heritage language support to enhance their potential and self-confidence. By promoting social integration and harmony among diverse groups, the CDF Project hopes to make a positive impact on the community.

Cultural Exchange Initiatives

Bridging Gaps and Fostering Social Inclusion through School Programs

In our commitment to fostering social harmony and community cohesion, ILM proudly presents our Cultural Exchange Initiatives, specifically tailored for schools in Hong Kong. Our impactful programs aim to bridge cultural gaps by introducing Ethnic Minority (EM) cultures to Ethnic Chinese students, fostering understanding, and promoting social inclusion.

Through dynamic workshops, classroom presentations, and engaging projects such as the Human Library, students embark on a journey to explore the rich tapestry of South Asian and Southeast Asian cultures—the predominant EM communities in Hong Kong. From enlightening site visits to culturally significant locations like the first mosque in Hong Kong and Chung King Mansion to immersive experiences like food tastings, tea/chai ceremonies, and vibrant demonstrations of Bamboo dance, Henna Art, and South Asian games, we provide an experiential learning environment.

Our goal is to cultivate a deep appreciation for diversity, creating a harmonious and interconnected community for a brighter future.

Strategic Partnerships with Non-Profits

Uniting for Social Impact Across Women, Youth, Disabilities, and Mental Health Initiatives" ​

In the vibrant tapestry of Hong Kong’s non-profit landscape, ILM proudly stands at the forefront, championing causes that resonate deeply with our commitment to Ethnic Minority (EM) empowerment and broader social well-being. Our strategic partnerships with prominent NGOs exemplify our dedication to fostering positive change in key areas such as Women Empowerment, Youth Support, and Mental Well-being.

1. Project Dignity: Empowering Abilities for Inclusive Employment

One of our endeavors is Project Dignity, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at empowering individuals with disabilities or special needs. Through specialized training programs, we strive to enhance their skills and facilitate pathways to meaningful employment, fostering an inclusive society that values diversity.

2. Mind Matters with HKUST Division of Public Policy: Breaking the Silence on Mental Health

Teaming up with the HKUST Division of Public Policy, ILM is actively engaged in the Mind Matters project. This collaborative effort seeks to destigmatize conversations around mental health, providing strategies to overcome stress, and offering mental first aid. By addressing these critical aspects, we contribute to creating a supportive environment that nurtures mental well-being within our community.

ILM believes in the power of collaboration. If you share our passion for creating positive social impact, we welcome individuals and organizations alike to join hands with us. Whether you are driven by a commitment to Women’s Empowerment, Youth Development, Mental Health Advocacy, or other social causes, your collaboration can be a catalyst for change. Reach out to us, and let’s create a brighter and more inclusive future together. Together, we can make a difference.