Community Development Project – Together We Care(港心廣愛)
JCI Kowloon slogan “Keep In Faith” in 2022, we want to focus on Community Development in this year. Community Development Project “Together We Care (港心廣愛)’’ launched in 2017. It aims to explore the social issues such as Health, Education, Housing issue and Environment Protection in Hong Kong. We explored the elderly’s health 一 Dementia with the theme “Best Friend of Dementia 最佳腦朋友”in 2017 as Hong Kong has become an aging society rapidly. In 2018, we explored Face Equality with the theme “Unique Faces” to raise public awareness on the inequality of people with facial disfigurement.
Together We Care is a Community Development project organized by JCI Kowloon since 2017. We aim to explore and raise awareness of different social issues in Hong Kong. We have done the topics on:
2017 – “Best Friend of Dementia”
2018 – “Face Equality”
2019 – “Mental Health”
2020 – “Mental Health of Parents & Children”
2021 – “Mental Health of Miscarriage”
2022 Together We Care – Pet Emotional Care 寵物有”情”
1. Raise the public awareness of pets emotional care (especially many stray animals were suffered injuries in both physical and mental)
2. Learn the pets emotional health through their behaviors
3. Enhance the interaction & improve relationship between pets & owners
4. Fulfill Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
To provide a lecture to raise social awareness of pet emotional care and improve the relationship between pets and owners.
We have invited two guest speakers(Dr Angel Ngo – Veterinarian & Kay – Pets Trainer) to share some information about pets’ emotions and their experience on how to improve the relationship between pets and owners.
Many people think that eating enough for pets is enough, but in fact, pet emotions have always been ignored by most people. Knowing the emotions of pets is the key to improving the relationship between pets and their owners.
Organizing a dog shelter visit to raise social awareness of pet emotional care (especially many stray animals were suffered injuries in both physical and mental)
JCI Kowloon Community Development Flagship Project – Together We Care “Dog Shelter Visit” which was hosted by JCI Kowloon on 17 July . We gave a show and prepared food for dogs at Lucky Dog Shelter. Lucky Dog Shelter started since 2015 and is an accredited charity which provide living place (in Kam Tin) and daily care support to abandoned dogs.
In addition, in order to support the needs of dogs in Lucky Dog Shelter, we are organizing a fundraising about dog food donation. The dog food is made with high quality and easy-to-digest ingredients.
Reducing abandonment and adopting more pets is a key to protecting pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!
To Provide a dog massage workshop for dog lovers & dog protectors to let dog owners learn dog massage techniques and learn how the Healthcare management of the dogs.
We will invite a pet massage tutor to hold a pet massage workshop. Through the workshop, owners can learn more about the meaning of their pets’ behaviors. In addition, it can help to enhance the interaction between pets and owners.
Trainer Portfolio: Pauline Lai
– Founder of Pets4Motion Rehabilitation Centre
– certified Canine Massage Therapist
– 1st HK member of the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT)
– interviewed by various media: (香港電台鏗鏘集、星島日報、經濟日報、門路、毛城城、Smart Pet Pet)
JCI Kowloon Community Development Flagship Project – Together We Care “Dog Massage workshop” which will be hosted by JCI Kowloon on 26 Nov. Pet massage can provide emotional assistance in the early stage of or when a problem occurs in a furry dog; just like a person, massage for a furry dog can relax the body, stabilize the mood, improve circulation and increase the flexibility of physical activity. 5 minutes a day in contact with the fur baby can not only master the changes in the body, but also relieve the stress and bad mood of the whole day.