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) as below:
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.
To provide a workshop to learn more about pets emotional health through their behaviors
We will invite a pet Yoga tutor to hold a pet Yoga 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.
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)
We will organize a volunteer event with a dog shelter visit. Through the event, volunteers can get in touch with more stray dogs, understand the needs of stray dogs in Hong Kong, and help take care of the dogs. To let the public know about no demand no supply.
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. Reducing abandonment and adopting more pets is a key to protecting pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop!