Hans Andersen Club 2017-2018 Service Impact

Total no. of participants served: 106,297

Service Session: 9,626


1.Evidence-based research support storytelling

Collaborated with Department of Applied Social Science of the City University of Hong Kong, HAC launched the "Read to Change” programme. Over 200 primary students joined the programme. It was found that the emotional control, personal conduct and social skills of the children were enhanced after joining storytelling related sessions.

  • Provided over 3,500 quality picture books in six centres all over Hong Kong.
  • No. of beneficiaries on storytelling service: 13,086
  • No. of storytelling sessions: 1,294


2. Sowing reading seeds in the community

  • Corporate volunteers and trained childrenmembers accumulate visited 100 solitaryelderlyliving on LammaIsland.Love and care wereconveyed via storytelling anddramaperformances, enhancing theculture of social inclusion on the small island.
  • 160 elderly storytellers will be trained to serve over 4,000 children and families.


3.Overcome hurdle with special education need children

  • Twenty primary school students who have been diagnosed with Special Education Need (SEN) were paired up with ten undergraduate students. Through a one-on-two tutorial interaction. After the intensive training course, it is encouraging to note that 75% of the participants have reported positive changes in the process of perception and cognition.



4. Revive remote community

  • The "Slow Walkers in Tai O” programme successfully combined the beautiful natural environment of this Lautau fishing village with green picture books. To help Tai O to continue to grow in a sustainable way, HAC focused on developing this area into an "asset-based community”.

  • Lamma Story Garden: Through creative stories and eco-tour, parents and children can release their pressure from the city and experience the healing power of the nature.

  • Benefit 400 participants yearly.


5.Sustainable community network

  • Provided storytelling workshops for over 300 schools, libraries, NGOs and companies with 3,000 participants. All these participants will generate a ripple effect within their own families and community in the development of storytelling.

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Hans Andersen Club (HAC) cherishes the cooperation with different stakeholders in serving our target clients. In the past, we have worked together with many organisations, collaborating on various projects and activities, e.g. activities of volunteering, professional-training, fundraising and donation in kind. We sincerely thank all for their support and encouragement. Their help enables us to put our mission, "Cherish our Children, Cultivate our Community", into practice.

HAC is a member of Hong Kong Council of Social Service, we are also entitled to use the Wise Giving Charity logo. It represents a charity listed on www.wisegiving.org.hk which is accountable and makes information available to the public, so as to enable donors to better understand its work, governance and finances.
As a local charitable organization to be listed on the Wise Giving website, HAC is:

  1. operates in HKSAR and possess a valid registration;
  2. being recognized as tax-exempt charitable institutions under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance;
  3. fulfill and comply to the 5 Wise Giving Charity Accountability Standards; and
  4. willing to disclose and regularly update the agency's accountability information on the Wise Giving website.


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