It is with great excitement that we invite you to participate in OneSky’s Campaign for All Children, a USD 20 million effort to build a better future for the disadvantaged children of Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. With your support and in collaboration with a caring community, OneSky will put to work lessons learned during 20 years of early intervention to benefit young children at risk, and create the OneSky Global Centre for Early Childhood Development.
The Hidden Need
Despite its real estate boom and apparent prosperity, the yawning gap between rich and poor in Hong Kong is wider than ever and shows no signs of diminishing. One in five children live in poverty. One in ten lives with a single parent. Families of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable children also include the unemployed, new arrivals, ethnic minorities, and teenage mothers. New arrivals, in particular, have a poverty rate of 30.1% compared to the overall average of 14.7%.
A capital campaign, with the objective of raising a minimum of HK $158 million for the creation of a sustainable foundation for the Centre, began in 2018 with a feasibility study, and will continue until we have reached our goal. Our hope is to do so within two years. Start-up and first year operating costs are budgeted at HK $26 million. Happily, that initial funding is now secured and the project is now underway.