Refugee Connect is a student-led organisation in Hong Kong in partnership with the Refugee Union. Our mission is to empower refugees and asylum seekers, particularly women. We aim to help them connect with families, society and most importantly, themselves.
By law, refugees cannot work - therefore, they rely on the meagre government aid of $3200 a month to survive. This not only prevents them from accessing many essential resources in Hong Kong, but it also strips away an important aspect of their humanity - dignity. To alleviate this, Refugee Connect launched Project Link by Link, an arts and crafts workshop for refugee women to help channel their creativity and regain their dignity with something they made with their own two hands.
After a series of workshops, the end products are for sale. To access our order form and purchase our products, please click this link: . Follow our Instagram page @refugeeconnecthk for more updates.
By purchasing these handmade products and/or donating, you are supporting these refugee women and making a positive change in their lives. All proceeds will be given to the Refugee Union, who will distribute it amongst our refugee participants and help them buy mobile data cards, something that they often do not have access to due to lack of disposable income. These mobile data cards will help them stay 'connected' with their families back in their home countries, as well as with Hong Kong society in general.
“It is the obligation of every person born in a safer room to open the door when someone in danger knocks.” - Dina Nayeri
Your support truly means a lot to us and we thank you in advance.