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2008
25 May

Young trainees from social enterprise support donation activity for Sichuan earthquake

"Road to Green - Striving for a Young New World" social enterprise, jointly organized by New World Development Company Limited ("NWD", Hong Kong stock code: 17) and Tuen Mun Youths Association ("TMYA"), successfully concluded the clothing donation activity held in Yat Tung Shopping Center and Fu Tung Shopping Center in Tung Chung on 23 and 24 May. The activity aimed at collecting used clothes from the public and recycling them to raise the fund for the earthquake-affected areas. 

The two-day activity was concluded successfully with more than 4.5 tonnes used clothes collected, thanks to the support from the public, particularly Tung Chung residents. The fund raised will be donated to Sichuan province via the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR. 

Meanwhile, some young trainees of the social enterprise, "Road to Green - Striving for a Young New World" participated in the activity. Mr Adrian Cheng, Executive Director of NWD said, "I hope that this clothing donation activity will provide the youths in this enterprise a valuable opportunity to learn to care about our country and community." 

Pan Li Li, one of the trainees supporting the activity said, "I am glad to support this meaningful activity. This allows me to understand that we can help people with our hearts and confidence. Also, the event not only helps donate money to the affected people, but also tells me the importance of caring to society and supporting charity events." 

Mr T C Wan, Chairman of TYMA said, "I would like to express my gratitude to the generous support of Tung Chung residents that make this activity such a success. We all hope those affected victims will return to normal life soon." 

"Road to Green - Striving for a Young New World" is an enterprise jointly funded by NWD and the Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme under the Home Affairs Department. It aims at providing extensive on-the-job training and job opportunities for young people in need, helping them rebuild confidence in their job prospects and re-integrate into society. The clothing donation activity not only supports the relief work in Sichuan, but also providing a valuable chance for the young people aged 15 to 25, with low working skills and lack of working experience, to concern about their society and support the affected people.