Student fundraising campaign for refugees raises over HKD$30,000 during pandemic

Updated: Nov 22, 2020

The Sha Tin College Student Council, led by Refugee Connect founder Sophia Zhang, raised HKD$31,958 for the Refugee Union through a month long fundraising campaign conducted online.

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Article published in the South China Morning Post Young Post about the students' efforts.

Adella, chair of the Refugee Union, meets with members of the Student Council at the Refugee Union centre in Sai Ying Pun.

The money raised helped refugees buy masks and other essential items amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. As refugees in Hong Kong live on scant government subsidies, it has become more difficult than ever to survive in the city, especially with rising prices for products during the pandemic. We hope that we were able to make a small difference in refugees' lives and we will continue to raise awareness about their plight.

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