We are now living in a society which people consume goods or services for reasons beyond their basic use-value and that is slowly destroying our environment and possibly affecting our family relationships. Lee Kum Kee family Foundation is collaborating with Wofoo Social Enterprises for a one year “S.Living@Happy Family” project to promote the concept of simple living through different activities. Through this project, we would like to encourage more families to adopt simple lifestyle to reduce environmental hazards and improve family relationships.
The ageing issue is getting worse in Hong Kong. The retirement population is growing rapidly, and they are looking for a positive and dynamic lifestyle. The Gearing Up for Third Age & Multi-Generational Capacity Building project is expected to help third agers equipping their future challenges and build harmonious multi-generational family relationships in an aging society.
In order to promote the mutual attention and linkage of family members and promote the participation and promotion of different sectors, the Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation has set up a "Loving Family School Project--Family Seeds Fund". Hoping that schools can use the grant, resources and materials on loving family learning platforms, design and implement projects and activities in the school to promote happy family relationships. Students are expected to participate in learning activities, to understand the family values and to build good family relationships with their families. Details of Family Seeds Fund (Click here to download) Application form (Click here to download) Suggested contents of the questionnaire (For student/ For students' family)
"The Pledge of Generations of Love" project is co-hosted by Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation and Golden Age Foundation. This project is to impart to the general public the message of love from generation to generation. It aims to encourage individuals in society to manifest love through actions in daily family lives. By using intergenerational activities, family ties can be strengthened; unity among members can be increased; integration of all ages and generations can be motivated. It is here that the theory of "Prevention before sickness" will be brought up to promote Healthy Families. Through the potentials of such families, a harmonious society can be built.
The tension between the mother-in-law (or father-in-law) and daughter-in-law, different parenting methods in two generations of parents will lead to intergenerational conflicts easily. This affects the individual's mental health and family functions. The “Education Project for Multi-generation families” project has been implemented for three years and has successfully assisted multi-generational families to establish positive harmonious relationships and arouse the community’s awareness. In view of this, the Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation once again sponsored the Hong Kong Family Welfare Society to continue this project. It hopes to deepen and promote harmonious intergenerational family relationships through the establishment of multi-generational family education research.
The Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation organizes Loving Family scriptwriting competition to promote happy family relationships. The public are invited to submit short film screenplays based on the theme of “Spending quality time with family”. The "Best Screenplay" award-winning work will be made into a short film and shared on social media to promote the family health value, happy family relationships, and social harmony. Online application form and submission (ended on October 31) Script Template (click here)
Family health has a positive impact on a harmonious society, and children are the future of society. The healthy growth of children is closely linked with good family relationships. Spending more time with children and enjoying happy time with each other helps strengthen mutual attention and connection. To promote Happy Family Relationships, the Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation organizes Loving Family Children Song Composition Competition. We hope to through the creativity of the music creators to compose the melody and lyrics with the family value, spending quality time with family. Through the children's songs as a medium for inculcating family health value from childhood and promoting social harmony. Enter the competition website
Loving Family: Cross-generation Reading Campaign has been launched for a year. The concept is recognized by all kindergartens and we succeeded in bringing the message to home. To extend the project and continue promoting students to understand more about their grandparents through stories and pull closer the relationships between three generations, Foundation supported the project again and try to build the belief further in school lives and academic curriculum. Evaluation Report 2016-2017
There are 40 thousand skip-generation families in Hong Kong (HKBU, 2010). Many of the grandparents-as-parents in these families are under high stress. Because of this, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong is funded by the Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation. In October 2018, a one-year project of "Grand Support – Support Service for Grandparents & Community" will be launched. Through Grand Club, workshops and other programmes, to further strengthen grandparents' confidence and establish a network of peers so that they can get mutual support and positive change. Besides, practical wisdom is accumulated in the project and shall be shared among the field of social welfare and the general public by publication and short film. Awareness of the issue will be raised and hence attract more supports.
A nuclear family is formed by two loving individuals. In additional to understand and improve marital relationship, in-laws relationship is also a core subject lead to most discussion. Many studies have found that stress-law marriage or relationship can be an obstacle to establishing a harmonious family. With the next generation arrives, parent-child and grandchild relationship also bring new impact and challenges for the family members. Many women, and other members, feel the pressure and stress when getting along with in-laws and thus affecting the family harmony and personal mental health. In view of this, Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation funded the education project by Hong Kong Family Welfare Society from October 2015 for three years. The aim is to provide family education and support services to help multi-generation families establish a positive family harmony intergenerational relations, and to arouse the attention and awareness of needs of multi-generational family solidarity and inclusion. Project website Interview on CRHK Extended Reading: News 1 on Sky Post News 2 on Sky Post