Making a difference in the community through corporate and Talent expertise
We put our core purpose “Make our Home a Better Place to Live” into action by mobilising our Talents and company resources to generate long term social impact for the community at large. Together with our independently operated HKBN Talent CSI Fund, we’re committed to co-creating a stream of Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives which leverage our corporate strengths and Talent expertise to develop a better future, especially for youths.
Recent programme highlights:
Net’s Be Wise
Our children live in a world full of new digital media and technologies, as well as cyber risks! HKBN and HKBN Talent CSI Fund partnered with Junior Achievement Hong Kong to co-organise the “Net’s Be Wise” initiative. Our aim is to enhance the Digital Intelligence (DQ) of primary school students and offer solutions to any potential risks, free of charge. Launched in early 2018 for a duration of 18 months, this school-based initiative incorporates the internationally recognised DQ World online learning platform, as well as offline school workshops to help 2,000 children aged 8-12 acquire eight digital citizenship competencies, enabling them to make judicious decisions in cyberspace. We welcome primary schools from Hong Kong to join us in this initiative. For more details, please visit our dedicated page or contact our CSI Team: email@example.com
HKBN “PC Doctors”
Our award-winning “PC Doctors” initiative was first introduced in 2015. Through home visits, more than 30 HKBN broadband engineers volunteered their time to help diagnose and fix computers free of charge for Hong Kong’s underprivileged families. Like the vision behind our telecommunication services, this programme strives to enable Hong Kongers to enjoy the conveniences brought forward by technology, as well as narrow the digital divide for all. Over time, our PC Doctors expanded their generous work by also initiating a series of IT classes tailored around the everyday tech needs of children, underprivileged women and the elderly. Interested organisations can contact our CSI Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange “PC Doctors” services.
Youth Upward Mobility (YUM) Programme
Since September 2016, we joined the Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor’s YUM programme in its effort to help secondary school graduates who have under-performed in public examinations, develop their careers. To date, we have offered job opportunities for over 10 secondary school students, helping them develop professional skillsets as well as remain competitive members of society. Throughout this process, HKBN volunteers serve as career and life mentors for our mentees, who enjoy ample time-off to ensure they continue their education and participate in community volunteer services. This programme aims to invite more like-minded companies to join our efforts to help youths move upward in society.
The Hope Makers
To encourage wider eco-positive change through technical ingenuity, we partnered with HKBN Talent CSI Fund and MakerBay to organise “The Hope Makers programme” in early 2017. With help from our HKBN volunteers, this six-month programme, fusing education with friendly competition, empowered 25 university students to sink their teeth into series of eye-opening activities – ranging from a knowledge boot-camp to hands-on prototyping, as well as a Japan study trip. Based on the six waste reduction solutions created, our Hope Makers turned ideas into compelling real-world products. What’s more, participants had to pitch their ideas and face scrutiny from prospective investors – just like they would in the business world.
“E-Reading Program” for Man Kiu Association Primary School
In early 2018, HKBN Talent CSI Fund joined hands with us to sponsor the under-resourced Man Kiu Association Primary School to launch the “E-Reading Program”. Through this full revamp, new tablets and e-books were added to transform the school’s library, allowing students to benefit from current day technology via easy access to thousands of e-books both at school and from home. HKBN volunteers also accompanied the students for outings to Mui Wo and a local pineapple garden, where they snapped photos to publish their own augmented reality (AR) books.
HKBN Talent CSI Fund
Comprising a mix of HKBN Talents and community leaders, the HKBN Talent CSI Fund Board of Directors is responsible for monitoring the Fund’s governance and operations.
HKBN Talent CSI Fund (“Fund”) is an independently operated charity with an aim to help mitigate social issues and address community needs through people oriented and technology related social investment projects.
The Fund was first established in 2015 with an initial seed funding of HK$5 million from HKBN Co-Owners after completing the company’s IPO listing. In 2020, HKBN Co-Owners donated another 4 million HKBN shares (includes twice a year share dividends), with further shares pledged for donation in the future, to sustainably empower the Fund and its purposeful initiatives. To date, the Fund has organised over 35 projects which have touched the lives of over 6,000 beneficiaries, and is open to requests for funding of more community projects.
The Fund is a charitable institution exempt from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.