Last week Justice Centre Hong Kong launched an exciting new campaign called Hungry for Change. Many people have already signed up to our challenge to eat like a refugee for three days, to raise awareness of what some of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable people go through just to survive in our city of plenty, and to encourage the Hong Kong government to improve the current system.
What would make you run as fast as you can? For many of the refugees we are working with here at Justice Centre, they ran as fast and as long as they could from their torturers, prison guards, murderous extremist militias, rapists, etc. They ran for their lives.
If you have a Facebook account and are breathing, there’s a good chance you have recently been ‘tagged’ to take the Ice Bucket Challenge. The idea of daring someone to dump a bucket of ice water on their head or donate to the US-based ALS Association should they choose NOT take up the challenge, has gone viral and has so far led to the beneficiary charity raising almost their entire year of funding through donations in a matter of weeks.
Working at Justice Centre as a Young Advocate for four weeks has been an inspiring experience. My name is Terri Ha; I have just turned 17 and am an aspiring law student. I came to Justice Centre on my first day with the perception of it being like any other law internship for a High School student – sitting idly on my thumbs for a month, serving the occasional coffee to a senior member of the Centre, while being given piles of complicated, incomprehensible documents to read through. Boy, was I wrong.