The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA)
Founded in 1936, The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) has been established to serve children and youth throughout different eras with its need-specific and community-based service in its comprehensive service network. As time goes and with the rapid changes of Hong Kong, BGCA has been continuously evolving to meet the changing needs of our society and to offer all-round support to our young generation through a balanced development approach.
In recent years, BGCA has paid special attention to the early childhood development of children. Aside from actively developing service for young children, we have also integrated the concept of “early intervention” in early childhood development into different service areas. We have additionally developed “Child Alliance” which is a platform linking up different sectors, to encourage an exchange of ideas on children’s personal growth issues, and to promote social policies that are conducive to children’s development. At the same time, BGCA has continued to expand its innovative service, such as providing an online support platform for emotionally distressed youth, creating Makerspaces that focus on innovative thinking, and establishing the Youth ImpACT Award, which encourages youth to apply and practise human-centered design on social service innovation.
Our Vision and Mission:
- To help children and youths attain a well-balanced moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic development
- To nurture children and youths to become contributing citizens
- To strengthen the functioning of families
- To raise parental and social awareness of our younger generation's welfare, particularly of disadvantaged groups. Through concerted efforts of service recipients and the general public, we strive for children's and young people's rights
Our key work foci:
- Alleviating child poverty
- Assisting children with special educational needs
- Fostering child and youth mental health
- Encouraging social participation