In the past few years, the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened poverty, with unemployment and insufficient work opportunities affecting many low-income families. Children living in poverty are the most vulnerable group, with one in every four children living in poverty. Despite being an international metropolis, Hong Kong still faces severe wealth disparity, with many impoverished children suffering from malnutrition and even hunger.
In response to this, our school has participated in the “Enjoying Lunch Together, Walking Hand in Hand” program initiated by Hana-musubi and the academic community. This program aims to raise awareness of food issues through educational activities, while promoting ESG principles (Environmental, Social, and Governance) by onigiri donation to assist underprivileged children and support sustainable agricultural development.
The purpose of our school's participation in this activity is to encourage students to pay attention to food safety and sustainable agriculture, understand social issues and engage in critical thinking, while cultivating important values such as responsibility, empathy, care, and a sense of responsibility among students.