From Dreamer to Change Maker
Can we actually make a difference in our society?
This was a frequently asked question during SVhk’s infancy back in 2007.
Today, we can claim a small success: the launch of Diamond Cab, the contribution of more
than 20,000 volunteer hours by over 120 professionals. Our ventures are changing hundreds
of lives and thousands of minds on issues covering disabilities, singleton elders, deviant youth,
and children from deprived families.
But this is just the beginning. Throughout our adventure, we continue to discover many more
social problems behind the surface of Asia’s world city. But we believe it is not the time
to blame, but the time to act and innovate.
Last but not least, I must extend our greatest appreciation to our team of dreamers and founding
supporters, the real change makers, who have made it possible for us to realize our dreams.
Mr. Francis Ngai
Founder & CEO
Social Ventures Hong Kong
Innovating Social Change
Hong Kong and other developed cities owe their economic success
very much to the entrepreneurship of their people. Nowadays,
the new generation uses the same entrepreneurial skills for
a different purpose. Social Ventures Hong Kong ("SVhk") is one
of the best examples.
SVhk, established in 2007, is dedicated to provide, through
its network of young professionals, their experience, skills,
discipline and limited financial support to help social enterprises
thrive and flourish. This creates social change and a culture of
caring in our society.
Action speaks louder than words. SVhk has groomed and
supported social enterprises including Dialogue in the Dark
HK, Fullness Hair Salon and Happy Grannies and the recently
launched Diamond Cab.
I am confident that the young professionals of SVhk will
continue to unleash their passion and entrepreneur spirit to find
creative solutions for the challenges of our society.
The Hon. Ronald Arculli, GBM, GBS, JP
Chairman of Honorary Advisory Committee
SVhk Foundation Limited
Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Non-Official Member of the Executive Council
of the HKSAR Government