Creative Beings @ Sham Shui Po


Creative Beings @ Sham Shui Po


The Community Chest of Hong Kong


Future Talent, Generation You




Youth Programme

Mobilising creative talents to reshape the community


Creative Beings @ Sham Shui Po is a future talent programme nurturing creative talent for social impact. The 5-month programme offers local youth a unique “work x life x community” experience, during which participants will develop their talents through an apprenticeship at local creative businesses in Sham Shui Po, and pilot social innovation projects to reimagine new possibilities together with the community. The programme is spearheaded by SVhk and supported by The Community Chest of Hong Kong.

Creative Partner: SONOVA
NGO Partner: Chinese YMCA


SVhk as a programme organiser and incubator, mainly facilitating collaboration between youth and Sham Shui Po community partners to develop social innovation practices and positive changes in the district



24 youth aged 18-25 embarked on a journey to unleash the power of creative being, including from Nov 2021 – Late Mar 2022:

  • A 5-day bootcamp to rediscover potential, purpose and possibilities to make an impact. Featuring a 3-day-2-night in-camp experience with workshops and sharing by changemakers, industry experts & community members
  • A 2-month apprenticeship for youth to gain working experiences at a local business and receive mentorship from creative entrepreneurs (Please refer to the Programme Booklet)
  • A 2-month creative residency for youth to initiate and pilot innovative community projects in partnership with local businesses to reimagine the Sham Shui Po district
  • Common room gatherings and social innovation workshops for co-creation amongst youth and with cross-sector leaders
  • One-on-one life-coaching sessions to explore career and life paths
  • A final showcase event to share journey learnings and outcomes 


In uncertain times of change, how would you choose to BE? Join us to explore the intersections of life, work and community with an online festival celebrating Creative Beings @ Sham Shui Po (心浪潮@深水埗) – a 5-month apprenticeship and creative residency programme bringing together local youth with creative businesses in Sham Shui Po to create collective impact, hosted by Social Ventures Hong Kong.

In three evenings of fireside chats and project showcases, we will gather participating youth, creative entrepreneurs, community organisations and cross-sector changemakers to share innovative solutions for positive change. From future talent development to the social responsibility of local businesses, the impact of art, culture and community collaboration, let us search for a new way of being in this city.


?? RSVP NOW:  (first come first served)
Date: 2022/3/23-25
Format: Online (Zoom linkprovided upon confirmation of attendance)
Language: Cantonese
Fee: Free
Enquiries: [email protected]




▊ 3/23 (6:00-8:30pm)

“Sham Shui Po is Still Sham Shui Po?”
Speakers: Pat (Founder, Wontonmeen) / James (Founder, One Seventh Bookshops & RollingBooks) / Francis (Founder & CEO, Social Ventures Hong Kong) / Harmony (Head of Community Ventures, Social Ventures Hong Kong) / Community member

“Why We Work. Apprenticeship Reimagined”
Speakers: Jason (CEO, MWYO)  / June (Apprentice, RIP88) / @Kate (Apprentice, The Soulroom) / Stanley (Founder, Neighbor Barbershop) / Steven (Chief Impact Evangelist, Social Ventures Hong Kong)


▊ 3/24 (6:00-8:30pm) 

“The Journeying Bookshop”
Speakers: Yat Ming (Founder, Book Punch) / Yuen & Obie  (Apprentice, Book Punch) / Candy & Oscar (Apprentice, One Seventh Bookshops) 

“Creating From Scratch: Art, Music & Community”
Speakers: Vicky (Founder, Every Life Is A Song) / Wong Tin Yan (Founder, Form Society) / Sharon (Apprentice, Form Society) / Kelvin (Apprentice, Wontonmeen)

“Discovering The Meaning Of Life At The Heart of Sham Shui Po”
Speakers: Pasu (RIP88, Founder) / Aris & Sara (Apprentice, RIP88) / Kayan (Apprentice, Wontonmeen) / Vienna (The Soulroom) / RIP88


▊3/25 (5:30-8:00pm)

“Innovations By Local F&B”
Kay (Co-founder, YEARS) / Kenny (Co-founder and Director of Strategic Partnership, Wada Bento) / Edwin (Founder, Colour Brown) / Raymond & Jo (Apprentice, Colour Brown)

“Community Health And Wellbeing”
Sham Shui Po District Health Center / Jacky (Co-founder, Showa Optical) / Michelle & Vanessa (Apprentice, Showa Optical) / Victo (Apprentice, Neighbor Barbershop) 

“Community Edutainment”
Speakers: Corane (Circular Fashion Programme Manager, Redress)  / Max (Founder, Joduchoho & Okapi) / Lisa (Apprentice, Redress) / Anna & Elsa (Apprentice, Joduchoho) / Edith (Head of Imagication, SVhk)





  • Book Punch 
  • Colour Brown 
  • Form Society 
  • Joduchoho 
  • Neighbor Barbershop
  • One Seventh Bookshop @ Tai Nan Street 
  • Redress
  • RIP 88 
  • Showa Optical 
  • The Soulroom 
  • Wontonmeen 


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