Mr. Yiu Hung Chi
Honorary Treasurer of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises Limited (HKGCSE)
Executive Director of Hong Kong Employment Development Service (HKEDS)
Mr. Yiu Hung Chi is the Honorary Treasurer of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises Limited (HKGCSE). He is currently the Executive Director of Hong Kong Employment Development Service (HKEDS) and has been working in social service sector for more than thirty years. Mr Yiu leads his colleagues in providing vulnerable groups and grassroots labours proactively with employment services, training and retraining courses with the objectives of strengthening their job competencies and living skills and facilitating them to enter job market. With Mr Yiu’s initiative, HKEDS runs social enterprises to offer vulnerable groups and service targets with job opportunities and training placements.
Mr. Yiu wishes to see the social enterprise movement gain more important position in the government agenda as well as promoting a positive image to the public. He believes SE Chamber would be a platform to provide social enterprises and social entrepreneurs with networking and information exchange opportunities, and also to increase business opportunities.
About Hong Kong Employment Development Service (HKEDS)
The HKEDS is a non-profit making and charitable organization established in mid-2002 with the mission of "Continuing Development of Human Resources". It operates a wide range of employment services, training and retraining courses and job attachments for different vulnerable groups, such as the youth, older workers, and unemployed persons receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA), single parents, new arrivals, ethnic minorities, young probationers and ex-offenders. Each year, more than 5,000 persons participate in its training courses and employment services.
Apart from offering job opportunities and job experience to SEs’ employees, the Executive Director of HKEDS, Mr H C Yiu and his colleagues wish to advocate caring culture by operating social enterprises of escort services, minor repair and renovation, and cleansing services for the elderly. They also operate two shops in Kwun Tong and Kwai Chung respectively to provide the Chinese Traditional Medicine and massage therapy.