2017 – HONG KONG UNISON

RIGHT START FOR ETHNIC MINORITY CHILDREN

Issues to be addressed:

  1. Intergenerational poverty of ethnic minorities in Hong KongHong Kong Unison_icon
  2. Lack of support and strategy in the teaching and learning for ethnic minority kindergarten children
  3. Racial discrimination faced by ethnic minority families at kindergarten admission
  4. Unpreparedness of teachers and frontline staff on teaching ethnic minority children
  5. Inadequate access to education information by ethnic minority parents

Project focus:

Advocate for an inclusive and equitable early childhood education for the development of ethnic minority children

Objectives:

  1. To advocate an education policy (including early childhood education) that embraces racial diversity, allowing ethnic minorities to have equal access to education and to participate successfully in the education process
  2. To promote mainstream free kindergartens to adopt an open and non-discriminatory admission policy
  3. To advocate support to enable ethnic minority kindergarten children develop and achieve Chinese language proficiency comparable to the Chinese peers

Descriptions:

The project strives to advocate equal opportunities policies in schools and training to strengthen all staff and teachers on culturally-responsive and -sensitive classrooms; and work to enhance family support so that ethnic minority parents can make informed choices for their children’s development

Expected no. of beneficiaries: 6,150