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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: Integrated Service Centre for Local South Asians (ISSA) is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

With the past 9 years’ effort, ISSA has successfully motivated many South Asian females stepping out for the development of their strengths and having active participation in the community. In coming 2 years, ISSA continues to focus on South Asian teenage girls and women, to empower them to achieve better social inclusion in Hong Kong and to render women-centred programmes to meet their specific needs.

We believe “everyone has strengths to help themselves as well as helping others”. Hence, ISSA persists in providing extensive platforms to develop and utilise their capacities, forming mutual support groups, building trustworthy and reciprocal relationships with their families, people of same or different ethnic origins and local organisations. We believe that the diverse and positive developments not only enhance the resilience of the South Asian females, but also benefit the creation of a sustainable, equitable and caring society.

Service Targets
  • Main targets of ISSA are South Asian female teens and adults who live, work or study in West Kowloon including Shamshuipo and Yau Tsim Mong districts.
  • Other targets of ISSA include family members of the South Asian females, other ethnic groups, local people and service providers from local organisations.
  1. To broaden South Asian females' life exposure
  2. To provide opportunities for South Asian females to explore, develop and utilise their strengths
  3. To enhance South Asian females' competence to cope with problems
  4. To enhance South Asian females' sense of self-worth and life satisfaction
  5. To facilitate South Asian females' active participation in the community
  6. To strengthen self-help and mutual help among South Asian females
  7. To facilitate mutual understanding and respect between local people and South Asian females
South Asian Ladies Mutual Support Groups
  • Groups are formed by South Asian ladies
  • Encourage ladies equip new knowledge and skills and cooperate to serve the community
  • Let ladies gain more practical experiences in running business
  • Facilitate self-help and mutual help in the South Asian communities
  1. The "GURU" Groups
    • South Asian female adults who would like to further develop their interests as skills for individual growth and community benefit are welcome to join the “Guru” group.
    • Ladies can enhance their skills on specific area such as cooking and handicraft, acquire basic programme planning and organising skills, and develop leadership skills, etc.

    • Current groups include:
      “Be the Cooking Guru”
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      Interest classes were conducted by the Cooking Gurus

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      “Be the Handicraft Guru”
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      Interest classes and vendor booths were conducted by the Handicraft Gurus
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  2. South Asian Women Action Team (SAWAT)
    • South Asian ladies from different age groups who would like to provide professional child care service to other South Asian families
    • Ladies will learn different knowledge and skills, such as the knowledge of child development, children with special needs, nursery and child-care skills, concept of environment safety and carers’ liabilities, etc.
Capacity Building Programmes
  1. Programmes For Teenage Girls
  2. Aims:

    • To broaden South Asian teenage girls’ life exposure
    • To enhance their self-understanding and self-esteem
    • To equip them with social skills in establishing effective personal relationship
    • To enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills
    • To facilitate them to set goals for their future

    Activities such as adventure-based training to enhance self-confidence, workshop to learn physical and psychological needs of the developmental stage, and workshop to identify personal strengths and weaknesses etc.

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  3. Programmes For Women
  4. Aims:

    • To widen South Asian women’s life exposure
    • To encourage them to develop their potentials
    • To strengthen their skills, knowledge and readiness to face problems encountered in their daily lives

    Activities such as programmes for enhancing physical and mental wellness, activities for knowing public services and policies, talks on home safety and child care and interest classes, etc.

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Other Services
  1. Volunteer Programmes
    • Encourage South Asian ladies to build up positive and sustainable social networks through participating different kinds of volunteer services.

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  2. Family Programmes
    • Welcome all South Asian ladies’ family members to join.
    • Aim to promote effective communication and supportive relationship between ladies and their family members.

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  3. Consultation hotline
    • Hotline number: 3188-2525
  4. Award Schemes
    • SHE-SHINES Award Scheme for South Asian female adults
    • KHUSHI Girls Award Scheme for South Asian female teens
Individual Membership
Family Membership
South Asians aged 10 or above South Asians aged 4 or above and apply with other family members
  • Membership is valid until 31 March 2019.
  • Members will receive latest programme information and enjoy membership benefits of ISSA.
Enroll and Exit from Service
  • Eligible persons can complete the application form and return to us by post or in person
  • Members could exit our service by giving a verbal request for termination to our staff
Opening Hours
Time/Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
10am - 1pm Closed Drop-in-Service
2pm - 6pm Closed Drop-in-Service
7pm - 10pm Closed Closed Closed Closed Enquiry

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Remark: Our centre is closed on Monday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

3188 2525
3188 0255
Room 604-605, 6/F Celebrity Commercial Centre, 64 Castle Peak Road, Shamshuipo, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Newsletter and Progam Highlights

Our ISSA Muskaan Issue 35 has been published. To know more about our upcoming activites and volunteer work opportunities.

ISSA Muskaan
Upcoming programme

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