To restore dignity, justice & hope to the marginalised & vulnerable in Hong Kong
through the attainment of human rights.
Who Are We?
We give care and hope to the most vulnerable and marginalised. Our work fall into three main initiatives:
RAS - Refugee and Asylum Seeker Ministry provides financial aid and support to this community of vulnerable people in Hong Kong.
OPP - The School of Opportunity is the education initiative if VCSL, aiming to provide educational enhancement for the less fortunate members of Hong Kong.
STOP - Stop Trafficking Of People, exists to end human trafficking in and through Hong Kong.
READ OUR STORY IN DETAILHistory of VCSL
WHAT IMPACT HAS VCSL MADE SO FAR?
VCSL currently serves over 600 refugees and asylum seekers. In the recent HKCSS 'Social Impact Assessment' the results showed over a 5 year period service users of VCSL physical abilities, sense of worth, financial condition, language abilities & inter personal relation had all improved by 87%...
REFUGEESAs of 1967. the United Nations Refugee Convention Article 1 states that 'A refugee is defined as a person who, "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion." '
ASYLUM SEEKERSThere are an estimated 7000 asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong. This chart shows the country of origin for VCSL's refugee population. They are people who have left their country of origin and have applied for refugee status. They must wait as asylum seekers until the decision has been made regarding their status.
Victims of Human TraffickingVictims of trafficking are those who are traded for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. Approximately 30 million of people are trafficked in the world today. Hong Kong, a developed city, is believed to be both a hub and destination for human trafficking, yet it does not have comprehensive anti-trafficking laws to tackle the issue.
Assistance for the RAS community will be provided to all eligible members in need, irrespective of their faith, beliefs, age, race, country of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and everything else - without exception.