Move Forward in the midst of Challenges
It was a year of uproars in Hong Kong. The society was full of conflicts among Hong-Kongers and in between China and Hong Kong. Arguments were unceasing. On one hand, all these made social services seem harder to step forward. On the other hand, these issues revealed the importance of social services, which could give warmth to this wounded society.
The Government launched different policies in regard to issues and needs cried out from the society, which included elderly, poverty, employments of young people and early-childhood education issues. The Government seemed to respond to the problems, but the industry was tired of working them all out. C & M A is just a small medium sized organization. It was not easy for us to respond to all these demands and to meet the Government's criteria on our endeavor basis. Despite all these challenges and difficulties, it is our heart to help those in need at the end.
We will keep running our current elderly services, such as physiotherapy service and Good Companion scheme, etc. These were launched according to the needs of the elderly. We were also preparing hard for a revised plan for our children service according to Education Bureau, so that our children and parents could receive the best service. Meanwhile, owing to Social Welfare Department's Best Practice Manual, our organization had to make response and changes accordingly. We got all our hands full but with a shortage of manpower. Our staff gave their best and together moved forward in the midst of all these challenges.
C & M A Social Service served the community based on the love of Christ. We are so willing to be a people-oriented organization to help the needy, especially the deprived group. We can foresee that there will still be many difficulties, yet we will put our shoulders to the wheel such that the needy can be reached.
(From Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Union of Hong Kong Ltd. 2014-15 Annual Report of Social Service）