The Child Development Fund (CDF) was established with an injection of $300 million by the Government in 2008. It developed a positive learning and working attitude for grassroots children and youths in the long run as well as significantly improving their social skills, problem-solving abilities, resource management and future planning.
The Fund aims to provide children with more personal development opportunities. Through establishing
and implementing personal development plans, children are encouraged to plan their future, cultivate
positive outlook on life and develop habit of building assets.
Service Areas/ Scopes
Hong Kong Island, Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong districts
Lingnan Hang Yee Memorial Secondary School, St. Francis Xavier's School Tsuen Wan, Cumberland Presbyterian Church Yao Dao Secondary School, CUHK FAA Thomas Cheung Secondary School, Cotton Spinners Association Secondary School and Lingnan Secondary School
Aged 10 – 16 / Primary 4 – Secondary 4 Students
100 Students (Community-based Project)
50 Students (School-based Project)
Students will go through the following stages in the project::
Three Key Components
(1) Personal Development Plan
Participants draw up their Personal Development Plan (PDP) with specific development goals under
the guidance of social workers and mentors. During the course, children are provided with relevant basic training.
Be the volunteer mentor! Participants will be matched with a mentor to obtain guidance throughout
the three-year programme. A mentor is expected to assist participants to establish and implement their PDP
with specific goals and share their personal growth experience.
(3) Targeted Savings
Targeted Savings encourages participants to set a monthly saving target of HK$200 over a two-year period. The participating children can start using their savings in the middle of second year for implementing their PDPs which is limited to their own saving portion.
PDP which is limited to their own saving portion.
- Moreover, corporate and/or private donors, contribute to a 1:1 matching fund for the savings. Participants will also be given a one-off specific matching fund of HK$4,800 from the Government (HK$3,000 will be given in the case of targeted savings below HK$125 per month) at the end. Each child can achieve up to a maximum sum of HK$14,400 to implement their PDP upon programme completion.
Children aged between 10 to 16 or currently a Primary 4 to Secondary 4 student;and whose family is fulfilled at least one condition
- earning a household income less than 75% of the median monthly domestic household income;
- receiving financial assistances including: the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance; the Working Family Allowance ;
- full grants from student finance schemes administered by the Student Finance Office.
Be a Mentor!
We welcome applications from those who meet the following criteria:
- Aged 21 or above;
- With Form 5 education level or above;
- Having integrity, strong moral principles and committed to youth work and the three-year project;
- No criminal record in Hong Kong or overseas (Mentors are required to complete and submitthe “Declaration of (Non) Conviction of Offence”);
- Completion of 7 basic mentor training courses;
- Willing to work under supervision and guidance of Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service;
- Willing to be a role model of children, share personal development experience with participating children and parents and assist them to establish and implement their PDP;
- Willing to meet your mentee at least once a month, including interview or phone calls for any update.
Training Content and Support
- ·Mentor Training
Training sessions include the guidance for mentor to establish a trust relationship, effective communication skills, counseling skills, financial management concepts etc.
- Mentor Sharing
Outstanding mentor will share their experience and support each other.
- Supporting Channel
Including diversity channel to support mentor, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, mobile phone, and email.
- ·Church Meeting for providing guidance, support and caring to the mentors.
Mentor Award Scheme
Certificate for Outstanding Mentorship
Present to mentors who attended 6 training activities during the first 2 years and met his/ her mentee at least once a month, including interview or phone calls.
Outstanding Mentorship (Gold)
Present to mentors who attended 16 training activities during the first 2 years and met his/ her mentee regularly once a month, including interview or phone calls.
Outstanding Mentorship (Silver)
Present to mentors who attended 14 training activities during the first 2 years and met his/ her mentee at least once a month, including interview or phone calls.
Outstanding Mentorship (Bronze)
Present to mentors who attended 12 training activities during the first 2 years and met his/ her mentee at least once a month, including interview or phone calls.
Promotion Leaflet Page 1 (Chinese only)
Promotion Leaflet Page 2 (Chinese only)
Application and Enquiry
School-based Application Form (Chinese only)
Hong Kong Island
Address: Room 1501-1505, 15/F, Lancashire Centre, 361 Shau Kei Wan Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: 3188 9004
Fax: 3188 9934
Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong District
Address: 31 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: 6280 0865
Fax: 3188 9934