Project Spark HK
a community of volunteer teachers and refugee children working together to
spark hopeful futures
We believe that all children
(regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, home country or beliefs)
can contribute great things to the world if armed with core academic skills, confidence, and a passion for learning.
We believe that caring, professional teachers
are uniquely equipped to help refugee children become confident, independent learners capable of making meaningful contributions to the world.
The challenges refugee children in
Hong Kong face are not small
...but neither are they insurmountable
They live below the poverty line, in families affected by trauma, and with restricted access to basic government services as small as a library card and as large as adequate healthcare. These conditions make progressing smoothly in school difficult. Understandably, many of our students are below grade level and most have learning gaps.
Our teachers and students work together to build:
numeracy, and technology
in academic skills, natural abilities, and who they can become
They work in teams of two
Teachers and students meet one-to-one every week (either once or twice) to focus on math, English, and technology skills. A one-to-one relationship makes it easier for teachers to identify and address learning gaps and easier for our students to develop a positive learning relationship with the teacher.
When learning is fun, students feel more confident in what they can do and who they can become, and teachers no longer "work" but enjoy their passion to teach.
They have fun doing it!
(They're the best!)
Meet our teachers
I am a primary school English teacher who loves running, cycling, and the outdoors.
I am an secondary school technology teacher who collects retro sneakers.
I teach 9 year-olds and am a musician, singer, and songwriter.
I am a primary school teacher and
a certified kids mindfulness and yoga instructor.
Meet our students
(They're the greatest!)
I am 10 years old
and I love to paint
My home country is Rwanda.
I am 8 years old
and love to ride my scooter and work in puzzle books . My home country is Indonesia
11 years old
and I love to read books about girls my age. My home
country is Rwanda.
I am 6 years old
and I love cars.
My home country
As a small note, we respectfully do not post photos of our students for the safety of the students and their families. But we do love posting their artwork!