At the heart of HKSC+ lies the spirit of benevolence and generosity. We firmly believe that every person, regardless of their socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or cultural background, deserves the opportunity to live a dignified, fulfilling life. As a privately owned clinic, we are committed to leveraging our resources and expertise to make a positive impact for those who are disadvantaged and marginalized. That’s why we are passionate about bringing our professionalism, top-quality care, and genuine compassion to different communities in need. Over the years, we have pioneered and actively participated in various give-back initiatives, which serve as a testament to our unwavering commitment to turning our words into actions and making a positive difference for individuals and communities. We will continue to strive towards a more equitable and just society.
Here are the highlights of initiatives HKSC+ has taken on over the years.
The SHINE Program
The SHINE Program We warmly welcome you to the SHINE Program, an initiative inaugurated in 2023, designed to offer complimentary sports injury prevention and performance enhancement training to economically disadvantaged, diverse young athletes in Hong Kong.
Recognizing the unique challenges faced by young athletes from ethnic minorities in accessing quality sports injury advice and resources due to the prevailing wealth gap, the SHINE Program is committed to leveling the playing field. Our goal is to ensure that every young athlete, irrespective of their background, has the opportunity to safeguard their health, prevent injuries, and optimize their performance.
As a participant in our program, you will gain access to a range of sports and health services at the esteemed Hong Kong Sports Clinic+, completely free of charge. This includes physiotherapy, chiropractic care, and strength and conditioning training. Our seasoned practitioners will collaborate with you to devise a program that is custom-made to suit your individual needs and aspirations.
Beyond practical training, we also offer education in injury prevention and management, as well as performance enhancement. These skills will serve you well throughout your life, both within and beyond the sporting arena. We firmly believe that by arming young athletes with the necessary tools and knowledge, we can foster a more robust, healthier, and inclusive sports community throughout Hong Kong.
The SHINE Program is devoted to empowering economically disadvantaged young athletes from diverse ethnic backgrounds in Hong Kong. We hold the conviction that every young athlete should have the chance to chase their dreams and thrive in all life areas. If you are between 12-21 years old, from an ethnic minority background, and engaged in sports, we cordially invite you to apply to the SHINE Program and embark on your journey towards achieving your goals.
For more information about the program and enrollment procedures, feel free to reach out to us via phone at 3709 2846, WhatsApp at 5533 1936, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Clinic for Foreign Domestic Helpers
The Free Clinic for Foreign Domestic Helpers is a program that provides free physiotherapy, chiropractic, and osteopathic services to Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong. We recognize that the Helpers face challenges due to their physically demanding work, emotional stress, and lack of access to quality healthcare.
At HKSC+, we initiated this program five years ago and have provided over 1000 hours (about 1 and a half months) of one-to-one treatment and rehabilitation services to hundreds of FDWs. Our aim is to help them take control of their health and improve their quality of life.
We are proud to provide free services to Foreign Domestic Helpers who need them and will continue to do so.
Despite the challenges that Foreign Domestic Helpers face, we have seen many inspiring stories of their perseverance and optimism. One of the prime examples is Hermilin Esmalla, a Helper from the Philippines who has been working in Hong Kong for 12 years.
Hermilin has always been active in various sports, including distance running and dragon boating, and is always looking for new challenges. Two years ago, she started playing tag rugby and fell in love with the game’s teamwork aspect, as well as its inclusive and welcoming community.
This year, Hermilin was selected to be part of the Hong Kong team in the 2023 Tag Rugby World Cup in Ireland. However, as the training and games leading up to the World Cup intensified, Hermilin developed a pain at the back of her knee, which was inhibiting her running and ability to play.
Through a friend’s recommendation, she started attending physiotherapy at HKSC+. Within two weeks of treatment and rehabilitation, Hermilin was running faster than ever and back to her top performance. We at HKSC+ continued to support her with physiotherapy up to her departure for the World Cup.
We are proud to have played a role in helping Hermilin realize this opportunity of her lifetime. Her story is a testament to the resilience and determination of Foreign Domestic Helpers, and we will continue to support them through the Free Clinic for Foreign Domestic Helpers program.
Her story was covered in South China Morning Post: link SCMP – Hermelin Esmalla shows age just a number, named in Hong Kong’s Tag Rugby World Cup squad
Fund Raising and Other Activities
Over the years, we have and continue to support causes that are close to our hearts through various fundraising and charitable activities.
Through in-house bake sales, engaging in fundraising events, and participating in charity runs, we have raised funds for numerous registered charities. We carefully select the charities we get involved with, ensuring that our contributions go towards organizations with a proven track record of making a positive impact.
In addition to fundraising, we have also taken meaningful action by collecting secondhand mobility aids. With these donations, we were able to provide underprivileged adults and children in Hong Kong with access to necessary equipment that they may not have had otherwise. This initiative allowed us to make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need, and we are proud to have been a part of it.