Society for Community Organisation (SoCO)
We want to give back to society and continually strive to be more compassionate, empathetic and giving to those less fortunate than ourselves. In doing so, we created our SWIM (Swimming With Integrity and Meaning) program to help build awareness and donate free swimming classes to the underprivileged. We have been lucky to partner with the Society for Community Organisation (SoCO) because we share common values. Formed in 1972, SoCO is an incorporated, non-profit-making and non-governmental community organisation that firmly believes everyone should be entitled to equal rights. We also hope to inspire and pass on these important life values to our members.
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R.U.N (Rebuild. Unite. Nurture.)
One of HKSA's very own head coaches, Janet Wu, has been dedicating her time to an NGO called R.U.N (then, Free to Run) for the past two years. Janet has been actively coaching women refugees in Hong Kong and is passionate about integrating HKSA's mission and goals alongside her work with R.U.N refugees.
HKSA hopes to continue their work with R.U.N by incorporating new swimming programmes for teenager refugees in Hong Kong. You can read more about this awesome NGO below!
Words from R.U.N head, Virginie Goethals.
One year ago, Janet generously reached out to RUN NGO and has kickstarted a swimming program to teach 30 adult refugee women victims of trauma on a weekly basis. The majority of the refugee women had never been in a pool, and thanks to Janet's coaching they all acquired basic skills in just a few weeks. Janet's calm, professional and systematic approach makes swimming easy even for adult beginners. She will provide the necessary confidence to the most resistant fish in he water, and will keep providing attainable goals for all. Janet has boosted our sport programme in a fantastic way, her next goal is to teach our women ocean swimming.