The Origins of We R Family Foundation Limited
A widening gap between the rich and poor and an increasing number of cross-border marriages and single-parent families have brought about significant structural changes to the composition and dynamics of Hong Kong families and posed new challenges to the stability of Hong Kong society in general. One of the unintended but blatant outcomes of the changes in society and family structures is the deterioration of family relationships. Too often, innocent children become the ultimate victims, as not only are their quality of life affected, but their emotional stability, learning ability as well as character formation process are also compromised.
We R Family Foundation Limited (“Foundation”) is a non-profit organization founded and funded by a group of businessmen and professionals striving to take on these challenges. Members of the Foundation believe in reciprocity. As beneficiaries of society, we believe we should give back, just as we had received help from various parties as we grew up. Following an old Chinese teaching, we believe we should treat members of the community as one’s own family, hence the name We R Family was chosen as the name of our foundation. Our first project, the “333 Learning Companion Leadership Program,” aims at nurturing the young.
Major supporters of the Foundation include Wiseknit & Wella Factory, Chan Kwan Biu Memorial Foundation Limited, Li Ka Shing Foundation Ltd., L Plus H Community Interest Company, CN Innovations Holdings Limited and the UBS Optimus Foundation.
We R Family Foundation
Established by a group of businessmen and professionals who care deeply about the well-being of Hong Kong society.
A charitable organization incorporated in Hong Kong where tax exemption is granted under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Department (Registered no. 91/10814).
The broad intentions of the Foundation are:
To coordinate, promote, oversee, and finance the education of underprivileged children and teenagers in Hong Kong, China, and Asia
To relieve poverty of the families of underprivileged children and teenagers in Hong Kong, China, and Asia
To advocate to the government of respective regions for the improvement of education