香港社區組織協會 Society for Community Organization (Soco)

香港社區組織協會 (社協) 是一個推動民權發展的組織。社協於七十年代由多位致力發展社區組織工作的教會人士創立,經費主要來自海外教會、公益金及個人捐獻。我們注意到香港繁榮背後,隱藏著不少被遺忘的社群,包括:籠屋及板間房居民、公屋困難戶、失業人士、在職老人、無家者、新移民家庭等等,他們的公民權利均得不到全面保障。

社協深信人人皆享有平等參與發展的機會。透過社區組織策略,讓市民明白個人權利的保障是建基於合理平等的社會。社協組織無助的社群,讓他們了解自身權益,力求改善不公平的社會制度。透過數以百計的社會行動,不但令參與者重建自信與尊嚴,更令他們團結成為推動改革不公平社會制度的力量。

社協堅持「人人平等」、「倡導民權」、「實踐公義」三大原則,推動民權工作,發展相關工作計劃。在未來歲月裡,社協會堅守信念,與基層市民攜手捍衛人權法治,共同開拓仁愛和公義的社會!

有關社協工作詳情,可瀏覽社協網頁:http://www.soco.org.hk/

Society for Community Organization (SoCO) firmly believes that everyone should be entitled to equal rights. Equal opportunity for participation and fair distribution of social resources is the foundation of human rights. In the face of the widening disparity between the rich and the poor, and the increasingly restrictive political arena, we stand firm in our crusade to establish an equal society and to build a strong power base for the people. We are motivated by a common dream, and that is: "Let us work hand in hand and shoulder to shoulder to build a caring, equal and just society".

SoCO is an incorporated, non-profit-making and non-governmental community organization. It was formed in 1972 by church people and was financially supported by donations from churches, overseas funding bodies, the Community Chest and individuals. SoCO has, through civic education programs and social actions, nurtured grassroots people with a sense of civic responsibility so that they can flex their political muscle. These people have, during the course, regained their self-confidence and cemented with one another to champion for an equal social system.

Grassroots people are struggling day in and day out to keep their head above water. It is most scornful to see economic development brings social inequality. These deprived cannot enjoy our economic success. They have been snubbed and fallen into oblivion . Standing in the line of dejection are caged lodgers, tenants with financial difficulties and living in appalling conditions, aged singletons, street-sleepers, mothers with no one-way permit to live in Hong Kong, families made up of new immigrants and boat dwellers, etc. They are our serving targets.

In the coming years, SoCO will stand four square behind the grassroots in supporting them fight for their rights and social justice. By doing so, we hope that we can realize our common dream of making "all members of human family equal" .

For the details, you would visit the SoCO website: http://www.soco.org.hk/