About Us
Our Mission
Founded in 1936, The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) has been established to serve children and youth throughout different eras with its need-specific and community-based service in its comprehensive service network.

In 1930s, there were a lot of neglected and uneducated street children in Hong Kong. At that time, BGCA nurtured these street children and helped them unleash their potential to be a constructive member in the society. Through literacy and skill-set trainings, games and sports as well as material aids for these children, BGCA aimed to improve their knowledge, skills, talents and interests needed to lead a successful life.

As time goes and with the rapid changes of Hong Kong, BGCA has been continuously evolving to meet the changing needs of our society and to offer all-round support to our young generation through a balanced development approach.

In recent years, BGCA has paid special attention to the early childhood development of children. Aside from actively developing service for young children, we have also integrated the concept of “early intervention” in early childhood development into different service areas. We have additionally develop “Child Alliance” which is a platform linking up different sectors, to encourage an exchange of ideas on children’s personal growth issues, and to promote social policies that are conducive to children’s development. At the same time, BGCA has continued to expand its innovative service, such as providing an online support platform for emotionally distressed youth, creating Makerspaces that focus on innovative thinking, and establishing the Youth ImpACT Award, which encourages youth to apply and practise human-centered design on social service innovation.

Our Vision and Mission

  • To help children and youth attain a well-balanced moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic development
  • To nurture children and youth to become contributing citizens
  • To strengthen the functioning of families
  • To raise parental and social awareness of our younger generation’s welfare, particularly of disadvantaged groups, and to strive for the rights to which they are entitled, through concerted efforts with service recipients and the general public.

Our key work foci in 2017 - 2018

  • Alleviating child poverty
  • Assisting children with special educational needs
  • Fostering child and youth mental health
  • Encouraging social participation

Last updated on:22-10-2018