Established in 1992, Sowers Action is a non-religious, non-political and non-profit-making charitable organization in Hong Kong, committed to promote education aid. We provide multi-dimensional supports including student sponsorship, school construction and facilities, teacher training, children’s home and special education, bringing education to underprivileged or disabled students. Our works emphasize “On-site Assessment, Direct Subsidy and Long-Term Follow up”. We raise program funds independent of overheads and administration costs, ensure all generous donation are used in effective manner.
With the rapid economic growth, education policy in mainland China has been undergoing notable transformation. We are pleased to see that the education development has notable progress. However, due to the geographical and economical differences, some areas’ economy and education are yet to be improved. This especially applies to the southwest and northwest regions. We will still need to work hard in these regions.
At the same time, people in some China’s neighboring countries are facing very difficult life due to political factors, racial conflicts, natural disasters etc. Many children lost their homes, their loved ones, their opportunity of schooling even their right to life. The education in these countries is not progressing well. In view of this, an amendment to Sowers’ constitutions was passed in the Annual General Meeting in October 2017 to extend our work to countries outside China so that Sowers can play a greater role to benefit more children in need.
We organize various fundraising activities including “Walk to Guangzhou”, “Long March for Education”, “Ancient Tea-Horse Route Expedition”, “Cycling for Education”, “Challenging 12 Hours Charity Marathon”, “Charity Golf Tournament” and “Walk for Children” to raise public awareness about the cause we support.
As of Jun 2018, Sowers Action has subsidized over HKD600 million on projects in Hong Kong, Mainland China (16 provinces) and Myanmar.