Social innovation is an important policy dimension in addressing unmet social needs, with poverty alleviation being one of the focused areas in many parts of the world. In 2011, I went to India with a group of volunteers from Hong Kong and learned an incredible lesson from the people we met in one of the […]
Timor-Leste, the youngest country in Asia, is also home to quality coffee with a history that dates back to the 1800s. Throughout its recent history, Timor-Leste has suffered from disturbances and wars, making it extremely difficult for this young nation to survive. Yet, with its inherent quality of soil and long-term efforts in rebuilding the
In 2016 and 2017, I had the privilege to travel to Estonia twice with VolTra, a registered charity in Hong Kong promoting international volunteerism, and during the first visit, we visited Voru, a small town in southern Estonia.
Bolivia, one of the poorest countries in South America, with a large percentage of its population living in poverty. One of the biggest challenges facing Bolivia is the lack of infrastructure connecting its urban and rural areas. This makes it difficult for people to access basic services, education, and employment opportunities, particularly those living in
In 2015, I launched a travel campaign where we embarked on a bus journey from Hong Kong to Vietnam. It was a grueling 30-hour ride, but we finally arrived in Hanoi, which was just the first stop on our journey.
How much would you be willing to pay for a painting? Well, it depends on various conditions, a painting at Sotheby’s might worth a few millions dollars, but a painting in Angkor Wat might only cost you a few dollars.