Talent & Sector Development
Lighting up every corner
Vivian Lai: “I hope everyone in Hong Kong can share happiness and joy.”
Some people in need are hidden in the community. Vivian, involved in volunteer services since she was a child, has long paid particular attention to these unprivileged groups. In her first year of university, she initiated a “Happy Influence” volunteer programme with a HK$5,000 start-up fund, recruiting 100 university students to give out blessing bags to grass-roots cleaners. While most of her classmates entered the commercial world after graduation, she established a social enterprise “Momenday” which thrives to create an inclusive environment for the able-bodied and disabled through workshops and interest classes. When COVID-19 struck, Vivian smartly connected with various companies to arrange corporate social responsibility programmes for them, connecting them with social enterprises and non-profit groups. In this pioneering way, she successfully increased the exposure of all parties involved, while enhancing public awareness of the needy.