Talent & Sector Development
Strong grass endures mighty winds
Justin Jacob Bedana: “I am sure it gets tougher, but we get stronger too.”
For many ethnic minority residents in Hong Kong, it can be harder than ever to pursue their dreams under language barriers and lack of resources. Growing up in a single-parent family, Justin has relied on his Filipina mother’s unstable income from singing for a living. Yet the tough family conditions have never stopped him from dreaming big. Achieving excellent results in secondary school, he also took up leadership roles proactively.
“My mother has a great influence on me” Justin says. “You can imagine how hard it is for a single mother just to handle childcare and work at the same time. She also works hard to fight for a better working environment for local musicians, especially during the epidemic when their whole livelihoods were at stake.” He dreams of inheriting his mother's helpful spirit and serving society.