What we do

Return to Hong Kong

Plan originally operated a field office in Hong Kong from 1959 to 1973, under the name Foster Parents Plan. It was responding to the needs at that time, assisting with various social issues arising from the influx of refugees from around the region.  Plan implemented programmes on behalf of nearly 12,000 children and their families by providing educational, nutrition support, healthcare, shelter and career counselling for the unemployed.

In 1973, the improvements in living standards brought by the introduction of far-sighted economic and social welfare policies in Hong Kong led to Plan’s decision to divert and focus its resources on needier countries where new programmes and field offices were set up.

The opening of Plan International’s Hong Kong office in July 2009 is part of its ongoing strategy to expand its international donor base, giving the whole community the opportunity of aiding children’s development projects and programmes in Mainland China, Asia and the rest of the world through child sponsorship and others programmes.