Educating the Future Raising awareness on environmental issues with FDH through educational opportunity.  Kathryn Davies - PhD student in Musicology at HKU

Optional: collect data and feedback about how many bottles are being used, recycled, and what other waste is being generated.


-          To raise awareness of environmental issues locally and globally among the migrant worker community (focus on women FDH).

-          To provide an educational learning opportunity for migrant workers. Skills include: basic biology and environmental science, life skills, English vocabulary.

-          To provide participants a free, reusable stainless steel water bottle as a token for behavior change.

-          To increase the employability of local migrant workers.


Step 1: Participants attend for a 1-day (or half day) in-class course.

Step 2: Participants attend a half-day beach clean-up event locally.

Step 3: Upon completion of steps 1-2, participants receive a free stainless steel reusable water bottle and a certificate of participation.


-          Contact points:

o   Enrich NGO: through which to offer course, logistical help, content planning to make course more suitable for workers.

o   Plastic Free Seas: course material content development.

o   Eco-marine NGO: course material content development.

o   Water bottle sponsors to contact: Klean Kanteen, Round the World, Ying Cheong Leather Goods camping equipment (wholesale Klean Kanteen distributor).

  • Costs: ~$30hkd/bottle, if bought in bulk (~1,000) = $30,000 hkd needed.

o   Sharon Lee: English vocabulary help; English educator at HKAPA, native Tagalog speaker.

-          Costs (rough outline)

1,000 participants, offering course 30 times:

  • ~$30hkd/bottle, if bought in bulk (~1,000) = $30,000 hkd needed.
  • Cleanup supplies, ~$300 per cleanup x30 cleanups = $9,000.
  • Course expenses must be discussed.
  • Rough estimate of total costs: $50,000/1,000 participants.
  • Additional supplies needed: advertising materials, certificate printing.

o   Suggestions for fundraising:

  • Credit Suisse, and Gregory Moraitis (my partner) climbing trip.

-          Stages in planning:

o   Jan-Feb.

  • Meet with Enrich, discuss needs of workers and possibility for collaboration.
  • Meet with Plastic Free Seas and Eco-Marine to discuss content.

o   March

  • Develop course materials
  • Select beaches for cleaning.

o   April-May

  • Promote/advertise the course.
  • Start first enrolment and course!