The “Autistic Talent Gala 2017”, organized by AnAn, has come to a fruitful end. It was held on 18th December 2017 in Y Theatre, Youth Square. There were 17 teams of contestants from different regions. Their excellent performances were so much praised by the audience. They also demonstrated their passion towards music and life.
Statistics show that a major coffee brand in Hong Kong alone produces 5,000 tonnes of coffee grounds and bakery wastes per year. If not recycled, coffee grounds will largely end up in landfills.
By reimagining the purpose of coffee grounds to produce home-grown mushroom boxes, we will recycle and reduce the burden of coffee grounds on the landfill, thus a win to the general environment. From Grounds to Crops is more than a green project, we are a social innovation start up to support the autistic community by creating new markets and job opportunities for them in the longer run.
Please support our crowdfunding exercise on FringeBacker to raise HK$120,000 in the next two months to kickstart this project.
Often time, the desire of people with autism to pursue a meaningful career is not understood or catered for. Grounds to Crops is a new social innovation project by AnAn International Education Foundation, hoping to connect the value we can uncover from coffee grounds with this need.
This project is our first social startup as we strive to adopt more new thinkings to serving this community. We believe given adequate training, people with autism are capable of more sophisticated responsibilities, hence a more meaningful career over time.
Our Foundation was established in 2006 by Mr You Zhong and Mr Kenneth Yu, and was registered as a charitable institution in 2011 (Company registration no.: 1634206, IR file no.: 91/11513). Our Foundation joined The Hong Kong Council for Social Service as member in 2014 as well.
Blue Spot Fund
“Blue Spot Fund” was set up in 2012, which subsidizes the needy autistic children in China so that they can receive proper training and education in the rehabilitation centers with good or standard quality.
AnAn International Education Foundation Hong Kong sets up its own education service centres in both Jinan and Fuzhou city in China, including Jinan AnAn Rehabilitation Center for Autistic children and Fuzhou AnAn Rehabilitation Center for Autistic Children.
Our Foundation has two rehabilitation centers in Jinan and Fuzhou cities in China, providing services to around 400 children per year. Our centers specifically provide personalized education to autistic children and children with intellectual disabilities in their infancy, and equip their parents with the knowledge and skills in daily life which can help to improve the development of the children.
To upgrade the professional knowledge and service quality of our instructors, our Foundation provides regular training to the instructors. Moreover, we at times arrange suitable instructors to attend particular courses in autism in Hong Kong. We urge our instructors to pursue new knowledge and skills in order that they can provide more effective rehabilitation training and assistance to the autistic children and their families. Through continual staff training, our Foundation betters our services constantly.
“Blue Spot Fund” was set up in 2012, which subsidizes the needy autistic children in China so that they can receive proper training and education in the rehabilitation centers with good or standard quality
With the expertise of our professional staff and our profound experience in rehabilitation and training services, we publish books about autism and guidebooks on training. We are willing to share our experience with other companions in this profession