Bringing our community (and two of our projects) together!
We have recently celebrated two important milestones within the Hong Kong community in the UK and in Sutton. Firstly, the end of January 2023 marked the two year anniversary of the introduction of the BN(O) scheme, to enable Hong Kong citizens to live, work and study in the UK.
In March 2022, Volunteer Centre Sutton was awarded funding by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to set up our Integrating Sutton project to assist and ease the integration of newly arrived Hong Kongers to the London Borough of Sutton. Some highlights from our work feature in this short film by the Welcoming Committee for Hong Kongers.
And secondly, 22 January 2023 marked the Lunar New Year, a major celebration in the year for Hong Kongers. We were delighted to welcome a group of our local Hong Kongers to the Ukrainian Saturday School, with whom we're also working closely. This gave over 50 students the opportunity to learn more about Hong Kong traditions and how the Lunar Year is celebrated.