The Zubin Foundation is a social policy think-tank and a registered charity in Hong Kong. Its mission is to improve the lives of Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities by working on injustice and inequality. The foundation is among the city’s most accomplished and recognised on issues related to ethnic minority welfare. The foundation has conducted research and executed projects in the areas of visibility, education, youth and women and girls by engaging stake holders in the community such as corporates, NGO’s and the government as well as leaders in the ethnic minority community.
Key Initiatives and Programs:
Children with Special Needs in Public Schools
Call Mira – helpline in Hindi/Urdu
Opportunity Bank – match professional needs of EMs with resources
Diversity List – nominating high calibre EMs to represent on Govt. and Advisory boards
Youth: Helping the youth feel included
Lobbying – Research, Town Halls, Policy Submissions and Government Engagements
My Key Contributions and Initiatives:
It has been a great privilege to become an advocate and committee member of TZF and contribute in varying capacities to our community:
Vice Chairperson of the Fundraising Committee 2019 – that we raised over HK$1.5 Million
Fundraising committee member (3 years until 2022)
Desi Friendship Circle (Mentor to young female EM Mentees)
Trainer at Youth Workshops (Business Etiquette and Communications Style)
WeDesign – Inclusive Home for All – Promotional Video
Scholarship Programme 2021 – Promotional Video
EM Well-being Centre Animated Video Series – 5 Videos in 3 languages
Indirect contribution to TZF/Community:
Founder of Social Media Campaign – #United Colours of Hong Kong – Bi-lingual campaign to celebrate the voices of the diverse ethnic young people of HK in the aim to empower EMs to tell the stories they want to tell about themselves. The other goals is to raise awareness among local young Chinese, to ‘bridge the gap’ and reduce discrimination. #We_are_HongKong.
Pro-bono Professional Coaching for young Ethnic Minority women mainly from TZF community. To date volunteering 35 hours since April 2021.
General advocate to reduce discrimination in HK through advocacy and writing: