The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong
Founded in 1936, The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) has been established to serve children and youth throughout different eras with its need-specific and community-based services in its comprehensive service network.
In recent years, BGCA focuses its efforts to look into the cross generational poverty issue in the society. While deploying additional resources to support children from low-income families, BGCA also advocates government and policy-makers to take a longer-term view in tackling the poverty issues. At the same time, BGCA expands its services to assist children with developmental disorder and/or special educational needs, promote awareness on mental health for children and teenagers and offer one stop, multidisciplinary mental health and psychological counselling services to the needy families.
The objects for which the Association is established are:
To help children and youth attain well-balanced moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic development.
To nurture children and youth to be contributing citizens.
To strengthen the functioning of families.
To promote the concern of parents and the public for the welfare of youngsters,in particular disadvantaged groups, and to strive for the rights to which they are entitled, through concerted efforts with service recipients and the general public.