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Testimonials

Voices from community 

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Marina, Partner and Educator from SKH OTMC

As a participant: I think I really enjoyed the learning, because those learning was quite difficult. Although I knew it, I was not aware of it, e.g. self-care, how to approach my own child, how to self-reflect. All these I knew but I seldom do it practically. This course made me adware and made me start implementing in my own life. As an Educator: I had a full conviction about the course, so I took another step of being the educator. Being an educator is more intensive than a learner. As a new seedling as an educator. 

The gap in the community whereby we lack intensive training for safety, it was always in the back of mind. The course is very demanding. To change and enhance their life, their relationships, mental health and self-care, it addressed the 360 of a person. After the intensive course is done, it is not a one-day supervisory level program, with the follow up actions.

One of the pakistani mothers shared about the mental health issues of her daughter with Dr. L in class. Despite all the stereotypes, the other seeked help.

Janet, Coordinator from Health In Action

The SEED Course has addressed some hidden needs of the community. One of the very memorable sharing by the kids is that she now knows how to react when she was being followed, that she would tell a trusted adult about it. The SEED Course has provided the young people with solutions to some dangerous scenarios, which is very practical and helpful when they are at risk. 

The SEED Course allows ladies (both mothers and kids) to have a better ownership of their body, and for boys to be more respectful to others including their family members and friends. Some girls would have put themselves in a subordinate position when it comes to ownership of their body, however, the SEED Course let them know that their body belongs to them and they have the rights to say "no" to unpleasant touches. 

I think this is important for the Ethnic Minority community here as this is not mentioned at home or within the community. Although there wasn't a lot of participants in the first round, those who came to the class could spread the idea of ownership of one's body to other members of the community. We believe that the influence from peers works best for community change. 

I hope that more families from the community will see the importance of caring and loving yourself. The changes we see from some of the kids – for instance, being more respectful to others and protecting themselves from unpleasant touches - could cast a big impact on their personal growth. Thus, I hope that more kids can attend the course and take up a mentor role in their social circle. I hope that a loving atmosphere within the Ethnic Minority community can be built in the future

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Jason, Be Priceless's Director/ Co-Director

My growth journey at Be Priceless has been transformative. What started as a few ideas on paper, has turned into an organization with generous people making visible impact in our local communities. By witnessing the growth of Be Priceless, I grew to appreciate both the severity of the issues that we try to tackle and address, as well as the importance of the service that we provide. I found myself becoming more mission driven and purposeful through this journey, and as a result having a bigger heart and empathy for the communities and individuals we strive to serve. 

There were ample challenges in creating and launching the courses, as well as assembling a team of like minded and hard working people to serve alongside, but it was well worth the effort. My journey continues and so will Be Priceless’.

Shelly, Be Priceless's Co-leader for well-being and child protection

My journey with Be Priceless has been magical. It all began in 2017 for me, when I was approached to contribute resources and information on building the Social Emotional aspect of the organisation. From being a volunteer to an educator and well-being lead to child protection lead to learning from each and every member of the team- it has been a life changing experience. 

 

I have made close lifelong friendships, seen growth, seen things move at the speed of light, experienced moments that have empowered and humbled me at the same time. Be Priceless is not just an organisation- it is an energy that has the power to move mountains and the calmness and patience to allow seeds of trust and knowledge to grow. 

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Rachel, Be Priceless's Educator

Before I join the Be Priceless family in July 2022, I was a kindergarten teacher at a local school. During the fifth wave of covid-19 outbreak in March 2022, face-to-face classes were suspended at schools and I had a lot of time to rethink my purpose in the education field. That was when I found Be Priceless. For the first time in my teaching career, I feel like I have finally found a purpose as I have the power to empower not only children, but also everyone in the community.

Working at Be Priceless is a very special and enriching experience for me. I feel like I have found a community garden that allows me to be myself, to take care of others, and also being taken care of. I treasure and believe in the values of Be Priceless and I am confident to say that me and the team are making an impact in the community. The part of me that felt like missing is fulfilled by the wonderful gardeners and seedings I have met along the way. We are all priceless and limitless and no one can take that away from us.

Albee, Be Priceless's Educator

回想起自己剛開始接觸Be Priceless的時候,我是一位志願者,幫忙做中文翻譯的。那時候,創辦人梁醫生告訴Be Priceless 相信在這個世界每一位兒童都應該在一個健康和安全的環境下成長。後來,很榮幸的受到梁醫生的邀請擔任Be Priceless的教師。正式開展了我為社區作出貢獻的旅程!

作為老師,能夠把重要的知識技能教給孩子們,能夠為孩子的生命帶來轉變,這就是最大的成就了。另外,作為一位母親,真的很慶幸自己能夠跟我們社區裡面的照顧者一同學習,一同分享育兒的心得。每位照顧者都會從簡單的概念和例子意識到自己原來一直在無私地為孩子們奉獻著,堅持著,大家的目標都是希望在培育孩子成長的過程中能夠做到好榜樣,能夠得到進步!
能為社區提供這個如此實用專業的課程,背後當然少不了Be Pricless團隊裡面成員的互相合作和支持。在這裡。你可以感受到每一位成員都是擁有著一樣的熱誠去服務社區,這是我從來都沒在其他地方見到過的!

梁醫生總是說:我們才剛開始,我們能為社區做的事情還有很多......我們都是無價和無限的, 一起來用無限的力量共同去建立一個美好的社區吧!

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Cho Yi, Be Priceless's Educator

I started my growing journey at Be Priceless in August 2022. I have always had a passion to serve children and families in the community.  I am grateful that I can be part of the Be Priceless family to work with my awesome team members who share the same vision and mission to serve others. We all believe in the holistic approach in empowering families’ growth, well-being and safety with a loving heart. 

It is amazing to see how children and families from different background to grow and flourish together. Apart from teaching and sharing in SEED courses, I am also able to experience this growing journey by recognizing how we are all connected together as a community and how we can make a difference in other’s life, including ours. Let’s build a stronger community and flourish together

Olivia, Be Priceless's Educator

I started volunteering at Be Priceless from November 2021. I have always had the calling to serve the community, and I am proud to be part of Be Priceless’ Team.  During my journey with Be Priceless, I have taught SEED courses to children and caregivers from diverse backgrounds, including the ethnic minorities living in Hong Kong. As an Indonesian, I have also had the opportunity to serve the Indonesian community in Hong Kong. It was a humbling and fulfilling experience that I will always cherish in my life.  All Be Priceless materials were created by professionals from different fields and the community. Focusing on growth, well-being, and safety, the materials are so precious that I myself have learned much. The skills taught are integral to our life. I started to acknowledge my emotions, do self-care, and prepare for safety. I have also become a more confident parent. All Be Priceless team members believe in our materials. We don’t just teach the materials, but we believe and practice them. Cheers to more exciting journeys ahead!

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Janaki, Be Priceless's Educator

My Seed journey started at Be Priceless from August , 2022. Having worked with children and parents before, i had always wanted to work more for the community especially children . It had been a wonderful opportunity and experience to  work with such a fabulous team where we all share the same vision of growth, well-being and safety for whole community. I have been fortunate to be able to teach children and caregivers from mixed diversities and see them all flourish .  The SEED course has not only provided me happiness and satisfaction as an educator, but  it has personally been enlightening journey as a mother too. The skills we share and teach here are really life changing.  I really look forward to continue this journey by connecting more people and expanding our community garden . Happy flourishing to all !!!

Daphne, Be Priceless's Opertions Manager

My journey has really been fantastic and the opportunities I’ve been given I am incredibly grateful for – they are tapping into all the skills that I have brought with me from previous jobs: team-working skills; communications; and. I’ve experienced a fast journey over the last 4 months and I feel really lucky to have had such an all-round involvement in the community. 

 

Remember, you are priceless and limitless!

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