Incubation programmes have blossomed in recent years, supporting myriads of passionate young people to generate social impact innovations. It is encouraging to see growing interests towards certain social topics but some topics seem to remain remote to young change-makers. “Access to legal support” is one of the examples.
Given the nature and technical requirements of legal knowledge, it is not difficult to understand why there have been limited attempts from youth in promoting access to legal support, even it is desperately needed by underprivileged groups in Hong Kong.
To turn this situation around, ZeShan Foundation joined hands with PILnet Hong Kong (“PILnet”) for the 5th cycle of “Law for Change Student Competition” in 2022, with the vision to supporting the next generation to use law as a tool for social changes. In the competition, university students from various disciplines will receive (i) training and mentorship on project development, (ii) partnership opportunities with civil society organisations, and (iii) seed money to prototype and implement their legal projects in coming two years.
Stay tuned for the students’ projects and change making!
Assistant Program Manager