"Equal Opportunities Diversity Project"
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) launched a major social integration initiative "Equal Opportunities Diversity Project" in conjunction with RTHK Radio 2 today (Monday, 24 April 2006). The theme of this project is to promote racial harmony, inclusion of persons with a disability, gender equality and accommodation for persons with family status.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Mr. Raymond TANG, Chairperson of the EOC said, "To prepare for the process of legislating against racial discrimination, the EOC is launching its first community-wide public education initiative on racial harmony. This programme is designed to promote social integration of everyone in our society. Throughout the year, our partners including NGOs, educators, social workers and other experts will help raise public awareness and acceptance of all individuals, irrespective of their race, gender, disability or family status. I wish to thank also our media partner RTHK Radio 2 for bringing the message of diversity and inclusion to Hong Kong's radio listeners in the coming months."
Mr. Raymond Tang was joined by four EOC Members The Hon. Mandy Tam Heung-man, Mr. Saeed UDDIN, Ms. Margaret WONG and Professor Randy Chiu, to officiate at today's launching ceremony.
Ethnic minorities students were also on hand to share their experience of adapting to life in Hong Kong. Mrs. Cheung-Ang Siew Mei, Executive Director of Christian Action, introduced the organisation's services to help ethnic minorities integrate into Hong Kong.
An estimated one million listeners are expected to learn more about diversity from a twelve-month series of weekly programmes to be broadcast between May 2006 and April 2007. Beginning Friday, May 12 2006, this media project will feature weekly interviews with selected guests on diversity, culture and life styles of ethnic minorities in the programme "Made in Hong Kong Alex Lee" on RTHK Radio 2 (FM 94.8- 96.9) at 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Members of the public are also encouraged to participate in the Essay Competition on Diversity by submitting their real-life experiences on our theme. Young people of all nationalities will be recruited to join a series of training workshops to promote cultural exchange and social harmony.
Members of the public are welcome to contact us at 2511-8211 or visit our website at http://www.eoc.org.hk for programme details.
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