Equal Opportunities Commission


Racial Inclusion in Schools

Racial Inclusion in Schools


Riding on the success of the 2023/24 scheme, the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) is encouraged to continue the campaign in 2024/25. The EOC is also delighted to announce three awards that seek to further reward individual schools and teachers who show exemplary commitment, consistency and creativity in promoting racial inclusion in the campuses. If the school is interested in participating in the scheme, please scan the QR code shown in the leaflet below or click this link to register by 30 September 2024. Further details on eligibility and marking criteria of the awards will be announced soon. Stay tuned for further updates!

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) 2023, the Equal Opportunities Commission launched the Racially Friendly Campus Recognition Scheme for schools to spread awareness about the importance of racial equality and inclusion among students and staff community. A total of 60 primary and secondary schools have participated in the scheme:

Building on the success of the inaugural scheme, the scheme has expanded its scope in 2023/24 school year. In addition to fostering mutual respect and acceptance among people of different racial backgrounds, it also promotes inclusion of people from different regional cultures and places of origin, such as new immigrants to Hong Kong. As the number of overseas and Mainland talents in Hong Kong continues to grow, the EOC believes that improving education on racial inclusivity in schools will create a friendlier environment for newcomers while better preparing the younger generation to thrive in an increasingly diverse society. This round, a total of 158 schools have supported and completed all the requirements under this scheme:


Schools are recommended to develop their own racial inclusion policies to promote racial integration among students of which an important element is the prevention of racial discrimination and harassment on campus. In attempt to assist schools to kick-start the process, this Framework concerns prevention of racial discrimination and harassment. It defines the areas where policies are necessary and their application could further the objectives of racial inclusion.



Schools play a vital public role in educating our children. They have to be places of equality and openness. School rules should be in accordance with the principles of equality. This applies to the rules on school uniform.



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