A Centre to Ensure All Children Can Thrive
We are dedicated to strengthening early childhood care and education across Hong Kong to ensure all children can thrive, no matter the circumstances they are born to.
Hong Kong’s Hidden Need
In Hong Kong, despite the city’s prosperity, one in four children lives in poverty*. If these vulnerable children enter mainstream schools without quality early childhood care and education (ECCE), the chance of them realizing their full potential is limited. Nearly 60% of surveyed low-income parents struggle to help their children meet developmental milestones**.
The P. C. Lee OneSky Global Centre for Early Childhood Development opened in May 2020 and is based in Sham Shui Po, a low-resourced district, where inequality and limited public childcare services make access to quality early care and education particularly challenging. We offer high quality child-centered learning and caregiver support, meeting the needs of vulnerable families (including new immigrants, those who are unemployed and living in subdivided, and Hong Kong residents facing economic challenges). Together, with our partners, we are working towards a brighter future for vulnerable young children in Hong Kong – strengthening families and the community of care surrounding them.
*Extracted from Hong Kong Poverty Situation Report 2020
**Extracted from OneSky Young Children Development Assessment
Who we serve
Children, Families and the Community
By creating a parent-child-friendly environment, OneSky Global Centre aims to empower adult caregivers from low-income families with children ages 0 to 6 to provide responsive care and create nurturing learning environments and supportive networks to foster their children’s growth.
The Centre is composed of three storeys: Family Hub, Nurture Hub and Elevated Playground. Our four main services include caregivers support, parent-child activities, family services and community collaboration. We aim to provide physical and emotional caregiver support, ensure all children reach their full potential, strengthen parent-child relationships and establish a mutual support community network for the caregivers.
Community Hub and Training Hub
Through our two core services, Community Hub, Hong Kong’s first Community Hub for young children’s development, and Training Hub, providing evidence-based caregiver training programmes, OneSky is dedicated to helping vulnerable children and their families thrive through comprehensive caregiver support.
It all began from unconditional love to a child
It all began with unconditional love for a child.
In 1997, Jenny and Richard Bowen adopted a toddler from a welfare institution in Southern China. Their little daughter, Maya suffered from malnutrition, dysentery, parasites, severe delays and—most worrisome—she was emotionally shut down. Vacant. But after just one year of non-stop loving attention and care from her adoring new family, she was transformed. Truly… a butterfly emerged from that lonely cocoon.
Jenny witnessed the transformation of Maya and was determined to make differences in many more vulnerable children with responsive care and early education.
Today, OneSky has turned into a global NGO that transforms the lives of hundreds of thousands of marginalized children.