The Cash Payout Scheme (“the Scheme”) is an initiative announced in the 2020-21 Budget for disbursing HK$10,000 to each Hong Kong permanent resident aged 18 or above.Eligible persons who have a local Hong Kong dollar savings or current bank account in their sole name with any of the participating retail banks may receive payment through a specified individual account. Electronic registration through the banks provides not only swiftness and convenience, but also a shorter waiting time in receiving the payment. Registration for the Scheme is open until 31 December 2021.Apart from e-registration, eligible persons may register for the Scheme by submitting a paper registration form according to their respective batch by year of birth (click here for the batching periods for commencing registration). Eligible persons may choose to submit a paper registration form through one of the participating banks and receive payment through a specified individual account, or choose to submit an electronic or a paper registration form to the Hongkong Post and collect an “order cheque”. For enquiries, please refer to the website of the Scheme or call the hotline 182020.
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You may be looking for summer or part-time jobs hoping to gain pocket money and working experience. Yet, you may easily fall prey to scammers’ devious employment traps. Lack of cautiousness may lead to financial loss or unwitting involvement in criminal activities. Beware of Employment Traps To avoid falling into employment traps when looking for summer jobs, please refer to “Beware of Employment Traps” by the Labour Department and learn some tips for protecting yourself. To raise awareness, the Labour Department has also produced a video for you to familiarise with some of the situations. Beware of Industrial Safety & Regulations Fresh job-seekers must pay attention to industrial safety and avoid taking up dangerous work. You should use safety equipment provided by employers and strictly follow all safety regulations at work. Protect yourself and others, your safety always comes first.
Social Entrepreneur – Richard Leung (left) and Brian Lam (right) Elderly people face the risk of severe injuries if they fall when they are alone. Prompted by a fall accident his sister experienced during a cancer battle, Richard Leung spent two years partnering with designer Brian Lam to develop STICKu the smart cane, wishing to remove the stigma associated with canes that they are only for the old and weak. The smart cane is equipped with location positioning and several emergency support functions. For instance, an alert message will be sent to the caretaker once the emergency button near the end of the handle is pressed. An alarm will be turned on to draw the attention of passers-by when the smart cane is left unattended on the ground for over 15 seconds. STICKu escort the unaccompanied elderly to minimise possible injuries. Innovative Venture - STICKu The innovative venture mentioned above is funded by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund and assisted and supported by the Fund’s intermediaries in project implementation. The details of the innovative venture are as follows: Name of Organisation: BNET-Tech Company Limited Service nature: Transport Beneficiary group: Elderly Project type: Start-up Intermediary Programme: Impact Incubator The upcoming transport story will introduce a social entrepreneur who roll to a beach with a specially designed beach-wheelchair, stay tuned! What is Social Entrepreneur Series? Stories of how other social entrepreneurs aspired to start their own business might facilitate your social innovation and entrepreneurship exploration. A series of social entrepreneur stories will be featured and categorised into six sub-series: Education and Learning, Job Training and Opportunities, Community Participation, Healthcare, Diet and Transport. What you are going to read are stories of social entrepreneurs taking forward the startup projects that help themselves and others.