Social Entrepreneur Series - South Asian sport that connects [Community Participation]
The language barrier may hinder communication between different ethnic groups. Is there a way to communicate without using language?
Social Entrepreneur - Wyman Tang (left) and Yuk Kwong Lo (right)
Wyman Tang, an adjunct assistant professor in Anthropology, came up with a way of communication using “Kabaddi” the popular South Asian sport. He partnered with Yuk-kwong Lo, a secondary school teacher, to co-found Kabaddi United Hong Kong, aiming to promote cultural inclusion among young people with the sport. They organise experiential activities at schools and in the community while providing training for young people of diverse race to be assistant coaches and ambassadors. In the world of Kabaddi, people cheer and laugh as one regardless of ethnic backgrounds.
Sports can break language barriers and connect people from different backgrounds and ethnic groups.
Innovative Venture - Kabaddi HK - Multicultural Integrated Action
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:
Service nature: Community Participation
Beneficiary group: People of diverse race
Project type: Prototype
Intermediary Programme: Impact Incubator
Cultures exchange and interact in countless ways. Another Community Participation story "Companions in an inclusive community" will introduce the social entrepreneurs who organise community tours to help ethnic minorities integrate into the community and build confidence. Read on and find out more!
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.