Social Entrepreneur Series – Experiential Journey of Intergenerational Inclusion [Education and Learning]
Social Entrepreneur – Nivey Tsang, Samantha Kong and Herman Chan (From left to right)
These young people know how it feels being old. Raised by his grandparents, Herman developed empathy for elderly people at a young age. In 2012 he teamed up with Samantha and Nivey (both were students at The University of Science and Technology) and started Eldpathy. Eldpathy encourages participation in elderly philanthropy through experience programmes. The idea brought them the Champion of Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge and HK$140,000 as seed capital, as well as funding from the SIE Fund for scale up. Eldpathy continues to grow and the concept they promote is getting more popular among schools, NGOs and corporations. It also appeals to retirees who join as volunteers.
Innovative Venture – Eldpathy - Elderly Poverty Simulation Education Programme
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: Eldpathy Company Limited
Service nature: Education and learning
Beneficiary group: Elderly
Project type: Scale-up
Intermediary Programme: Impact Incubator
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, Food and Transport. What you are going to read are stories of social entrepreneurs taking forward the startup projects that help themselves and others.