Our Programme Team support young people to reach their potential, through developing resilience, peer support and other life skills alongside technical or creative skills. We offer programmes in schools and outreach work at large scale events across Hong Kong.
Our programmes focus on protective factors that evidence tells us make it less likely that young people will have problems with drug and alcohol use, and also reduce wider risk taking behaviours and underpin resilience. All our work aims to increase life skills, some do this through raising awareness around drugs and alcohol, harm reduction and resistance strategies while other programmes focus on positive youth development, with specific creative or technical skills. They all have a role to play in increasing protective factors and supporting young people.
Our Evidence Base The World Health Organisation produced the Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol 2010 and the Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2014, these documents inform our work along with other sources of evidence.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime publishes its World Drug Report, see the 2017 report here. They also publish evidence about drug use prevention including:
International Standards on Drug Use Prevention
School-based Education for Drug Abuse Prevention
Education sector responses to the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs, page 47
These are three of many sources of evidence that inform our work.
Our programmes are funded by grants, donations and other sources including schools. If you're interested in financially supporting a programme, please get in touch with our Programme Manager.
If you would like KELY to run a programme in your school, please contact our Programme Manager.