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“It is more about love and concern between one person and the other. This is truly the nutrient of life. Only that sometimes it goes unnoticed and is intangible. Its significance often unveils itself at times when a beloved one is lost. The volunteers of this service are angels who transmit the nutrient of life. By funding the service, we join them hand in hand in growing the nutrient and provide the needed soil. ”

Connie Tsang, Executive Director
Fu Tak Iam Foundation Limited
 

 

           So the classic question goes, be it a worn out joke or philosophical thought: “If there are two persons in profound danger in front of you---a child and an old man, and you can only save one of them, whom would you save?”

 

A disturbing dilemma indeed! Fortunately this is not something we would come across in a regular day. What happens more frequently instead is that some people would simply not prefer helping those so called “people without economic value or development potentials”, e.g. those in the last stage of life or those bereaved persons as featured in this new issue.

 

It is going into the ninth year that Fu Tak Iam Foundation gives support to “Paraclete – Care and Comfort Angel” service. During this long period a great deal of NGOs came to us for funding support for all kinds of projects. But again and again we broke our own record of giving repeated donation to this service. For one big reason, the service enlightens us to realize that the value of life is not only about economic value or development possibility. It is more about love and concern between one person and the other. This is truly the nutrient of life. Only that sometimes it goes unnoticed and is intangible. Its significance often unveils itself at times when a beloved one is lost. 

 

To some people, the kids, the aged or those without any support, the loss
is equivalent to a vital nutrient deficiency. Especially when happening all of a sudden, the loss is unbearable and unspeakable. Thanks to the Paraclete team, their concern and assistance comes just in time to remedy such deficiencies.

What does it mean to enhance quality of life that is on everyone’s lips all the time? It actually refers to the love and concern that bonds one person with another. We would die because of lack of air or food. But the lack of love and concern equally kills, and it can even cause the others to get killed too.

 

We appreciate the success of this service not because of whether or not it has helped the bereaved persons develop economically, academically or career-wise afterwards, but rather due to its impact of profoundly empowering the hearts, enabling them to regenerate the nutrient of life and then go on living with a much stronger spirit of embracing life.

 

The volunteers of this service are angels who transmit the nutrient of life. By funding the service, we join them hand in hand in growing the nutrient and provide the needed soil. Let us take this opportunity to give them a big big THANKS!

 

It is this core value that drives us to supporting the service but it is not the only reason. We do so also because the service stands out in the areas of project management and outcome measurement. We feel honoured that Lee Hysan Foundation has echoed by joining us to give support to the service starting this year. We are both concerned about the indifference of the government and society towards this kind of work and hope that more philanthropists will show their generosity for it in future. 

 

The first-hand experiences of the volunteers and team leader of the Project are vividly spread out in the feature article of this issue and I highly recommend it to you. But be prepared to be overwhelmingly touched! 

Connie Tsang, Executive Director
Fu Tak Iam Foundation Limited
 

 

           So the classic question goes, be it a worn out joke or philosophical thought: “If there are two persons in profound danger in front of you---a child and an old man, and you can only save one of them, whom would you save?”

 

A disturbing dilemma indeed! Fortunately this is not something we would come across in a regular day. What happens more frequently instead is that some people would simply not prefer helping those so called “people without economic value or development potentials”, e.g. those in the last stage of life or those bereaved persons as featured in this new issue.

 

It is going into the ninth year that Fu Tak Iam Foundation gives support to “Paraclete – Care and Comfort Angel” service. During this long period a great deal of NGOs came to us for funding support for all kinds of projects. But again and again we broke our own record of giving repeated donation to this service. For one big reason, the service enlightens us to realize that the value of life is not only about economic value or development possibility. It is more about love and concern between one person and the other. This is truly the nutrient of life. Only that sometimes it goes unnoticed and is intangible. Its significance often unveils itself at times when a beloved one is lost. 

 

To some people, the kids, the aged or those without any support, the loss
is equivalent to a vital nutrient deficiency. Especially when happening all of a sudden, the loss is unbearable and unspeakable. Thanks to the Paraclete team, their concern and assistance comes just in time to remedy such deficiencies. 

What does it mean to enhance quality of life that is on everyone’s lips all the time? It actually refers to the love and concern that bonds one person with another. We would die because of lack of air or food. But the lack of love and concern equally kills, and it can even cause the others to get killed too.

 

We appreciate the success of this service not because of whether or not it has helped the bereaved persons develop economically, academically or career-wise afterwards, but rather due to its impact of profoundly empowering the hearts, enabling them to regenerate the nutrient of life and then go on living with a much stronger spirit of embracing life.

 

The volunteers of this service are angels who transmit the nutrient of life. By funding the service, we join them hand in hand in growing the nutrient and provide the needed soil. Let us take this opportunity to give them a big big THANKS!

 

It is this core value that drives us to supporting the service but it is not the only reason. We do so also because the service stands out in the areas of project management and outcome measurement. We feel honoured that Lee Hysan Foundation has echoed by joining us to give support to the service starting this year. We are both concerned about the indifference of the government and society towards this kind of work and hope that more philanthropists will show their generosity for it in future. 

 

            The first-hand experiences of the volunteers and team leader of the Project are vividly spread out in the feature article of this issue and I highly recommend it to you. But be prepared to be overwhelmingly touched!