A lesson in empathy: visit to cage home families

How aware is your child of Hong Kong’s housing conditions experienced by those at a grassroots level?

Working with the Concern For Grassroots Livelihood Alliance (
關注草根生活聯盟) SPRING hopes to bring awareness towards the poor living standards experienced by underprivileged groups in the city we live in.

In this activity, participants will have a first hand experience of the living conditions found at cage homes / sub-divided flats, and interact with their tenants to understand some of the difficulties they face everyday. All the while, reflecting on the causes of poverty and how we, as a part of this society can help to shape a better future.

At times it may be easy to forget that all the material advantages some of our children have today may be detrimental to becoming better connected with the real world and true happiness. Teaching children empathy and exploring other roles and perspectives in society is one of the best gifts that any parents can give to their child.

  • PART 1 - Cage home visit in Sham Shui Po
  • Date & Time:
    Saturday April 30th, May 7th and May 14th 2016
    9:30 am - 12:00pm
  • Group size:
    8 families per day (max 5 members per family)
  • Fee:
    min $3,000* donation per family
  • Rundown:
    9:30 to 10:00am - briefing
    10:00 to 11:00am - cage house visit
    11:00 to 12:00am - sharing
  • PART 2 - Model cage home on a truck in Jaffe Road (down at SPRING)
  • Date & Time:
    Saturday May 21th, 2016
    2:00 pm - 6:00pm
  • Group size:
    12 families per day (max 5 members per family)
  • Fee:
    min $1,000* donation per family