Hong Kong

Wofoo Social Enterprises & Society for Community Organization

Wofoo and SOCO run football training and coaching sessions, the annual selection tournament, the Hong Kong Street Soccer League, and regular fundraising events for the homeless team which represents Hong Kong in the Homeless World Cup.

The purpose of their tournament is to gain public support, raise awareness about homelessness, and particularly to improve players’ self-image and self-esteem.

Organisation Details

Participants

Homeless and socially excluded men and women

Locations

Across Hong Kong

Homelessness Facts

40%
Of the population live in subsidised housing
100 000
People live in “coffin homes,” “cage homes” and on rooftops (Feeding Hong Kong, The Global Mail, 2013).
1400
People estimated to be homeless in Hong Kong with the primary cause being a lack of affordable housing

One in five people in Hong Kong live in poverty. Hong Kong has one of the widest income disparities in the world. High rents and property prices have hit the poor the hardest. Homeless people are often subject to harassment by the police (City University of Hong Kong).