Support Social Network-building for Hubei Migrant Workers

[ ‘SHARE’ Mar-Apr 2013 – Between City and Village ] STEP INTO THE WORLD


Many villagers in Wufeng County in western Hubei are migrant workers but they lack basic labour law knowledge and there is no liaison organisation to help, so whenever a labour dispute arises or hardship falls, migrant workers are on their own and helpless.

To promote connection amongst migrant workers originating from Baiyanping Village of Wufeng County, CEDAR builds effective enquiry platforms and social support networks so that through channels like mobile text messages, message boards on the internet, contact cards and blogs, migrants can get the latest information on labour and daily living, enhance their bargaining power when they look for work. Further, labour dispute settlements are facilitated through referrals, and CEDAR sets up training on parenting, finance management, occupational safety and labour rights.

Please support the Hubei migrant workers project financially to safeguard their rights:

HK$200> will financially help 5 migrant workers with four work related training sessions each

HK$400> will provide 10 migrant workers with information on labour protection and practical living

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Other Methods of Payment

  1. Cheque payable to ‘CEDAR FUND’
  2. Deposit to HSBC A/C No. 600-385678-001, enclosing with the Pay-in slip
  3. Autopay (only applicable to regular fixed donations), enclosing with a completed Autopay Authorisation Form (Download: WORD or PDF)
  4. Visa/ Master Card

Download Donation Form

Please send a completed Donation Form, enclosing with cheque or pay-in slip, to CEDAR FUND, G.P.O. BOX 3212, HONG KONG.

Donation Form: WORD or PDF

[1] CEDAR is an approved charitable institutions and trusts of a public character under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. Please click Inland Revenue Department website to check for details.
[2] Donations over $100 are tax deductible in Hong Kong with our receipts.
[3] Please DO NOT fax any donation information.

China Hubei Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Project

Wufeng is deemed as one of the poorest counties in Hubei province. In one of the villages there is a slope where neither plant nor protection measure exists. Heavy rains could trigger mudslides that jeopardise nearby villagers.

CEDAR assists villagers to manage this slope by planting tea trees, thus reducing the risk of mudslide and protecting about 210 households in that village who use the road running along at the foot of the slope frequently. The project includes disaster risk reduction training for local villagers, helping them to be better prepared to respond to possible disasters hitting their region.

With its long and intertwining root system which has good soil reinforcement property, tea tree is effective for mudslide prevention.. CEDAR provides organic farming training to encourage villagers to plant tea trees in organic way. Organic tea planting not only generates more profit but also facilitates environmental conservation. Starting from the third year the tea leaves can be harvested for sale. The plants can produce tea leaves for decades, providing villagers a secure source of income.