Milestones

A visual journey of our mission serving children, young adults and caregivers in Hong Kong.

1928
Variety is founded

起初,維樂天只是一個社交俱樂部,於1927年由11個劇院老闆和表演者,在美國賓夕凡尼亞州匹茲堡成立。直到1928年,成員於劇院內發現了一個棄嬰,維樂天俱樂部才演變成一個慈善機構。

Almost one hundred years later, their inspiration has given rise to organisations across the world. Variety International is an international charitable organization which operates in 14 countries with 45 offices.

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2015
Variety Hong Kong is established

Variety HK was established in 2015 by a group of business professionals working in Hong Kong. They come from a diverse background but all shared the same vision: that every child deserves a future without limits, irrespective of the barriers that may be placed in their way!

We leveraged the franchise of a well established international charity 維樂天, and built a local “tent” here in Hong Kong.

2016
Butterfly Programme is launched

Our very first initiative, the Butterfly Program, was launched in 2016 to address the long-waiting time for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services in Hong Kong public health system for children from low-income families.

Butterfly Program provides timely assessment to these children who are suspected of mental illness and offers free medical treatment during their long waiting period, thereby capturing the important “golden window” of early intervention.

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2019
We launch the Falcon Programme

In 2019, recognising the growing needs of youths from low income families, we launched the Falcon Program which aims to empower these young people to “dream big” and to reach their potentials.

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2020
Youth Ambassador Programme

Our beneficiaries do not live in a vacuum and sustainable changes require holistic support around them. So in 2020 we launched the Youth Ambassador Program whereby school children are invited to be “Ambassadors” in their schools to advocate for those who are less fortunate than themselves.

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2021
燕樂照顧者支援計劃

In 2021, we piloted the Care Giver Program in recognition that those who give care also require caring in order to sustain their strengths to continue their responsibilities.

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