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KeySteps@JC, with a funding support of $225 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, is a five-year project aiming to build an integrated model involving medical, education and welfare sectors as well as to provide critical support for children from disadvantaged backgrounds to build stronger foundations. This Trust-initiated project is a collaborative effort amongst The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Christian Service and The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong.

Our Project will roll out to kindergartens in Sham Shui Po district and build the capacity of teachers at the pilot schools, and render holistic to the children and their families.


Child:Provide holistic support (health, emotion, social skills, cognitive and language development) to build stronger foundations for better life outcomes of the children.
Family:Enhance parent-child attachment and promote parent/grandparent/caregiver well-being to strengthen family functioning.
School:Enhance capacity building, enrich learning environment and school curriculum to create quality learning environment.
Community:Develop a child-focused community support model so to create community space to foster social connectedness.
Infrastructure:Develop the first cross-disciplinary one-stop web portal and child databank, as well as use big data and evidence-based research to inform future policy design.