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Financial Education Centre, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society

Financial Education in Hong Kong


Background of Co-organiser


Financial Education Centre (FEC), Hong Kong Family Welfare Society (HKFWS) is a charitable non-governmental social welfare organisation established in 1949. We aim to deliver quality and professional social services to enhance the well-being of families and individuals in Hong Kong in order to foster a caring community. We have been providing services including integrated family services, integrated children and youth services, elderly and community support services, child care services and other specialised services.


Since 2007, the project ‘The Children Financial Literacy Project’ has been launched and delivered different financial education programmes to different schools. In 2017, we established the Financial Education Centre in Lai Chi Kok so as to root ourselves in the community. FEC is designed to promote financial literacy of children, youth, and parents through experiential activities, edutainment programs, and social media platforms and reach out to different social strata in the society.




Our centre is supported by various renowned funders such as HSBC, Community Chest, Hand Seng Bank, etc. The projects aim at:


  • enhancing the awareness of the importance of financial literacy in the community
  • enhancing the financial well-being of the younger generation, as well as their parents, in primary, secondary, and tertiary levels
  • developing the Financial Social Work model in the social welfare sector, from financial education to clinical intervention in Hong Kong. Since the project focuses on developing students’ attitudes and behaviours of financial management from childhood, FEC service targets are mainly primary and secondary school students and their parents.


Project Details


Details of work assigned to students:


  1. Develop and carry out (subject to school registration) a 30-45 minutes student seminar. The content should cover financial management value, knowledge, and skills. The session is expected to be done individually, with attractive, innovative, and interactive content.
  2. The unit is going to organize a secondary school programme in the form of an online quiz. Students will be involved in setting online quiz questions in different financial aspects of Hong Kong.
  3. The unit used to organise programmes in the forms of experiential games, parent-child interactive challenges, and groups. Students are will have the opportunity to participate in the programme as assistants to social workers to carry out the programme.


HKU students are expected to complete task 1 individually and collaborate to complete tasks 2 and 3. Besides, HKU students are also responsible for assisting in any activities, including delivery of materials, preparation of programme materials, evaluation data collection, some basic administrative work, on-site programme support, etc.




  • 25 September - 31 October 2023
  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm; every 3rd Saturday, 9am to 1pm

  • Working hours may vary based on actual programme running date and time; evening and/or weekend work may be needed




Financial Education Centre of Hong Kong Family Welfare Society

(Address: Unit 501B, 5/F, Tower II, Cheung Sha Wan Plaza, 833 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon)




PGDE (full-time) students of all majors


Application Deadline and Procedure


11:59pm, 28 August 2023


  • Complete the application form at HKU Moodle (Part 1) AND
  • Upload the following documents to the respective project folder at HKU Moodle (Part 2) (Please combine all documents into one Word/PDF file)
    1. A personal statement (of not more than 200 words) explaining why you would like to join this EL project
    2. Your CV.
  • Shortlisted students may be invited to attend a face-to-face interview arranged by HKFWS (details to be confirmed).


Project Keywords


Financial Education, Primary and Secondary School, Kindergarten, Parent, Professionals, Social Media, Creativity, Electronic Transactions, Statistics




  • Venus Chan, Senior Manager (HKFWS) [Email: [javascript protected email address] / Telephone: 3950 1900]

  • Emma Lau, Social Worker (HKFWS) [Email: [javascript protected email address] / Telephone: 3950 1900]