Web Site: http://www.jointalent.hk/
JoinT promotes social integration between those with and without disabilities, and stimulates employment for the disabled.
The disabled have talents in the arts or other professions. However, the combination of lacklustre support in education and bias among employers restricts opportunities for the disabled. Furthermore, simply relying on charities cannot secure a job. Therefore, giving more opportunities for the disabled to showcase their talents is essential to develop their careers.
JoinT believes that sharing people’s talents will create happiness for all. This is why JoinT provides a unique art centre, which incorporates a co-working space and exhibition activities. Through this exciting platform for artistic exchange, the disabled can interact with the general public through a new experience.
The “T” in JoinT represents our 3 core values: Talents, Teaching, and Transforming.
- Talents: connecting talented musicians, artists, and other creative artisans. Our activities will promote the message of social integration and may also include contributions from disabled people.
- Teaching: providing workshops for the disabled to learn artistic skills and develop their artistic portfolio.
- Transforming: developing the talents in disabled people to help create work and possibly a career in art.
JoinT will first target physically disabled talents to join. When the business model can sustain the physically disabled group, we will expand it to include the visually and intellectually disabled among others. We believe that career development is motivation for the disabled to work hard and persevere.
WONG Kwok Wai (HKUST)
LAM Hei Ki (HKUST)
KO Shuk Wai (HKUST)
CHUNG On Na (CityU)
David REN (HKUST)
Prof. CHEUNG Chak Chung (CityU)