Wofoo 3A Project 2018
The Wofoo Asian Award for Advancing Family Well-Being (3A Project) launched in 2010 and conducted every two years with sponsorship from Wofoo Social Enterprises, has been recognised as one of the most significant, valuable and sustainable activities of CIFA. It actualises the mission and vision of creating a platform for trans-disciplinary collaboration and exchange while giving recognition to outstanding and innovative projects. Since the beginning, "ASIA" has been adopted as the theme to reflect the spirit of "Aspiration for Sustainability, Innovation and Applicability".
Success of this regional initiative has been notable in the past few years. It does not only actualise the “ASIA” spirit, but has played a significant role in the transfer of knowledge and good practice, for early detection, prevention and intervention on family problems. Since 2010, it has attracted nearly 180 projects which address common issues affecting family well-being in Asia, bringing forth innovative and effective strategies that can be replicated or adapted to meet cultural differences. Through sharing and exchange, professionals do not need to reinvent the wheel but instead, may achieve better results with less, saving much time and resources on experimenting effective strategies and practices in family work.
The commitment in encouraging joint effort and exchange among professionals to promote family well-being through the Wofoo 3A Project has received formal recognition from the United Nations with its presence in the Award Presentation Ceremony in Seoul in November 2016 and Opening Ceremony of the Exchange Program in Hong Kong in June 2017. It will be a continued direction of CIFA in the coming years.
This year, after initial screening and a second-round adjudication, eight finalist teams are selected from the 46 participating projects to enter the Final Round Adjudication, to be held at the Asian Family Summit on 21 August 2018 at The University of Hong Kong. While the Adjudication Panel will decide on the Gold, Silver and Bronze Award-winning teams and the Best Collaborative Award, every participant attending the session will be involved in the election of “My Favourite Project” among the eight finalist teams. The Award Presentation Ceremony will take place at the Gala Dinner of the Summit on the same day at the Metropol Restaurant, Queensway, Hong Kong, to be officiated by The Hon. Mr. Matthew Cheung, GBM, GBS, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR.
Eight Finalist Teams to enter the Final Round Adjudication
|Region||Organisation||Name of Project|
|Hong Kong||Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Integrated Centre on Addiction Prevention & Treatment||"Lamb Lamp" – An Innovative Measure to Facilitate Family Fun Time and Enhance Family Relationship|
|Taiwan||CTBC Charity Foundation||Taiwan Dream Project|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Christian Service||Talk Right – Speech Therapy Training Kit and Home Program|
|China||Guangzhou POAI Social Work Service||Warming Your Hearts: Support Families Who Lost the Only Child in Panyu, Guangzhou|
|Hong Kong||The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups – Media Counselling Centre||BeNetWise – Educational Project for Media Literacy|
|Hong Kong||Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service||Person with Dementia and Caregiver Companion Project|
|Singapore||Focus on the Family Singapore Limited||Family CARE|
|Malaysia||PT Foundation||Youth Mentorship Initiative – 2nd Chance Programme|
*Note: Listing according to sequence of submission