In Hong Kong, it is estimated that there are about 33,000 students with Special Education Needs (SEN), such as dyslexia, autism and other learning abilities. Unfortunately, the resources supporting SEN students to cope with the education system are far from adequate.

In 2016, we started our partnership with the Bishop Hall Secondary School, which is dedicated to nurturing dyslexic students. We made a donation for the school to engage experts from Pathways to conduct writing skills workshops with the students. Esquel volunteers also designed photography and art appreciation workshops for these students to express their artistic talent, and sponsored outdoor visits for students to interact with Esquel volunteers, and broaden their horizons and enhanced their self-esteem.

The objective of this programme is to help dyslexic students overcome barriers in writing and encourage them to express their thoughts through different means combining writing, art and photography.