Vincie Ho (MA, UCL; Ph.D, HKU) is a humane educator, committed to empowering young people to become future changemakers who care about social justice, animal protection and environmental ethics. In 2015, she founded Mini Acts for the Greater Good with her partner, Janet Wong, who shares the same convictions and life values. Together, they aim at promoting humane education and the cultivation of compassion for all people, animals, and the environment in our modern day school system from early childhood to higher education.
Prior to relocating to New York in 2014, Vincie had worked as a university lecturer and academic researcher in Hong Kong for over 10 years , specialising in FLE (French as a Foreign Language), French phonetics and phonology, the phonology of tone languages and their interaction with music.
Vincie has lived in 4 different countries, volunteered in Africa and travelled all over the world. She is passionate about languages, politics, public international law, social justice, animal rights advocacy, business ethics, responsible travel and environmental sustainability. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Humane Education Coalition. She's also the lead coordinator for Impact Travel Alliance Hong Kong Chapter, and advisor to and founding member of GOOD Travel.
Janet Wong, Co-founder
Janet has worked as a private equity investment professional for nine years, during which she helped grow a number of companies around Asia, from medium-sized private businesses into large corporations, through acquisitions, expansion of markets and customers, and improved corporate strategies and business operations, with or without a listing. Being in an industry which is predominantly concerned with profits and returns, Janet deeply reflected on her career and decided to do something different. Before founding MAGG, she has volunteered and initiated campaigns with various global NGOs, and has developed a network which laid the foundation for some of MAGG’s activities. Because of her financial background, she is also a strong advocate of venture philanthropy and impact investing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Carmen Wong, PR & Outreach
Carmen is a teacher of art and drama in Hong Kong. Born and raised in this multicultural city, she finds her passion in educating young people with visual art and performing art as her media. She’s an art practitioner who enjoys creating artwork for the local community. Many of her works are site specific and often inspired by the nature in Lantau where she lives. In 2017, Carmen started volunteering at the Refugee Union in Hong Kong where she’s currently running an art workshop every Friday. Carmen has been an English instructor at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Art School.
Kelly Chan, Media
Kelly Chan is a video ethnographer, teacher and designer. She is based in South Lantau, Hong Kong where cows and buffalos coexist with humans. She makes videos to tell stories about Hong Kong and the humanitarian crisis in Greece. Kelly holds a BEd and MA in English Studies. Her research interests include visual studies, arts education, gender and social justice.
Melisa Baldwick, Humane Educator
Melisa Baldwick is originally from Canada and has been in Hong Kong for 5 years. She is a primary school teacher by day and a Masters student at HKU by night. She has a passion for teaching (as well as learning) about sustainability and integrates this concept into her classroom and school. Melisa believes that education can develop global citizens and build positive social change.
Oscar Lo, Volunteer
Oscar had worked for over a decade in the advertising industry before setting his heart on a career in the nonprofit sector. In recent years, he has been volunteering for various charities, social enterprises as well as political organizations, including Mini Acts for the Greater Good. Oscar is an invaluable member of the team. He's well connected and is always there to get things done.
Christina Fong, Volunteer
Christina reads law at the University of Hong Kong and enjoys making use of her academic background to assist in providing pro-bono legal services to the local community. With a genuine belief that education changes lives, she also tutors ethnic minority children in her free time.
In 2015, she founded Amnesty International Club @ HKU, the first of its kind at tertiary institutions in Hong Kong, and organised various advocacy campaigns, with the aim of raising fellow students’ awareness of different human right issues.
Jacquie Hui, Volunteer
Jacquie Hui is a First Year student studying Politics and French in HKU. She is always interested in arts and music. Working in Amnesty International Club@ HKU, she further develops her interest in international affairs and human right issues. In the summer of 2018, Jacquie interned with UNHCR where she learned about refugee status determination procedures and resettlement process.
Nicole Chan, Volunteer
Nicole Chan is a recent arts and law graduate of HKU. Passionate about literature, she sees it as inextricably linked to humanity. She believes that education, with an emphasis on literature, will make people better human beings. During her time as an undergraduate, she tutored underprivileged local students and assisted HKU’s pro bono clinic.
She worked with Christina in Amnesty International Club @ HKU and is currently a board member of Amnesty International Hong Kong.