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Jeff the Change Maker Featured in SCMP

The South China Morning Post recently featured a video about the fascinating life of Jeffrey Andrews and Christian Action's Centre for Refugees. I am so pleased to see that the feature has reached the attention of many internet users. There have been more than 200,000 views - and still counting. Jeff is our Social Worker at the Christian Action Centre for Refugees based in Chungking Mansions.

In the feature, Jeff discussed his struggles while growing up and facing discrimination as an Indian living in Hong Kong. The hardships tempted him to get involved in organised crime. Thankfully, his life changed after a brush with the law. He eventually found his way by working with Christian Action. In his nine years of working with us, Jeff obtained his degree and became the first registered Ethnic Minority Social Worker serving refugees in Hong Kong.

Inspired by his personal experiences in Hong Kong, Jeff dedicates his time to cultural-sensitivity projects which benefit all of us. He personally believes that dialogue is needed to increase our understanding of each other. In the process, Jeff has become a bridge between the local population and the ethnic minorities and refugees. Most recently, he has been acknowledged and awarded by Cathay Pacific as one of the Cathay ChangeMakers. It is truly a blessing and an honour to work alongside a very passionate man who is keen to improve the welfare of underprivileged members of our society.

We hope the article will inspire you! At Christian Action, we are very proud of Jeff. I pray all the refugees in Hong Kong will find hope in God which will help them endure the difficulties they experience. God is blessing Jeff and his colleagues in the Centre for Refugees, giving them the strength to support and help those who have come here as refugees. I pray that Jeff's vision to change the attitude of Hong Kong residents towards refugees and ethnic minorities will continue to drive him and will lead to fruition.

Please click here and read the wonderful feature in SCMP!

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