SoCO - Society for Community Organisation

Society for Community Organisation (SoCO) is a non-governmental and human rights advocacy group in Hong Kong. The group was founded in 1972 by church members. It is also financially supported by donations from various churches, overseas funding, the Community Chest and individuals. The group has organised community social actions and civic education programs in order to encourage the political participation of the population.

Young cage home residents 'isolated from family'

A single mother plays with her daughter in the bedroom of an 80 square-foot sub-divided flat. Photo: Reuters

Amid the public housing crunch, single people earning a low wage are taking up residence in subdivided flats and cage homes, but the cheaper rent comes with a steep emotional price: isolation from loved ones.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 5:39am 1 comment

Leung Chun-ying urged to act on 'nomadic' children

Sze Lai-shan, an organiser with the Society for Community Organisation. Photo: May Tse

A tiresome shuffle back and forth across the border is disrupting the lives and education of an estimated 7,000 Hong Kong children, activists and families said yesterday, calling for government action.

12 Feb 2013 - 9:49am 1 comment

Leung 'betrayed' my support, says veteran social worker Ho Hei-wah

Ho Hei-wah, director of the Society For Community Organisation, has known Leung Chun-ying for more than 20 years. Photo: Nora Tam

Social work veteran Ho Hei-wah, who backed Leung Chun-ying to be chief executive, says the city's leader "betrayed" his support by breaking his election promises in his "extremely disappointing" policy address.

The director of the Society for Community Organisation (Soco) said he did not regret supporting Leung during his campaign - though neither did he have a "crystal ball".

21 Jan 2013 - 4:59am 5 comments

Who said it?

Kim Dotcom

In the dark ages … the enemies of progress burned books … Today they are burning websites

Kim Dotcom, launching a file-sharing website to replace the one closed down by the U.S.


We will go back to the time of Redbeard, of pirates, of Ottomans imposing ransoms

21 Jan 2013 - 3:35am