Dr. Phyllis King Shui WONG
Founder and Vice-Chairperson
A registered social worker currently teaching in the Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. My research and advocacy work focuses on people with disabilities. Believing strongly in the power of "participation" and "empowerment", I have been working with individuals with disabilities and their caregivers since the 1990s. I strive to actualize the participatory principles in my works, and have witnessed first-hand how service users grow and bring positive gains to services and policies through their participation.
The 1992 film “City of Joy” highlights three possible courses of action we may take in the face of social mishaps: escape, observe or participate. I am not the sort of person who would escape, pretending that things are well when they are not. Neither am I able to hold myself back and be a mere observer. I choose to participate, to dive into the experience, and try to make changes. What is your choice?