Our service is simple: We bring free or subsidised outreach programmes, serving Hong Kong’s most vulnerable communities, including those with special needs, disabilities, chronic illness or disadvantage of any kind.
We serve three key areas:
Children with Special Needs, Rare Diseases, Illness or Living in Poverty
The core of our service is dedicated to children with special needs, those living with cancer or rare genetic diseases, or living in difficult circumstances.
Adults with Disabilities, Chronic Illness or Vulnerability
Approximately 10 percent of Hong Kong's population lives with a special need, disability or chronic illness. Additionally, 15 percent of our population lives in poverty. We reach out to adults in residential care homes and parter with other charities.
Inclusive Community Events
YAMA Foundation helps support the wider community, including events that support other NGOs who serve Hong Kong's differently-abled communities, families and carers.
Changing perceptions: Believe that anyone can do yoga.
Part of our work is to change public perceptions about who can practice yoga and meditation.
Yoga is for everyone! Just ask our YAMA ambassador Catrin Andersen who has attended numerous events on behalf of YAMA Foundation to show the world that anyone can do yoga!
Since our incorporation in 2016, we have accomplished the following:
- 13 organisations across Hong Kong have received our services
- 197 yoga classes have been taught
- ~260 beneficiaries have received our services