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Civic Education Outside Schools

The Home Affairs Bureau is responsible for the promotion of civic education outside schools. Our principal policy objectives are -

  • to foster good citizenship;

  • to promote civic awareness and civic responsibilities;

  • to promote national education and enhance the sense of belonging among the community;

  • to promote understanding of and respect for human rights and the rule of law; and

  • to promote the Basic Law in the local community.

We work closely with the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education in achieving the above objectives. The Committee was set up in 1986 for the purpose of advising on matters relating to promoting civic education, as well as implementing activities in conjunction with the Government and concerned parties in promoting civic education outside schools with a view to enhancing civic awareness and civic responsibility in all sectors of the community. Apart from producing publicity materials and organizing publicity programmes, the Committee operates the Community Participation Scheme whereby organizations and individuals could apply for funding to organize civic education projects.

The Committee also operates the Civic Education Resource Centre which is open to the public. Its facilities include reference library, reading area, audio-visual equipment, computer, etc. The Centre is located at 7/F, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong.

Promotion of the Basic Law in the local community

The Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education works closely with the Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee to promote the Basic Law in the community.


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