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