We have also involved physically or mentally challenged citizens in the operation of our book fairs, in hopes of empowering them with various skill sets and boosting their self-confidence. In return, profits generated will be utilized to support their welfare.
The most memorable thing to our team is how we have “survived”. In the first preliminary assessment by the SIFE Hong Kong committee in December 2010, our proposal received a very disheartening score which indicated a high possibility of failure. Despite the bleakness, we decided not to give up. Throughout numerous meetings we came up with every possible modification and enhancement. We fitted in numerous business and economic concepts. We involved more parties as our target beneficiaries. We negotiated with various stakeholders to accept our revised plan.
We saw the progress. Upon another assessment in February 2011, the feedback we received was very positive, with some advisers commending us on the high practicability of our new idea.