Crossroads Foundation and its Global Distribution arm is a NGO that uses Hong Kong’s strategic location, infrastructure, and wealth to collect and redistribute quality superseded goods globally to help alleviate poverty and improve the living conditions of people in need. Working in close partnership with local development NGOs, Crossroads is able to provide logistical support to help these organisations to fulfil their development goals by supporting them with resources such as computers, medical equipments, furniture, educational supplies, hygiene, and survival kits.
In addition to this, Crossroads also provides expert vocational training to volunteers and partners – many of whom come from developing countries. Training programs at Crossroads include Community Care training, Cantonese lessons and IT training. This type of training is not available in many of the participants’ home countries, and therefore they are able to learn skills that not only enhance their work with Crossroads but also benefit them and their home communities for future employment opportunities and technical expertise.