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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 General

Q: What is epilepsy?

A: Epilepsy is a common neurological (brain) disorder and affects people in every country throughout the world. The condition encompasses a range of functional disorders of the brain, the common characteristic of which is a series of repetitive seizures. For more information about epilepsy, please refer to the Enlighten website by clicking here.

 

Q: What does HOPE stand for?

A: H.O.P.E. stands for Helping Other People with Epilepsy.  It aims to identify people living with epilepsy in Hong Kong and empower them to use their experiences to help others with the same condition, so that the stigma associated with this disorder will be minimised.  For more information on HOPE, please refer to HOPE Overview section.

  

Q: I do not have epilepsy, but I know someone who does. How can I get him/her to participate in this campaign?

A: Simply direct the person to this Webpage or send them the registration link by clicking the link here. Or you may ask them to Contact Us.

 

 People with Epilespy

Q: Am I eligible to participate in HOPE?

A: You are eligible to participate if you meet the below criteria:

Age

16-65

Education Attainment

Matriculated and above

Employment Status

Entrepreneur, currently employed previously employed

If you have epilepsy but do not fit into the criteria listed above, we still want your involvement as a Student Champion, please click here for more information.

 

Q: Why should I participate in HOPE? What are the benefits?

A: Empowering is a key way to build confidence and capacity.  It encourages people to gain the skills and knowledge that will allow them to overcome obstacles in life or work environment and ultimately, help them develop within themselves or in the society. (wikipedia)

Empowerment is also a process that helps people gain control over their own lives. (Empowerment: What is it by Page and Czuba) 

The HOPE Campaign aims to empower people living with epilepsy and this we believe will help them gain better control over their condition, and at the same time mobilise the community to learn more from their stories.

By participating in HOPE, participants will benefit in the following ways:

Be in control – HOPE offers a platform for participants to delve deep into themselves to find out how they can play a key role in the society.

Be exposed – HOPE offers an opportunity for participants to broaden their network and use their experience to help other people with epilepsy

Be transformed – HOPE offers a methodology for participants to be transformed from seeking help from others to offering help to others. 

 

Q: What am I committing to if I join HOPE?

A: In terms of time, you need to commit to the following in each phase:

 

Estimated Number of  Hours of Commitment

P1: SUBC

1

P2: Workshop

10

P3: Ambassador

5

Post Event

5

Once you sign up, you are committed to attending all workshops provided in the 3 phases and post-event. If you need to be absent from any phase, it is expected that you communicate with Enlighten to ensure you can still maximise your HOPE experience.

Q: Is there a fee involved?

A: Operation Santa Claus has covered all costs associated with this Campaign. There is no cost for participation.

Q: Can I join if I cannot speak Chinese?

A:  Yes! This Campaign welcomes anyone who has epilepsy and meets the
criteria.  However, we are hoping that if interested participant cannot speak Chinese, they will be able to communicate in English.

Q: What do I need to do if I want to participate?

A: Please register by clicking here.

 

 Supporters and Sponsors

Q: What kind of support do you need?
A: We need various types of support to make HOPE a success.  We particularly would like for pro-bono support and volunteers to help us.  For more details, please contact Mr. James Liu, Project Manager of HOPE.

Q: If I want to get involved by being a volunteer or offering my skills to HOPE, what should I do?
A: Please contact Mr. James Liu, Project Manager of HOPE, directly to discuss.


Q: If I want to contribute to HOPE financially, what should I do?
A: Please contact Mr. James Liu, Project Manager of HOPE, directly to discuss.