Hong Kong Society for Community Organization

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Hong Kong Society for Community Organization (SoCO) (Chinese: 香港社區組織協會) is a non-governmental and human rights advocacy group in Hong Kong. The group was founded in 1971 by church members. It is also financially supported by donations from various churches, overseas funding, the Community Chest and individuals. The group has organised community social actions and civic education programs to encourage the political participation of the population.


The SoCO was emerged from the Yaumatei resettlement movement in 1971–72, when the social workers campaigned for resettling the boat people in the Yaumatei typhoon shelter residents in affordable public housing. The Maryknolls and the staffs of the Hong Kong Christian Industrial Committee (HKCIC) came together and founded the SoCO in 1971 to work toward addressing local, grassroots concerns by building communities and community involvement in some of Hong Kong's poorest and most industrial neighbourhoods.[1]


  1. ^ Butenhoff, Linda (1999). Social Movements and Political Reform in Hong Kong. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 25–6. 

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