Co-Founders Dr. Antoine Bondaz and Mr. Kenneth Kwok attended the #Link4Aides Gala Dinner in Paris, France.
The Gala benefits many ongoing HIV/AIDS initiatives across France, particularly in the secondary and tertiary cities.
It was an amazing night with superb performances, and cuisine provided by none other than Mr. Robuchon himself.
Author of the Career Planning Algorithm, Mr. Kenneth Kwok presented to the freshmen class at the City University of Hong Kong on how to plan a personalised strategy towards seeking career fulfilment after graduation.
The Career Planning Algorithm book, totalling 295 pages, showcases the experiences of Kenneth's 10+ years as a campus recruitment volunteer during this time working at three investment banks.
Better Together Foundation was the founding sponsor for Love Gala (on World Aid's Day, December 1), Philippines inaugural HIV Gala in Manila. Both Antoine and Kenneth flew into Manila for this special event.
Featuring some of the best entertainers in the industry, the Gala raised funds for Love Yourself Inc's testing and education centres in metropolitan Manila.
Special thanks to the US Embassy for its strong support and participation.
Kenneth was honoured to be part of the winning bid team to bring the Gay Games (known to some as the LGBT Olympics) for the first time to Asia in its 40 year history.
More than 15,000 athletes from across 20 countries are expected to partake in the festivities. The Games will showcase international level competition across more than 36 sports, including some unique to Hong Kong such as dragon boating. The Games will also bring together the spirit of togetherness across all communities, as participation is open to all.
Both Antoine and Kenneth, representing the Better Together Foundation, announced at the Gala Dinner its financial support of the Gay Games Paris 2018 scholarship program, which supports athletes with their travel costs to Paris to participate in the sporting competition.
The Better Together Foundation was a proud sponsor, along with UNDP and other prestigious organisations, of the Annual China AIDS Walk in Beijing.
Taking place at the historical Great Wall of China, and in its sixth year, the walk is referred as the "only AIDS Walk that can be seen from space". Organised by the Beijing Gender Health Education Institute (BGHEI), its goal is to raise awareness about the spread of HIV among China’s 1.4 billion population.
More than 100 schools in the region will have the funding to host safe-sex seminars as a result of this walk.
Kenneth was present at the Global Citizen Forum held in Montenegro as representative of both Global Citizen Capital and Better Together Foundation.
The purpose of the Global Citizen Forum is to observe policy changes and their impacts on the average lives of those seeking a better life outside of their current borders. Throughout the two day conference, Kenneth was able to shine the spotlight on both Asia and LGBT+ issues.
The country of Vietnam has hosted its fifth year of Pride, and Ho Chi Minh City (known to many as Saigon) is the finale of the country-wide festivities.
Kenneth has participated in Vietnam Pride 2016 by hosting various social gatherings, including the Closing Pool Party, as a way to say thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and most importantly the management team for their efforts and contribution.
In 2017, the Better Together Foundation was honoured to return for the second year and witness the tremendous growth across the many community-based initiatives.