Connecting with like-minded folks together is one of the most fulfilling parts of our work, we all share the same goal to make a difference in this world and envision a better future. And at ZFPA, we believe that only collective actions will enable us to achieve climate justice. Thus since our launch in 2021, Peggy and Joel have been bridging like-minded communities together relentlessly, and this summer we are welcoming new passionate individuals with open arms joining ZFPA. Coming on board, we have program manager Luna, summer interns Penny studying environmental science at University of Leeds and Kevin studing cultural anthropology and development sociology at University of Amsterdam.
Luna Lau (Program Manager)
Coming from our very own Technical Assistant Provider (TAP), Luna Lau has joined our team as Program Manager to ensure our projects run smoothly, efficiently, and that it all reaches their maximum potential! Luna graduated from the University of Hong Kong and started working at various charities and NGOs. She has since developed an interest in environmental and native plant conservation, cultural heritage, and social mobility. Her on-the-ground experience in Hong Kong as well as in the Philippines enabled her to build up her knowledge of sustainable farming, which will be useful in current and future projects to come, aiding ZFPA to make an even greater impact in Asia.
In addition, we've got some young (passionate) blood who have joined ZFPA to strengthen our cause this summer!
Penny Chan (Project Coordinator - Summer Intern)
"As a summer intern at ZFPA, I am most excited to learn about how the Restore Fund works from fundraising to subsidising farmers, and how the programme can benefit farmers. Being a farming/nature enthusiast since young and an environmental science student who has experience in organic farming, I strongly believe in the power of self-sufficient sustainable food systems and regenerative farming practices that solves the root of our problems under climate change and the growing population.
With my aim to fulfil my sense of purpose by having a meaningful career to help more people and the environment, I am greatly motivated and curious to learn about how ZFPA conducts services for our local farmers in the form of a charity. Therefore, I am also looking forward to helping support the project management of ZFPA. Learning the practical, scientific, and also management levels of promoting sustainable agriculture and food systems has always been my passion, and I can’t wait to see how they are adopted in crowded cities like Hong Kong."
Kevin Li (Research & Project Assistant - Summer Intern)
"It is a pleasure to be working with ZFPA and GI this summer to spread the message on sustainable farming practices and make my contribution to a growing body of knowledge that will be key for the future. Large-scale, industrial farming systems that the world has grown to rely on are damaging and degrading the very Earth that provides. The agricultural industry has and always will be essential to life and the responsibility to practice agriculture sustainably and regeneratively is ever more important. I look forward to bringing my own sparks and ideas to the organization that will hopefully be conducive to raising awareness and inspiring others to learn about regenerative farming practices and recognize the harms of our current food systems."