HK Mag­a­zine: Why Move4Mi­grants?

HK Magazine - - UPFRONT -

Pradyumn Dayal: When I was around 12, I en­tered a con­test to speak about a char­ity of my choice. I reached out to a health ser­vice for South Asian mi­grants hop­ing to get a good story for my en­try. I went to see what their med­i­cal [ser­vices] were like and re­al­ized that Hong Kong has this world­class med­i­cal sys­tem, but lan­guage and cul­tural bar­ri­ers pre­vent eth­nic mi­nori­ties from ac­cess­ing it. Later, I got to know eth­nic mi­nor­ity DSE can­di­dates who dropped out of school to be­come box stack­ers at su­per­mar­kets. I was raised to be­lieve drop­ping out is not an op­tion. Yet those kids felt car­ry­ing on wasn’t worth it. That opened my eyes to the real is­sues they were fac­ing.

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