Clean Kids launch

We are so pleased to launch the Clean Kids Project at EBC Fatuquero School in Gleno of Timor-Leste on 4th February 2016.

The project aims to develop handwashing practice and knowledge on hygiene in school. As a pilot, in the coming three months, we will provide the school, all the students and their families with our Ai-Funan Soaps, publish a monthly newsletter and organize different hand washing activities for the school.

Learn more about Clean Kids…

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Maubere Mountain Beer

2-2Do you love Maubere Mountain Coffee?

Now you can drink beer AND enjoy your favourite coffee at the same time (while you are at it, make someone you love happy).

As you know, The Hummingfish Foundation is working on a project which supports the coffee farmers of Laclubar in Timor-Leste, called the Maubere Mountain Coffee Project. The mission of this project is to grow, process, brand and export the world’s best coffee, with the model of adding value to green products and giving back 100% of proceeds to the community. Maubere Mountain Coffee is 100% organically grown, handpicked, processed Arabica coffee at single origin.

We are proudly to collaborate with HK Brewcraft and Lobmeyr crystal glassware to present a meaningful project – a taste of love. We would like to raise the awareness of social enterprises and people in need around the world. This special coffee beer is designed for celebrating this meaningful and memorable collaboration between three places, Hong Kong, Timor-Leste and Austria.

Coffee beer workshop
HK Brewcraft Home Brewing Workshops – In this three hour workshop, an experienced instructor will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of beer and lead you through all the steps needed to brew your own batch at home.
Date: Saturday (6 Feb 2016) | Time: 11:00 am
Venue: HK Brewcraft
4/F., Kwok Lun Commercial House, 15 Cochrane Street, Central Tel: 852 5925 2739
Fee: $680/head, or $600/head for party of 4 or above. (20% of the profit will be donated to The Hummingfish Foundation)

Valentine’s Day special package
Venue: HK Brewcraft
This package includes all the brewing equipment you need to become a home brewer, the ingredients to make Maubere Mountain Coffee Stout and a lovely Lobmeyr OTTO beer glass designed by the famous design house POLKA in 2008.
4/F., Kwok Lun Commercial House, 15 Cochrane Street, Central Tel: 852 5925 2739
Price of kit set: HK$1220. (20% of the profit will be donated to The Hummingfish Foundation)

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Clean Kids

untitled-357We are so pleased to launch the Clean Kids Project at EBC Fatuquero School in Gleno of Timor-Leste on 4th February 2016.

The project aims to develop handwashing practice and knowledge on hygiene in school. As a pilot, in the coming three months, we will provide the school, all the students and their families with our Ai-Funan Soaps, publish a monthly newsletter and organize different hand washing activities for the school.

untitled-451The newsletter titled Maun tolu Manutolum Lao Rai (The Adventures of Three Brothers) is a monthly comic about three brothers who went through an extraordinary journey to cure their very sick parents. Developed by talented Hong Kong illustrator Kiki Wong, the newsletter conveys hygienic information in a funny and creative way.

Thanks to our donors including Jetour, apart from having water and soaps for handwashing in school, students are given soaps every weekend to bring home for family use. The soaps are made by all natural ingredients from our Ai-Funan Team.

A Handwashing Songs Competition was the first activity of the Clean Kid Project. In order to wash hands properly and thoroughly, students are taught to scrub their hands at least 20 seconds. The song will be used as a timer. Senior classes were asked to develop a 20-second handwashing song which they can sing when they wash their hands.

IMG_3539Thanks to the Hong Kong Renaissance School, three awards were set up for the competition: 1stprize – $100USD, 2nd Prize – $50USD and 3rdPrize – $20USD.

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Renaissance Collage year six kids raise $22,236hkd during Hummingfish fundraiser

IMG_2775 1We would like to thank the Renaissance Collage year six kids for their outstanding effort selling Maubere Mountain Coffee and Ai-Funan all natural handmade soaps at Renaissance College during the week of November 9th, 2015.

As you know, The Hummingfish Foundation is dedicated to the support and promotion of community-based nature tourism and Green Entrepreneurs throughout the world as a means of providing people in developing countries with sustainable incomes while protecting the vulnerable unspoiled natural environments their communities depend on.

The ecosystems of the world depend on hard working young people such as the Renaissance kids and Hummingfish would not be able to achieve our vision of adding value to nature without them.

Awesome job and thank you so much.

Have a look at our Maubere Mountain Coffee project.

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Dan Groshong speaks at Renaissance Collage

20150920_RenessaunceSchool003Renaissance Collage lecture and Hummingfish fundraiser

What a great thrill to speak to the year 6 kids at Renaissance Collage in Hong Kong.  The kids where so engaged and curious about environmental conservation, that they have decided to organize a fundraiser for The Hummingfish Foundation at their school in November. Soon, you will be able to buy packs of Maubere Mountain Coffee from the kids at Renaissance and/or enjoy a cup of our coffee at the cafe there.

Please stay tuned to learn more about the Renaissance fundraiser and if you feel like supporting our Maubere Mountain Coffee project, please see our donation page on SimplyGiving.

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Memenew HK

Memehknews_2015 (https:::www.youtube.com:watch?v=9UFJICVVRNM&feature=youtu.be)Here is a short clip about Maubere Mountain Coffee’s launch at Linguini Fini on a local Hong Kong news site called Meme HK.

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Macau TV

20151105_MacauTV(Still)Please take a moment to watch Dan Groshong’s interview on Macau TV. Dan spoke about the benefits of green products to the consumers, the ecosystem and to the consumers.

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Sai Kung Buzz Magazine

SaiKungBuzzMagazine201510Check out this recent story about Yours Truly in the latest issue of Sai Kung Buzz magazine. http://www.saikungbuzz.com/#!daniel-groshong/cpq9

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Who speaks for nature?

IMG_8142Please take a moment to watch Dan Groshong’s recent TEDx-Dili talk on the values of a green economy for the world and Timor-Leste.

Each of us are at fault for global climate change and WE are the key to positive change. Oil companies produce fossil fuels because we demand cheap gas. Timber companies clear forests because we demand wood and paper products. Oceans are choked with trash because we demand convenience. If we stop consuming, they will stop destroying.

Every choice you make as a consumer has an impact on our ecosystem. Join us today on a path to a sustainable future by making the right choices as a consumer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5DIrgRvVbI

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Laloran Cummunity-based Ecolodge

IMG_0452At the request of the Laloran community, Hummingfish will be temporarily suspending our development project there.

We wish our friends at Laloran the best of luck and we stand ready to assist them when they are willing and able.

As an NGO, it’s always important to remember that it is for the benefit of the community and the ecosystem that we do our work.  We must always respect the decisions of the community and support them on which ever path they choose to travel.

Dan Groshong

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