The Nest - Vocational Training Coffee Shop: NOW OPEN!
The Nest coffee shop is NOW OPEN in the grounds of St John’s Cathedral, Central. Opening hours are 8am - 6pm daily.
The Nest is the vision of The Nesbitt Centre to create a unique vocational training programme and provide employment opportunities for our students, and those of other NGOs and organisations in Hong Kong. We are pleased to report that the Spastics Association of Hong Kong, St James Settlement and Carritas have all expressed their interest to be involved in our programme.
UPDATE: As well as months of coffee shop training with Pacific Coffee and instruction in health and safety standards, our students have undergone a practical Customer Service training programme with Speak (a bespoke training solutions provider) which has taught them all about the necessary skills required to interact positively, proactively and politely with customers and with their team members.
Uncle Russ Coffee, one of the founding coffee companies in Hong Kong, has been providing comprehensive Barista training to our students so they can master the art of brewing the perfect cup of coffee for you.
The Nest has developed its own unique blend of coffee which includes beans from Columbia, Brazil and Indonesia. We have been working closely with Reeves Chung, a highly qualified and licensed Q-grader, certified Barista and registered trainer in International Barista skills. In 2011, Reeves started his own company, Coffee Engineering (CENG), which has become one of the leading professional local roasting and coffee training centres in Hong Kong. Reeves has been providing invaluable coffee bean and roasting advice, as well as important quality control, to The Nest.
Please visit us for delcious coffee and snack in the heart of Central!
Green Power Hike
On Saturday, 2nd February, 2013, a team of students, staff, family and friends from The Nesbitt Centre took part in the "Green Power Hike", an annual fund-raising walkathon on the Hong Kong Trail. Starting off at Aberdeen Country Park, the students hiked an impressive 10km to Wong Nai Chung Gap Road. Everyone finished within the 2 hours and 30 minutes time limit and will receive a certificate of achievement. All donations received through the Green Power Hike are used for environmental education in the community and local schools. Congratulations to all our students who took part - your determination, persistence and passion made us all proud!
The Hong Kong Award for Young People (AYP)
In 2013, the Nesbitt Centre will, for the first time, be taking part in The Hong Kong Award for Young People (AYP). This award (formerly known as The Duke of Edinburgh's Award) was established in Hong Kong in 1961. The Award itself is a worldwide establishment and to date over 5 million young people from over 100 counties have taken part in the programme.
It is a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities which will be specially designed for our students. Through a series of experiences in the diversified activities offered, students will meet and work with other people, learn different skills and develop potentials. Such processes encourage personal discovery, self-reliance, perseverance, self-discipline, responsibility and leadership.
The Nesbitt Centre and HKFC Crusaders
Many of our students benefit greatly from attending the Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) Crusaders football program on Monday nights.
The HKFC runs a volunteer community programme supported by coaches from HKFC and proudly sponsored and endorsed by The Prudential Assurance Company Limited.
The Crusaders programme assists in the football development of young special needs adults in the community. Each week our students and their families enjoy an hour of exercise, football drills and match time. Our students play several friendly and competitive matches against similar teams throughout the year, and at high profile sporting events such as the International Soccer 7s and Operation Santa Claus.
The programme has also been fortunate to have received support from one of the greatest footballers - the Brazilian, PELE.
View more images from Pele's visit
Find out more about the Hong Kong Football Club Crusaders
The Nesbitt Centre Art Project - Paintings by Greig & Ron
The Nesbitt Centre Art Project showing paintings by Greig & Ronn was shown at
The British Council from 30 July to 20 August 2012
This project was co-ordinated By Kolleen Ku, Peijing Chung and Joanna Fu and was created to spread the love of art, colour and painting to students of The Nesbitt Centre.
If you would like to know more about the project or up and coming exhibitions please do not hestiate to contact us.