Suits for Success Junior ran the first campaign in 2017 . Thanks to the dedication of Siddharth Sengupta, an international school student and a Life Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.
Sid ran the clothing drive from scratch with his school. This first collection yielded 260 kgs of quality clothing which was distributed across the Suits for Success and wider beneficiary network this summer.
Sid, 16 years old, spearheaded the initiative with friends from the Scouts, setting aside afternoons to prepare and market the event, collect, refurbish, wash, and iron the clothing. In addition, he communicated with the Suits team, the NGO's and attended events to give the clothing to his new, less privileged friends. He developed some great skills through being involved in Suits for Success Junior and his report showed a wonderful passion for the initiative and the people he met along the way whilst gaining an understanding of the lives of less privileged people here in our city.
“Working with suits for success was a very fulfilling experience. Collecting the clothes was hard work, but meeting the people receiving the clothes made it worth it. This is an experience I will forever cherish, and I hope to be more involved with suits for success in the future” said Sid, who is helping run Suits for Success Junior again in March 2018.
Over a hundred young people in Hong Kong benefitted from smart clothing to use for internships, education interviews or simply to lift their spirits whilst living in challenging environments.