The Harbour School is committed to promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the education landscape in Hong Kong. 

Social Impact and Sustainability Program (SISP) is formulated as a structured educational framework, providing supplementary developmental activities to students based on the assigned initiatives guided by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

During the first ten months since SISP’s official launch in August 2021, THS connected with seventy-eight (78) organisations and launched ninety-five (95) activities across all grade levels, addressing sustainability in both green and social initiatives. These include thirteen (13) school-wide events (e.g., SDG Roadshow with UNICEF HK, More than Meatless Monday (MMM+), THS Metaverse for Earth Hour) and eighty-two (82) grade-specific activities (e.g., sharing sessions, field trips etc.).

Project Hope: A Whole School Approach
Rafi Cristobal, Director of Social Impact & Sustainability

How do we foster our students’ sense of altruism, and care for the wider community, for our planet? What started as Project Hope in early 2019 by three THS teachers to improve the lives of others has grown into the Social Impact and Sustainability Program (SISP), a three-stage plan to grow awareness and opportunities for more students and teachers to volunteer and act for the future they want. 


THS was awarded a Merit Winner in the Green Council’s first Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Achievement Awards for our Project Hope initiative!