In between relaxing beside the pools and meeting at the 246-suite Banyan Tree Macau, attendees can also give back to the area’s mentally handicapped community by participating in the property’s full-day Meet for Good program.
Launched in 2015, the partnership between Banyan Tree Macau and local nonprofit Fuhong Society of Macau encourages at least 30 attendees to visit the Fuhong Society of Macau to tour its training facilities and provide lunch services to the mentally handicapped.
The Fuhong Society of Macau has three different centers to help support the mentally handicapped. The Pou Choi Centre of Fuhong Society of Macau was established in September 2003 to provide the mild to moderately intellectually disabled with occupational skills development and training as well as employment services with a goal of helping them realize their potential and integrate into society. In 2005, the Fuhong Society of Macau Hong Ieng Center was also developed to provide interactive training to the mild to severely intellectually disabled. And in November 2007, Yee Lok Centre of Fuhong Society of Macau was established to provide outreach services and renders community mental health education to the public.
The Meet for Good program is the latest development in a long history of corporate social responsibility programs initiated by Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, the first hotel group in the world to achieve accreditation by EarthCheck’s Responsible Meetings & Events Standard. The hotel chain has also been involved in reducing resource consumption, setting environmental improvement targets and engaging with both staff and consumers to reduce its overall footprint.