The Jockey Club MEL Institute Project has launched on September 12! We are honoured to have Prof. Steven Ngai give the welcoming speech at our opening ceremony, introducing the objectives and components of our project. The opening ceremony was a great start to our training and mentored practicum programme. The opening ceremony was followed by our first training session with Prof. Cinzia Canali from the International Association for Outcome based Evaluation and Research on Family and Children’s Services as our first trainer. Participants had a fruitful experience from Prof. Canali’s sharing of her NGO collaborations experiences in Italy, the measuring instruments used in the social service field and MEL logic models.