Daily Archives: May 6, 2014

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

Posted by Peter MUIR

With the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers coming up on May 29th, it may be a good time to reflect upon peace and conflict resolution, and consider how you could engage yourself in an activity to promote peace.

Since its beginning in 1948, United Nations peacekeeping has evolved into one of the main tools used by the international community to manage complex crises that threaten international peace and security. Their mandate has been extended to protect civilians who have increasingly become the victims of conflict.  With conflict, unrest and terrorism affecting the lives of many people around the world, the need for peace building is essential.

There are many individuals and organisations who strive to make their communities a peaceful place.   As internationally-minded citizens, we too can do our part to foster a peaceful community where social justice remains.

Check out this TED talk from May El-Khalil and consider – how can sport play a role in promoting peace?  What events could you initiate with the aim of fostering harmony?

UNICEF Family Inclusive Play Day

Posted by Peter MUIR

A request from UNICEF to join their Play Day to experience inclusive play!
UNICEF playright
We believe every child, whether healthy, or with physical, intellectual or linguistics infirmities, is all entitled to ‘Right to Play’ as stated in the Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Since 2012, UNICEF HK has partnered with Playright Children’s Play Association to launch the ‘Playright UNICEF Inclusive Play’ Project. We endeavour to set up the first ever ‘inclusive playground’ in Hong Kong.
Play’ is the common language among children. An inclusive play area can achieve the idea of social inclusion. Come and support!
Event Details
Date : 11 May 2014 (Sunday)
Time : 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Venue : Tuen Mun Park multi-game area & adjacent open space
Target : children aged 3 to 8 and their parents
Method : on-site participation; free of charge
Game Area : Water War, Light Gallery, Water Bed, Spring Board, 3D Court,
Mirror Wall, Music Corridor, Tyre Formation, Rocking Board,
Roller Slides, Pillow Rest

Become a volunteer on Play Day
Service period
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Duties
.Set up and clear up
.encourage and assist children’s free play as a play facilitator
.bring smiles to children & their families
Organisers will purchase personal accident insurance and provide lunch box for volunteers on the event day

Click here to register today!

Inquiries: 2338 5151 / edu@unicef.org.hk (Mr Yeung)