Daily Archives: May 26, 2014
Posted by Peter MUIR
Skateistan is an initiative working in Cambodia and Afghanistan that combines skateboarding with educational outcomes. It is non-political, independent, and inclusive of all ethnicities, religions and social backgrounds. The project provides us with an idea of what can be done by combing sport, creativity and a passion to make a change. This video is a TEDtalk by its founder, who highlights how Skateistan has broken conventions about the role of women in Afghan society, where they can boast the title of the largest sporting organisation open to girls in the country, and the highest participation levels of female skateboarding compared to males in the world.
Posted by Peter MUIR
Feeding Hong Kong will hold a their second annual Dragon Drive to mark this year’s Dragon Boat Festival. This year will see a fish-themed food drive to raise extra donations of nutrient packed canned and dried fish.
Who will benefit?
Feeding Hong Kong supports local welfare organisations that provide food support to those in need in our city. Their 50 plus charity partners include shelters for the homeless, migrant worker and women’s refuges, senior day centers and other non-profit programmes that provide food to the hungry. With your support, they hope to drop-off a special sea-related delivery to them this June.
Why the fishy theme?
Seafood and seaweed are loaded with nutrients that are good for our health. Canned fish, such as sardines, mackerel and tuna, are a great source of protein, vitamin B12 and selenium. They are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids known to boost heart health and lower triglycerides. Dried seaweed, on the other hand, is an excellence source of minerals such as iodine, magnesium and calcium. It has high value of soluble fibre, which slows down the absorption of sugars and cholesterol in the body. Whilst fresh is best, canned and dried fish are shelf-stable, cost-efficient and nutrient packed – a great option for low-income families.
How can you help?
Click here for the list of our most needed food items and some special items related to the sea. Distribute the list to friends, family and colleagues and encourage them to fill a grocery bag with wholesome and nutritious foods. At the end of your food drive give Feeding Hong Kong a call to schedule a delivery to our warehouse.