Daily Archives: February 14, 2015

Make it Better Art programme

Posted by Peter MUIR

sovereignartfoundationlogoThe Sovereign Art Foundation has been raising money and supporting art for children in need for 10 years, and is looking for volunteers to help deliver its new ‘Make it Better’ programme. The programme aims to to empower children and facilitate their integration into society; to raise awareness of the benefits of healing through art; and to produce research and share knowledge, and provides a free arts course to children from kindergarten to teen-age, the vast majority of which live in the cage homes of Sham Shui Po and are recent migrants, primarily from the mainland.
Each class has a teacher provided by SAF and involves between 10 and 15 children, lasting for two hours on Saturdays. Most of them take place in Sham Shui Po area – easily accessible by MTR. Volunteers will be assigned to a child and be a one on one helper with the art work. Neither art or Cantonese are necessary – it’s quite amazing how they learn to communicate non-verbally! Volunteers must commit to the full course (at least 12 weeks) which will enable a strong connections with those involved.
Email Mr Muir for more details.

DB Green Flea Market Assistant

Posted by Peter MUIR

DB-GreenAre you looking for activities during the CNY break?
DB Green is looking for trustworthy people to help sell books and other items at a flea market. The Flea market will be on Sunday February 15th, 12noon-5pm at the main plaza.
You don’t need to bring any items to sell but you are more than welcome to donate some items.
If you’re are interested or if you want more information please contact rionna.caragay@dc.edu.hk or dana.winograd@gmail.com

Ball For All

Posted by Peter MUIR

Ball for All is a student-led, non-profit charity organisation based in Hong Kong that aims to make a positive impact on society—to give back to the community, support local charities, and provide opportunities to play for less privileged children. Initiated at West Island school, the students aim to reach their goals through their favourite sport: basketball.

Ball for All are organising an intensive 12-hour basketball tournament open to international secondary school students, with two age brackets (from ages 13 to 15 and 16 to 18) on March 14 at Sun Yat Sen Sports Centre. All proceeds raised will be donated to their beneficiary, the Society of Relief for Disabled Children (SRDC).

Click here for more information about the event and how to register.