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Issue 14   May 2011
   

The Reading Sowers in Community Project (Phase 2)

This project aims at promoting reading to parents and children in kindergartens and primary schools.  Training workshops, distinguished by their fun and interactivity, will be provided to equip parents to be Storytelling Mums and Dads in schools.  We will also offer in-depth training to selected schools in Kwai Chung, Wong Tai Sin and Kwun Tong, encouraging parents to use storytelling as a means of communication with children.  Apart from school-based programmes, the Storyland will also hold regular paired reading sessions for children at our centre, hoping to cultivate their interest in reading and to care for their developmental needs.

Little Links, Unlimited Dreams Project (Phrase 2)

HAC was glad to receive the match donation granted by The Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged to launch Phrase 2 of the “Little Links, Unlimited Dreams” Project. Three secondary schools and three schools with special needs students will be matched up as reading buddies. Workshops like story writing, communications skill will be provided. It is hoped that through this connection, social inclusion and networking can be achieved.  Phrase 2 is launched by mid 2011. HAC will partner with schools like SAHK Jockey Club Elaine Field School to spread the reading culture among the community.

Wall Painting at Storyland

Aedas Ltd. sponsored on the project of wall painting in terms of money, professional advice and volunteering.

On 30 April and 7 May 2011, 50 volunteers from Aedas participated in the wall painting task. Together with 30 children members, they created a colorful picture for Storyland. Special thanks to volunteers from Carson & Friends for their kind support on the event. Last summer, Aedas Ltd also sent volunteers and sponsored HAC for the first phrase of centre decoration.

Getting to Know Hong Kong

On 7 May 2011, some 30 volunteers from Hip Hing Constuction Co Ltd and VIBRO (H.K.) Limited sponsored 60 children members from Chuk Yuen Centre going to the Peak of Hong Kong. Children and volunteers worked together to create their own Hong Kong stories.They also visited Madame Tussands Hong Kong and enjoyed lunch at Jumbo Kingdom at Aberdeen. Children wrote down their valuable Hong Kong Stories by their footprints.

Address:5/F Chuk Yuen Estate Community Centre, 11 Chuk Yuen Road, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon
Tel.: 2338 8147  Fax: 2338 8528  E-mail: info@hac.org.hk
Website: www.hac.org.hk, www.storytelling.org.hk
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