Lizzie Bee met the amazing people from Design for Change recently. They are looking for children and teenagers to take on their challenge! Please have a look below and participate!
Design for Change is the largest global movement designed to give children the opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action.
Children and adults learn through the Design for Change Challenge that “I Can” are the two most powerful words a person can believe. Children who have discovered this are changing their world.
This year, Design for Change reaches 34 countries and over 300,000 schools inspiring hundreds of thousands of children, their teachers and parents, to celebrate the fact change is possible and that they can lead that change!
The challenge asks students to do four very simple things: Feel, Imagine, Do and Share. Children are dreaming up and leading brilliant ideas all over the world, from challenging age-old superstitions in rural communities, to earning their own money to finance school computers to solving the problem of heavy school bags – children are proving that they have what it takes to be able to ‘design’ a future that is desired.
You can partake here in Hong Kong as well. You can find a toolkit of the Design For Change Challenge Hong Kong 2012 and the application form by clicking on the documents below. The other things you need to know is:
The application deadline: 10 July 2012
The submission of report deadline: 10 Aug 2012
The prize presentation date: 1 Sept 2012
What can I win from participating DFC Hong Kong？
To know more about Design for Change go to the HK website www.dfcworld.com/hongkong or visit the global website www.dfcworld.com.
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The Australasian Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health (ACRRMH) organised a Mental Health Music Roadshow through drought and flood-ravaged regions of Queensland. It is a powerful example of how the arts can make a real difference on mental health.
If you want to know more about it, please read their press release by clicking here or watch this beautiful video below.
To know more about ACRRMH, please visit their website www.acrrmh.com.au
If a problem is a bit too hard to handle by yourself...In Stockholm you can now call the Swedish Opera for a 'house call'. Maybe not what you would expect to do but it seems to be working rather well.
You can read the whole article in the Local by clicking here.
Does music bring people together? You tell me.
Have a look at this.
Let's start the week with a good story. Today is about Lloyd and how he found a job.
If you want to know more about Creative Spirit, please go to their website www.creativespirit.org.au.
Yesterday we spent an amazing afternoon with Stephen from Secret Tour Hong Kong.
It is not your standard guided tour about the history, the facts, the figures, etc. It is really about Hong Kong and the people who live here. The things that go right but also the things that go wrong. A social awareness is the undercurrent of the whole tour.
We saw the remnants of a handful of leftover walled cities and we were taken to places which you definitely would not have found by yourself. We then were confronted with the stark difference of Tin Shui Wai, it used to be called the city of sadness.
We ended on a happy note though with the best dumplings, fried noodles and herbal tea to be found in Hong Kong. Just don't ask us where it was as we wouldn't be able to find it back.
If you really want to know a bit more about Hong Kong, these are the people who can tell you and take you there. They do not only do cultural tours but also art walks and photo walks. Their next tour will be on Saturday 26 May.
What can we say? It is a must!
For more information, please check their website www.secrettourhk.com
Very interesting article about Arts & Health tailored for the male population. We cannot all like needlework or knitting, can we?
To read the full article in the Telepgaph, please click here
Interesting exhibition organised by West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.
More information on their website www.mobile-mplus.hk or click on the invite below.
Through Secret Tours Hong Kong, we found out about the ladies of Home Dining HK.
Home Dining HK is a unique home dining experience for local expatriates and overseas visitors. We want to show the non-touristy side of Hong Kong through dining with our families.
Liz was lucky to be be part of the trial dinner. The evening was organised at Mr & Mrs Ho's home in Mei Foo and it was a mix of chit-chat, hands-on cooking and demonstrations of how to make some tradition dishes by the amazing chef Mr Ho!
The evening was a great success: we made pickled ginger, tasted new things like dried oysters and homemade plum wine and heard some amazing stories about Hong Kong. This truly delicious experience won't be forgotten in a long time.
The ladies from Home Dining Hong Kong are planning to set up more of these events. So keep an eye out. To know more about them, please visit their Facebook page.
To know more about Secret Tours HK, go to their website, their Facebook page or follow our blog as we will be talking about them very soon.
Art HK is around the corner and so Chai Wan artist community is opening its doors as well.
Go and have a peek at what is really going on in HK. According to CNNGo, it is one of the most active communities in town.
Surely not to be missed.
More information about Art HK, you can find by clicking here.
More info about Chai Wan Mei you can find on their Facebook page by clicking here.
If you would like to read the article of CNNGo, please click here.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb