A Sweet Treat for Underprivileged Children

A Sweet Treat for Underprivileged Children

Hong Kong, 23 February 2013 – It was a great day to know and experience hands-on the FOOTPRINTS programme by the RYTHM Foundation during the FOOTPRINTS Fun Day which was held at the HKFEW Wong Cho Bau Secondary School, Tung Chung, Hong Kong.

Little VIPs (underprivileged children from the Tung Chung community nearby or around the HKFEW School), FOOTPRINTS mentors and mentees as well as volunteers all had a fun and exciting time.

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A Happy Stamp per booth visited!

The mentors and mentees arrived at 10 a.m.to set up nine game booths, including Arts and Crafts, Ring of Fortune, Money Keep Coming and several other booths. Aside from these, there was a popcorn booth and balloon twisting corners.

Mentors and mentees worked together, starting with pre-event preparations which required meetings and lots of communications and collaborations between Mentors and Mentees. There were also lots of hard work and bonding time as Mentors and Mentees helped each other in doing booth set-up, provided booth guests assistance and booth dismantling.

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A helping hand…

What’s more, adopting the Box of Hope concept, Rhythm Foundation has implemented the ‘Bag of Sweets’ activity! Children love sweets, so what could be more appropriate than giving them bags of goodies to bring them joy through little sweet treats!

44 staff from the Hong Kong office participated in this ‘Bag of Sweets’ CSR activity donating close to 50kg of sweets that has been distributed to underprivileged children in the Tung Chung community. The bags contained individually packed candies, chocolates, biscuits, cookies etc.

The main aim of this activity was to spare a little bit of time and effort to make the children happy and to uplift them in little ways.

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Arts and Crafts booth! 

The event was officially opened by the principal of HKFEW WCBS School- Dr. Chung Sin Ling, Jenny followed by a warm welcome note QNET’s Director for Operations- Ms. Malou Caluza, who received a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of QI Group. A lion dance was also performed by the students of the school. The event closed with a fun, interactive and emotional mentor/mentee group sharing session.

The RYTHM Foundation will continue to empower marginalized children in any way that it can. A simple act of kindness such as donating sweets means a lot to the children and will help them to be more positive in life.

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