Intergenerational Story Adventure
- Starting Date: 2019-2021
- Service User: Retired & Kindergarten children
- Beneficiaries: 3838
- Sponsor: Community Chest
Project Mission & Goal
Retired people accumulated many work and life experience which is a treasure to the community. We believe with professional storytelling training, these retired people would become active again and contribute to our society. Utilizing their experience, they can educate children with their knowledge via stories, at the same time rebuild their confidence and widen their network, lastly promote intergenerational harmony.
This project will last for two years. We will recruit energetic retired person aged 50 or above, and provide free story workshops for kindergartens in need.
"Connect the generations" Sharing
To share the outcomes and experience with co-workers and elders, we were honor to hold a sharing session both online and offline on 10 July. We were also pleased to have Ms. Micy Lui, the Social Welfare Department District Social Welfare Officer (Wong Tai Sin/Sai Kung) and Ms. Lily Poon, a professional actor, to be our guests.
"Life nowadays has been switched to online due to the COVID-19. Perhaps we could know everything simply by a smartphone, but did you realize that when you give a storybook to a child, he is always interested in reading it. Books are a good medium to develop children's creativity and promote child-parent relationships," shared by Ms. Micy Lui.
The project has come to the end. Thanks for all the support.
Around 160 retired volunteers joined, serving more than 3,400 children from 20 kindergartens.