耆妙童話義人行

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.

潘芳芳小姐亦即場示範講故事,又分享她的故事技巧和心得,生動有趣的表演令金齡義工們都獲益良多!而有份示範講故事的金齡義工媚媚姨姨和可樂姨姨皆表示,曾擔心退休後的生活變得無聊,又害怕會出現腦退化,被社會所淘汰,但透過參與計劃,她們開展了第二人生,過程中反而是小朋友帶動她們學習呢。

Ms. Micy Lui, Social Welfare Department District Social Welfare Officer (Wong Tai Sin/Sai Kung)

Actor Ms. Lily Poon demonstrating storytelling skills

 

Project Impact

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.

 

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