CGCC “We Care, We Share Campaign” Encourages Youth to Face Up To Adversity by Trip to Noah’s Ark
CGCC sponsored a trip to Noah’s Ark in Ma Wan, co-organized with St. James’ Settlement, during the Easter for nearly 80 students from financially disadvantaged families. Through games and visits, the program not only nurtured the students’ spirit of mutual help and care, but also showed them the community’s concern and support.
Spread Message of Care
The youth is always our future, but young people nowadays face different kinds of challenges in their daily and school lives. The “We Care, We Share Campaign” is concerned with the healthy growth of the new generation. For this reason, CGCC sponsored the trip to Noah’s Ark for nearly 100 students and their parents during the Easter holidays on 5th and 8th April. Not only did the students visit a number of theme exhibition halls. St. James’ Settlement also arranged many experiential learning activities, which allowed the children to learn the significance of mutual help and care, the positive attitude in coping with adversity, as well as the value of unity and love. The participating students from Castle Peak Catholic Primary School and Wong Tai Sin Canossa Primary School enjoyed the trip in the company of the two schools’ teachers and many devoted CGCC volunteers.
Coming Events of the Campaign
Furthermore, the “We Care, We Share Campaign” will distribute 10,000 food coupons worth $300,000 to families and individuals in need through the Social Welfare Department (SWD) in late April to bring warmth and care before the Labor Day.
As an on-going project, the “We Care, We Share Campaign” has rolled out a number of public welfare programs since its inception in June 2009. These programs included raising over $10 million of charity funds for the Community Chest, giving out food coupons, moon cakes and Lunar New Year pudding worth more than $1.6 million before festivals, as well as organizing parent-child activities to share festival joy. On top of these, the Campaign has set up an “Emergency Relief Fund” to provide instant financial support for families of victims in major incidents to help them meet their pressing needs.
In collaboration with enterprises, the government and social welfare organizations, the “We Care, We Share Campaign” will continue promoting a socially conscious business community and social harmony. A number of public welfare initiatives to be co-organized with the SWD are under planning; further details will be available soon.
12 April 2010