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SHKP Little Arts Lovers project for all-round development

SHKP sponsored a Little Arts Lovers project with the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society to help local children and young adults broaden their horizons and reach their full potential by exposure to diverse cultures through sponsored art events.

Building self-confidence in children

SHKP Chairman and Managing Director Thomas Kwok and Hong Kong Arts Festival Society Chairman Ronald Arculli announced the project at the sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck and then observed an arts seminar with nearly 100 children. Mr Kwok said: “I am delighted to be involved in this project with the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society to expose children from different backgrounds to a diversity of arts and culture through performances, seminars and activities. We will encourage them to appreciate art, discover personal qualities and creativity and build self-confidence for all-round development.”

Nurturing young creativity

The Little Arts Lovers project involved performance appreciation, seminars, workshops and public performances. SHKP took children selected from 13 schools and social welfare groups to watch drama, dance and music performances to increase their knowledge of and interest in art. The shows included Bothanica by the MOMIX Dance Theater, Champagne for Gypsies by the Goran Bregovic Wedding and Funeral Orchestra and The Green Snake by the National Theatre of China. Artists from the United States, Europe and China explained the highlights of the performances and told the children of their experiences.

The project had local artists hosting educational seminars on arts and the distribution of special educational kits in primary schools. The kits were developed by the Hong Kong Arts Festival and professional art instructors with illustrations by local creative brand Chocolate Rain. There were workshops for selected students to show their creativity and build self-confidence through public performances.

Thomas Kwok and Ronald Arculli with students at sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck
Children with their free educational kits illustrated by Chocolate Rain
Children play simple instruments and make up a dance with the instructor's guidance