Thursday, February 11, 2016

[Multiculturalism in Action 2015-2016] FUN with Interculturalism in Yuen Long

FUN with Interculturalism, a community outreach project launched by the Multiculturalism in Action Project this year, co-organized the Art Connection Carnival on 24 January, 2016. The event was held in Yuen Long Catholic Secondary School, and apart from the volunteers from different universities, we were joined by Miss Tang Pui Ching and Pakistani students from the Salesians of Don Bosco Ng Siu Mui Secondary School. The event was organized by Yuen Long Town Hall Support Service Centre for Ethnic Minorities. Over ten booths from different organizations were present. They included the Equal Opportunities Commission, ICAC, and Castle Peak Hospital, among others. Through games and activities such as henna painting, sand bottle handicraft, balloon twisting, Chinese calligraphy, and board games, the different organizations jointly promoted the messages of ethnic integration and appreciation of cultural diversity.

(First row, from right) Dr. Tang Wai Man, Prof. Maria Tam, Miss Tang Pui Ching, Mr. Tan Nan, and volunteers

Our Exhibition on South Asian Communities in Hong Kong with English and Chinese explanations from our docents was well received. Moreover, a kabaddi session was held by our kabaddi instructors, Dr. Tang Wai Man and Mr. Tan Nan. The audience was invited to take part in this exciting South Asian sport. Both kids and adults from different ethnic origins had a great time!

Our docents explaining the exhibition to audience
Having fun with kabaddi
Our booth

There was also a full program of performance, ranging from band songs to Nepali dance; as well, singers presented wonderful pop and folk songs. 

Gurung dance performance

Despite the freezingly cold weather, the event was a hit! Thank you to all volunteers who helped to make this event a success!

Prof. Tam presenting the flag to Ms. Ruth Kong of Yuen Long Town Hall, our co-organizer

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