The China Children’s Week 2015 – Little Artists Big Dreams Drawing Competition will be held on 11 January 2015 (Sunday) at Central Lawn, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay to raise funds to support the ‘Cash Transfers for Deprived Children’ Project in China, which aims to enable children in China to grow healthily. High maternal mortality and under-five mortality are attributed to delivering babies at home in many poor families in the remote and deprived areas. Suspension of work and long travelling distance are considered as the major obstacles for accessing hospital or clinical delivery and relevant services, despite the free services. UNICEF has extended the Project to 15 provinces in Yunnan, Gansu and Sichuan. Pregnant women in the provinces can receive a cash subsidy as an incentive to get medical care for themselves and their babies, such as postnatal and antenatal checkup, giving birth in hospital and immunisation for infants.
Little Artists aged 12 or below are invited to participate in this meaningful event. In the spirit of ‘Kids helping Kids’, participants can through their drawings communicate with the children in China bringing hope and blessings for a better future.
Date: 11 January 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 1pm – 5pm (Tentative)
Location: Central Lawn, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay
This competition is open for children 12 years old or below. There are 3 categories:
Category A: 6 years old & below (Born 2009 or later)
Category B: 7-9 years old (Born 2006 – 2008)
Category C: 10-12 years old (Born 2003 – 2005)
Prizes: 1st prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize and 20 Consolation Prizes for each category;
Most Popular Award (online voting);
All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
Enrollment donation: HK$150
Deadline for online application: 31 December 2014
Enrolment is on a first-come-first-served basis!
For more information, please visit the UNICEF website or contact their staff from Fundraising Department at 2833 6139.
Founded in 1946, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the world’s leading United Nations organisation working specifically for children, with the mandate and influence to transform their lives. The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK), one of the 36 National Committees, was founded in 1986 to raise funds to support UNICEF’s work worldwide and to promote, advocate for child rights in Hong Kong. They believe their work is not completed until all champion for child rights to achieve four Zero Sufferings for children.
ZERO Mortality ⇔ Right to Survival
Every child has the right to enjoy food, clean water, health services and a standard of living, etc. adequate for survival
ZERO Underdevelopment ⇔ Right to Development
Every child has the right to education, leisure, participation in cultural activities and understanding their basic rights, etc.
ZERO Abuse ⇔ Right to Protection
Every child has the right to special protection in situations of armed conflict or conflict with the law, and should be protected from any forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
ZERO Isolation ⇔ Right to Participation
Every child has the right to freedom of expression; social, economic, cultural and religion activities; association and peaceful assembly; information from diverse sources