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Hand sewing over 100 masks for homeless people in HK

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Kashish M in 11H has spent the last 8 weeks hand-sewing reusable masks using a second-hand sewing machine, that she will hand out to homeless people in Hong Kong through NGO partner Impact Hong Kong.

Kashish has been passionate about breaking the cycle of poverty through education and has been involved in other initiatives including tutoring students from underprivileged backgrounds through Concerns for Grassroots Alliance HK.

”Since I cannot continue to tutor these children since I too am stuck at home, I have been thinking of how I can help during the pandemic.  After doing some research on the efficacy of masks,  I understand that facial protection is important to reduce infection during the pandemic. So, I have been making homemade washable masks… They are 100% cotton, and reusable. To supplement the safe use of masks I have made a video and paper instructions on how to use a mask safely and how to wash it. I hope this will be informative and useful for the community.”

Kashish is exploring further plans to run workshops on how to make homemade masks. This will empower community members with the knowledge and skills needed to continue making masks and spread awareness about remaining safe during this time.

Great initiative Kashish. The CDNIS community is both proud of and here to support your efforts.

 

 

 

Mira C (8E) leading the way with community service and engagement during online-leanring

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Mira C in 8E has dedicated her time and energy during the COVID pandemic to a range of volunteer and community service initiatives. 

She engaged with various NGO’s and activities during the lockdown of schools including Hands On HK and Plastic Free Seas where she completed beach cleanups and waste audits, visits to elderly care facilities and was involved in a soap recycling project. 

Most recently she joined impact HK for kindness walks every week (except during the government quarantine restricted times and always following safety and social distancing protocols) to visit homeless people on street to distribute food, hygiene necessities, mask and to engage in conversation. Regular participation has been important for Mira to build trust and relationships. 

Thank you, Mira, for setting a great example to our community and finding ways to continue serving our community during this time

Soap Recycling

DB South Island Beach Cleanup 

DB North Island Beach Cleanup

Kindness walk with Impact Hong Kong.  

Home of Love Donation Drive

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Thank you to the entire CDNIS community for donating 16 large boxes of food goods for the Home of Love Charity in Sham Shui Po. A group of Grade 6 students led this initiative which has been running for over 10 years. They collected and boxed the donations, with 5 students joining Mr Schulte to deliver the donations. The Sisters at Home of Love were very thankful, giving the students a tour of the kitchen and boarding houses and inviting us back to join them for lunch anytime. 

E-club’s 1st beach clean-up of 2019!

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The beach cleanup held at the rocky shores of the Sandy Bay Swimming Shed on western HK Island on 18th of January was a success! Upper school students participated in the first 2019 beach cleanup organized by the CDNIS E-Club, and they spent their Friday afternoon helping out the local community by picking up trash. They collected around 8 bags filled with trash, 2 bags that were able to be recycled, items such as plastic bottles, styrofoam boxes, metal parts, etc. were found all along the beach. Thanks to the 8 volunteers that came to make a difference in our environment!

Gr. 5 student action: Bracelets, gender discrimination & the Women’s Foundation

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Here is the story of Teri, a student from Gr. 5, talking about her recent multi-activity simulation & fundraising action in support of The Women’s Foundation:

I was interested in Women’s Rights growing up and I knew that The Women’s Foundation helped Women in Hong Kong who are being denied rights and also building confidence in to-be adults. I was interested in their events and wanted to help spread the message about Women in Hong Kong.

I decided to have a simulation in a bracelet factory where there are different roles for assigned genders, but men have more dominating roles, whereas Women have more harder jobs like making the bracelets. All the bracelets made in the simulation were sold in the recent fundraiser.

In the process, I learned a lot about leadership, time management and planning as these types of projects require a lot of these skills. All in all, I had a really good time doing this and I was happy to help support The Women’s Foundation.

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