Art-jamming event raised funds for young mother’s career and life development
YWCA has been broadening its scope of career and life development services and looking into the needs of young mothers in recent years. The Association is grateful to partner with Zonta Club of the New Territories II to organise Art Jam-anthon to raise funds for the services.
In early August, 54 families attended either morning or afternoon session of the art jamming event, where parents and children not only learned about the career and life development needs of young mothers, but also painted their happiest moment together. 6-year-old Charlotte enjoyed eating ice cream with mommy and 9-year-old Bethany took great delight in riding roller coaster with her mom. After the event, the paintings were uploaded to the internet to raise further fund.
3 YWCA service users took part in the event too. Apart from enjoying the art-jamming session with their kids, they also set up a booth selling products they learnt to make from the career and life development programme. The folk art pouches and key chains were the most popular among all. The young mothers were given recognition from the participants and hence developed positive interpersonal communication skills from the experience.
Zonta Club of the New Territories II gathers a group of female professionals and entrepreneurs who believe in women empowerment. The Association is glad that the committed group is concerned about the career and life developmental needs of the young mothers, and raises fund for YWCA’s programme, which supports young moms to embrace motherhood while continuing education and employment at the same time.
For any enquiries about the service, please contact Ms. Eva Wong, social worker of Young Mother’s Career and Life Development Programme at 2818 9700.