Chevalier Group donated handmade Ukuleles to children in low-income families
The Covid-19 pandemic is a tough and long-drawn battle. Classes have been suspended intermittently, which means children in low-income families who live in cramped apartments have no space and materials to advance their development and emotional expressions. A group of volunteers from the Chevalier Group partnered with YWCA instructors from Handmade 38C to make 100 ukuleles for the kids from Chiu Oi Wah Nursery School, wishing to add a little joy to their life under the pandemic.
Learning music is good for children’s hearing development, creativity expression and self-confidence. However, musical instruments are undoubtedly luxury items for grassroots families. 20 volunteers from Chevalier Group therefore joined “The Inherited Love - Ukulele DIY” workshop in Nov to learn to make ukulele, which is appropriate for young children as it is small in size. They painted the ukuleles with different colours and patterns, making each of them as unique as the children.
This batch of ukuleles, together with the anti-epidemic supplies such as surgical masks and handrub, has been distributed to the needy served by the Association in mid-December, as a perfect gift for Christmas.