Picture book of my Grandparents Exhibition and Cross-generations Fun Day
Organised by YWCA Jockey Club Family Wellness Centre and funded by Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation, Picture book of my Grandparents Project aimed at promoting harmonious cross-generations relationship. The programme guided children to record the happy moments spent with their grandparents through writings and drawings, which finally turned into precious picture books to be given their grandparents as gift. 190 families joined the programme and finished making 209 picture books. To round up the project, the Association organised a Cross-generations Fun Day and sharing session to showcase the programme outcomes to the public.
The event was held in two consecutive days. Picture book of my Grandparents Exhibition displayed the picture books and drawings of the participating families. Award-winning pictures of “Walking along with Grandparents” drawing competition were also exhibited in the showcase. Different themes were adopted, including drawings of grandparents, family trees, happy moments with my grandparents, glorious history of my grandparents, letters to my grandparents etc. To complete the picture books, children took the initiative to meet their grandparents and learn about their past. Elderly was also happy to share their life experiences with the kids. The positive interaction allowed them to understand each other and hence enhance cross-generations relationship.
There were also game booths, portrait sketch, interactive display for children to learn about family relations, and area designated for children to post up wishes for their grandparents. Children also played the roles of their grandparents in the drama performance, and introduced the content of the picture books to the public. Families with three-generations attended the event together and created a warm and cosy ambience. To foster awareness of cross-generations integration, drawing sets were given to the visitors to encourage the making of their own unique family picture books.