Unfolding strength and developing new skills during the summer
Summer interest classes can be a means to kill time. It can also be an opportunity to improve oneself. YWCA Shatin Integrated Social Service Centre organised a training programme named “Wo Che Arts and Crafts Fair” in the summer, to help teenagers to learn new skills, develop their interest, and showcase their talents.
Participants learnt to play guitars, cajones, pop dance, latte art, henna, graffiti etc. in July and August, and put what they learnt into practice in the arts and crafts fair in late August. The fair attracted 1,500 members from the community. Music and dance performances by the 7 teams were well received by the audience. The crowd control policies did not stop people from joining the workshops hosted by the young people. All sessions were full. The game booths engaged a lot of attention too.
The Arts and Crafts Fair has come to an end and new school years has started. However, we will not stop nurturing young talents. The centre will provide extra training for the indomitable ones, helping them to turn interest into profession. Right candidates will also be invited to join the centre as instructors so that they can gain working experience and obtain a deeper understanding of the culture of an actual workplace environment.