Creative “Home Maker Project” encourages students to stay at home to enjoy the fun of handicraft
As local cases of novel coronavirus infections continue to emerge, students are encouraged to stay at home during class suspension period. HKYWCA has launched the “Home Maker Project” to bring handicraft to the youngsters, and to strengthen parent-child relationship.
With the aid from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Association’s Tuen Mun Integrated Social Service Centre launched the “Maker Education Programme” and organised various workshops and bazaars last year, to promote maker culture among the youth. Similar activities have been suspended this year because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Our staff has hence transformed the workshops into the “Home Maker Project”. Material kits for STEM, leather, fabrics or 3D furnishings challenge will be mailed to the participants so that students can work on their own. Once they have finished their creation, they can send us the photo of their product in exchange of another material kit.
Over 200 kits were mailed within a month. From the photo we received, it is obvious that parents and kids are enjoying quality time. The most encouraging moment came from a parent mentioning her kid with ADHD being able to focus on the project and finish the creation.
In view of the prolonged class suspension period till at least late April, the Center plans to launch “Home Maker Project 2.0” shortly, and will provide materials with more varieties. For those who are interested in the project, please visit the respective Facebook page for information.