In the ceremony, Ms Judy Chen, Chairman of UNICEF HK shared the story of Ji Duo, a mother of two who has received support from UNICEF’s programme. Ji Duo and her family live on a big mountain. She used not to know the importance of maternal care, and because of the high transportation fee to go to town hospital, she had never received any antenatal checkup, and even gave her first baby at home. Ji Duo experienced severe blood loss when giving birth and took a long time to recover.
Luckily, for the second baby, Ji Duo joined UNICEF’s ‘Cash Transfers for Deprived Children’ Project. With the cash subsidy offered from the programme, she could afford to have health checkups and deliver her child in the hospital. Now both Ji Duo and the baby are living healthily.
|As the event major sponsor, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (Chow Tai Fook) has supported the CCW ‘Little Artists Big Dreams Drawing Competition’ for the third consecutive year. The Group donated HK$2 million to CCW, and tailor-made a limited Chow Tai Fook x UNICEF HK 925 silver badge in painting plate style and 999.9 pure gold photo greeting card*, to encourage the public to contribute more donation to support the needy families. For the first time, the Group will launch a special product inspired by the concept of the artwork of the competition’s overall champion for charity sale online. These proceeds will able to bring maternal and child health services reach more deprived women and children through the ‘Cash Transfers for Deprived Children’ Project.|
|Mr Kent Wong, Managing Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited said, “Since 2013, we have donated HK$2 million every year to support the Project for consecutive three years. This year, we further extend our support by designing a special product for charity sale, and at the same time, encourage Chow Tai Fook members, eShop customers and all staff to join and raise funds. We hope the living standard of children in Mainland China could be improved.”
Since 2013, ‘Little Artists Big Dreams Drawing Competition’ raises funds to support UNICEF’s ‘Cash Transfers for Deprived Children’ Project in China. Pregnant women in the 15 provinces in Yunnan, Gansu and Sichuan can receive a cash subsidy as an incentive to get medical care for themselves and their babies, such as antenatal and postnatal checkup, giving birth in hospital and immunisation for infants. As of November, 7,320 mothers and their children aged below 1 have joined the Project.
|‘China Children’s Week 2015 – Little Artists Big Dreams Drawing Competition’ has come to the eighth year. The Competition divides participants into three age groups, each with first, second and third prize, 20 consolation prizes, as well as ‘Online Most Popular Award’. From 19 January, the public can vote for their more favourite art pieces by visiting “UNICEF Hong Kong” Facebook page. Results will be announced on UNICEF website (unicef.org.hk) from 9 February onwards.|
Besides, the ‘Little Artists Big Dreams Drawing Competition’, UNICEF HK also starts the ‘Red Packet Charity Sales’ today at Victoria Park. The public can support the ‘Red Packet Charity Sales’ every weekend at selected MTR stations and shopping malls until 1 February, to donate to the ‘Cash Transfers for Deprived Children’ Project.
Since 1993, CCW accumulatively raised over HK$110 million to facilitate children’s welfare in China, including polio, maternal and neonatal tetanus eradication and support for children in poverty etc.
* Receive a free Chow Tai Fook 999.9 pure gold photo greeting card (5R, valued HK$1,500) upon donating HK$1,275 or above; a free Chow Tai Fook x UNICEF HK 925 Silver Badge in painting plate style upon donating HK$500 to HK$1,274.99.
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