Throughout the pandemic, many destinations have been under lockdown and experienced strict health and safety measures. This has affected many aspects of community members’ daily lives, including children who have been confined at home rather than go to school or activities. In Hong Kong, all community members including children have been under strict lockdown procedures to help prevent the spread of the virus.
To engage with Shangri-La properties’ EMBRACE beneficiary, Heep Hong Society (HHS), all five Shangri-La businesses in Hong Kong – Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, Hotel Jen Hong Kong by Shangri-La, and Aberdeen Marina Club – host biweekly virtual classes to teach children with special educational needs such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia. Colleagues at the hotels led fun and educational sessions including doodle art, finger painting, handcraft making, food art and more. The children follow along the virtual learning sessions and create their own works of art and advance their skills including teamwork, ability to follow directions and more.
After every competition, an external party picks two winners from each session to reward the children for their hard work. Each winner receives a backpack filled with gifts from the Shangri-La properties.
Thank you to our colleagues in Hong Kong for engaging with the Heep Hong Society, and bringing fun and laughter into the children’s homes during these challenging times.