HKR International Limited’s (“HKRI”) corporate volunteer team, HKR Care & Share, joined over a dozen children from low-income or new immigrant families to learn the basics of Cantonese Opera on 31 August 2013 (Saturday) as the summer vacation came to an end. Both the children and volunteers had a lot of fun learning the traditional art form.
The Introduction to Cantonese Opera Workshop 「童聲童氣粵劇工作坊」was organised by HKR Care & Share in collaboration with Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and Cha Duk Chang Children’s Cantonese Opera Association for children serviced by SKH St. Christopher’s Home (Heart Link), who lack extra-curricular activities and learning opportunities in the summer.
Through interactive games and performances, the children and volunteers were introduced to the music score, singing techniques, gestures, make-up and costumes etc. unique to Cantonese Opera, a very important and centuries-old performing art form in Hong Kong and across southern China.
One of the highlights of the workshop was the make-up session in which volunteers, under the guidance of a professional instructor, helped paint the faces of the children who are eager to become the hero or heroine in a Cantonese Opera. All children and volunteers had a wonderful time together, enjoying an interesting and eye-opening session which was the first ever Cantonese Opera workshop for most of them.
It was indeed a rewarding experience for all HKR Care & Share volunteers as they had a chance to play and learn with the underprivileged children, and to care for them. The volunteers pledged to continue serving the needy in the community through a sustained programme of volunteer activities and events.
About HKRI and HKR Care & Share
HKR International Limited has been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since 1989, under the Stock Code of 00480. HKRI has diversified interests in real estate development and investment, property management, luxury hotels and serviced apartments, property related manufacturing, healthcare services and other investments in Hong Kong, mainland China and across Asia.
HKRI’s corporate volunteer team, HKR Care & Share, was set up in 2005. Over the years, HKR Care & Share has been actively supporting community services and partnering with social service organisations to reach out to the less fortunate and offer our help and care to the needy.