This year, HKR International Limited (“HKRI”) has come up with a new CSR theme – “All-in”, meaning that the activities to be held this year will be all inclusive and serve multiple purposes with no hold back. All activities aim to serve the needy, enhance environmental awareness and preserve local cultural heritage. To kick off the new scheme, our corporate volunteer team, HKRI Care & Share, teamed up with The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (“BGCA”) and Eldage to organise a Traditional Red Bean Pudding and Chinese Fever-vine Cha Kwo Workshop for underprivileged children on 18 May. By passing on the recipes, techniques and behind-the-scene stories to the younger generation, these local delicacies will be preserved from the mighty tide of history.
The volunteers and more than 20 children travelled to Life Education Farm in Yuen Long and tested out their culinary skills by making their first ever Cha Kwo and Red Bean Pudding. These traditional snacks have long history and the recipe is much more complicated than it seems. All participants followed the guidance of the tutors and learned the making and history of these conventional desserts. The children also brought home some stationery packs sponsored by HKRI Care & Share.
BGCA pays special attention to the early childhood development of children. Aside from actively developing service for young children, BGCA have also integrated the concept of “early intervention” in early childhood development into different service areas. By linking up different sectors, it encourages an exchange of ideas on children’s personal growth issues, and to promote social policies that are conducive to children’s development.
Eldage aims to promote cross-generation communications and traditional culture. It organises various handicraft workshops that combine traditions and innovation and by which the local heritage can be preserved and presented in a new perspective.
About HKR International Limited
HKR International Limited has diversified interests in real estate development and investment, property management, luxury hotels and serviced apartments, healthcare services and other investments in Hong Kong, mainland China and across Asia.
The Company’s diverse portfolio includes Discovery Bay and CDW Building in Hong Kong, HKRI Taikoo Hui in Shanghai, and a number of premium residential and commercial properties in Thailand and Japan. HKRI has been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since 1989, under the Stock Code of 00480.