PlanetCraft

prototype, job training and opportunities, elderly, Impact Incubator

Training in art and crafts that helps the elderly unleash talents and grasp the chance to be employed as teaching assistants

 

The venture will recruit young volunteers to provide the elderly with training on art and crafts, including Pastel Nagomi Art, Nerikiri making and succulent potting. The objectives are to unleash the talents of the elderly and flourish their life after retirement, as well as to foster cross-generational integration.

Elderly with outstanding performance will be hired as teaching assistants in art and crafts classes to be offered to NGOs and corporates to promote elderly employment and to relieve their financial burden.

Name of Organisation

(Not applicable)

Approved Funding Amount

HK$100,000

Funding Period (Status)

2 years (Active)

Expected Impact

  • To offer art training to 200 elderly and to hire 40 of them as teaching assistants
  • To recruit 15 youths as volunteers

Milestones/Progress

As at February 2020:

  • Organised seven art and craft training courses (in 16 classes), including Pastel Nagomi Art, Nerikiri making and succulent potting for 71 elderly
  • Recruited six youths as volunteers
  • Hired one trained elderly as teaching assistant for holding two corporate workshops for 31 participants
  • Approached around 170 welfare organisations to promote the programme via email

Website

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