Jan 2021 Silver Lining Newsletter
1.The Aspiring Artists within the Silver Lining Children Can anyone imagine that the paintings created by the children of Silver Lining are on display in an art gallery?In conjunction with the Guangxi Art Museum, the Nanning Silver Lining Rehabilitation Center hosted a painting exhibition in January with the theme of "Love." More than 50 outstanding paintings created by the Silver Lining children are on display. The goal is to direct people's attention to the innate beauty of children with disabilities and their positive attitudes. The aspiring artists within the children also emerge! 2. Visiting the Mountains with a Loving Heart Silver Lining's social workers will travel to the rural mountains every two months to visit the distressed children and the orphans living there. In their most recent visit, the social workers delivered keep-warm items like clothing and thermal blankets to the children, giving them some protection against the severe winter. Also, the social workers celebrated the children's birthdays, and they engaged them with storytelling. Their loving and caring deeds help nurture the children's growth! 3. The Joy of Reading at the Rural Mountain Schools To enrich the campus life of the children living in the rural mountains, Silver Lining gifted a set of books for afterschool reading to the Banlan Village Primary School in Dahua County. They also assist in concert to set up book corners for ten classes and organizing various reading activities. The intent is to improve the reading ambiance and culture at the rural mountain school and heighten the students' interest in reading. The children can benefit from a more well-rounded development. Silver Lining will continue to monitor the needs of the rural mountain schools and their students. 4. Early New Year celebration Silver Lining Rehabilitation Center in Vietnam had an early New Year celebration! The children and parents wrapped square rice dumplings together, with a meaning of family reunion. After that, we had a Chinese New Year Market to let the children experience the lively atmosphere of this special season!
1.雲彩孩子藝術夢 有否想過雲彩孩子的畫作可以在藝術館展出呢？南寧雲彩康復中心在一月份與廣西美術館合作，舉辦予一個以「愛」為主題的畫展，展出50多幅雲彩孩子創作的優秀畫作，希望可以令更多人了解殘障孩子內心的美好以及樂觀積極的生活態度，同時實現孩子們的藝術夢。 2. 充滿暖意的山區探訪 每隔兩個月雲彩的社工都會走入山區，探訪居住在山區的困境兒童及孤兒。而在最近的一次探訪中，社工便為孩子們送上棉被和衣服等保暖物資，在寒冬中送上點點暖意。另外，社工更為孩子們慶祝生日以及講故事，讓山區孩子感受愛和關懷，從而健康快樂成長！ 3. 山校閱讀樂 為了豐富山區孩子的校園生活，雲彩向大化縣板蘭村小學捐贈了一系列課外圖書，同時協助10個班別成立圖書角和舉辦各種閱讀活動，希望從而改善山校的閱讀環境和氣氛，提高學生的閱讀興趣，促進孩子全面發展。在未來的日子，雲彩會繼續關注山區學校和學生的需要。 4. 新年慶祝活動 越南雲彩康復中心預早舉行了新年慶祝活動，孩子們和家長首先一齊包了方形糭，因為方形糭在越南新年有全家團圓的意思。之後，我們更舉行了新春市集，讓孩子們感受新春市集買賣不同東西的情況，藉此感受春節的熱鬧氣氛。
1.傷健慈善跑 南寧雲彩康復中心的孩子參加了傷健慈善跑活動，希望透過活動喚起社會大眾對傷殘人士的關注、減少歧視，孩子們更有幸在開幕禮上進行表演。之後大家在義工的幫助下完成5公里的路程。過程中，每個孩子都面帶笑容，享受奔跑的快樂。我們相信慈善跑可以協助孩子建立自信，同時促進傷健共融，大家都渡過了充滿意義的一天！ 2.大手牽小手 雲彩親子營 2020年的親子營圓滿結束了！我們透過集體遊戲和分享，教導各位家長要放鬆心情、多些接納和表揚殘障孩子，讓他們在讚賞聲中健康成長。而孩子們亦努力向家長表達愛意和感恩的心情，場面相當溫馨。其實每名孩子有自己的優點，只要努力培育將來一定會發光發亮，雲彩必定會與大家同行！ 3. 雲彩家園聖誕慶祝活動 12月是聖誕節的大日子，雲彩家園為孩子們準備了一系列的慶祝活動！在平安夜當晚，我們舉行了聖誕晚會，孩子們透過唱歌和跳舞迎接聖誕節的到來，他們的表演相當精彩。而到了聖誕節當日，我們舉辦了營火燒烤會，孩子們除了享用美味的食物、更一起玩遊戲歡度聖誕節，大家都玩得很開心！
Dec 2020 Silver Lining Newsletter
1.Charity Run for the Physically-Handicapped and Able-Bodied The children of the Nanning Silver Lining Rehabilitation Center participated in a Charity Run for the Physically-Handicapped and Able-Bodied to help raise the public awareness of people with disabilities and the plight of discrimination against them. The children also had the honor to perform at the opening ceremony. Then they completed the 5 km course with help from the volunteers. Every child was grinning with joy while making their runs. We believe the charity run will help improve the children's self-confidence while promoting the integration for persons with and without disabilities. It's a day of purpose for everyone! 2.Hand in Hand at the Silver Lining Family Camp Recently the 2020 Family Camp came to a successful conclusion! We readied the parents to practice letting go and learning to accept and heap praise to children with disabilities through group games and sharing sessions. They would thrive in an environment filled with positive encouragement. Meanwhile, the children opened up to express their love and appreciation towards the parents, creating plenty of touching moments. Every child is indeed a unique being, and their stars will shine brightly with proper nurturing. Silver Lining is there to partner with them! 3. Christmas Celebrations at the Silver Lining Family Village Christmas is the main event looming in December. The Silver Lining Family Village organized a series of celebrations! We held a Christmas Party on the evening of Christmas Eve, and the children greeted the arrival of Christmas with singing and dancing. Their performance was beautiful. On Christmas Day, we held a campfire barbeque. Besides savoring the delicious food, the children celebrated Christmas with games, and everyone has a wonderful time!
1.培養孩子興趣 發展潛能 最近南寧雲彩康復中心舉行了第一屆才藝大賽，20名殘障孩子在觀眾前展示自己的才藝，包括舞蹈、唱歌、朗誦和書法等，得到很多掌聲。其實我們最開心是看到孩子們在台上充滿自信地表演的樣子，只要勇敢去挑戰，每一位雲彩孩子都是小明星。而提到才藝，不得不提孩子們畫畫的能力，為了培育他們的藝術才華，孩子們每星期都會上繪畫課。最近他們參加了一個全國性的大型繪畫比賽，當中有三名孩子的作品在超過450幅作品中脫穎而出，得到優秀獎和三等獎！ 2.親子外出活動 越南雲彩康復中心的殘障孩子大多來自貧困家庭，家長們平時忙於工作，較少機會帶孩子外出活動。所以最近我們就帶了孩子和家長去越南軍事博物館參觀，一方面讓孩子擴闊眼界，融入社會，另一方面希望促進親子間的關係，大家都渡過了愉快的一天！ 3. 雲彩行動網上慈善籌款晚會 香港舉行的網上籌款晚會終於在11月27日圓滿結束了，多謝各位的參與和支持！當晚雲彩創辦人Chris和Lydia介紹了雲彩今年的最新發展，同時分享了很多受助孩子的感人故事。至於慈善拍賣環節亦得到各位鼎力支持，籌到很多善款，再次感激大家的愛心捐助。而雲彩大使鄭俊弘亦出席了籌款晚會，除了分享成為助養人的心得之外，更用歌聲為大家送上祝福！下年籌款晚會再與大家見面！
Nov 2020 Silver Lining Newsletter
1.Cultivating Interest & Achieving Full Potential We held the very first talent contest recently at the Nanning Silver Lining Rehabilitation Center! Twenty children with disabilities showcased their talents in dancing, singing, reciting, and calligraphy before an audience of over 300, and they received an abundance of applause! The sight of the children's self-assured performances on stage gratified us. Every Silver Lining child is a young star once they set out to meet their challenges with courage! When it comes to talent, we need to look no further at the children's drawings' prowess! Every week the children receive drawing lessons to bring their artistic skills further. They recently entered a national drawing competition, and three children's artwork entries stood out among the over 450 pieces. They are the recipient of the Merit and 3rd Place Grand Awards! 2.Parent-child Field Trip Many of the children with disabilities at the Vietnam Silver Lining Rehabilitation Center come from impoverished families. The parents put in long hours working to make their ends meet, and they have few opportunities to take their children for activities away from home. Lately, thus we brought the children and their parents to visit the Vietnam Military Museum! Besides helping to broaden the children's perspectives while easing their integration into society, it also promotes parent-child relationships. Everyone enjoys a beautiful time!
1.以愛陪伴孩子成長的成長家園 雲彩在廣西大化的服務項目「成長家園」最近獲得「廣西志願服務項目大賽」金獎！「成長家園」項目在2014年創立，主力服務大化山區的留守兒童和困境兒童。雲彩社工會定期探訪這些貧困兒童並了解他們的需要，陪伴孩子們在一個充滿關愛的環境中健康成長。今次獲獎對雲彩的工作是一個莫大的肯定！ 2.教師節及中秋節慶祝活動 緬甸雲彩家園在中秋節當日舉行了教師節及中秋節聯歡晚會，孩子們向一直以來辛苦教導他們的老師送上小禮物和親手畫制的祝福卡表達謝意。之後，大家更一同在聯歡晚會上唱歌和跳舞，以歡樂的心情慶祝教師節和中秋節。 3. 雲彩行動網上慈善籌款晚會 雲彩行動在美國舉行的慈善籌款晚會已在10月順利舉行，至於香港的慈善晚會亦將係11月27日舉行！今年因為疫情的緣故，我們會將籌款晚會移師網上進行，誠邀大家一起參與！籌款晚會上，雲彩創辦人Lydia Yeung會與大家分享今年雲彩的發展情況和受助孩子故事、雲彩大使鄭俊弘亦會以歌曲送上祝福和進行分享、另外亦有善慈拍賣和抽獎等精彩環節，現已接受大家報名！ 🔻🔻🔻活動詳情及報名方法🔻🔻🔻 日期：2020年11月27日(星期五) 時間：8:00pm-9:30pm (HKT 香港時間) 語言：以廣東話進行 參加費用：全免 報名連結：https://qrgo.page.link/JDcnZ *成功報名後將收到本會電郵回覆並確認
Oct 2020 Silver Lining Newsletter
1.The Growing Family Village that nurtures the children with love The Growing Family Village, a Silver Lining service project at Dahua, Guangxi, recently received the gold medal award from the "Guangxi Volunteer Service Competition"! The "Growing Family Village" project was established in 2014 to serve the stay-behind and distressed children in the Dahua mountain areas. The Silver Lining social service workers would pay regular visits to these impoverished children and learn about their needs. They help sustain the children as they thrive in a caring and loving environment. This award is a resounding affirmation of Silver Lining's work! 2. Teacher's Day and Mid-Autumn Festival CelebrationsThe Fundraising Nights completed with great success The Myanmar Silver Lining Family Village held a Teacher's Day and Mid-Autumn evening gala on the day of the Mid-Autumn Festival. To express their appreciation to the committed teachers, the children presented them with gifts and handcrafted thank-you cards. Everyone got together singing and dancing at the gala afterward, having a great time at the festival celebrations. 3. The Fundraising Nights completed with great success We appreciate everyone's support and participation in making all three sessions of the online Fundraising Night a great success. Our founder Lydia Yeung shared the current year updates of Silver Lining and stories of the sponsored children. Seeing the changes to the children's life since their coming to Silver Lining touched everyone. We are also very grateful for your generous donations and your spontaneous support of the charity auctions. The raised funds will transform the lives of impoverished children!
1.新學年開始了 經過漫長的暑假，雲彩在越南和廣西的康復中心終於在9月踏入新學期。為了歡迎小朋友回到康復中心，越南雲彩舉辦了一個開學禮，一班家長同小朋友都精神地向大家打招呼，老師們更勉勵小朋友在新學年努力康復和學習。而南寧雲彩康復中心的小朋友對於回到學校都十分興奮，紛紛為新學年定立學習目標，同學們要努力實現目標呀！ 2.緬甸家庭舞蹈比賽 為了促進家庭間的關係，緬甸雲彩家園每兩個月都會舉辦一次大型家庭活動，而最近就舉行了家庭舞蹈比賽！小朋友為了舞蹈比賽準備了一個月，每天都努力練習，跳得相當齊整。而且為了令大家更投入，媽媽們更親手幫孩子們縫製服裝，大家都玩得十分投入！ 3.中秋節祝福 雲彩行動祝大家中秋節快樂，與家人朋友度過一個愉快的節日！