On 5 June, Mother Earth celebrated her 46th World Environment Day. As a member of the global village, LKK Health Products Group (LKKHPG) enthusiastically responded to some initiatives and made its contribution to protecting the environment.
Engaging children in protecting the environment
On 10 June, the LKKHPG Volunteer Service Team organised an event entitled Green Transformer to raise the awareness of environmental protection, in Noah’s Ark on Ma Wan Island in Hong Kong. Approximately 30 volunteers led 60 children from the local community to enjoy a fun and meaningful “green” tour.
They visited Nature Garden and Ark Garden, which combine nature, education and art, and discovered interesting facts about nature. “Apart from serving as ornament, food and medicine, plants can purify the air as well. Their fruits can even be made into instruments like hand bells,” the kids explained excitedly while waving the hand bells. Volunteers also became nutritionists and experts on water by making healthy desserts and a magic “water” experiment with the children, as a way of teaching them to cherish the natural resources and lead a healthy life.
Organising experience games to understand and help unprivileged children
Most of us live a rich material life, but few realise that poverty is never far away. During the six days from 22 to 27 May, LKKHPG hosted three unique, lifelike experience games at its Infinitus Plaza in Hong Kong. It aimed to let the busy Hongkongers to experience the pain of illiteracy, water pollution and child labour. The event also included the “Value of HKD 9” mini-game, which taught participants to realise that even foregoing a snack can change the lives of people in poverty.
This is the fifth year that Infinitus Plaza has joined hands with World Vision Hong Kong, an international charity organization, in hosting the event for caring children and advocating environmental protection. This year, both parties not only sponsored the venue, but also hosted an experience event which attracted higher engagement from attendees. More than 400 people took part in the game and as a result, dozens of underprivileged children were sponsored.
After the event, World Vision Hong Kong presented a certificate of appreciation to Infinitus Plaza, in recognition of the contribution to underprivileged children, their family and the community.
Being a one-day street cleaner and delivering a caring meal
People are familiar with street cleaners and sanitation workers, but few have experience of their jobs. In late May, over 50 volunteers from Infinitus (China) Company Ltd., a member of LKKHPG, became street cleaners for a day. They collected the rubbish, cleaned the streets and picked up trash on Linhe Street, Tianhe District, Guangzhou.
With the joint effort of the volunteers and the street cleaners, more than 50 carts of garbage were collected and over 100 unauthorized posters were removed. At the end of the event, volunteers served a meal and presented gifts to the street cleaners to appreciate their hard work. An Infinitus Volunteer Association Community Service Station was also established, which would continue to offer care to the community.
LKKHPG is dedicated to making life healthier and happier. Community care is one of the social responsibilities the group has always shouldered. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner, found the right words when he said: “Making money is happiness. Making other people happy is super happiness.” As long as every member in our society puts out more positive energy in daily life, our global village will become more and more beautiful.