Get Crafting for a Good CauseDecember 3, 2018 | Campus News
The Da Vinci Crafity Charity Workshop 2018 is the second collaboration between Da Vinci Creative Kids and OrphanCare, following last year’s successful effort of a Coco-themed candle art workshop which raised a fund of RM10,900. This year, in conjunction with the release of Disney’s ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2’ on November 22, children from ages five to 15 years old will learn how to make their own internet world-inspired board game tote bag.
The sequel to Wreck-It Ralph; Ralph Breaks the Internet’s storyline focuses on the adventure of the arcade game characters in the World Wide Web, inspired by the fact that the internet and online platforms such as social media, video-sharing sites and online shopping have become a common necessity and has changed the way we live. The tote bag craft concept adapts popular internet activities with a board game concept, as the workshop hopes to encourage children in this digital age to maintain their ‘human touch’ and enjoy socializing with real friends instead of spending too much time on their gadgets. The workshop also aims to cultivate the value of empathy in the younger generation, encouraging them to empathise with the less fortunate who cannot even afford proper meals and basic living needs, let alone access to the internet.
During the long school break, the workshop which runs from end of November 2018 to January 2019 at participating Da Vinci Creative Kids branches nationwide aims to create social awareness among children and to encourage them to contribute to a good cause. As such, 35% or RM25 (of the RM68 workshop fee) will be donated to fund OrphanCare Foundation’s efforts, in support of their various necessities including the operation of baby hatches to save newborns, food bank, medical expenses for abandoned children, counselling campaigns, support for temporary foster caregiver, facilitation of adoption and other noble missions. With the tagline “Every Child Needs a Family”, OrphanCare Foundation is a non-profit organisation that endeavours to give institutionalised children and unplanned, at-risk, newborn babies a chance to grow up under family care, envisioning a future an orphan-free nation.
There is reason to believe that the total donation this year will exceed that of last year’s, as the feedback received from Da Vinci students of participating centres has been positively good thus far. The practical functionality and fun aspect of the tote bag contributes to the workshop’s popularity. Children will be delighted to design their very own one-of-a-kind tote bag which they can have a game with their friends anytime anywhere. Da Vinci is in the midst of arranging with OrphanCare, to organise a free workshop for some orphans, giving them the opportunity to exercise their creative talents and own their special board game tote bag.
As a children’s arts & crafts school founded by The One Academy – one of Asia’s most respected institutions in creative education, Da Vinci Creative Kids sees fit to lend a hand and provide much needed aid to OrphanCare in solidarity with marginalised Malaysian children.
The Da Vinci Crafity Charity Workshop event is made possible thanks to its organiser Da Vinci Creative Kids. It was established by a panel of international creative educationalists and is the only children's arts & crafts school founded by The One Academy, one of the world’s best art and design creative education institution. Da Vinci has drawn up comprehensive programmes that go beyond the mastery of art, setting new standards for children creative enrichment centres in the region.
Want to sign your child up for this exciting school holiday event? Contact Da Vinci HQ at 03-5637 5510 / 017-689 5738 or email them at [email protected]. Visit www.dvckid.com/crafitycraft for more information.