The Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation and the Hong Kong Palace Museum officially launched the “Art Journey for Youth at HKPM” program

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The program will help hong kong young people enjoy chinese arts and culture

The foundations will sponsor 50,000 special exhibit tickets for primary and secondary school students each year to inspire hong kong youth

HONG KONG, October 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation (“NTFCF”) and the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation are delighted to announce the official launch of the “Art Journey for Youth at HKPM” program in collaboration with Hong Palace Kong Museum (“HKPM”).

The official launch was commemorated with a signing ceremony held at the Palace Museum of Hong Kong honored by representatives of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, the Palace Museum of Hong Kong, the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation and the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation.

Registration has started and more information about the program and online registration is available at https://www.hkpm.org.hk/en/learn/student-and-teacher. Under this multi-year program, the foundations will sponsor 50,000 special exhibition tickets for elementary and secondary school students in hong kong every year to allow students, especially those from disadvantaged families, to appreciate first-hand more than 900 priceless national treasures and learn about Chinese history, arts and culture.

M Kenneth Fok, JP, Executive Vice President of the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation and LegCo member representing the sports, performing arts, culture and publishing sector, says, “The program provides a platform meaningful in helping younger generations learn more about our nation’s rich history and culture. It also facilitates cultural and artistic development with the homeland and strengthens that of Hong Kong position as an East-meets-West center for international cultural exchange, supported by the National 14e Five-year plan.’

M Daryl NgSBS, JP, Director of the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation and President of the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, says, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to help hong kong young people enjoy Chinese arts and culture in collaboration with like-minded partners. The program would bring learning outside the classroom to life with interactive and immersive experiences, taking students on an inspiring journey into the 5,000-year history of China and to enhance students’ understanding of national development.

Ms. Betty Fung, CEO of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (first from left); Dr. Louis Ng, director of HKPM (first from right); Mr. Daryl Ng, Director of NTFCF and President of the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, and Mr. Kenneth Fok, Executive Vice President of the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation and member of LegCo (second from right) attended at a signing ceremony for the “Art Journey for Youth at HKPM” program.

About the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation
The Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation was established in 2010 in memory of the late founder of Sino Group, Mr. Ng Teng Fong. The Foundation is a strong advocate for education, youth development and community services. Over the past few years, the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation has supported over 300 local NGOs and community partners. In addition to supporting good causes such as the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the National Gallery of Singapore as well as the restoration of the Great Wall and Yanxi Gongthe Foundation provides financial assistance to students from underprivileged families in hong kong and the mainland China through Ng Teng Fong scholarships. It also supports the school initiatives of Peking University, Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University in metropolitan France China as good as national university of singapore, University of Singapore technology and design and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In 2019, the Foundation donated 100 million RMB to the Palace Museum to support the restoration of Yanxi Gong.
www.ntfcf.org.hk

About the Homeland Youth Community Foundation of the Great Bay Area
The Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, established in September 2019is a charitable organization that primarily serves hong kong youth. To ride on the new era, the new Greater Bay Area and new opportunities, the Foundation is a joint effort of young leaders from diverse sectors. With our mission “For our young people, for our future”, we support young people in their studies, careers and business development in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.

Since our inception, we have initiated and sponsored more than 80 projects in fields such as technology, art, education and sport, serving more than 55,000 hong kong youth. In 2021, we launched two key initiatives – YOUR LOCATION and GBA Youth Card. These will allow us to establish closer ties with young people from all walks of life in hong kong. Operated under a membership scheme, YOUR LOCATION is an integrated online and offline youth platform that provides information on education, career and entrepreneurship opportunities in the Greater Bay Area. The GBA Youth Card gives hong kong young people many conveniences while studying, working and living in the greater bay area. The card was developed in cooperation with the Bank of China (hong kong), Guangdong Youth Federation, Hong Kong United Youth Association and Macao Youth Federation.

In addition, the Foundation’s Wish Builder program sponsors various projects of local youth organizations for young people in hong kongfor example, Dream Brewer – Pacific Coffee HKCT@GBA Entrepreneurship Training Program, Hong Kong Youth Leader Development Program, “Stage Your Dream” PR and Event Talent Incubation Project and the training program for arts administrators.

To learn more, visit the Foundation’s website www.gbyouth.org.hk.

About the Hong Kong Palace Museum
The Hong Kong Palace Museum aspires to become a leading institution in the study and appreciation of Chinese art and culture while advancing dialogue among world civilizations. The Hong Kong Palace Museum is a collaborative project between the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and the Palace Museum, funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust with a donation from HK$3.5 billion for its creation, as well as some of the annual exhibitions and educational programs in 2023-2031.

Adopting new curatorial approaches, the museum combines a hong kong perspective with a global vision to present precious objects from the Palace Museum and other important cultural institutions around the world. Through research, exhibitions, and educational and professional exchange programs, the museum aims to establish international partnerships and position itself hong kong as a global hub for art and culture. At the heart of a resource that belongs to the local community, the museum strives to inspire community engagement, foster dialogue, and promote creativity and interdisciplinary collaboration.
www.hkpm.org.hk

SOURCE Homeland Youth Community Foundation of the Great Bay Area; Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation

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