Feeling fun and power of charity
Writer: Zhang Yu | Editor: Zhang Chanwen | From: Shenzhen Daily | Updated: 2023-09-18
Charities are a creative and enjoyable way to conduct good deeds and give back to society. One of the highlights of the 10th China Charity Fair, which was held at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Futian District from Friday to yesterday, was the inclusion of interactive games with a charitable theme.
This year’s fair chose 10 most innovative and outstanding demonstration booths as must-visit locations for an interactive experience, which aimed to enhance the viewing experience for the public while increasing popularity in certain projects and exhibitors.
A professional of Blue Sky Rescue demonstrates first aid techniques. Photos by Zhang Yu
Some prize-winning posters with the theme of sustainable development goals were chosen for on-site exhibition as part of the “Visible Power” Youth Public Welfare Communication Program initiative, which the Shenzhen Duckgaga Creative Philanthropy Center has operated for six straight years.
A large installation in the shape of a sock for collection of plastic bottles is on display at the booth of the World of Art Brut Culture.
Visitors were asked to engage in a Q&A session in order to earn commemorative stamps. To promote the “zero waste” 3R concept of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, staff members at the booth of the center introduced various environmental protection strategies for daily life and at work while asking attendees to interact.
The “zero waste”kitchen is promoted at the exhibition.
In order to increase public awareness of ecological changes, visitors could also sign their names on a wall in front of the booth for endangered species.
Liu Yiming, a 16-year-old teenager who lives in Dongguan, brought his “Bafan World Shared Space” to the fair. At the booth, visitors could walk into the “Bafan World” through Liu’s paintings, animated images, bus models, and interactive spaces to understand the inner stories of children with Asperger’s syndrome.
“Bafan World” is a literary and artistic work created by Liu and his family.
Liu Yiming (C) poses for a photo with his parents in front of a bus model built on his idea at the 10th China Charity Fair, which ended at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Futian District yesterday.
Liu enjoys public transportation and has been creating an alternate reality world centered on public transportation since he was 3 years old. At the age of 6, he named this world “Bafan.”
Nonprofit organization World of Art Brut Culture’s booth included a large installation in the shape of a sock to collect plastic bottles to promote sustainable urban development and convey the concept of “Dare to Be Different.”
The organization’s “Dare to Be Different” campaign seeks to increase public awareness of the need to provide special populations, such as those with autism, with additional care as well as the courage to embrace one’s own differences.