The “Autistic Talent Gala 2017”, organized by AnAn, has come to a fruitful end. It was held on 18th December 2017 in Y Theatre, Youth Square. There were 17 teams of contestants from different regions. Their excellent performances were so much praised by the audience. They also demonstrated their passion towards music and life.
Statistics show that a major coffee brand in Hong Kong alone produces 5,000 tonnes of coffee grounds and bakery wastes per year. If not recycled, coffee grounds will largely end up in landfills.
By reimagining the purpose of coffee grounds to produce home-grown mushroom boxes, we will recycle and reduce the burden of coffee grounds on the landfill, thus a win to the general environment. From Grounds to Crops is more than a green project, we are a social innovation start up to support the autistic community by creating new markets and job opportunities for them in the longer run.
Please support our crowdfunding exercise on FringeBacker to raise HK$120,000 in the next two months to kickstart this project.
Often time, the desire of people with autism to pursue a meaningful career is not understood or catered for. Grounds to Crops is a new social innovation project by AnAn International Education Foundation, hoping to connect the value we can uncover from coffee grounds with this need.
This project is our first social startup as we strive to adopt more new thinkings to serving this community. We believe given adequate training, people with autism are capable of more sophisticated responsibilities, hence a more meaningful career over time.
The judging to decide the finalists for the【Autistic Talent Gala 2017】was held on Saturday 16th September, in Hong Kong. Thanks to the participation of some twenty representatives from a cross section of the community. The final results have now come out after a lengthy six-hour adjudication session. The judging focused on rhythm, technique, overall treatment and performance difficulty level. Seventeen groups and individuals were selected as finalists, to join the【Autistic Talent Gala 2017】to be held on 18 December in Hong Kong.
We would like to present you our coloring activity “Shining Talents Above Rainbow”. It is a subsidiary program of the Autistic Talent Gala 2017. Participants can color and design one or more STARS as the attachments to show your creativity. Those unique STARS may be exhibited in the Finals, also you may see them on our Facebook page! Join this exciting program and send your artwork to us by October 1!
Here comes your desperately waited voting time! All awesome videos are already uploaded on the website till 23:59 September 10 (HK time), so click your mouse and vote your favorite team now!
To vote for your favorite teams, just click the “Like” button and then the “Vote” button below the videos. You can also check the total numbers of votes of the video by clicking the “View Results” button.
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“Autistic Talent Gala 2017” aims to promote social equality and integration as well as public understanding and respect. “Autistic Talent Gala 2017” is now open for application until July 31, 2017. The selected participants will be invited into the final competition in Hong Kong on December 18, 2017.
We sincerely invite your members to join the gala. For further details of “Autistic Talent Gala 2017”, please refer to the enclosed leaflet, or contact Ms. Cassie Lai, project officer by tel: (852) 2596 0777 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Autistic Talent Gala 2016”, organized by AnAn International Education Foundation Hong Kong, has come to a fruitful end. It was held on 26th November 2016 in Grand Theatre in Heung Yee Kuk Building. There were 15 teams of contestants from different regions. Their excellent performances were so much praised by the audience. They also demonstrated their passion towards music and life.
On behalf of Hong Kong AnAn, it is our greatest pleasure to invite you to attend “Autistics Talent Gala 2016”. We will be delighted to have your presence in the event for recognizing the participants’ effort and brilliant performance.
For more information or free ticket(s), please contact Ms. Eilean So at 2596 0777 or email address: email@example.com.