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‘Say Yes to Breastfeeding’ is a community support campaign initiated by the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK), in collaboration with the Food and Health Bureau, Department of Health. The campaign aims to educate the public on mothers’ needs for support in the community in order to sustain breastfeeding; to cultivate a positive public attitude towards breastfeeding in the workplace and public place; and to provide mothers with better community support for sustaining breastfeeding.
Workplaces and public premises can sign up the campaign to show their support by sharing their existing supportive measures or future plans of providing a friendly environment that breastfeeding mothers could feel welcome in public and at work. Individuals can also sign up to voice their support for breastfeeding mothers. For more information, please visit http://www.sayyestobreastfeeding.hk
Since 2012, the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) has been organizing Make A Video annually and has encouraged youths to create over 360 videos to share their anxieties, concerns and viewpoints with members of the society.
This year, Make A Video is again co-organized by ifva, Hong Kong Arts Centre, and fully supported by Hang Seng Bank for the first time. The Make A Video Contest was held to call for secondary school students to produce one-minute videos based on the theme ‘To Mom & Dad’. At the same time, UNICEF HK continues to organize video day camps for 60 secondary school students coming from 11 secondary schools and youth organizations, including students from Schools for Social Development, teenagers with disabilities and with hearing impairments. In the video camp, participants learnt to produce videos of their own, starting from scratch from writing synopsis to video-shooting and editing.
UNICEF HK received 160 videos from public submission and video day camps. These videos competed for eight awards of the junior and senior secondary school categories. In addition, all videos will run for The OneMinutesJr. Awards, an international video initiative supported by UNICEF. Last year, the work of a participant from Hong Kong stood out from more than 300 submissions worldwide and received an international award. Learn more at: mav.unicef.org.hk
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