Shutterbug Charity Photography Exhibition by HandsOn Shanghai
On December the 5th HandsOn Shanghai invites you to join an exhibition of photos taken by migrant children encouraged to explore their own individual creativity with cameras donated by HandsOn Shanghai.
Around 274 million, more than one third of the entire working population in China are rural migrant workers. These people have been fundamental people in building China’s outstanding economic growth over the last three decades, but they remain as subjects to long-standing discrimination. Their children have little access to education and healthcare, some are even separated from their parents for years as their parents’ typically work 6-7 days per week for around 12-14 hours per day in factories, construction sites, farming. More time spend at the factories than at home, for an insecure seasonal household income of around 3,000-4,000 RMB/month stated by The Giving Tree, CCS
In Shanghai alone, there are 400,000 Migrant, although now somewhat supported by the Government they are not part of the public school system, struggling with lesser trained teachers and opportunity. Due to the poor resources, most migrant children do not have the opportunity to create their own vision of life and future. For the past 10 years, HandsOn Shanghai has been working with various members of Shanghai to fully address these needs.
The Shutterbug program has helped stimulate creativity in the young minds of children at migrant schools across China, for nine years. Created by HandsOn Shanghai, the programs’ goal is to empower young minds and show them the opportunities around them.
Entrance fee: 150 RMB (100 RMB pre sale) includes wine and canapés
Ticket available to buy here or scan the QR code. All sales will be donated to HandsOn Shanghai to further help migrant children.
From 1-5pm HandsOn Shanghai invites you to visit one of their sponsored venues including Puxi - Glamour Bar on the Bund and Pudong - Hatsune in Jinqiao.
Visit their website here
"No one has ever become poor by giving”. Anne Frank