FringeBacker was absolutely delighted to have been invited by our friends at UNESCO to a huge turnout of over 5,000 young people at UNESCO’s Peacemakers' Day last weekend. This follows on from the Opening Ceremony that FringeBacker joined in officiating last December, together with consular representatives from 15 nations.
This awesome event was organised under the direction of Professor Patrick Lau SBS JP, President of UNESCO Hong Kong, and Professor Samuel Leong, Director of UNESCO RLCCE. Professor Leong reiterated that the Celebration was not just "One day for peace", but that "Today is one important step along the continuing road towards peace. Whatever course your lives may take, may you always strive to make decisions and take actions that would make a difference to 'Peace for All'.".
In a day filled with fascinating and creative events presented by young people -- like the impressive installation arts exhibition, the inspiring cultural performances, the creative and festive peace street arts carnival -- the one that caught FringeBacker's eye the most was the demonstration of the making of "Hong Kong style milk tea"! Lest you wonder why tea was featured at the event, we can remind you (or we're chuffed to be the first to tell you) that Hong Kong's "cha chaan teng" (Hong Kong style tea house) has been recognised and put up to UNESCO as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity". Yes!!!
FringeBacker is excited about continuing to play its part in supporting UNESCO and helping promote culture, creativity and arts by its project creators in filmmaking, design, technology, music, sports and so on........as well as countless backers who play such an important part in bringing so many projects to life. Thanks so much for having us. We hope you will enjoy our efforts in featuring great projects brought to you by the most creative young people!
Officiating at the ceremony were Dr Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, GBM, GBS, JP, Member of Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Professor Tao Xiping, Vice President of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs and President of the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in China
The Peace booth, one of dozens of cultural and national exhibitions at the event.
One of many cultural performances by local students
5,000 enthusiastic young people were out in full force in performing at this awesome event