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Children and families enjoy cruise travel to celebrate 10th Anniversary of Child Development Fund (with photos)
     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, officiated at the Child Development Fund (CDF) 10th Anniversary Signature Programme "Dream Cruises" Set Sail Ceremony in Kai Tak Cruise Terminal this morning (April 15), before some 150 grass-root children and their families set off a one-day cruise journey to Nansha, Guangzhou.
     The complimentary cruise tour engaged 83 participants in the CDF projects as well as their family members and mentors from six CDF project operators. They would be offered the special arrangement to tour around operations of a cruise ship and learn about the work of cruise staff during the trip, while having the opportunity to enjoy family time with refreshments and recreational activities onboard, before disembarking in Nansha this evening.
     The programme is a prelude to the CDF's 10th anniversary celebrations. The aims of CDF are to broaden children's horizons, enhance their abilities and personal qualities, and enrich their social experience to nurture their personal development.
     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Dr Law Chi-kwong, and the Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare and Chairman of the Steering Committee on the CDF, Ms Chang King-yiu, also officiated at the ceremony.
     Since its establishment in 2008, the CDF has been providing grass-root youths with appropriate guidance, widening their exposure and planning for future. So far, six batches of CDF projects operated by non-governmental organisations as well as four batches of school-based projects operated by schools have been rolled out, benefiting over 14 000 underprivileged youths.
Ends/Sunday, April 15, 2018
Issued at HKT 13:30
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