Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) will hold the Little Artists Big Dreams Drawing Competition 2019 on 23 February 2019 (Saturday). Under the theme ‘for every child, a better world’, the competition will raise funds for UNICEF’s ‘Cash Transfers for Deprived Children’ (CCT) Project in China, dedicated to giving a good start in life for every child by improving the maternal and child health services in China.
Although families from remote and deprived areas are now entitled to free hospital delivery and healthcare services, suspension of work and high travelling costs make them reluctant to access these services and lead to high maternal and neonatal mortality rates. Since 2013, UNICEF HK has allocated the funds raised in China Children’s Week to the CCT project launched by UNICEF in 15 counties in Yunnan, Gansu and Sichuan. Through the initiative, women from underprivileged families will receive cash subsidies, enabling their access to prenatal and postnatal checkups, hospital delivery and vaccinations for their babies. By December 2017, over 20,000 women and children have benefitted from this project.
By joining the Little Artists Big Dreams Drawing Competition, children can express their wishes for a better world and send blessings to vulnerable children while raising funds for mothers and children in rural China, championing the spirit of ‘kids helping kids’. We sincerely invite all little artists aged 12 or below to participate in this meaningful fundraising event for CCT Project, ensuring a healthy start in life for every child.