On Friday, 50 Sands China Care Ambassadors invited 50 members of the Macau Special Olympics (MSO) to a carnival held at Paradise Gardens at Sands Cotai Central. The carnival was held in celebration of Sands Cotai Central’s 5th anniversary, which was on April 11.
MSO children and parents were treated to activities such as balloon twisting, caricature sketching, magic shows and face painting.
The carnival, which took place from April 14 to 16, featured MSO donation boxes, to give the public a chance to donate to the organization. Participation in each carnival activity also required a minimum donation of MOP 10 in support of the Macau Special Olympics.
Sands China further celebrated with the community by giving out a total of 120 complimentary tickets to local medical organizations to see the Monkey King – China Show at the Sands Cotai Theatre.
YMCA of Macau attends ECM
The Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs (APAY) is a coalition of YMCA Movements in 24 countries throughout the Asia-Pacific regions.
APAY convenes the annual Executive Committee Meeting (ECM) in March every year at its headquarters in Hong Kong.
This year’s ECM was attended by delegates from 22 Movements in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau amongst others, according to the association’s press release.
Five representatives from YMCA of Macau also attended the meeting.
The meeting addressed regional youth’s common issues and strategic planning on Environment and Climate Change, Global Alternative Tourism, Youth Empowerment, Gender Equity Issues and Supporting Youth Development in Disadvantaged Regions.
In accordance with the advocacy for Youth Development Campaigns by APAY, the YMCAs are called to initiate an in-depth discussion, and to form specialized Operating Committees to achieve the future prospects and meet the contextual needs within the YMCAs in global and Asia-Pacific regions.