Support disabled Cambodian artisans by purchasing holiday, gift and fashion items at Conrad Hong Kong’s Christmas Gift Showcase
Variety of handcrafted Christmas décor, silk handbags, purses, eco-friendly bomb shrapnel jewelry and gift items will available at the Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong on Dec. 8, 2016.
HONG KONG, Dec. 8, 2016 – The Hinrich Foundation will be offering Hong Kong residents a wide range of handicrafts made by disadvantaged Cambodian producers at The Christmas Gift Showcase, on Dec. 8, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m at the Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong.
Products available include Christmas ornaments, pleated shoulder bags, fishnet handbags, purses, silver and bombshell jewelry, wine bottle holders made of silk and sedge, fabric and silk scarves, and smart phone and tablet cases.
Hinrich Foundation scholar volunteers will be on hand to share the unique stories of the products and producers who are the disadvantaged people.
“I want to have hands-on experience in charity bazaar like this,” said Pragya Bhatnager a scholar of Hinrich Foundation who is studying at the Hong Kong Baptist University, “As the scholars, we are more than willing to help this kind of social activities”.
Amy Wang, Hinrich Foundation scholar also added that to promote Cambodia’s handmade products, to learn and practice in the real market, that’s what we shall do in bazaars.
“We’ve always come here every single year to buy Cambodia’s stuff,” said Danielle, one of the customers shopping in the bazaar.
Helping people help themselves
The export program in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is led by a Hinrich Foundation scholar alumnus, Sophal Bun, who graduated in 2014 from Hong Kong Baptist University. He has returned home to help create employment through exporting products made by deaf people and those who afflicted by polio and victims of land mines.
“We source quality products from carefully screened social enterprises and firms that focus on helping the disadvantaged,” Sophal said. “We engage our amazing scholars from across Asia who are studying to support this initiative. It is their way of learning new skills and helping other help themselves.”