Exhibition of the quarter: 'Tie · Journey' - a community art exhibition
About Les Beatitudes
Les Beatitudes is set up to provide job opportunities for women from underprivileged families who want to and need to work in a flexible arrangement and home environment. We collect men’s neckties, co-design products with local artists to feature the best of Hong Kong, and train women on crafting and sewing skill. Via a simple tie, we created a platform that connects those who want to help and need help. Thus, Les Beatitudes successfully tied up very diverse and unrelated groups to address social issues collectively.
Training and job opportunities are created for the women mainly in Sham Shui Po, Wong Tai Sin and Tin Shui Wai. We also organized very impactful empowerment activity to bring the sewing moms to places where their products are sold, like Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, HKTDC Design Gallery, Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, etc.
Pawnbrokers existed in China over 3000 years ago. In Hong Kong, it was believed that the "Pawn" sign derived from the ancient Chinese round shaped coin with a bat shape on top symbolizing good fortune.
When the Peak Tram opened in 1888, the fares were divided into three classes according to people's social status. But today, everyone can enjoy the 7-minute journey on equal fare and more than 4 million people ride the Peak Tram annually.
Victoria Harbour, originally known as Hong Kong Harbour, is a natural harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula. Its deep-water port and wide stretched coast made it one of the three best natural harbours in the world.