Photo: THK Aviators volunteering at the Prism of Hope
Mr David Chua, Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Council witnessed the setting of a new record by Thye Hua Kwan and the National Youth Council for the Prism of Hope art installation at the YOUTHx Festival, organised by the National Youth Council on 3 and 4 August 2019 at the Singapore Sports Hub.
Thye Hua Kwan, together with the National Youth Council, set a new record in the Singapore Book of Records for the “Largest Display of Hanging Ceramics”. The Prism of Hope measured 2.5m in height by 2.2m in width in an upright position.
The Prism of Hope is an art installation comprised of 3 pillars, each made up of pottery pieces crafted together by beneficiaries, corporate partners and the community. The Prism of Hope is a sequel to the Craft of Hope campaign that was launched in October last year to showcase pottery pieces crafted by our beneficiaries from THK Home for Disabled @ Eunos.
The 100 hanging pottery pieces on display were jointly produced by beneficiaries from THK Home for Disabled @ Eunos and volunteers from Ben & Jerry’s, MDIS, PSB Academy and Singapore Institute of Management’s iCARE, as well as individuals from the public over a period of 2 months. In making these pottery pieces, members of the community had the rare opportunity to work together with persons with disabilities. These hands-on experiences helped to dispel some of the common stereotypes and misconceptions about disability.
Members of the public pledged their support to the campaign by writing messages on or adding colours to the pottery on display, marking a collaborative effort from the community and their stake in ensuring an inclusive society. Besides dispensing rainbow coloured from a large candy tower, Ben & Jerry’s also offered scoops of ice-cream to the visitors for each pledge made.
Photo: Youth decorating the pottery pieces at Prism of Hope