VOCATIONAL TRAINING | Artworks by Yunhua and Tangang
During the lockdown in February and March, Yunhua and Tangang could not go to work and they spent their time learning to do crafts at home. The finished pieces were showcased at the 100th-anniversary celebration of the Chinese Communist Party in our care centre in June.
“23-year-old Yunhua created these two diamond paintings during this year’s Covid lockdown. Yunhua was unable to work at the café and became quite anxious about the uncertainty of the return work date. Working on these paintings has helped her ease her anxiety and also gave her a sense of achievement.
Previously Yunhua has worked on some smaller diamond paintings. This time, she took on pieces that required more advanced skills and finished both artworks in two months.
“In life, I also challenge her to become more independent. She has proved to be a capable helper at home, cooking and assisting her friends in wheelchairs. She hopes she can live independently one day. Then she need not be restricted by the lockdowns and miss work at the café.” — Karen Lee, ICC Volunteer, Vocational Training Project Manager
Tangang is a diligent young man who enjoys his work at the Little Ark. Since he was not able to go back to work, he asked if he could work on some crafts while being kept at home. After seven weeks of hard work and a lot of patience, Tangang’s persistence paid off. This painting proves that he has an eye for creating intricate works such as this. We have another ICC artist in the making!