B S A是一間援救童工的國際非營利組織,位於印度東北方的噶倫堡 (Kalimpong) 城市。致力保障與提供孩子應得的生活,透過收容中心提供教育、輔導、健康、衛生和友善的環境,協助孩子重新投入正常的生活。
以樸門永續設計倫理來思考,野地森活TO U D E I希望透過教育改變當地社區與家庭的生活觀念、建造或改建一個簡樸卻不產生污染的家,以及讓孩童們學習栽種自己與家人的食物並設法去復育土壤及照顧自然環境,為被解救出來的印度童工擁有應得的教育與生活尊嚴,以及童工家庭獲得自由與自主。
野地森活TO U D E I評估B S A收容中心現有男孩、女孩們供餐的需求,2 0 1 7年初搭建三座的臨時野地廚房,剛好滿足每天100人的供餐,度過這一年的能源問題。然而,每年收容中心的童工救援人數將會逐步增加,野地森活TO U D E I透過2 0 1 7年實地場勘後,於2 0 1 8年再次前往增設一座完整高效能野地廚房,提升廚房長遠性供餐和食農教育的可能給予孩童們, 達到與自然永續共同生活的目標。
Lantau is the greatest long-term development plans raised by the government in these years. The proposals of Lantau development would bring a great impacts to different aspects like economic growth, social development and environmental conservation of Hong Kong. The government has published the “Lantau : Space for All” report in 10 January 2016, and a three-month public engagement section has been launched in 31 January 2016.
We think that it is not enough to seek comments and ideas for such a large-scale development plans through a three-month public engagement. The format of the public engagement activities like exhibition and public forum, and the limited access to presentations and focus group meetings cannot effectively help the general public to get known with the current situation of Lantau, and evaluate the development proposals objectively.
Therefore, Save Lantau Alliance (SLA) are going to organize a “Save Lantau” Arts Fair cum Civil Hearing. Public could share and exchange their ideas about Lantau with the government officials and the professionals from different disciplines. We hope that we could, together, clarify the concepts about Lantau development, and explore the future possibilities of Lantau other than the concept of “Southern Gateway of PRD” raised by the government.
At the same time, a “Lantau Arts Fair” would be held, as to demonstrate the social and cultural characteristics of Lantau to the general public through a variety of activities.
The Secretary for Development, Paul Chan, has promised that he would consider the invitations for any Lantau civil forums during his Tai O visit in 15 February. Therefore, we have sent an invitation to Mr Chan, urging him to attend this civil hearing personally, as to listen to the voice from public, and respond to the concern of general public. Unfortunately, Mr Chan refused to attend this event because of busy schedule. The government will only send the representatives from Planning Department and Civil Engineering and Development Department to attend the hearing session.
Details of “Save Lantau” Arts Fair cum Civil Hearing :
24 April 2016 (Sunday)
1100-1330 “Save Lantau” Arts Fair
1400-1800 Civil Hearing
Star Ferry Pier, Central (Tentative, amendments would be notified shortly)
Guests of Civil Hearing :
Mr Edward YIU, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Resources Management, CUHK
Ms LAU Siu-lai, Founder, Siu-lai Democracy Classroom
Mr Stanley CHAN, Eco-Education & Resources Centre
Mr Eddie TSE, Convenor of Save Lantau Alliance
Government representatives (PlanD / CEDD)