One of the best parts of my job here at Sacred Spaces is working with great people in wonderful organizations. Often they help us to develop fun, exciting, and (hopefully) meaningful events for the entire Sacred Spaces Community. One thing that I’ve learned, however, is that not all organizations are created equal. Some groups rise above and beyond to help those in our community who are among the most vulnerable.
That’s how I felt these past several months working with the good folks at The Nesbitt Centre, empowering adults with learning disabilities through education and enterprise. You might not have ever heard of the Nesbitt Centre but you’ve probably heard of Cafe 8, the relaxing eatery just above the Maritime Museum next to the Star Ferry in Central and perhaps also The Nest Coffee Shops at St John's Cathedral garden and St Andrew's Church Life Centre. Cafe 8 and The Nest Coffee Shops are part of the Nesbitt Centre’s “Preparation for Life” Programme a unique approach that helps our neighbors with disabilities to “engage their talents and integrate (themselves) within the community.”
A few of us thought it would be a good idea to ask some of the learners from the Nesbitt Centre to try their hand at guiding a group from Hong Kong Sacred Spaces. The fruit of this collaboration is the present event. Sacred Spaces will co-host an inaugural walk of the Nesbitt Trail, a fun new family walk that connects St. John’s Cathedral in Central to St. Andrew’s Church in Tsim Sha Tsui via the Star Ferry. We’ll stop at these venerable Sacred locations and hear about the history and culture that both locations engender. We’ll also stop at the famed Peak Tram Terminus on Murray Road and the mighty Peninsula Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. Along the way, members of the Nesbitt Community will help us to learn about these most important places while giving them valuable practice in Public Presentation.
Please join me for this very special event.
Stops on our route
• Peak Tram Terminus on Murray Road, Central
• St. John’s Cathedral, Central
• Star Ferry from Central Pier to Tsim Sha Tsui
• Peninsula Hotel
• St. Andrew’s Church