“Laughter can significantly benefit your health and mood”.
Hong Kong “Laughter Yoga” Teacher Cécile Thomas made this striking statement as she was attending her first Laughter Yoga class, at a retirement house some years ago. “At first, the participants had no energy, but after a short while, I could see smiles on their faces, and even better, sparkle in their eyes! That’s when I decided to become a Laughter Yoga teacher”. Since then, she’s been extending her activities, providing Laughter Yoga classes to corporates, as team-building or wellness-break activities.
Each day, at its 4 locations in Hong Kong, the French Chamber Foundation runs a series of participatory and tailor-made programs to support underprivileged workers and families in Hong Kong and enable them to live a better life.
“When I heard about the cause of the French Chamber Foundation, I immediately thought that Laughter Yoga could help. These people have a really tough life, they strive to make ends meets as their jobs don’t pay for the rent. For them, having a positive energy is a real challenge.”
Earlier this year, Cécile Thomas organised a training session at the Wan Chai centre for a lucky group of 15, with the help of the social workers. The most important benefit of Laughter Yoga is to improve one’s energy trough breathing, while benefiting from the group’s dynamics. After 40 minutes of “let-go” practices, the participants started to be filled with a quiet and happy feeling. They really enjoyed the experience, it was a great moment of sharing and happiness.
When asked if the language was an issue, Thomas answers “Not at all, people laugh in the same way, whatever their culture, language or origin. Laughter is universal!” A great lesson for everyone!
This first session was a big success, and thanks to the generosity of Cécile Thomas, more sessions will be organised soon.
This Friday February 22nd and Saturday 23rd:
Join us for the new edition of "Take Make Give" and discover an exciting range of creative activities for all ages: sculpture, fimo, special paper colouring, knitting and crochet, embroidery, handmade jewels… as well as handcraft market stalls and an exclusive photo exhibition by the Unesco Club of the French International School: “Disappearing traditional shops of Hong Kong”. Part of the benefits will be given to the French Chamber Foundation.
At Bulle d'Art - Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 8/F Space A, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Rd. Friday 22nd from 6pm to 9pm, Saturday 23rd from 10am to 5pm. Free entry, all ages.
Very proud to be featured in the "South China Morning Post" for our actions to help the low-income workers in Hong Kong.
The 4 Lunch Clubs "are much more than low-priced canteens. The club’s main goal is to provide members job coaching, language classes and a boost in self confidence to help them get new jobs and improve their lives".
Read the full article by journalists David Vetter and Gigi Choy now:
The team at the French Chamber Foundation wishes you a Merry Christmas and a happy festive season!
We are very grateful for your support and commitment for this whole year 2018.
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