We are born to be creative.


The world is changing every single day with new challenges emerging every single minute. As a member of the global village, we should learn to step into others’ shoes, and respond to the happenings and people around us—and this is the ultimate essence of “empathy”.


The root of creativity and the purpose of design relies on our ability to think and see with different perspectives. The process of practising creativity is indeed a set of design thinking that begins with empathy.


In 2020, PMQ collaborated with multidisciplinary creative partners and organisations, under the sponsorship of Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, to introduce design thinking to our kids through empathy in different daily contexts. Kids experienced this problem-solving methodology through iterative process, namely “Empathize”, “Define”, “Ideate”, “Prototype”, and “Test”. They were encouraged to think with different angles in order to understand the users’ needs and problems; and from that, develop possible solutions, and through realization they struggled through the process of “attempt, failure, and improve”, and finally “succeed”. Interpersonal communications and collaboration were also important elements throughout the whole training.


Participating schools (In no particular order)


BEING BEINGS Creative Camp
Fresh Fish Traders’ School
King’s College Old Boys’ Association Primary School (School 2)
SKH Ka Fuk Wing Chun Primary School
SKH Yan Laap Memorial Primary School
Canossa Primary School
Hennessy Road Government Primary School


BEING BEINGS School Outreach
Yan Chai Hospital Choi Hin To Primary School
CCC Kei Tsun Primary School
Shek Lei St. John’s Catholic Primary School
Tin Shui Wai Methodist Primary School
SKH Fung Kei Millennium Primary School
Tai Po Old Market Public School
LKWFS Lau Tak Yung Memorial Primary School
SKH Yan Laap Memorial Primary School

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