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MGM Joins Hands with SKH to Launch ÜCARE Fun Learning Kits Donation Program

Distributing Learning Tools for Children with SEN to Ease Parental Stress

Mar 19, 2020

The Macau government announced class suspension in late January as part of its measures to fight against the epidemic. MGM kept a close eye on the condition and decided to commit MOP130,000 to launch the “ÜCARE Fun Learning Kits Donation Program” in collaboration with Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Services Coordination Office (SKH), giving out 800 sets of learning kits to families with special needs. Designed to help children enhance their self-care and learning abilities, the handy kits not only motivate them to learn despite class suspension but also reduce parental stress.

 

“ÜCARE Fun Learning Kits Donation Program” aims at assisting kindergarten and lower primary students (children aged 3 to 9) to learn during the period of class suspension. It gives priority to families with special educational needs (SEN) children, single-parent households, and other disadvantaged families. Recognizing that children tend to use mobile phones and tablets excessively during this stay-home period, MGM and SKH distributed handy kits containing learning tools and related items to the beneficiaries in order to enhance the self-care and learning abilities of children. Each kit includes a book on emotional control for children, memory cards for promoting effective learning, a booklet offering a framework for monitoring children’s development of language ability, a whiteboard for organizing learning and play schedule, and a coloring book plus pastels.

 

Ms. Wendy Yu, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, said, “At the end of last year, we announced MGM’s sponsorship of the SKH ÜCARE Moving Care and Service Shuttle program to provide SEN assessment and speech training to the children limited by spatial, time and geographical constraints. In view of the epidemic, we join hands again to roll out the ‘ÜCARE Fun Learning Kits Donation Program’. The initiative, focusing primarily on children with SEN, is designed to motivate students to keep learning despite class suspension. On the one hand, we want to help the children learn how to take care of themselves on top of academic studies, which will be conducive to their growth and development.  On the other hand, we also want to take this opportunity to cheer the disadvantaged families up!” 

 

Mr. Lee Kwok Hoo, Service Director of Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Services Coordination Office, said, “MGM attaches great importance to the well-being of children. Since the beginning of the epidemic, MGM have stayed connected with us to understand the situation of children with SEN and those from underprivileged families. With classes being suspended for more than 1.5 months, we noticed that some of the children relied heavily on digital gadgets during learning and leisure. As it will be at least another one month from class resumption, we decided to join hands to distribute a set of learning tools to these children, which will practically help them improve their self-care, execution and learning abilities. This initiative also comes as a relief for their parents who have been coping with the additional parenting stress resulted from the epidemic, with the goal of enhancing parent-child relationship.”     

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About MGM

 

MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau. 

 

MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.

 

MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.

 

MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. 

 

For media enquiries, please contact:    

 

Jessie Kuan

Director of Public Relations

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3412

Email: jessiekuan@mgm.mo

 

Karen Lam

Public Relations Manager

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3421

Email: karenlam@mgm.mo