South China Morning Post

Handicapped get welcome role at show

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 April, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 17 April, 1993, 12:00am

THE Society of Homes for the Handicapped has been working overtime to stage an educational exhibition today at City One Plaza in Sha Tin, after the furore generated by an attempt to ban them from the commercial complex.


The uproar which followed South China Morning Post stories in early March, detailing how the public relations firm which handles bookings for the complex tried to make renting of the venue conditional on the mentally handicapped staying away, has meant the society having to reorganise the event.


Project co-ordinator, Mr Mark Li Kin-yin, said: ''We have had to drastically upgrade the entire project. The plan now is for a formal opening ceremony to include performances by the trainees, working displays of the type of handicraft we do at our centres and videos about day activity centres.''