SJM supports Macao Science Center’s popular science programme
25 March 2023 - SJM Resorts, S.A. (“SJM”) fully supports the new “Popular Science Picture Book Reading” programme co-organized by the Macao Science Center and the Faculty of Education of the University of Macau. The initiative includes the launch of the “Popular Science Picture Book Reading Corner”, and “2023 STEAM x Picture Book x Storytelling” monthly workshops. Through this sponsorship, SJM aimed to support the Macao Science Center in the education of Science (S), Technology (T), Engineering (E), Art (A) and Mathematics (M), to cultivate an environment for the development of popular science and to enhance better parent-child relationships for harmony in families.
The opening ceremony of the Reading Corner was held on 25 March 2023. Guests participated in the event included Ms. Mok Ian Ian, President of the Macao Science Centre Board of Directors; Mr. Wong Ka Ki, Deputy Director of the Education and Youth Development Bureau; Mr. Daniel Shim, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of SJM; Mr. Wang Chuang, Dean of the University of Macau Faculty of Education; Ms. Kuan Ho Weng, President of the Macao Science Centre Supervisory Committee; Ms. Ng Sio Lai, Director of the General Union of Neighbourhood Associations of Macao; Ms. Leong Meng Ian, Vice Chairman of the Macau Federation of Trade Unions and Ms. Chong Leng Leng, Vice-President and Secretary General of The Women’s General Association of Macau. SJM also invited families from these NGOs to be the first to experience the Reading Corner, which is located at the Macao Science Center lobby. The Corner enables parents to read books on topics of popular science together with their children in a comfortable environment, cultivating interest in popular science while experiencing the joy of reading.
In addition, SJM invited some families to join the “2023 STEAM x Picture Book x Storytelling” workshop at the Macao Science Center Nautical Science Gallery, where they had a wonderful time with their families as the lecturers and students from the Faculty of Education of the University of Macau utilised diverse methods to tell stories from selected STEAM-themed picture books. The workshop is organised once every month throughout the year. Those who are interested can sign up for free at the official website or social media platform of the Macao Science Center.
As a company firmly rooted in Macau, SJM is committed to cultivating local talents and supporting the comprehensive development of local students through offering scholarships, workplace experience and related initiatives. SJM will continue to support the Macau SAR government’s policies of “Macao Thrives on Education” and “Building Macao through Talent Training”, and promote popular science education in Macau.