BY ELLISON VAHI
THE participation of the 4 during the MACFEST was a proud for me as a father, said Mr Chris Neo.
Mr Chris Neo is a proud and happy father, especially with the recent MACFest 2018.
He has four of his daughters directly involved in the MACFest acivities.
Neo said, “culture is the lifeblood of a vibrant society, expressed in the many ways we tell our stories, celebrate, remember the past, entertain ourselves, and imagine the future as well our creative expression helps define who we are, and helps us see the world through the eyes of others.
In addition to its intrinsic value, culture provides important social and economic benefits. With improved learning and health, increased tolerance, and opportunities to come together with others, culture enhances our quality of life and increases overall well-being for both individuals and communities.
Whilst, while highlighting about the importance of culture, Mr Chris encourages all parents as well young youths to take part in such programmes, as this was one way for youths to get rid of involving in any social problems or criminal activities.
“Participating in culture can benefit individuals in many different ways, some of which are deeply personal. They are a source of delight and wonder, and can provide emotionally and intellectually moving experiences, whether pleasurable or unsettling, that encourage celebration or contemplation.
Culture is also a means of expressing creativity, forging an individual identity, and enhancing or preserving a community’s sense of place,” he said.
In the meantime, he said that being so proud of his daughters, has stated that as such participation, though representing the IPYF cultural group but at the same time is a pride for the family, community as well the country as a whole, as they see and value culture importantly.