Please scroll down to the bottom for English version of this crowdfunding letter.#
2018年初秋，我們出版《雙棲-單親孩子雙親愛》，是華語地區首部以「兒童為本 共享親職」真實經歷為題的作品。費時3年的創作歷程，我們邀請了長大了的孩子一起談談記憶中家的劇變，小小的心靈面對親人的缺席，都有說不盡的疑惑和思念。經歷過家庭風暴的大孩子和我們回顧，分離與傷痛經驗並非專屬於離異家庭。 《Today is Friday》從親歷者的角度出發，也是每個人經歷生命轉折時所要面對的課題。
在英國劍橋藝術學院(ARU, Cambridge School of Art) 童書插畫研究所導師的指導下，反覆編織文字和畫面，從黑白線稿到全手繪插畫與定稿。
台幣125 000元 (港幣約35,000元)#
台灣親子天下 2018年9月29日 當孩子問：媽媽，你為何會跟Daddy分開？
《好報 HKGoodPost》2020年5月22日 兒童為本 共享親職：歷時一輩子的計劃
Mini MaD：行動交流站 2020年3月24日 閱歷：社創路上學會的事 (雙棲創作團隊)
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計劃教學顧問 潘宇軒博士｜香港教育大學 教育政策與領導學系講師
繪者 阮絡伶｜香港嶺南大學文化研究系一級榮譽學士，現正修讀英國劍橋藝術學院（ARU, Cambridge School of Art)童書插畫碩士。經歷家庭重組後，因而創作《Today is Friday》, 讓大人們有機會對孩子說說那些不容易開口的事。
台灣統籌 詹士嘉｜與繪者阮絡伶共同就讀英國劍橋藝術學院（Cambridge School of Art）童書插畫研究所，長期關注社會議題，曾服務於願景青年行動網協會。相信圖像與故事能讓世界更柔軟。
聯絡資訊 - 雙棲創作團隊
For English Readers#
You can make a difference
With the aim of embracing and supporting children growing through parental separation, a major crowdfunding project is under way to help fund more community-based workshops and school visits. This will offer some much-needed guidance and support for families going through a difficult time. Each and every sale of the book Today is Friday will make a difference to your local community and change the lives of many children.
A storybook that opens up a conversation
When going through a relationship breakdown, parents often find themselves struggling with their own emotional pain as well as the despair of their children. They wish to lessen the pain by quickly moving on and rebuilding new lives but the reality could be quite the opposite. Bottling up feelings and emotions could never heal a wound. So, how do you talk to children about such a sensitive subject?
Today is Friday serves as a conversation starter for parents, social workers, education professionals and anyone who cares about the mental health and well-being of our children. Overwhelmed by the sudden change in family circumstances, many children with separated parents struggle to cope with the feelings of loss and insecurity. Saying goodbye might become weekly occurrence for families living apart, but the agony of separation will always be devastating and unbearable. “Mummy, why do I only see you two days a week?” asked the little girl in the book. Artful illustrations and simple yet engaging dialogue between the little girl and her mother tell a heartfelt and bittersweet story about love and resilience that resonates with thousands of families on a similar journey. The book is one of its kind with personal experience threaded throughout, offering plenty of rooms for children and grown-ups to reflect on their own issues.
The driving force behind Today is Friday
Today is Friday is a collaborative work by volunteers from different backgrounds sharing the same passion for child-focused co-parenting. This pioneering approach to modern day parenting advocates the cooperation between separated parents in bringing up their children with all the love and attention that they can give. In the past four years, Two Nests Creation has held numerous theatre workshops in local communities where families impacted by parental separation could share their experience and support each other. Participants have enjoyed the company of other like-minded parents and have gradually formed a tightly bonded group. Positive feedback and raving comments about the workshops keep pouring in and fuelling the ever growing demand for school visits and community events.
This book is dedicated to all the fans and supporters of Two Nests Creation. As they shared their tears and laughter along the roller coaster journey of co-parenting, they also inspired the Two Nests team and contributed a great deal to the creation of this beautifully illustrated storybook. They truly embody the spirit of ‘living apart, being together’.
A book with a mission
To celebrate the well-established community work achieved by Two Nests, we would like to appeal to sponsorship for publishing the storybook. Your sponsorship and support will strengthen our force so that we can reach out for more families and offer a helping hand to those desperately in need of help and reassurance. This unique project helps raise social awareness towards family breakdown and give back to the society. We hope you would come on board and join us on this truly meaningful cause.
1 Fundraising campaign and promotion（July – August 2021)
We aim to raise NT$125,000 (approx. HK$35,000) during the crowdfunding project which covers Taiwan and Hong Kong. Once we reach this target amount, we can then kick-start the printing of Today is Friday whilst distribution is scheduled for October 2021. The storybook will be written in Chinese language and printed with full colour illustrations and a hardcover. A variety of seminars and educational workshops will also take place in local communities and online to capture a wider audience across the regions.
*2 Today is Friday production and publication（September 2021)
*3 Seminars and workshops（October 2021 – June 2022)
*4 Delivery of sponsored books to partner organisations & Delivery of complimentary books to sponsors（October – November 2021)
Events 2,3, 4 will only go ahead if we reach our fundraising target of NT$125,000 (approx. HK$35,000).
Your support and generosity will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much!
Contact Information - Two Nests Creation
Risk and Challenges
If the fundraising target of NT$125,000 (approx. HK$35,000) is not reached by the deadline date 31 Aug 2021, we will regrettably have to cancel the programme. The printing of the storybook and any other planned events will not go ahead and full refund will be issued to the original sponsors.
If the fundraising target is reached, we will then start producing the storybook and delivering the complimentary gifts to our sponsors and partner organisations. We have set a budget for all relevant costs and expenses for the programme. Any shortfall, differences and amendments to the budget will be announced on the fundraiser website. If there is any surplus at the end of this crowdfunding project or sponsorship exceeds the target amount, these will remain in the project for future expansion of educational programmes run by Two Nests Creation.
We aim to complete the production and publication of the storybook within the agreed timeframe outlined in the project details. Any issues or unexpected delays will be communicated to individual sponsors as well as being announced on the fundraiser website. If there are any enquiries regarding cancellations, please email ZecZec customer services on firstname.lastname@example.org before the crowdfunding deadline 31 Aug 2021.
In the unlikely event of missing pages, faults or damage to the delivered goods (excluding damage made by the recipients), please contact us on email@example.com within 7 calendar days of receipt of delivery (including public holidays). Replacements will be arranged free of charge. Please provide details of your sponsorship (order number, invoice number, name and contact telephone number).
募資計畫有諸多變數，團隊將以準時完成製作及出版為宗旨，如因特殊因素延遲，將於募資頁面公開說明，並一一發信與贊助者聯繫。若需取消贊助，請於募資結束前聯繫嘖嘖客服信箱（ firstname.lastname@example.org ）。
如出版物有缺頁、瑕疵、運送瑕疵和非人為損壞者，請於收到回饋品次日起算 7 天（含例假日）內與客服信箱 email@example.com聯繫，附上相關證明（訂購編號、訂購人姓名、電話、電子發票），可免費更換新品。