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The Kids On the Block (KOB)

In 1977, ‘The Kids On the Block’ (KOB), an educational puppet troupe, was founded in the USA.

In 1995, the Society for the Relief of Disabled Children (SRDC) and the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation (HKSR) brought KOB to Hong Kong. The puppets are in life-size, dress and act like actual kids, representing real children and even disabled ones. The initial purpose of the group was to use puppets and role-playing to help introduce the special needs and problems of children with disabilities to the wider world of school children. It was a pioneering effort to underscore the similarities of all children in spite of their apparent differences so as to foster tolerance and understanding.

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