Room to Read: An Evening for Africa

5 May

rtorJoin the Hong Kong Chapter of Room to Read at Makumba on Wednesday, 21st May for an evening of African food, wine and good company.

Learn about Room to Read‘s Literacy and Girls‘ Education programs in South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. Find out how you can create positive change by supporting education in the developing world!

The evening will include an update on Room to Read‘s work in Africa and the chance to win fantastic raffle prizes, including items from Aesop and Fossil, and a handmade quilt created with African fabrics!

Date: Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Makumba, 2/F Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central

Cost: $300 (includes 2 glasses of wine, kindly sponsored by Northeast Wines & Spirits, and a selection of African canapés)

RSVP: www.roomtoread.org/eveningforafricahk

Don’t forget to invite your friends on Facebook!

Room-to-Read-photo-2About the charity: Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world.

To achieve this goal, Room to Read focuses on two areas where they believe Room to Read can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read works in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need Room to Readto succeed in school and beyond by building and stocking libraries, building bright ventilated classrooms, publishing books in the local language, training educators and providing one-on-one support to teachers, and supporting girls to stay in school by providing material support—such as school fees, clean uniforms or transportation, in addition to mentoring and life skills training to help girls succeed in the classroom and beyond.

For more information please visit their website.

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