Destination Literacy

13 Sep

An evening of Cocktails and Literacy for Hong Kong’s young professionals benefitting Room to Read!

photo7083Meet ex Microsoft executive and Room to Read founder John Wood and Asian Editor of the Financial Times, David Pilling and support Destination Literacy, a Room to Read initiative that aims to help bring quality education to 10 million children by the end of 2015. Evening also includes an exciting auction with fantastic prizes.

Date: Tuesday, 7th October 2014

Time: 6:30pm-10pm

Location: The Lawn at The Upper House. Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admirality, Hong Kong

Cost: $400 online, $500 at the door.

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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