Archive | February, 2015

The Power and Promise of Education

14 Feb

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Don’t miss TAY THI, a star graduate of Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program, who will be in HK to share her amazing story on Wednesday 4th March at the HKU. Featured last year in one of Nick Kristof’s columns, in the New York Times, Tay was described as ‘one of the mightiest people I’ve met’, with ‘a towering presence’. ‘To me, she embodies such grit and selflessness that she’s the world’s college graduate of the year’. Free admission. To reserve your seat register at http://www.RtRHKMarch42015.eventbrite.com

Date: 4 March 2015

Time: 6-7:30pm

Location: T1, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong

Cost: Free Admission, to reserve your seat please register at http://www.RtRHKMarch42015.eventbrite.com

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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Tapas at Boqueria for Room to Read

3 Feb

boqueriaRoom to Read’s Hong Kong chapter on Monday, February 9th, at Boqueria Hong Kong for a very happy hour!

Friends at Boqueria will be serving free-flow red sangria, Estella draught beer, Spanish tapas, and bar pintxos for just $188 from 6pm-8pm, and are generously donating all proceeds to Room to Read‘s Literacy and Girls’ Education programs in Asia and Africa.

Spread the word, bring friends, and come enjoy a great evening while supporting global literacy and gender equality in education.

Please let Room to Read know you’re coming by registering at http://www.boqueriaforrtr.eventbrite.com (payments will be taken at the door). Thank you for your support of Room to Read!

Date: Monday, 9 February

Time: 6-8pm

Location: 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

Cost: $188

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.

Book Drive benefitting The Boys’s and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong

1 Feb

book driveSpring cleaning? No space for new books in your cramped apartment? If you are trying to get rid of old books benefiting a good cause, this may be the answer you are looking for. The Commercial Press bookstore chain is running a book donation drive.

They are collecting books of any language, except text books, magazine, newspaper, non-library category. Collection points are available at seven branches including Causeway Bay, Kornhill, Tsimshatsui, Telford, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun and at University Bookstore at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (click on the links for addresses). Book drive will run until 8 February 2015.

The collected books will be sold for charity at a later date.