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

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

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.


2 Responses to “The Power and Promise of Education”

  1. Linda February 16, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

    Is this program, “Room to Read,” located in Hong Kong or other areas of China? Also, as far as the time commitments, my understanding is that to work in HK you need a working visa and must work fulltime to acquire one. If you work less than three (3) months, do you still need a working visa and can you work less than fulltime? Thank you in advance for your response.

    • hongkongvolunteer February 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm #

      If you are looking for a job opportunity at Room to Read, please visit their website where they list openings from time to time.

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