12 April Literary Soirée with Nury Vittachi

22 Mar

Room to Read’s Hong Kong Chapter is delighted to host an event with Ellen de Muinck Keizer at the Residence of the Consul General of The Netherlands in Hong Kong.

Join Room to Read’s Hong Kong Chapter on Tuesday 12th April 2016, 5:00pm-7:30pm to meet fellow booklovers and to be entertained and inspired by the wit and erudition of Asia’s bestselling and occasionally subversive author and columnist, Nury Vittachi, as he shares his top five secrets on a successful creative life in Hong Kong.

This will also be an opportunity to hear about Room to Read (www.roomtoread.org), a global NGO that has brought the gift of literacy to 10 million children in low-income countries in Asia and Africa.

literarysoireeforliteracyinviteWine and canapés will be served and there will be a silent auction to raise funds for Room to Read‘s literacy programs.

Date: Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Time: 5:00 – 7:30pm

Location: Residence of the Consul General of The Netherlands, 24 Mount Cameron Road, The Peak, Hong Kong

Cost: $400 per person (LIMITED spaces)
Tto register, please follow this link.

* There will be limited parking available for guests at the residence.

About Room to Read: 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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