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One Hike for OneSky 2019 – 10 Nov

6 Oct


1 billion of those children – almost half the children on earth, live in poverty.
250 million under five years old are developmentally delayed.
121 million receive no education. None.

Since 2011, the OneSky Charity Hike has raised over HK$8 million through generous individuals and corporate sponsors, and the number of hikers is growing every year!

This year, OneSky hopes to raise funds to support orphaned, abandoned, and left-behind children in China, Vietnam and for the first time this year, here in Hong Kong, with the opening of the P.C. Lee OneSky Global Centre for Early Childhood Development. OneSky hopes you’ll join them and help make 2019 their most successful year to date and help children who vitally need their support.

Join One Hike for OneSky and help change lives!

Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019

Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm

Place: Trail 1 Starting point: Gilwell Campsite, Fei Ngo Shan Road; Trail 2 Starting point: Eagle’s Nest Nature Trail, MacLehose Trail, Tai Po Road; Trail 3 Starting point: End of Ma On Shan Country trail, Pak Kung Au Road, Sai Kung. Finishing point: Lion’s Pavi, Maclehose Trail Sec. 5

Price: Participation Fee + Minimum Fundraising Amount. Please refer to the chart below.

Standard registration deadline: 25th October 2019 (Friday)
Minimum fundraising deadline: 1st November 2019 (Friday)
Spots available: 600 participants

To register, please follow this link to EventBrite.

For enquiries, please contact OneSky at +852 2520-5266 or hike@onesky.org

About OneSky: ONESKY BELIEVES THAT UNLIMITED POTENTIAL WAITS INSIDE EVERY CHILD.
And it should be every child’s birth right to have full access to loving, nurturing care and quality early education. Sadly, for many vulnerable children that right and access do not exist.

Years ago, OneSky began their work by creating Infant Nurture Centers and Preschools for orphaned children in China. As they expanded from two government welfare institutions to 20, then more than 50, it became clear that, even though their centers were flourishing, this was not the way to reach all the children who needed help. China is just too big. And OneSky saw that the need for what they do goes beyond China. Young children at risk are everywhere.

So, OneSky began to shift their focus. The best of their centers became demonstration Early Learning Centers, proving that quality care at scale is entirely possible. And OneSky became first and foremost, a training organization. That remains true to this day.

OneSky trains communities and caregivers teaching them on how to unlock the potential in the world’s most vulnerable young children.

OneSky’s training is based on proven practices that have been validated by research and plenty of practical experience. At the core of OneSky’s Approach to working with vulnerable children is responsive care. Caregivers (teachers, nannies, parents, grandparents) are trained to use responsive care to observe children. Taking their cue from the children’s own needs and interests, they provide activities that are interactive and appropriate for the age and stage of development.

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Beers for Books at Ophelia 27/8

24 Aug

Room to Read’s August Event is taking you back in time to the 19th Century, as Beer for Books will be hosted by Ophelia!

On Tuesday, the 27th of August from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Ophelia will be generously donating $10 per drink from their regular drinks menu, so bring your friends and bring your thirst!

But wait, there’s more! Raffle prizes this month include:
★ Tea set from Zest of Asia
★ Private yoga with Vivian Kan
★ Group kick boxing at DEF Boxing
★ Starbucks gift certificates
★ Dinner to 2 at La Creperie
★ Dinner for 2 at Mango Tree
★ Kids tutoring at SIP Academy
★ And MORE!

$10 is all it takes to print a local language children’s book and provide valuable resources to learners around the world. Let’s make this event one of Room to Read’s biggest!

Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Place: Ophelia, Shop No. 39A, 1/F, The Avenue, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Rd E, Wan Chai

About Room to Read: Room to Read Believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children.
https://www.roomtoread.org/

International Literacy Day: Chakra Workshop benefitting Room to Read – 10 Sept

17 Aug

Join Room to Read’s Hong Kong Chapter to celebrate International Literacy Day in their fun and interactive workshop where you will learn the basic knowledge of your chakras – the vortexes of energy located in seven different points in your body. Imbalance of these energy points may cause negative effects on the mental, emotional and physical body. In this workshop, you will learn how to find out which of your chakras is out of balance by yourself, then you will do a meditation and learn what kinds of natural ingredients that can balance your chakras.

Flow of Workshop (1 hour):
1. Meet and greet (5 min)
2. Introduction of chakras (10min)
3. To learn how to find out your own imbalanced chakras by yourself (20 min)
4. Chakra meditation (10min)
5. To learn different kinds of natural ingredients that are good for different chakras (15min)

Workshop hosted by Ms. Trudy Tong of John Masters Organics

*Special thanks to John Masters Organics. All proceeds generated from this workshop will be donated to Room to Read’s award-winning programs.

Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Time: 7-8pm

Place: Green Room @ The Hive, 33-35 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan

Price: US$15
To register and for more information, please follow this link to the Room to Read website.
Receive one John Masters Organics goodie bag with each ticket purchase!

About Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter: The vision of the Hong Kong Chapter is to share the work of Room to Read with Hong Kong residents and businesses. They support Room to Read‘s belief that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and will focus their goals to help provide access to education to millions of children.

Volunteering with the Hong Kong Chapter is not only a great way to help further Room to Read’s mission but also an opportunity to develop new skills and make connections with like-minded individuals.

Hoi Ha Wan Festival 13-14 Jul

22 Jun

Where can I find a coral reef in Hong Kong?

Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park is one of the first marine parks in Hong Kong, it has more than 60 coral and 120 fish species. On 13-14 July this year, come and explore Hong Kong’s marine life in WWF Hong Kong‘s glass-bottomed boat at the center. You can also enjoy a screening of A Plastic Ocean, a documentary about the perils of plastic in our oceans and talks from our WWF-Hong Kong experts. Come and enjoy a marine weekend with your family!

Date: 13 – 14 July,2019

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Place: Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, Jockey Club HSBC WWF Hong Kong Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre
For directions to get there, please follow this link

Price: $150-$180

To register please follow this link

For enquiries and for more information, please email community@wwf.org.hk or call their service hotline at 2161 9631.

About WWF: WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected conservation organizations, with a network active in more than 100 countries. WWF is currently carrying out more than 1,300 conservation projects around the planet – from small-scale local conservation projects to large-scale species protection projects which span all continents.

Their goal is to build a future in which humans can live in harmony with nature.

“Food. Wanted, Not Wasted” Volunteer Info Session

14 Jun


Hong Kong’s 3 landfills will be full by 2020 and yet every day we throw away 3,600 tons of food. At the same time, 1 in 5 people are living in poverty struggling to meet their basic food needs. This includes 1 in 3 seniors and 1 in 5 children.

Feeding Hong Kong was established to readdress this balance – to reduce the amount of quality food that is being sent to our city’s landfills and fight hunger in Hong Kong. They do this by providing a B2B logistics service, which links companies with surplus food to charities feeding those in need.

Volunteer support is critical to their daily operations and over 150 volunteers help Feeding Hong Kong each week to reduce food waste and feed frontline charities. But with more helping hands, they can do even more!

COME JOIN their CEO Gabrielle Kirstein and Volunteer & Education Coordinator Peggy Lam on 18 June to find out more about how you can get involved and help feed people, not landfills.

Feel free to contact Feeding Hong Kong at 2205 6811 or email volunteer@feedinghk.org if you have any questions about this event.

Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Time: 7-9pm

Place: WeWork, 5353 Jaffe Road, 20 Floor

Price: Free, to register please follow this link to EventBrite

First 2019 Beer for Books

12 Jun

Room to Read HK Chapter is pleased to announce their first 2019 Beer for Books on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Alto Bar and Grill from 6:30-8:30pm.

Please come and join Room to Read HK Chapter for a libation to celebrate World Refugee Day and their first Room to Read HK Chapter Beer for Books in 2019.

*$10 of every drink purchased (from their regular menu) will be donated to Room to Read HK to print 1 local language book.

Date: Thursday, 20 June 2019

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Place: Alto Bar and Grill, 31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay

About Room to Read: Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

The vision of the Hong Kong Chapter is to share the work of Room to Read with Hong Kong residents and businesses. They support Room to Read’s belief that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and will focus their goals to help provide access to education to millions of children.
Volunteering with the Hong Kong Chapter is not only a great way to help further Room to Read’s mission but also an opportunity to develop new skills and make connections with like-minded individuals.

Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter Volunteer Opportunities

8 Jun

The Room to Read HK Chapter is getting active for education and they have volunteer opportunities throughout the year!

Action points to get involved:

1. Sign up to help lead a Beers for Books event in June, September, October or December – you will buddy with an experienced volunteer and organise together.

2. Sign up to lead another event of your choosing (ideas here) – either with volunteers you know or let Room to Read HK Chapter share the opportunity with other volunteers too.

Unfamiliar with Beers for Books? Here’s the premise (in brief):
Room to Read volunteers organise casual drinks at a bar, usually mid-week.
• The venue donates HK$10* per drink back to Room to Read.
• Volunteers also organise a raffle to raise additional funds for Room to Read.

What volunteers do:
• Pitch the bar to host on a night that’s typically quiet and donate $10 per drink.
• Secure some raffle prizes (Room to Read can sometimes help).
• Promote the event in advance, show up on the night and bring friends.
• A few other logistical things e.g. get the banner in advance, deposit cash afterwards.

Just a few last points
Room to Read HK Chapter is kicking off with a Beers for Books event every second month, starting in June.
• Experienced HK Chapter volunteers will lead but need another volunteer to help them.
• If you’re super keen to take the lead and organize on what is currently an off-month, that’s totally fine too.

*Printing a Room to Read local-language children’s book costs around HK$10, so each drink purchased (usually beer/wine/other specials) puts one book in the hands of children in Room to Read programme countries. Room to Read HK Chapter can vary from this format though.

Please do sign up if you think you can help – it’s just an indication of interest and you’re not locking yourself into anything (yet) 😉

About Room to Read: Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

The vision of the Hong Kong Chapter is to share the work of Room to Read with Hong Kong residents and businesses. They support Room to Read’s belief that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and will focus their goals to help provide access to education to millions of children.
Volunteering with the Hong Kong Chapter is not only a great way to help further Room to Read’s mission but also an opportunity to develop new skills and make connections with like-minded individuals.