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Room to Read Lunch for Literacy

29 Sep


Room to Read is organizing their first Lunch for Literacy event on 8th November 2017 at the China Club. For the first time, they are collaborating with Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF) to come together for a literary fundraiser, featuring Jung Chang, renowned author of the international bestseller Wild Swans, and Room to Read‘s Co-Founder and CEO, Erin Ganju.

Join Room to Read for a traditional Chinese lunch and a discussion focusing on writing, access to literature and diversity. The event will include performances from local poets and a fundraising auction.

Programme
Reception: 12:00pm | Lunch: 12:15pm | Book Signing with Jung Chang: 2:00pm

Proceeds will aid HKILF and Room to Read‘s education projects.

Date: Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Time: 12 – 2:30pm

Place: 14/F, China Club, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street

Price: (Includes free-flow drinks & lunch)
Table of 12: HKD$12,000
Individual seat: HKD$1,000

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.

room to read 2To 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 to 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.

room to read john-woodFor more information please visit their website.

About HKILF: The Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF), founded in 2001, is an annual event held over 10 days in the fall, featuring established and emerging writers from around the world in a programme that includes discussions, literary lunches and dinners, workshops, lectures, debates, book signings, and readings.

The stellar list of past HKILF authors includes literary luminaries such as Seamus Heaney, Louis de Bernières, Colm Tóibín, Jung Chang, and Yann Martel.

HKILF is organized and coordinated by Hong Kong International Literary Festival Limited, a non-profit, charitable literary arts organization which also manages the annual Young Readers Festival (YRF).

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Beers For Books 4 Year Anniversary!

9 Jun

You’re invited to Room to Read’s Beers for Books 4-Year Anniversary on Wednesday, 14th of June from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. To get you in the summer and tropical mood, they have collaborated with Wahtiki Island Lounge who will generously donate HKD$10 per drink purchased and will be kindly matched by Hilton 1:1.

Each drink purchased would help to publish 2 local-language children’s books to children in need!

Exciting Raffle Prizes to be won thanks to sponsors: Linguini Fini, Ruinart, Americraft, Peroni, Tatcha, Watsons Wine etc…

Due to LIMITED capacity, please RSVP by emailing Room to Read at cherry.ng@roomtoread.org Please put RSVP14June in the subject line

Date: Wednesday, 14 of June

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Place: Wahtiki Island Lounge,3rd Floor, Seabird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central

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.

room to read 2To 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 to 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.

room to read john-woodFor more information please visit their website.

Room to Read HK looks for Chinese-speaking volunteers!

11 Jul

Thanks to the incredible momentum that has been built in Hong Kong, Room to Read‘s HK office is now looking for some Chinese-speaking enthusiasts who can raise Room to Read‘s profile in the local community!

room to read 3If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering with Room to Read HK, and is excited to talk about Room to Read in Cantonese or Mandarin, please an email Kitty at kitty.au@roomtoread.org with a cc to Tijana Zderic at tijana.zderic@roomtoread.org.

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.

room to read 2To 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 to 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.

room to read john-woodFor more information please visit their website.

Beers for Books 3 Yr Anniversary “Raise the Bar for 100 Girls”

30 May


Join John Wood, Founder of Room to Read, to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Beers for Books and support their Girls’ Education Program.

To date, Room to Read has helped over 38,000 girls across nine countries to continue their education. By the end of 2017, Room to Read is aiming to reach 50,000 girls! On Thursday, 16 June Room to Read needs your help to move closer towards this milestone – join Room to Read to raise funds to enable 100 more girls to have access to education.

To celebrate the 3rd anniversary Room to Read is holding the BIGGEST ever Beers for Books raffle prize draw! They have amazing prizes to be won on the night thanks to dedicated sponsors: Dining Concepts, Four Seasons, Linguini Fini, Sotheby’s Wine, Island Shangri-La, S Nine by Susanna Soo, Ruinart, Otterbox…& many more!

Date: Thursday, 16 June 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Lupa, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road, Central

EARLY-BIRD TICKET: $300 | AT THE DOOR: $400 (Includes 2 drinks & canapes)
Drinks kindly sponsored by Peroni and Veuve Clicquot

Click here to purchase an Early-Bird ticket

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.

Room to Read Battle of the Brains Movie Quiz

2 May

Join Room to Read for their third Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter Students Helping Students Battle of the Brains pub quiz. The quiz has a movies theme. This will a great night with lots of fun! Tickets have sold out in the previous quizzes so please get your tickets early to save disappointment!

rtr pub quizTickets are available individually or put a team together and join Room to Read to raise funds for their Literacy programs & Girls’ Education Program. All of the money raised will support their work in 10 low income countries in Asia and Africa.

There will be fabulous raffle prizes to be won – all donated by various generous sponsors!

The Trafalgar will be offering Happy Hour until 9pm! The doors open at 6:30pm and the quiz starts at 7:30pm.

Date: Wednesday, 11th May 2016

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Location: Trafalgar, The Broadway, 5/F, 55-62 Lockhart Road, Wanchai

Cost: TICKETS – $150 per person

Table: RSVP table of 6 to Ali.hodgson@hotmail.co.uk

To register follow this link.

Any questions please contact Jodi.Ann.Mullen@outlook.com or Ali.hodgson@hotmail.co.uk.

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.

Beer for Books @ Varga Lounge

20 Apr

Get the lowdown on the latest at Room to Read, meet amazing people, and enjoy extended Happy Hour until 9:30PM. Come early, stay late.

Beer for BooksRoom to Read (www.roomtoread.org) is an international organization that focuses on literacy and gender equality in education in 10 countries across Asia and Africa. Their goal is to reach 15 million children by the year 2020. JOIN Room to Read this Beers For Books to be a part of that. See you there!

*** Enjoy extended Happy Hour until 9:30PM!! ***

*Beers For Books is (usually) held every second Tuesday of each month at various locations around HK. Their FB page has the latest.

Date: Tuesday, 26 April

Time: 6 – 9:30PM

Location: Varga Lounge, 36 Staunton Street, Soho

Cost: 1 drink purchased = enough funds raised for 1 book to be published via Room to Read‘s Local Languge Publishing Program.

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.

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.