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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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Michaelmas Fair – 26 Oct

18 Sep

Get ready for Hong Kong tradition, an opportunity to get all your Christmas shopping done in one place AND support a variety of charities. The Michaelmas Fair organised by St. John’s Cathedral has been around for decades. A true local tradition.

There are handicrafts, home produce, white elephant, second-hand clothes, books, Christmas cards and decorations and much more. For the kids there are game stalls, and food and entertainment fo keep you going. Proceeds go to various charities that the cathedral supports. Don’t miss it.

Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019

Time: 10am – 4pm

Place: St. John’s Cathedral, Garden Road, Central

Room to Read 4th Annual Hong Kong’s Fastest Executive Race Volunteer Sign-ups

4 Sep

Calling all Room to Read past, current, and future volunteers. You are needed!

Please join Room to Read as a volunteer for their 4th Annual Hong Kong’s Fastest Executive Race on Friday, December 6, 2019. This year Room to Read will be inviting 50-80 corporate individuals and teams to run the 13km trail that starts at Pokfulam Stables and ends at Bowen Road Park. In 2018, with the help of dedicated volunteers like yourself, Room to Read was able to raise US$600,000 which further benefits 12,000 children in their award-winning programs.

Room to Read is seeking 60 volunteers to help them execute this event into another successful race. Duties include, but not limited to: registration, course marshal, first-aid, and check out.

Be part of an amazing event and help Room to Read continue to bring education to children around the world. Thank you in advance for being part of the movement that believes World Change Starts with Educated Children.

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019

Time: 13:30-17:00

Place: Pokfulam Stables to Bowen Road Park

Number of volunteers needed: 60

Mandatory course walk: Either Saturday, November 2 OR Saturday, November 9

If you are interested, please follow this link to the registration form.

About Room to Read: Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and the world.

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, they 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.

TWGH 2019 Flag Day Appeal – 31 Aug

29 Aug

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals is probably the oldest charity and social enterprise in Hong Kong. They began in 1869 building one hospital. Today they run three hospitals, numerous enterprises taking care of the elderly, children, the disabled and much more.

This Flag Day Appeal is your chance to donate to their cause. Look out for their volunteers on 31 August and give generously.

Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019

Time: 7am – 12:30pm

Place: All over Hong Kong

Make a donation: Or you can make a donation. Simply follow this link and download the donation form.

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.

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.