A book van and an array of creative activities aimed at promoting reading to children of underprivileged families
Reading brings knowledge; knowledge gives children of underprivileged families the power to move upward on the social ladder. Yet, partly because of the lack of creative ways of guidance, children often find reading boring and are reluctant to read any book. This discourages them from gaining knowledge through reading and hinders their upward mobility.
To address the problem, the venture aims to bring the joy of reading to children of underprivileged families so that they can enjoy an equal opportunity to enrich their knowledge sustainably through reading and learning. An iconic van loaded with books will travel to village schools and rural communities and host different creative activities to encourage children to enjoy the fun of reading. Quality second-hand books will be collected from reputable reading communities and be offered to children of underprivileged families for free or at a very low price.
The venture has received funding support from the SIE Fund for another prototype project.
- Click here to learn more about the "Hong Kong Social Innovator" behind this venture.