SHKP gives book allowances to over 1,000 underprivileged children Writers and celebrities talk about the fun of reading

20 Jul 2012


Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) is taking nearly 1,200 disadvantaged children to the Hong Kong Book Fair and reading-related activities, and staging seminars featuring speakers from diverse backgrounds. Writer Chun’en Li, children’s author Chau Mat-mat, radio presenter Blanche Tang and media veteran Lo Sui Sing met with over 150 children on July 20 and talked about reading and writing.


SHKP is collaborating with St James’ Settlement, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and MGuru again this year in a fifth Read To Dream programme. More than 1,000 children aged nine to 14 from Yuen Long, Tin Shui Wai, Tuen Mun, Ta Kwu Ling, Sha Tau Kok, Kwai Tsing, Tung Chung, Sheung Shui, Sham Shui Po and Kwun Tong will go to the fair and take part in activities, with book allowances provided by SHKP.


SHKP Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer Patrick K W Chan said: “I enjoyed reading Jin Yong’s Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, which has startling twists and turns and vivid descriptions of martial arts. Many characters in the novel are searching for their identities and I think young people can relate to them. We all grow up and feel lost and confused at times and this book is inspirational.” Mr Chan added that reading books can be fun if you make it a part of daily life.


The seminar concluded with awards being presented to the winners of ‘A Letter to My Family’ Book Review Competition, which promoted family harmony by encouraging people to write letters on their thoughts and feelings about a book. Chun’en Li, Chau Mat-mat, Blanche Tang and Lo Sui Sing were the judges.


SHKP is staging a number of activities during the seven-day fair to encourage young people to enjoy reading, with another seminar scheduled for July 24. And 100,000 free copies of SHKP’s monthly Books4You magazine are available at the fair.


About the SHKP Book Club


SHKP set up the Book Club in 2005 to get people into the habit of reading to broaden their knowledge and horizons and encourage self-improvement and life-long learning. The Club organizes reading-related activities such as book review competitions, “Young Writers’ Debut Competition”, the Books4You magazine, taking children to the book fair, good books polls and public seminars. Visit www.shkpbookclub.com for details.

SHKP gives book allowances to over 1,000 underprivileged children Writers and celebrities talk about the fun of reading

20 Jul 2012





Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) is taking nearly 1,200 disadvantaged children to the Hong Kong Book Fair and reading-related activities, and staging seminars featuring speakers from diverse backgrounds. Writer Chun’en Li, children’s author Chau Mat-mat, radio presenter Blanche Tang and media veteran Lo Sui Sing met with over 150 children on July 20 and talked about reading and writing.


SHKP is collaborating with St James’ Settlement, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and MGuru again this year in a fifth Read To Dream programme. More than 1,000 children aged nine to 14 from Yuen Long, Tin Shui Wai, Tuen Mun, Ta Kwu Ling, Sha Tau Kok, Kwai Tsing, Tung Chung, Sheung Shui, Sham Shui Po and Kwun Tong will go to the fair and take part in activities, with book allowances provided by SHKP.


SHKP Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer Patrick K W Chan said: “I enjoyed reading Jin Yong’s Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, which has startling twists and turns and vivid descriptions of martial arts. Many characters in the novel are searching for their identities and I think young people can relate to them. We all grow up and feel lost and confused at times and this book is inspirational.” Mr Chan added that reading books can be fun if you make it a part of daily life.


The seminar concluded with awards being presented to the winners of ‘A Letter to My Family’ Book Review Competition, which promoted family harmony by encouraging people to write letters on their thoughts and feelings about a book. Chun’en Li, Chau Mat-mat, Blanche Tang and Lo Sui Sing were the judges.


SHKP is staging a number of activities during the seven-day fair to encourage young people to enjoy reading, with another seminar scheduled for July 24. And 100,000 free copies of SHKP’s monthly Books4You magazine are available at the fair.


About the SHKP Book Club


SHKP set up the Book Club in 2005 to get people into the habit of reading to broaden their knowledge and horizons and encourage self-improvement and life-long learning. The Club organizes reading-related activities such as book review competitions, “Young Writers’ Debut Competition”, the Books4You magazine, taking children to the book fair, good books polls and public seminars. Visit www.shkpbookclub.com for details.