Sun Hung Kai Properties helping underprivileged children visit Hong Kong Book Fair and buy books

23 Jun 2008


Sun Hung Kai Properties set up the SHKP Book Club to encourage reading in the community, and the Book Club is cooperating with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, St James' Settlement and Mguru to take nearly 700 underprivileged children from various districts to the Hong Kong Book Fair this July, with spending money $200 to buy their favourite books.


Nearly 700 students aged nine to 12 from Tung Chung, Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City, Tai Kok Tsui and Kwai Chung will visit the Book Fair that runs for three days starting July 23. Each will be given $200 to buy books at Book Fair.  Nearly 300 students of them will be the first group to enter the Book Fair. Volunteers from Sun Hung Kai Properties and St. James' Settlement will oversee the visits.


The Book Fair will have canto-pop singer Leo Koo and celebrity Stephen Chan Chi-wan speaking on life experience, and Mguru will host a number of interactive games.  The students will get free transportation to and from their schools and lunch.


The SHKP Book Club was set up in 2005 to encourage reading in Hong Kong.  It has helped young writers get their first books published and distributed at last year's Book Fair, and it publishes a free literary magazine and has staged four book review competitions.  The Book Club has also organized seminars on various aspects of reading with noted speakers like Professor Yu Dan, cultural commentator Leung Man-tao, Ivan Choy and Lau Sai-leung.


St James' Settlement was established over 58 years.  The social-service agency provides high quality comprehensive service to help the less fortunate in the community, enabling individuals to help themselves and others build a harmonious community.  St James' Settlement serves children, families, the homeless, mentally handicapped and the elderly.

Sun Hung Kai Properties helping underprivileged children visit Hong Kong Book Fair and buy books

23 Jun 2008





Sun Hung Kai Properties set up the SHKP Book Club to encourage reading in the community, and the Book Club is cooperating with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, St James' Settlement and Mguru to take nearly 700 underprivileged children from various districts to the Hong Kong Book Fair this July, with spending money $200 to buy their favourite books.


Nearly 700 students aged nine to 12 from Tung Chung, Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City, Tai Kok Tsui and Kwai Chung will visit the Book Fair that runs for three days starting July 23. Each will be given $200 to buy books at Book Fair.  Nearly 300 students of them will be the first group to enter the Book Fair. Volunteers from Sun Hung Kai Properties and St. James' Settlement will oversee the visits.


The Book Fair will have canto-pop singer Leo Koo and celebrity Stephen Chan Chi-wan speaking on life experience, and Mguru will host a number of interactive games.  The students will get free transportation to and from their schools and lunch.


The SHKP Book Club was set up in 2005 to encourage reading in Hong Kong.  It has helped young writers get their first books published and distributed at last year's Book Fair, and it publishes a free literary magazine and has staged four book review competitions.  The Book Club has also organized seminars on various aspects of reading with noted speakers like Professor Yu Dan, cultural commentator Leung Man-tao, Ivan Choy and Lau Sai-leung.


St James' Settlement was established over 58 years.  The social-service agency provides high quality comprehensive service to help the less fortunate in the community, enabling individuals to help themselves and others build a harmonious community.  St James' Settlement serves children, families, the homeless, mentally handicapped and the elderly.