SHKP sponsors books and facilities for St James’ Settlement life-education library encouraging needy children to read

17 Dec 2013


On the heels of launching the Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) Reading Club to encourage reading for enjoyment, SHKP donated a wide range of books and facilities to a new library at the St James’ Settlement (SJS) redevelopment on Kennedy Road. An integral part of SHKP’s commitment to promoting reading and holistic development, the donation also entails a one-year SHKP Read to Learn − Building Good Character Project with monthly reading, games, role-playing and story-telling workshops to help children build an interest in reading.

SHKP Chairman and Managing Director Thomas Kwok and SJS Chairman David Li officiated at the opening of the library. Close to 50 underprivileged primary students from Kwun Tong and Tuen Mun listened to an inspiring story told by Mr Kwok. Mr Kwok and Mr Li also gave out Christmas gifts to the students to spread festive cheer along with games and role-playing activities to make reading fun.

Mr Kwok said: “SHKP and SJS have been working together for years on various projects, including taking 1,000-plus underprivileged children to the annual book fair every summer with book allowances. We are delighted to contribute to the new SJS library with a series of life-education activities to enhance children’s independent thinking, analytical skills and creativity, and build positive moral values among the young. SHKP shows the same commitment to life education with the Ark Life Education House at Ma Wan Park Noah’s Ark to promote the love of life.”

Mr Li said: “We greatly appreciate SHKP’s long-term support for programmes serving underprivileged children. Not only does SHKP provide direct subsidies and material support, SHKP volunteers actively participate in our initiatives. This personal involvement is highly appreciated, and provides great encouragement to the children we serve. SHKP is definitely a role model for other companies, as its all-round support is highly effective in creating a healthy learning environment for the children.”

The SHKP Read to Learn − Building Good Character Project targets needy kindergarten, primary and junior secondary students. It is based mainly on picture books and story books and encourages reading with games, role-playing, story-telling, creative art after reading and script-writing workshops.

SHKP has been promoting reading for years with diverse activities to support the cultural development of Hong Kong, including Young Writers’ Debut competitions, taking underprivileged children to book fairs, sponsoring the SHKP Reading Index survey and good books polls, free magazines and public seminars to encourage youth and people from all walks of life to enjoy reading and learning. Its new SHKP Reading Club offers book lovers an impressive line-up of cultural activities.
SHKP sponsors books and facilities for St James’ Settlement life-education library encouraging needy children to read

17 Dec 2013









On the heels of launching the Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) Reading Club to encourage reading for enjoyment, SHKP donated a wide range of books and facilities to a new library at the St James’ Settlement (SJS) redevelopment on Kennedy Road. An integral part of SHKP’s commitment to promoting reading and holistic development, the donation also entails a one-year SHKP Read to Learn − Building Good Character Project with monthly reading, games, role-playing and story-telling workshops to help children build an interest in reading.

SHKP Chairman and Managing Director Thomas Kwok and SJS Chairman David Li officiated at the opening of the library. Close to 50 underprivileged primary students from Kwun Tong and Tuen Mun listened to an inspiring story told by Mr Kwok. Mr Kwok and Mr Li also gave out Christmas gifts to the students to spread festive cheer along with games and role-playing activities to make reading fun.

Mr Kwok said: “SHKP and SJS have been working together for years on various projects, including taking 1,000-plus underprivileged children to the annual book fair every summer with book allowances. We are delighted to contribute to the new SJS library with a series of life-education activities to enhance children’s independent thinking, analytical skills and creativity, and build positive moral values among the young. SHKP shows the same commitment to life education with the Ark Life Education House at Ma Wan Park Noah’s Ark to promote the love of life.”

Mr Li said: “We greatly appreciate SHKP’s long-term support for programmes serving underprivileged children. Not only does SHKP provide direct subsidies and material support, SHKP volunteers actively participate in our initiatives. This personal involvement is highly appreciated, and provides great encouragement to the children we serve. SHKP is definitely a role model for other companies, as its all-round support is highly effective in creating a healthy learning environment for the children.”

The SHKP Read to Learn − Building Good Character Project targets needy kindergarten, primary and junior secondary students. It is based mainly on picture books and story books and encourages reading with games, role-playing, story-telling, creative art after reading and script-writing workshops.

SHKP has been promoting reading for years with diverse activities to support the cultural development of Hong Kong, including Young Writers’ Debut competitions, taking underprivileged children to book fairs, sponsoring the SHKP Reading Index survey and good books polls, free magazines and public seminars to encourage youth and people from all walks of life to enjoy reading and learning. Its new SHKP Reading Club offers book lovers an impressive line-up of cultural activities.