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ALL funds raised during the evening will go towards Room to Read's Literacy Program.
Room to Read's Young Professionals Committee would like to invite you to join Room to Read founder John Wood on Thursday, 20 October at KEE Club in support of Room to Read’s mission: the attainment of global literacy. Today, there are still 250 million young children - 40% of the primary-school-age population globally are at risk of growing up illiterate. At Room to Read, we believe that every child deserves an education, and by the end of 2020, we are aiming to reach 15 million children. To move us closer towards this milestone - join us to help 1000+ young children learn to read and write for an entire year!
The evening highlights include:
⋆ Red and white wine supplied by JF Tobias, and are produced by the Director, Pierre Lurton (of famed Bordeaux estates, Châtea...u Cheval Blanc and Château d’Yquem), at his own estate; Château Marjosse.
⋆ Very exciting prizes to be won (TOP 3 prizes being hotel stays in 5 Star hotel/resorts across Southeast Asia)
⋆ A speech by John Wood about our Literacy programs
⋆ A live auction thanks to our sponsors Rosewood London, Maximal Concepts and Freshfields
⋆For the first time at Room to Read, a fun pledge system (by Givergy) where everyone can take part in!
DATE: Thursday, 20 October 2016
TIME: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
LOCATION: KEE Club, 6/F, 32 Wellington Street, Central
Early-Bird: HKD400 | At The Door: HKD500
(Includes drinks & canapes)
Drinks kindly sponsored by JF Tobias and Peroni
When & Where
Room to Read- Hong Kong
Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods which are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions.
Room to Read has benefited 10 million children across 17,500 communities in Asia and Africa, and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020.
Learn more at: www.roomtoread.org