MPR Read and Fun
Donated Amount: HK$ 99,200
The disparity between the poor and the rich in Hong Kong is among the worst compared to other major cities globally, with a quarter of the children’s population (about 200,000 children) living under the poverty line. Unlike many families, parents of these grass-roots children often lack knowledge, money and time to enroll their children in tutoring lessons or extracurricular activities. Impoverishment have deprived them of many learning opportunities, making it even harder for them to be rid of poverty.
Our Foundation donated 100 sets of MPR Read and Fun Starter kits to three social welfare organizations: Hong Kong New Arrivals Services Foundation Activity Center, West Kowloon Community Rescue Service Center and Kwun Tong Sau Mau Ping Community Service Center, hoping to help children who are new arrivals, children from low-income families or families receiving government subsidies to adapt to new environment and master new language.
The read-aloud function of the reading pen is an interactive way for students to improve their listening and oral skills while reading, and at the same time boost their interest in reading and self-learning. The MPR kits provide another way for under-privileged children to have fair learning opportunities which can help them build a brighter future.