The Used Book Recycling Campaign, organised by World Vision Hong Kong, will be held at Stars Atrium, Plaza Hollywood, Diamond Hill from 26 July to 5 August 2018. It will raise funds for life skills training and child protection projects, to provide better education and welfare to vulnerable children in Yunnan.

According to national statistics, the migrant population of the Yunnan Province is well over 6 million, with its capital Kunming housing most of them. Being less competitive, migrants usually take up junior jobs and leave their children alone. In collaboration with Jiaxin Centre and Xieshou Centre in Kunming, World Vision seeks to meet the needs of vulnerable children who are migrants, left behind or living on the streets by providing life skills training, promoting the habit of reading, improving learning environment and offering training for teachers.

By donating and buying books, you can help us provide quality education and personal development for children in need, which will allow them to untangle existing obstacles and pursue their dreams in the future.

Your Books, Their Dreams

11-year-old Xiaowen is no ordinary girl, as her aspiration is to be a taekwondo coach. Every morning she studies on her own, with a hope to get into university. In the afternoon, she undergoes intensive taekwondo training with a coach. The reason why Xiaowen now has such a precious opportunity to pursue her dream is very much down to the unfailing support she receives from Yunnan’s Jiaxin Children Centre.

Xiaowen came from a single-parent family. She had to live with her aunt after her father passed away. Relationship with her aunt intensified as Xiaowen performed badly in her studies, which further drove her to gang up with street kids. Later she was referred to stay in Jiaxin Children Centre. Yet her low self esteem haunted her so much that Xiaowen left the centre to become a street child. Fortunately Jiaxin’s workers did not give up hope on her, instead, they had a lengthy counselling with Xiaowen and discovered her passion for taekwondo. They sent Xiaowen to a vocational institute to receive formal training, alongside with her academic study.

Xiaowen admits that the training is very tough, ‘My legs are so sore that I can’t even walk.’ Despite this, she never quits. Seeing her teammates receiving yellow and green belts has not discouraged Xiaowen. Rather, ‘I will work to my best, and one day I will win a black belt like my coach. Then I will teach other children to protect themselves.’

Xiaowen is holding on to her golden opportunity by studying hard. This is the best reward she can pay back to the supporters of the children centre.

Xiaowen trains very hard in order to become a taekwondo coach.

From wandering in the streets to settling at Jiaxin Children Centre, Xiaowen wears a natural shine of confidence and contentment on her face.

Details of Book Collection

Period

24 June to 6 July 2018
(No book will be accepted after this period)

Locations

  • AEON
    Tuen Mun/Kowloon Bay/Lai Chi Kok/Kowloon City/Tsuen Wan/Tai Wo Hau/Tseung Kwan O
  • AEON STYLE
    Kornhill, Whampoa
  • AEON SUPERMARKET
    Lam Tin/Tsim Sha Tsui

Genres

Children’s books (Chinese or English), comics, travel guides, novels and recreational books, etc.
(Text books, public exam exercises, newspapers, magazines and stationeries are unacceptable. All unsold books will be gathered for waste recycling)


Details of Book Sale

Period

26 July to 5 August 2018

Time

11am to 8:30pm
(opens at 1pm on 26, 28 July and 1, 4 August)

Venue

Stars Atrium, Plaza Hollywood, Diamond Hill

*Please bring your own bag

Price List

Bargains

HK$10

Children’s books and comics

HK$10

Travel guides, novels and recreational books

HK$20

*For reference only

Remarks: How we process collected books
  • We will arrange all collected books into different categories for sale. All proceeds will support life skills training and child protection projects for children in Yunnan
  • Local charities and their beneficiaries (children and teenagers) will be invited to the venue to pick up books for free
  • Please note that all inappropriate, obscene and damaged books will be gathered for waste recycling
  • All unsold books will be gathered for waste recycling

For enquiries, please contact our staff at 2394 2394.


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