Bookcrossing event promoted reading culture and environmental awareness
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, not only do adults suffer, but children too. Because of class suspension, students attend online classes at home, and may be bored as their learning pattern and social life are affected.
In light of this, YWCA Kwun Lung Lau Community Work Office, supported by the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS), collaborated with the Housing Society Academy Alumni Club and launched “The Green Life at Kwun Lung” event, aiming to promote reading culture and the importance of environmental protection to grassroots children and their families.
The volunteers and 15 families joined the activity on a weekend afternoon in March. They first read picture books together to enjoy the pleasure of reading. After that was the volunteer-led go green handmade workshop, where children learned about environmental protection when making green bookmarks and 3D community cards. Ring toss booth and mini basketball machine etc., made of cardboards and sustainable materials, were also brought to the venue by the volunteers. All participants had a great time with their families and neighbours.
Apart from on-site activities, the Housing Society Academy Alumni Club distributed used books to the participants, encouraging them to make good use of the time at home during the pandemic and read more. The books were collected from different HKHS housing estates earlier and sterilised before handing out.