It is always heartwarming to receive appreciation cards from the kids at the end of the sessions which shows they have grown to trust us and value the time we spent with them.
Kids4Kids believes English-language ability and creativity are essential assets for the personal growth of children. Buddy Reading brings the enjoyment and benefits of storytelling to children who otherwise would not have had the experience at home or school. With this programme, they will get a chance to be read to and take part in fun reading sessions fostering improvement in their English language ability and creativity.
Develop a long-lasting love of reading through interactive reading sessions which allow students to engage in storytelling experiences.
Relevant topics from the story will be discussed as learning activities, in order to foster students' thinking and creativity.
Offer regular volunteering engagement opportunities for secondary school students to build a socially inclusive and caring community.
Cultivate interests in reading as a hobby.
Improve English language ability.
Enhance social skills and interpersonal relationships.
Boost confidence to use English in their daily lives.
Buddy Reading Training Session
All Buddy Reading Volunteers are required to attend a 2-hour training workshop to familiarise themselves with the programme objectives and the beneficiaries; they will also receive training on read aloud and shared reading skills. This 2-hour training is HK$ 100 and each volunteer will be given a Kids4Kids volunteer t-shirt.
First, you create a membership account on Social Career and then you can sign up for Buddy Reading sessions. Volunteers can also keep track of their own volunteering hours with Buddy Reading on Social Career.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buddy Reading works towards the following Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations:
Apart from the core areas above, the programme also selects books with a purpose to promote the following values:
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Buddy Reading in the Media:
Family Volunteering is one way for parents, guardians and children aged 8 or above to get involved in a meaningful weekend activity together and enjoy the value of reading english storybooks to small groups of children from low income families at school and in community centres across Hong Kong. Volunteers are expected to participate in training workshops prior to the session to learn shared reading skills and questioning techniques; they could also learn more about the programme and the beneficiaries. Please follow the instructions on how to sign up as a Buddy Reading Family Volunteer.