QNET Hong Kong: For The Love of Books, Education And Children
Hong Kong, 18 July, 2013 – We believe that it is important for everyone to have a comfortable studying environment and that books are our windows to the world. Books allow us to travel anywhere through our imagination and learning’s.
To show our care towards the underprivileged in China, QNET Hong Kong, participated in the “Used Book Recycling Campaign 2013. The event was co-organized by World Vision Hong Kong and AEON Stores (Hong Kong) Co., Limited. The book donation drive was held on 18 July until 31 July 2013 and proceeds were donated to Liannan Nan Gang Secondary School for the construction of a new teaching building.
Liannan Nan Gang Secondary School is located in Liannan County, Guangdong province. It is where children who have unearthed the real meaning of ‘meagre’ through experiencing it daily in most aspects of their lives work hard in high hopes of walking out of poverty one day through education.
With full hearts and unbelievable drive to provide improved educational facilities that will become a very important instrument to these less privileged children, staff from QNET Hong Kong participated in three meaningful ways!
New and Used Books Collection Drive. Staff collected a total of four full big boxes of Secondary School textbooks, Fictions and Leisure readings, Children’s books, Reference books, simplified Chinese books and comic books that were all sent to World Vision Used Book Recycling Campaign. These treasure chests of books were personally donated to fill that arsenal of knowledge that they are building in the school!
Book sellers for a Day. Staff contributed efforts and time to do Book selling during the book drive. Activities included doing assisting customers, crowd control, price tagging, and cleaning and packing at the end of the day.
Bookstore Set-Up. Staff worked happily in setting up one of the bookstores – sorting and categorizing donated books, quality checks, price tagging, and placing them on the proper shelves.
To some, used books may be trash but to us, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’. The earth is old, no matter what you believe. At this point, there are not any new ideas, just old ones in shiny new wrappers with modern English. You can also think of it in the reverse: there are no old books, just new ones in weird outfits with funky English. The trick is seeing past the bright pink dots on lime green.