Plan International “Donate a Pencil” Campaign 2022 Opening Ceremony Your Support helps Write a Bright Future for Children

Plan International Hong Kong’s 10th “Donate a Pencil” Campaign takes place from 21st Oct to 13th Nov 2022 at Olympian City 2, Telford Plaza II, Temple Mall (North), Tai Po Mega Mall Zone D and Popcorn. Public is encouraged to purchase pencils to donate at the mall events. The pencils collected will be sent to the needy children in Bangladesh and Hong Kong; the donation received will help improve the educational environment and provide learning necessities for Bangladeshi children.

Plan International Hong Kong’s Board Director Mr. Ralph Szeto, Volunteer Ambassador Stephy Tang, Nicola Cheung, and Lesley Chiang attended the Opening Ceremony of the “Donate a Pencil” Campaign on 21st Oct 2022 at Olympian City 2. As the guests pulled the switch of the light box together, the campaign name on the lightbox started to glow, signifying the bright future of children brought by education and the launch of this meaningful event. After taking pictures, the guests called for public’s participation, to help improve the learning environment for children in Bangladesh together.

Board Director Mr. Ralph Szeto, Volunteer Ambassador Stephy Tang, Nicola Cheung and Lesley Chiang attended the opening ceremony .

Plan International Hong Kong has been organising the event since 2013. In his welcoming speech, Board Director Mr. Szeto expressed his gratitude to the public, “The campaign has entered its 10th year, I appreciate the generous support from our corporate partners and the public. We have collected over 200,000 pencils and the donation received helped implement our educational works in developing countries.”

Bangladesh, as one of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, the school life of Bangladeshi children is immensely jeopardised  by frequent floods and storm surges. The pencils collected in this year’s event will be gifted to Bangladeshi children and the needy students in Hong Kong; the fund raised will allow us to carry out the improvement works there which include renovating damaged school buildings due to floods and building clean bathrooms so that students could learn and grow in a safe and healthy environment.

Chief Executive Officer,  Dr. Kanie Siu also shared her trip to Bangladesh in voice navigation. “Over a hundred students are having lessons in a tiny and dark classroom. The floods have already destructed local schools and infrastructure, the lack of hygienic water supply and bathroom facilities have made the situation even more worrying. Therefore, we sincerely appeal the public to support our work in improving the learning environment for the students there.”

From 21st Oct to 13th Nov 2022, the “Donate a Pencil” Campaign takes place at Olympian City 2, Telford Plaza II, Temple Mall (North), Tai Po Mega Mall Zone D and Popcorn. Public is encouraged to purchase pencils (HK$20/pack) to donate to needy children at the mall events.

Public is encouraged to purchase pencils (HK$20/pack) to donate to needy children at the mall events. Online pencil donation is also available.

The “Donate a Pencil” Campaign takes place from 21st Oct to 13th Nov 2022 at Olympian City 2, Telford Plaza II, Temple Mall (North), Tai Po Mega Mall Zone D and Popcorn.

“Donate a Pencil” Campaign Mall Event Dates:

Date Opening Hours Location
21st Oct to 24th Oct 2022 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Olympian City 2
 27th Oct to 30th Oct 2022 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Telford Plaza II
31st Oct to 3rd Nov 2022 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Temple Mall (North)
 4th Nov to 6th Nov 2022 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tai Po Mega Mall Zone D
10th Nov to 13th Nov 2022 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. PopCorn

 

The public could also make HK$100 donation (5 packs of pencil with message cards)  through Plan International Hong Kong website, showing their  support to improve the educational environment of Bangladeshi students. For each donation made through the online platform, Henderson Property Management Department, King’s Flair Development Limited, Mediterranean Shipping Company (Hong Kong) Limited and Spa Collection will also donate the same amount as matching gifts, enlarging the total amount of funds. For example, for a HK$100 donation from the public, each corporate as mentioned above will donate HK$100 to the campaign.

*Donors who donate pencils online will not receive any pencil, Plan International Hong Kong will send the pencils to needy children in Bangladesh and Hong Kong.
*Upper limit for each corporate’s match-up donation is HK$15,000.

In last year’s campaign, all pencils collected were sent to children in Nepal and needy children in Hong Kong via Silver Stationery Shop. Around HK$120,000 was raised to support the educational project in Nepal, enabling children to continue their studies. Thank you again for the public’s enthusiastic participation!

The 10th “Donate a Pencil” Campaign would not have been successful without the generous support from Henderson Property Management Department, King’s Flair Development Limited, Mediterranean Shipping Company (Hong Kong) Limited, Everbright Greentech and Spa Collection, venue sponsors, media sponsors, and supporting organisations. Thanks once again for their contribution!