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On Thursday's Backchat we're talking about a government decision to reinstate and increase a subsidy for schools to encourage reading. The scheme was suspended by the previous administration in 2016, with officials arguing that habits had changed and students were engaged more with the internet than with books. But now it's been brought back, at a cost of about $48 million a year, under the Chief Executive's drive to promote a culture of reading. So how welcome is this news, and how should the money be put to best use? How important is reading, and what else should we be doing as a society or as individual families to nurture a love for books among young people. Leave a message, or email us at email@example.com, or call us on 23388266.
19/04/2018 - 8:30-9:30 Efforts to Promote a Reading Culture in Hong Kong
Ip Kin-yuen, Legislator representing Education Functional Constituency
Pauline Chow, English Language Consultant, Wai Kiu College; and Chairwoman, Hong Kong Women Teachers’ Organization
Pia Wong, Executive Director, Bring Me A Book
Phillipa Milne, Festival Director, Hong Kong International Literary Festival
Oscar Ho, Director of MA Programme, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Halina Poon, Chairwoman, Hong Kong Subsidized Secondary Schools Council; and Principal, Christian and Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School