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Buddy Reading

Buddy Reading

Through stories and creative activities, Buddy Reading nurtures a lifelong love of books. Children develop social and interpersonal skills, as well as confidence to use English in their daily lives.

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Buddy Reading helps students:

  • Cultivate interests in reading as a hobby
  • Improve English language ability and imagination
  • Boost confidence to use English in daily lives
  • Enhance social skills and interpersonal relationships and encourage positive attitude

Program Details

Number of kids per session: 15-20

Language medium: English

Duration: 1 hour per session 

When: 6 sessions per term (Term 1: October – December, Term 2: January – May & Term 3: June – August)

Session rundown:

  • Meet and greet
  • Ice breaking game
  • Group reading
  • Arts and Crafts activities
  • Small group reading
  • Wrap up

Number of volunteers involved per session: 10-15 volunteers trained by Kids4Kids


"This activity is very suitable for elementary school students. The volunteers are friendly, the activities are interesting, the quality of books are good, and students can participate for free, which is very helpful to our grassroots students."

Mr. Kong, Teacher at Li Sing Primary School

"The volunteers are of diverse ethnicities, so children have opportunity to communicate with people from different cultural background, which also enhances their social skills and broadens their horizons."

Simpson Pang, Centre in-charge at The Salvation Army - So Uk CIIF Project

"Buddy Reading allows children to develop an interest in English in a free and open atmosphere. This learning atmosphere is exactly what children need today."

Thomson Chan, Centre in-charge at Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong Sha Tin Integrated Service Centre

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Buddy Reading works towards the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: