HSUHK Innovation Project Competition 2022 Talk Series #1: SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities)

Two sides of the same Coin: Equality in Education (SDG4) and Gender (SDG10)

Organised by CTL – Teaching and Learning Enhancement Section

Date: Thursday, 18 November 2021
Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Event Type: HSUHK Innovation Project Competition 2022 Talk Series
Venue: The Inspiring, Block B
Language: English
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To gear you up for the “HSUHK Innovation Project Competition 2022”, and for you to learn more about our featured Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Mr James Chong, Founder & CEO of the bookshop Rolling Books, and Ms Bidhya Shrestha, Founder & Chairperson of Aama Ko Koseli (Mother’s Token of Love) are here to enlighten us on SGD4 Quality Education, and 10 Reduced Inequalities respectively.


Mr James Chong
Founder & CEO of Rolling Books

Ms Bidhya Shrestha
Founder & Chairperson of Aama Ko Koseli

Short Bios of Speakers:

Mr James Chong

James obtained his undergraduate degree in Computer Science in UNSW Australia. He was also trained in Arts Management; he created a theatre critics publication, produced theatre productions and eventually started a bookshop and a restaurant around the turn of the millennium.

The bookshop, called Mackie Study, didn’t survive, but it was one of the early attempts in the local industry to operate a bookshop with a multiple dimension of cultural and music events. A few years later, James joined Oxfam Hong Kong in the Development Education team, fostering global citizenship education in schools and in the parent-child sector.

In 2018, James founded Rolling Books to promote reading experience in this challenging digital age, while he became a postgraduate student of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Ms Bidhya Shrestha

Growing up as a Nepalese Hongkonger, Bidhya always felt a huge disconnection between her Nepalese roots and the culture she was brought into. She mentions how challenging it is to navigate these two identities and to find a way to embrace both. The language barrier in Hong Kong further added to her personal struggles in assimilating into the local culture. However, she is grateful to be exposed to a plethora of different cultures from all walks of life. That sense of belonging in the city’s diversity is the reason why she always says, “Hong Kong is my home”.

What she loves about Hong Kong the most is the sense of togetherness that Hongkongers have. “I admire the way Hongkongers look after one another and cooperate together, especially during tough times. To me, that is the beauty of Hong Kong!”

All staff and students are welcome to join!
*1.5 ECA hours/ 1 iGPS unit will be granted to participants attending the workshop. Please click here for registration.
For more information about the “HSUHK Innovation Project Competition 2022”, please visit CTL website.

Enquiry:3963 5011 | ctl@hsu.edu.hk

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