Angela Leung, Program Director of Bring Me A Book Hong Kong, is a registered Social Worker and holds a Master Degree in Social Work from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has experience in working with children, families and women in local community centres and has a passion for serving families and children of underprivileged backgrounds. Prior to joining Bring Me A Book™ Hong Kong, Angela served as an Account Manager of an advertising agency in Hong Kong.
Angie Lin holds an M.Ed. in TESOL from University of British Columbia, Canada, an M.A. in Communications from Purdue University, U.S.A. and a B.A. in English from Nanjing University, China. She is a published children’s book translator, and has worked as a college English teacher, corporate trainer, consultant, English and Mandarin tutor, and playgroup instructor. Angie joined Bring Me A Book Hong Kong (BMABHK) as a trainer in 2012 and has been an active trainer and storyteller at local and international schools, community centers and organizations. She is currently the Project Lead for a special program in collaboration with BMABHK and Swire Trust to improve the English language acquisition and reading culture, using picture books in a local primary school in Hong Kong. The title that she is proudest of though, is the mother of two book loving boys, who have been read to since their first year. A strong believer of the importance of reading to young children, Angie is keen to spread the joy of reading to more.
Pauline Young is a communication specialist, trainer and storyteller educated in California, USA, with degrees in English Literature and Business Administration. After working in Hong Kong for over 10 years in Communications and Training, she started her own training/speaking business and has given over 500 workshops and talks to date. Pauline is an award-winning speaker given the highest honor and recognition, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), by Toastmasters International. In the last 10 years, she has taken on the role of an early literacy advocate and has led many reading and storytelling workshops for parents, educators and social workers as well conducted numerous reading clubs and storytelling “playshops” for kids of all ages. Her first children’s book, “Socks Heaven”, was published in 2004 (reprinted 2017).
Percie Wong, qualified trainer of Bring Me A Book Hong Kong (BMABHK) where she has extensive experience in conducting First Teacher’s Training to parents and Train-the-Trainer Workshop to teachers and social workers. She conducts English Story Telling sessions at Hong Kong Public Libraries for BMABHK.Percie has a bachelor degree in Psychology. Prior to joining BMABHK, she has spent more than 20 years in the hospitality industry and held key Sales & Marketing positions in major hotel chains namely Hyatt, Sheraton, Ramada and InterContinental Hotels Group. It was her passion to contribute the work on child development that led her joining BMAB HK. Her expertise also includes English tutoring through interactive read-alouds with the systematic approach to develop children’s understanding of vocabulary as well as the phonological awareness in boosting their oral English.
Pia Wong, Executive Director of Bring Me A Book Hong Kong, graduated from University College London and worked for over 10 years in Hong Kong and Shanghai in media, marketing, and communications. Since joining Bring Me A Book™ Hong Kong in 2009, Pia has been driven by a deep desire to make a positive impact on society and to further the mission of the organization. Placing strong emphasis on redefining our notion of ‘success’, Pia wants less focus on test scores and achievement to bring a love of learning back to our children, including her own two sons who are thriving in a montessori-based upbringing. She understands she is fighting an uphill battle and hopes to see more collaboration amongst similar-minded NGOs and community-based agencies in Hong Kong. In 2012, Pia successfully completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program after being awarded a scholarship from the Andy Chua Trust.
Yoyo Yau is a registered Social Worker, she holds a Master Degree in Counseling from the University of Hong Kong. With over ten years of experience in social work, she is experienced in organizing and conducting different projects in schools and communities to promote the importance of parent-child reading since she has joined Bring Me A Book in 2011. After the birth of her two daughters, she experienced the benefits of parent-child reading, and she would love to help parents to establish a reading habit through community training. She also promoted the therapeutic use of picture book in helping children to relieve their emotions and improving parents-child relationships through reading.
Storytellers: Angela Leung / Angie Lin / Pauline Young / Percie Wong / Pia Wong / Yoyo Yau
Building Life-Long Readers: Angela Leung / Angie Lin / Pauline Young / Percie Wong / Pia Wong / Yoyo Yau
English Fear Buster: Pauline Young
Let Stories Inspire Learning: Percie Wong
Storybook Extension Activities: Angie Lin
Private Workshop: All trainers
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