GENUS: Gift of Education for 100 Kids in Hong Kong

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We are bringing a ground-breaking interactive English learning program to 100 children in the outlying islands of Hong Kong and we need your help!
 



HELP 100 KIDS SEE A BRIGHTER FUTURE

Command of the English language continues to be one of the single most important factors for job seekers hoping to be competitive.  While English language learning is widely available in Hong Kong, the quality of public English language learning has reportedly been in decline. High quality English language learning has therefore been a luxury enjoyed by the few who can afford it. We want to make it available to a wider audience and give disadvantaged youth a chance to enjoy the same benefits and opportunities.
 

"If technology is the future, Hong Kong needs to push for higher English standards to connect industry players to the rest of the world as the issue has been neglected for years and threatens the city's competitiveness." - South China Morning Post


Early education sets a vital foundation for one's ability to absorb knowledge and heavily affects one's future learning and development.  However, students often thrive in different learning environments and not everyone is best suited to conventional methods of teaching.

We have developed a more digestible, more effective learning program for disadvantaged children to learn English, in a more comfortable environment -- and we want to offer it to 100 kids in the outlying islands of Hong Kong, with your help, for FREE!

 

WHO WILL BENEFIT

For this campaign, we are working to benefit OIWA (Outlying Islands Women's Association).  The association was formalized over 40 years ago and offers activities and services to the community including people living in the remote areas of the outlying islands.  It is this community -- and 100 of the children living there -- who will directly benefit from the language program by GENUS.

The gift of education to even just one child, is a gift that can lift an entire family, village and community.

 

WHAT IS GENUS

GENUS is a corporate social Initiative, powered by Nanyang Angelz, for children in the age group of about 4 to 10 years-old to learn English.  GENUS uses a ground-breaking and patented interactive online English learning program, ReadingKingdom-Asia, for children to enjoy learning English in the most effective and efficient way.

'GENUS' means “child” in Latin and we would like to encourage individuals, corporations, educators and parents to be part of the “i” that transforms GENUS to GENIUS.

We believe every child is a GENIUS and no child should be left behind.
 

 

WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM SPECIAL

More effective, efficient and proven                                     


GENUS uses Reading Kingdom, a renowned online English learning program.

Reading Kingdom is a ground-breaking and easy-to-use online program that is the ideal way to teach children English.  It is the only system available that utilizes Dr. Marion Blank's patented "Six Skill Intergrated Method". It uses innovative techniques to teach all six reading and writing skills in an intergrated fashion. The result is that children become successful readers in a fraction of the time. 


KEY BENEFITS:

  • Research based and incredibly effective
  • Program is adaptive
  • Requires no professional development in implementing
  • Students can use the program both at school and home 
  • Works with Windows, Mac, iPad, Android and Chromebooks
  • Teaches students to read and write with comprehension at 3rd grade, in only 12-18 months  
     

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HOW FUNDS WILL BE USED

The funding we receive will go towards providing 100 children free English tuition with the GENUS online program.  Syllabus design, teaching materials, workshop content, self-learning aids for the kids will all be included.
 

WHY CROWDFUNDING

We believe in the power of collective impact. We would like to join hands with others who believe in the same objectives and move forward together. Crowdfunding is a simple way for us to come together and create impact.

Join us today and help us open the doors to future opportunity for 100 children and their families!
 

ABOUT THE GENUS TEAM 

GENUS is a social initiative and is managed by professionals, several on a pro bono basis.

 

ABOUT NANYANG ANGELZ

We are an Alumni Group of Angels & Entrepreneurs from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Our business is to identify potential startups and thereafter facilitate the process of funding and mentoring for their success.

Nanyang Angelz is the brainchild of three Nanyang Technological University (NTU) alumni who are trained engineers-turned-entrepreneurs, currently in unchartered territories beyond the shores of Singapore.  The co-founders, Ivan YONG & Sam LEE graduated from the school of Mechanical & Production Engineering.  Paul CHIA was from the school of Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
 

 

 

 


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Nanyang Angelz

We are an "Alumni of Angels & Entrepreneurs"​ - always keen to invest in startups and/or mentoring young entrepreneurs.

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  • Support 1 Student

    USD 150      Goodwill

    IN RETURN FOR YOUR SUPPORT YOU GET:
    * A beautiful recording of the students singing in English and a personalized thank you

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  • Support 5 Students

    USD 750      Physical

    IN RETURN FOR YOUR SUPPORT YOU GET:
    * A group photo as a memento of your generosity
    * A beautiful recording of the students singing in English and a personalized thank you

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  • Support 20 Students

    USD 3000      Physical

    IN RETURN FOR YOUR SUPPORT YOU GET:
    * A special invitation to a unique gathering with the child beneficiaries in Hong Kong
    * A group photo as memento of your generosity
    * A beautiful recording of the students singing in English and a personalized thank you

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