Apr 27, 2021

“ReBooked” - Global opportunity to be involved with a social enterprise promoting sustainability in literacy

  • reBooked
  • Worldwide
Multiple Volunteering/Community Service/Social Entreprenuership Club or Organization Skill Building Summer Program

Description

ReBooked (https://www.rebooked-hk.com/) is a student-led, Hong Kong based social enterprise.  

It is a platform that promotes sustainability in literacy by providing a free and convenient way for books to be donated, as well as a bookshop (both online and offline) for families to be able to access these donated books.

Since its launch in August 2019, ReBooked has collected over 40,000 books, sold over 15,000 and donated over 10,000 books to other NGOs and community partners. 

In just over a year, ReBooked has become Hong Kong’s biggest bookshop for preloved children’s books. 

Last month (April 2021), reBooked opened its first brick-and-mortar store in Hong Kong, occupying a 600 sq ft shop space in the city’s commercial district. 

With your involvement, reBooked has the ability to go global - be part of a movement that promotes sustainability in literacy! 

We want to collaborate with you to enable ReBooked to serve your local community in a way that is meaningful and valuable. 

ReBooked started with a single middle school student, collecting books directly from friends and uploading them to the online store. It has grown to a team of 10 members in Hong Kong today. 

Potential ideas for expansion in your local community include: setting up book collection boxes, contacting schools or local libraries to collect books, and creating an online bookstore. 

Whichever way makes most sense, the ReBooked team is interested in hearing your ideas. We are ready to provide support and mentorship! 

Type of Opportunity

Capstone Project

Application Deadline

None

Age Range

13+

Competitiveness

None 

Participation Cost

None anticipated

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

None

Time Commitment

To be agreed upon (will be dependent on the strategy and business model for your local community)

Application Process Includes

Please send an email to hello@rebooked-hk.com . We will then send you a Google form and arrange a Zoom meeting with a reBooked team member.