国际公益项目 International Project
In July 2019, we collaborated with Dream Building Service Association (DBSA), an organisation based in Kenya. We donated 40 carefully selected brand new English picture books for children in poorer areas in Kenya and provided training in storytelling for volunteers who visited 15 local schools from July to September. The donated English books were used by volunteers to teach storytelling workshops and group reading sessions for local children, in which children were able to make their own story posters. The works created by children in Kenya were exhibited alongside those made by kids at Storyland in the local area.
图书馆公益项目 Library & Bookstore
Storyland x 徐汇区图书馆(Xuhui District Library)
In July 2017, we organised a six-week workshop series for parents at Xuhui District Library, where we shared how to establish an English reading culture at home. Senior reading consultants at Storyland imparted their knowledge on practical reading methods that can be carried out at home. At the end of the workshops, every family is given a free Storyland reading kit that includes an English picturebook, interactive craft materials, a reading guide, and storytelling videos from Storyland teachers.
Storyland x 青岛公益书屋(Qingdao Charity Library)
In January 2018, we donated 186 Chinese and English picture books to Qingdao Charity Library to assist them in building a richer bilingual library. We also gifted our originally designed "100-day diary" and Storyland magazines to encourage kids to keep record of stories in their lives through writing and creating.
Storyland x 苏州诚品书店(Suzhou Eslite Bookstore)
In the summer of July 2018, we held three workshops for young writers in Suzhou in collaboration with Eslite Bookstore, one of the most influential Chinese bookstores. Through personalised writing practices, senior Chinese teachers at Storyland engaged kids in developing knowledge of themselves and the world.
In March 2019, we were invited by Eslite Bookstore to participate in their "Eslite 30 Lectures" relay in celebrating their 30th anniversary. Ella, our podcast host who is highly experienced in family reading, brought an interactive workshop that centre around creative ways to read as a family.
线上家长沙龙 Online Seminars
In 2018, we organised free online seminars with guests ranging from child psychologists, education professionals to Storyland senior teachers and reading consultants. In an increasingly fragmented and anxiety inducing discourse environment, we hope to alleviate parents' anxieties and offer valuable content that promotes deep thinking and lifelong learning.
跨界合作 Cross Over
Storyland x 宜家IKEA
From May to June in 2018, we launched Family Reading Month in collaboration with IKEA shopping mall, where senior reading consultants at Storyland gave informative talks related to family reading to parents. In addition to interactive storytelling, families were taught how to use hand shadows and paper dolls to build a paper theatre and how it can be incorporated into a reading corner at home. Through first-hand experience, parents learnt about reading techniques that can be practised at home.
Storyland x 栋梁DONGLIANG
In September 2014, we collaborated with fashion brand DONGLIANG in launching the 3 PEOPLE charity project. A reading fund was set up to provide free English picture books and audiobooks for parents to help them establish quality reading time with their children. Keith, acedemic director of Storyland, hosted a family reading story seminar, whereas Emily, founder of Storyland, shared picture book reading methods with parents.
Storyland x 再造衣银行Reclothing Bank
In January 2020, we collaborated with an ethical clothing brand called Reclothing Bank. We donated all revenue generated from tickets sales of our end-of-semester ceremony and 50% of revenue from the sales of denim recycled bags to "Snowland" charity project. We hope that this charity collaboration will enable more people to become aware of problems faced by stray dogs in Tibetan areas. By resolving problems of stray dogs in Tibetan areas, the living conditions and the overall ecological environment in Tibetan areas can be improved. The final donated amount for the project was 3152 yuan.