滾動幕後 Who are behind the wheels

莊國棟 (James Chong)
Founder & CEO

擁有戲劇評論及藝術行政的背景,也曾經經營書店、餐廳,加上在非牟利機構負責推廣世界公民教育的工作,James現在投入於社會創新的研習及實踐,同時間在香港中文大學修讀人類學文學碩士課程。 2018年成立社企項目Rolling Books之後,James參加不同的社創計劃及孵化培育課程,一方面了解社創發展的趨勢,另一方面以參與觀察研究為目標,嘗試了解參與人士的不同態度及初心。除了分析不同基金及創投的本質及限制,更加希望了解這些資源如何引發漣漪效應,影響不同持份者。 除了一直推廣閱讀,James的興趣範疇包括跑步、地方營造,以及如何以區塊鏈應用於社會創新。

James is the founder of Rolling Books, a social enterprise to promote reading experience in this challenging digital age.

James obtained his undergraduate degree in Computer Science in UNSW Australia, then joined IBM as a hardware engineer in mainframe systems. He was also trained in Arts Management, 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. The restaurant business was eventually sold. After a few years in the business sector of petroleum and lubricant industry, James joined Oxfam Hong Kong in the Development Education team, fostering global citizenship education in schools and in the parent-child sector.

After joining the Good Seed program of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, James founded Rolling Books with the support of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund. Within the first year of operation, Rolling Books has secured program funding from World Wide Fund Hong Kong, Yunus Social Business Centre and Sustainable Development Goals Action Fund at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

James is currently a postgraduate student of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

林蕙芝 (Gi Lam) 
Co-founder (Volunteer Role)

透過跑讀組織 Run Of Page 認識Rolling Books創辦人莊國棟。2018年參加Good Seed(好薈社)計劃,以義務工作身份共同創立Rolling Books。深盼能拓闊對破除貧窮與社會創新的視野及想像。現職本地非牟利機構之數碼媒體編輯。

Gi joined an running and reading event of Run Of Page, and met Rolling Books’ founder James Chong. 2018, she joined Good Seed program of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and participated in start up stage of Rolling Books with James. Wish to open her eyes widely on social innovation with changing poverty. Now she is volunteer of Rolling Books, and work as a digital media editor in a local NGO.

霍穎婷 (Hazel Fok)
Officer, Place-Making and Inclusion

Passionate writer and action-taker to systematic discrimination and social exclusion. 

I am Hazel, currently a year-5 English major studying in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. I am a person full of curiosity and am very sympathetic towards different marginalized groups in society.  

Internships 

I have been an intern in New Life Rehabilitation Association, a center catering for people with psychological and cognitive disabilities, where I researched the mental health situation of domestic workers in Hong Kong. I have also worked as an intern at Tianjin Sunflower Center for Migrant Women, in which I become more educated on the social situation for migrant workers in mainland China.  

Initiator 

Other than internships, I am a passionate person and often initiate projects on my own. For example, I designed the Yau Ma Tei homeless tour whereas my experiential tour allowed participants to immerse themselves into the life of a homeless person.  

Overseas exposure to the vulnerable communities 

Also, I went to Bosnia and Greece on my own this summer to volunteer for refugees and asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa in transit to Europe. I worked in warehouse to organize the food and clothing packs for refugees and held sessions for kids’ activities in refugee camps. These experiences really opened my eyes up to the different tough situations grass-root people all over the world were going through. Yet, being able to be at the frontline to interact with them also remind me that they were all wonderful and capable people who happened to face tough circumstances, often from systematic discrimination and exclusion from society, as well as how I just happen to be lucky and do not deserved the privileges I am enjoying — just like how others do not deserve to be treated so badly by societies and governments.

伍惠娟 (Echo Ng)
Associate, Innovation and Marketing

透過就讀由Generation Hong Kong舉辦的數碼及社交網絡營銷課程,認識到Rolling Books。對Rolling Books所關注的推廣閱讀作為體驗的旅程、可持續發展閱讀的倡議、關注跨代貧窮的成因、推動抗逆力應對社會狀況等議題十分感興趣,希望可以運用學習到的數碼營銷知識及技能,進一步提高Rolling Books的社會影響力。

Echo studied at Digital and Social Media Marketing Program by Generation Hong Kong brought her to know of Rolling Books. She was interested in Rolling Books’ Focus area: Promotion of reading experience; Sustainability and Reading; Understanding inter-generation poverty; Building resilience for the changes in society. And she is passionate to make use of Digital Marketing Knowledge and Skills to further grow Rolling Books’ social impact.

李適珮 (Connie Lee)
Consultant, Systems and Development

Connie擁有超過15年的金融風險管理經驗,並曾在東京,倫敦,北京和上海工作。在享受生活在不同文化中的同時, 她的心在香港並希望社會創新會把香港變成一個更好的地方。因此,她轉而成為一名社會創新者,並參與了不同社會企業, 如影響力投資,公平交易和道德消費,及利用大數據去推動行為改變。

她對新科技的興趣令她認識了Rolling Books,並有機會運用科技進一步提高Rolling Books的社會影響力。

她畢業於皇后大學的應用科學學士和史丹福大學工程碩士。

Connie has over 15 years of risk management experience in finance and has worked in Tokyo, London, Beijing and Shanghai.  While she has enjoyed living in different culture, her heart is with Hong Kong and wishes to make Hong Kong a better place with social innovation.  She has hence switched to become a social innovator and participated in different social enterprises – ranging from impact investing, fair trade and ethical consumption, as well as driving behavior change with big data insights.  

Her interests in exploring new technologies brought her to know of Rolling Books and she is passionate to make use of technologies to further grow Rolling Books’ social impact. 

She received her Bachelor of Applied Science from Queen’s University and Master of Engineering from Stanford University.