Launching Ceremony of Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association Admission Scholarship Scheme for Outstanding South and South East Asian Ethnic Minority Students

26 June 2017
 (From left) Dr. Albert Chau, Mr. Cheng Yan Kee, Mr. So Chung Ping and Dr. Wilfred Wong officiated at the launching ceremony
 Welcoming remarks by Dr. Albert Chau
 Mr. So Chung Ping delivered his speech
 Ethnic minority students shared their special learning experience
 Guests, HKBU representatives and ethnic minority students posed for a group photo


The Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association recently made a generous donation of HK$2.5 million to the University for the establishment of “Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association Admission Scholarship Scheme for Outstanding South and South East Asian Ethnic Minority Students”.  The Scheme encourages and supports outstanding ethnic minority students in pursuing their undergraduate studies at HKBU.

In recognition of the Association’s generosity, a launching ceremony was held on 26 June 2017.  Officiating guests of the ceremony included Mr. So Chung Ping, MH, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association; Mr. Cheng Yan Kee, BBS, JP, Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU; Dr. Wilfred Wong, GBS, JP, Chairman of the HKBU Foundation; and Dr. Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning).

At the ceremony, Dr. Chau expressed his gratitude to the Association for its staunch support and care for the University over the years.  Dr. Chau said that HKBU is committed to the pursuit of equal opportunities and seeks to nurture a culture of diversity, inclusiveness and mutual respect. The “Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association Admission Scholarship Scheme for Outstanding South and South East Asian Ethnic Minority Students”, the first of its kind among local universities, supports outstanding local ethnic minority students in pursuing university education without financial concerns, enabling them to unleash their full potential and thereby making a positive contribution to the community. 

In his speech, Mr. So Chung Ping said that Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association has been rendering support to youth education in Hong Kong.  He hoped that the establishment of this scholarship scheme would provide invaluable opportunities for ethnic minority students to realise their dreams of studying in universities as well as nurture talents for the benefit of society.

The ceremony was well attended by over 130 distinguished guests, including Ms. Kwan Shuk Yee Nancy, District Social Welfare Officer (Kowloon City/ Yau Tsim Mong) of Social Welfare Department; Mr. K.P.L. Carew, District Commander (Mong Kok District)of Hong Kong Police Force; Dr. Lo Siu Hang, FSMSM, Assistant Director (Kowloon) of Fire Services Department; Mr. Ivan Wong, HKBU Court Member; Mr. Alex Leung, President, and Mr. Tyrone Siu, Ex-officio Member of HKBU Alumni Association; Members of the Executive and Supervisory Committees of the Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association; supporters, staff, students and alumni of HKBU.