PolyU President Prof. Timothy W. Tong Meets The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholars
Professor Timothy W. Tong, President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“PolyU”) met our four Scholars from PolyU on the love-filled Valentine’s Day. Professor Tong shared his vision and insight on the essence of education and the importance of connecting professional knowledge with a serving heart. Scholars were all inspired by Professor Tong’s dedication to Service-Learning and his sharing further strengthened Scholars’ commitment to applying their expertise to address different needs of the community.
I am glad to have the opportunity to share my thoughts with Professor Tong, he encouraged us to keep learning and pursue our goals, and meanwhile hold on to the spirit to serve our society. Professor Tong’s insights really encouraged me to make good use of my healthcare professional knowledge and to achieve my goal of serving via education. Terence Fong, Physiotherapy
It was a remarkable experience to have such close interaction with Professor Tong. He shared that the purpose of education is not about nurturing capable future elites but leaders who are willing to apply their professional knowledge to serve the community. He also encouraged us to fully utilize our strengths to make the world a better place with the empowerment of the Scholarship. Vivian Lo, Occupational Therapy
A take-home message from the President’s Roundtable is that effective education not only facilitates the application of knowledge to one’s career but also to address social issues. Service-Learning at PolyU is indeed a special platform that integrates professional knowledge, leadership and the provision of support to the underprivileged. As a student athlete, it was encouraging to hear that Professor Tong supported the view that extra-curricular activities enrich our experience as university students. Connie Tang, Physiotherapy
I was much inspired by Professor Tong’s experience and insight on steering and leading PolyU. Service-Learning is implemented as a credit-bearing subject and it is the first of its kind in Hong Kong, and we really appreciate how forward thinking the University is! The programme gives every PolyU undergraduate an invaluable experience in applying their knowledge to serve the society and Professor Tong shared very heartwarming stories of self-initiated services that grew out of Service-Learning projects. As a founder of a student social service initiative, I found these service projects very encouraging! Cindy Chan, Product Design