The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship Program (“Program”) Award Reception 2020 & 2021 was held on October 30 at Fabrica, The Mills to recognize the outstanding achievement of Scholars from cohorts 2020 and 2021, who are from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The University of Hong Kong, and University of Oxford. Guests including the Trustees of the Foundation, mentors of the Program, Board of Directors and Advisors of the Institute of Education Excellence were invited to share the joy.
Ms Karen Cheung, Trustee and Chief Strategist of the Foundation, welcomed attending guests with her Opening Remarks. She was delighted by the borne fruit of the Program, which has been nurturing Hong Kong’s brightest and socially committed young talents to be the shapers and leaders of the community with compassion for six years. She also encouraged Scholars to be confident and to “care for others as well as they would care for themselves”, the guiding philosophy of Dr. Chen Din Hwa, Founder of DHCF. Mr. Cheung Wai Hing and Mr. Paul Lam, Trustees of the Foundation, then presented the certificates to Scholars of both cohorts.
On behalf of the two cohorts of Scholar Alumni, Mr. Chan Kai Sum (2017 Cohort) and Ms. Samanwita Sen (2018 Cohort) expressed their gratitude towards the Foundation through their thank-you speeches. In addition to paying tribute to his mentor, Ms. Doris Choi, Sum recounted his rewarding experience of helping the underprivileged community ensure the safe use of electricity, through which he actualized the Foundation’s compassionate values; Saman shared her journey co-created with her students in Teach for Hong Kong, an learning experience for both.
An orientation was also been arranged after the ceremony, providing our Scholars with more understanding of each other, the Program, as well as the Foundation’s philosophy. We look forward to the upcoming gathering with this strong network of young and socially committed talents. More on The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship: www.dhcfscholarship.com.
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