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SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation helping underprivileged students at Xi’an Jiaotong University

2017-02-14

The SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation under Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited recently set up a scholarship fund at Xi’an Jiaotong University in a further effort to help top students in need of financial assistance.  Some 150 scholarships will be granted and recipients will form a community service group to encourage contributions to good causes.

Xi’an Jiaotong University Party Committee Deputy Secretary Gong Hui thanked the Foundation, saying: “The university has been promoting development in the central and western regions over the past 120 years.  Our student body comprises many from these areas including ethnic minorities, and some of them are handicapped by poverty.  The scholarships will give these students a chance to benefit from a university education and focus on their studies by relieving financial burdens.  This will allow them to prosper as individuals, give back to society and contribute to national development.”

Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok said she was pleased to work with the university in the spirit of the Foundation’s objectives of nurturing talent and promoting academic advancement for the country.  The university has undergone rapid development in recent years, with the establishment of national-level research platforms and international academic exchange networks that offer students comprehensive learning opportunities to acquire creative mindsets.  Ms Kwok said the Foundation would continue collaborating with renowned universities to aid students from less-fortunate families open up better opportunities in life through education.

Xi’an Jiaotong University in Xi’an, Shaanxi province is a key university directly under the Ministry of Education, renowned for its engineering and scientific achievements.  It has cooperated with world-famous tertiary institutions and organizations in joint scientific research, academic exchanges and more in recent years, to let students gain global perspectives.

The SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation is committed to nurturing talent in Hong Kong and on the mainland, and has been helping outstanding students with limited means complete undergraduate studies since it was established in 2002.  The Foundation offers scholarships at renowned institutions including The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Peking University, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University, Nanjing University, Sun Yat-sen University and Tianjin University on the mainland.  It also provides grants to Education Bureau in different cities and subsidizes students to study abroad or join overseas exchange programmes to broaden their horizons.  More than 20 provinces have benefitted from over 30 training schemes sponsored by the Foundation.

SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok (left) and Xi’an Jiaotong University Party Committee Deputy Secretary Gong Hui (right) at the signing ceremony
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SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok (left) and Xi’an Jiaotong University Party Committee Deputy Secretary Gong Hui (right) at the signing ceremony

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