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SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation helping disadvantaged students at Southwest University

2017-04-12

SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok (centre) and Southwest University President Zhang Weiguo (fourth right) at the recent exchange
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SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok (centre) and Southwest University President Zhang Weiguo (fourth right) at the recent exchange

Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) contributes to society with its SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation helping high-potential students with limited financial means undertake university studies.  The Foundation set up a fund at Southwest University in 2007 to support deserving students through their four-year degrees, and some 1,500 grants have been conferred to date.  The recipients did well academically and went on to careers that serve society and helped their families out of poverty.

A Southwest University delegation led by President Zhang Weiguo paid a courtesy visit to the Foundation recently to express thanks for supporting the institution over the years.  Many of the scholarship students were from the poorer central and western regions and Mr. Zhang said the bursaries allowed them to focus on studying, while the university could develop academic research and promote all-round  development of the students.

Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok was gratified, saying: “The Foundation was established to foster talent, and we are pleased to see students from underprivileged families who would otherwise be set back by financial difficulties realize their potential and contribute to the country after graduation.  We will continue our efforts to push for educational advancement.”

The SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation was set up in 2002 to nurture talent in Hong Kong and on the mainland and has been helping outstanding students with limited means complete undergraduate studies since then.  The Foundation offers scholarships at renowned institutions including The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanjing University, Tianjin University, Xi’an Jiaotong University and Southeast University.  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.

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