SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation signs donation agreement for a new phase of scholarship programme with Southwest University Joining hands to nurture underprivileged students in western China
The SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation (the Foundation) recently signed a donation agreement for a new phase of its scholarship programme with Southwest University, bringing its total donations to RMB10 million and benefitting 2,500 students.
The scholarship programme was set up by the Foundation in 2007 and has supported many underprivileged students with good academic performance to complete their studies.
Chen Shijian, Vice-President of Southwest University expressed his thanks to the Foundation for its decade-long support for higher education in western China, which has allowed underprivileged students to have equal opportunities for advancement. He noted the University has injected matching funds into the scholarship programme which now provides training on learning ability and subsidizes students’ enrolments in professional training courses and public examinations, boosting their competitiveness to meet the changing needs of society.
One of the beneficiary students, Song Miao, comes from a single-parent family in a rural area of Guizhou. Because of her family's financial situation, she had thought of giving up her studies. Fortunately, she received a scholarship from the Foundation and completed her studies. With outstanding academic results, she was recommended for admission to this year’s master’s degree programme without having to take an examination.
Amy Kwok, Executive Director of SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation, said: “We are pleased to see the matching funds provided by Southwest University and the expansion of the scope of the subsidized services, which now cover different training and charity projects. This surely helps nurture more outstanding students while the country attains moderate prosperity.”
The SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation has funded more than 75 charitable projects in the areas of education and training, poverty alleviation, medical care and social services, benefitting more than 65,000 people.
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