Since the novel coronavirus outbreak, Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) has taken various measures to prevent and combat the epidemic. Recently, the company successfully purchased surgical masks from overseas and distributed over 300,000 masks to staff members from different departments, and donated 280,000 masks to the Hospital Authority. In view of the needs of the elderly, underprivileged families, children with illnesses, and other disadvantaged groups in society, the SHKP Volunteer Team delivered about 40,000 surgical masks to seven social welfare organisations, including the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council, the Hong Chi Association, and the J Life Foundation. The organisations will distribute the masks to people in urgent need.
Adhering to its belief in Building Homes with Heart, Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) announced recently its plan to lend three lots, respectively located in Tung Tau, Yuen Long; Kam Tin South; and Kwu Tung town centre, to develop transitional housing. The three projects will span about 400,000 square feet and provide 2,000 transitional flats in total to benefit an estimated 6,000-plus families.
The largest lot is located in Tung Tau, Yuen Long. The 300,000-square-foot site will be jointly developed by SHKP and the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council (the Welfare Council) into United Court, a transitional housing project. The project is conveniently located within close proximity to West Rail Line Yuen Long Station and Long Ping Station. Comprehensive community facilities near the project include grocery markets, large-scale shopping malls, schools, and cultural and sports amenities. Upon United Court's expected completion in 2022, it will provide a comfortable home for 1,600 underprivileged families and ultimately benefit 5,000 families. United Court will provide opportunities for residents to engage with the surrounding community, mutually benefitting one another, making it a distinctive transitional housing project in Hong Kong. Apart from lending the lot, SHKP will work on preliminary project planning and basic site formation, and provide property management consultancy upon completion. The Welfare Council will be responsible for project planning, construction, operation and management, and for providing residents with a variety of people-oriented community services and community engagement opportunities, including social enterprise stores, a community kitchen, shops selling daily necessities and barter trade shops. These initiatives will establish a harmonious and inclusive neighbourhood. A Well-Being Index will be introduced to promote healthy living habits in United Court. SHKP and the Welfare Council will also provide United Court residents with appropriate vocational training and employment assistance.
Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) has long advocated healthy living and Sports-for-Charity, and has continuously encouraged citizens to participate in sports to ‘sweat for good deeds’. At the 2020 SHKP Sports-for-Charity Funded Projects Kick-off Ceremony, SHKP Chairman & Managing Director Raymond Kwok expressed gratitude to various charity organisations for sharing SHKP's belief in Sports-for-Charity and supporting underprivileged children and young people. The funded projects are developed for children, primary and secondary students and other youngsters, ranging from mental support for those facing family hardships, emotional and mental health, to STEM education and physical fitness training. It is hoped that the support will help these underprivileged children and youngsters flourish and reach their full potential.
A total of HK$9 million was raised through the SHKP Sports-for-Charity initiatives last year, including the SHKP Sports for Charity Carnival held at the Hong Kong Velodrome in October 2019. The participants had fun exercising together, and SHKP turned their collective effort at the carnival into donations to promote the spirit of Sports-for-Charity. In addition, SHKP fulfilled its pledge after two cancelled events, the 2019 SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Hong Kong ICC and the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon, making extra donations to keep the total donations unchanged for the beneficiary charities for their eight originally planned projects for underprivileged children and young people, benefitting over 10,000 individuals. Please click here for more information about the funded projects.
SHKP Reading Club's online reading platform "Read For More" brings together famous writers and travel experts, along with renowned scholars and artists to explore issues and themes that young readers face today from a broad range of perspectives. Three popular writers previously shared an insight into their views on love and friendship with "Read for More". Romance novelist Sirena Cheng reminded readers not to blindly idolise your partner or to lose your sense of reason for love. Love expert Chuen Lee on the other hand encouraged young people to face breakups more calmly, and Sisterduk, an author born in the '80s, explored the everyday lives of two best girlfriends through witty imagery in her picture book. Please click here for more information on the "Read for More" online reading platform, and to put "Read For More" into action in your day-to-day life.
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The SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation believes in cultivating talent and rejuvenating the nation through science and education, It actively nourishes talent for China through grants, awards and training for education. SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation Associate Director Terry Li attended the 2018-2019 SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation Scholarship Award Ceremony at Xi'an Jiaotong University earlier and encouraged scholarship recipients to study hard, work hard, and give back to society. Backed by the SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation, the University established "SHKP Kwoks' Student Association" two years ago to encourage scholarship recipients to put their free time to good use and participated in public welfare services. Activities include providing smart home design and renovation solutions for disabled people living in Xi'an, organising scientific outreach activities in Leijia Village to promote healthy lifestyles and measure villagers' blood pressure, and providing briefing session on national financial policies and services to the residents of Meng Cun Zhen, Bailuyuan.