Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) and the Kwoks family established the Sun Hung Kai Properties-Kwoks' Foundation (SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation) in 2002 to fund and participate in three major areas: education and training, poverty alleviation, and medical and social services. Since then, the Foundation has carried out over 70 charity projects, including poverty alleviation in national-level poverty-stricken counties, and the establishment of full-time undergraduate scholarships and grants in universities across the country, with over 60,000 beneficiaries across more than 25 provinces and cities nationwide.
Recently, a local media organisation commended enterprises in Hong Kong and Macau for their contribution to the country's fight against poverty, and issued a Certificate of Appreciation to SHKP. SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok was pleased that the hard work and achievements of the Group and that of the SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation over the years have been recognised. She said, "The Foundation actively supports poverty alleviation, and provides funding for poverty-related projects in Gansu, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces. We will continue to uphold our mission and objective, and keep supporting projects where there is a need, giving back to society."
Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) Reading Club's "Read & Share" program this academic year has focused on "Reading Promotion Sponsorships" and "School Outreach Activities", for nurturing readers at primary and secondary schools. The schools with the "best proposal" encouraging more students to love reading have the chance to win a sponsorship of up to HK$30,000 to implement their proposals. The response has been fantastic, and 31 schools won and got the sponsorship for their "best proposals", which included:
Christian Alliance SW Chan Memorial College, which utilised a series of workshops, such as movable type printing and handwritten minibus sign workshops, and linked them up with relevant books. Students could turn their reading experience into reality, creating a poster gallery to display their achievements. The college also organised an inter-school book club with primary schools in the same district.
T.W.G.Hs Lui Yun Choy Memorial College's Principal and Vice-principals became "Reading Super Heroes", delivering small gifts to students who shared their reading experiences. There is also a "Reading Slogan Competition" printing out the winning entries on banners that were put up around the school to promote the culture of reading.
Chinese Y.M.C.A. Primary School converted a retired KMB bus into the "Bus of Gratitude", providing a place for reading and holding reading-related activities for a fun learning experience.
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