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Corporate Social Responsibility

SHKP Reading Club

SHKP Reading Club, St. James' Settlement (SJS) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) came together again to organise "Read to Dream". This year, the Federation of New Territories Youth Foundation and the Tai Po Youths Association were invited to become community partners to deliver the ethos of "Read to Dream" directly into the community, benefitting 1,500 disadvantaged students from secondary and primary schools. The opening ceremony was recently held at the sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck (sky100). In attendance was full-time teacher and two-time Secondary School Student's Favourite Author Yau Yan-ni, as well as travel writer and yoyo master Yoyo Wing. They shared how reading can stimulate an interest in learning and arouse curiosity. There was even a guided tour introducing Hong Kong's first 5G LAB, located in sky100 and created by SmarTone, a subsidiary of SHKP. The 5G LAB provided a unique experience of STEM and 5G innovation and technology, and also included a gift bag featuring books about both STEM and 5G, allowing students to expand their reading and deepen their understanding.

"Read to Dream" 2021 returned completely transformed, with 45 consecutive days of activities all hosted on SHKP's "Read For More" online reading platform, allowing young people to learn new things online without having to leave their homes. SHKP Reading Club also invited student ambassadors and celebrities to share the joy of reading via videos, and held a number of offline meet-and-greets with authors, to help students develop the habit of reading. Students participating in the program also received an allowance to buy books, as well as a free admission ticket to the Hong Kong Book Fair so they could shop for their favourite extracurricular reading materials.

SHKP Reading Club's Facebook page: SHKP Reading Club
"Read For More" website (in Chinese only): www.readformore.com

SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation

Sun Hung Kai Properties - Kwoks' Foundation (SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation) has donated funds to establish scholarship programmes at many Mainland universities to help outstanding students from impoverished families to complete their university studies. Among them, Hunan University is one of the longest-standing collaborative partners. In nearly 20 years, over 800 outstanding students at Hunan University have received scholarships, with total funding amounting to more than RMB 13 million. The SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation recently participated in Hunan University's 2021 graduate sharing session via video conference. On behalf of the University, Gong Wanquan, Head of Student Affairs Department, thanked the Foundation for its long-term support and encouraged graduates to pursue their aspirations. Graduate representatives also shared their memorable interactions with the Foundation, and their plans for the future. SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation Associate Director Terry Li was pleased with the remarkable result demonstrated by Hunan University's scholarship programme, and hoped that the students would continue to move forward with confidence, strengthen communication amongst alumni, as well as giving back to society and passing on the torch.

SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation website: www.shkpkf.org.cn

SHKP Executive Director Christopher Kwok (third from right) and a group of guests recently attended the "Read to Dream" 2021 opening ceremony to promote reading
SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation Associate Director Terry Li encouraged Hunan University scholarship graduates via the video conference