Kia Cheung and Daniel Ho

photo of our scholar - Kai CheungTwo First-in-the-Family (FIFE) Fund recipients, Kia Cheung (Faculty of Education, Year 2) and Daniel Ho (Faculty of Science, Year 2) shared how they used the FIFE Fund to make a difference in the lives of others.

Daniel and Kia, together with other three HKU students took a bigger step and initiated a service trip to Kenya. Their goal was simple yet clear: to help combat the spread of malaria. They went through six months of planning and preparation and, at the end, installed 200 mosquito nets at an orphanage and a hospital, and helped to build a sustainable water filter at refugee camp in Kenya.

photo of our scholar - Daniel Ho“On top of the FIFE Fund, we also set up a booth on campus to raise funds for the mosquito nets,” added Kia. “We are grateful to our Chemistry professors for their help. They gave us valuable advice on our water filter and even allowed us to test the trial filter in the HKU laboratories.”