Since 1998, The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Charities Trust has supported generations of students on their journey to become future community leaders through the awarding of Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships. Five HKU students received awards this year in recognition of their academic excellence and commitment to service.
“The scholarship means a lot to me, not only for the financial support it provides but also the development and networking opportunities for personal growth and realising my dream.” Aspiring to contribute to society through social entrepreneurship, Elvis Ngai Siu-Chung (IBGM, Year 2) put his dreams into action and founded ‘Organic WeDefine’, a social enterprise that advocates organic farming and educating the public about the organic produce industry in the form of fun mobile game. “With my passion, I hope to inspire like-minded peers to set up ventures that contribute to both the community and society.” In addition, Elvis is the co-founder of an innovative job-advising platform that connects job hunters to industry advisors.
Tan Han-Rong (BSW, Year 1), a student with special educational needs, is especially honoured to have been awarded the scholarship as he has a long-term bond with the HKJC. “Along my growing path, HKJC has given me a lot of support. Born with cerebral palsy, I had mild physical disabilities during my childhood and gained a lot of help from the therapists and social workers at the Jockey Club Marion Fang Conductive Learning Centre. Later when I left the Centre and studied at a mainstream school, I was admitted to the ‘Integration Project with Physical Disability’. Also supported by HKJC, the project helped me to improve my social skills and maximise my physical abilities. With the help of the scholarship, I can pursue my dream of becoming a social worker and contribute to achieving social equality.”