Tung Wah College (TWC) held the “Scholarship and Award Presentation Ceremony 2021” at King’s Park Campus on 23 June 2021 to recognise students’ outstanding performance in academic areas, sports and extra-curricular activities. 218 scholarships amounted to a record high of HK$4.81 million were awarded to more than 178 students. Mr. Kazaf Tam Chun-kwok, Chairman of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) cum Chairman of Board of Governors of TWC; Mrs. Viola Chan Man Yee-wai, BBS, Chairman of College Council of TWC; Professor Sally Chan, President of TWC; donors and other guests attended the Ceremony to share the joy of the awardees.
Mr. Kazaf Tam Chun-kwok, Chairman of Board of Governors, said in his speech, “TWC has just entered its 11th year since its establishment. Though it is still young, its development is well-recognised. With the unwavering support from TWGHs and leveraging on the solid foundation built in the past, TWC will continue reaching more new heights in the future.” He also encouraged the awardees to continue to learn and equip themselves, and to strive to become socially responsible talents.
Mrs. Viola Chan Man Yee-wai, BBS, Chairman of College Council, expressed in her speech that TWC had actively responded to the needs of the society by developing nursing and healthcare programmes to nurture talents to help alleviate the shortage of medical and healthcare professionals. She also believed that the Bachelor of Management (Honours) in Social and Business Sustainability programme launched two years ago could help train management professionals with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills.
In her vote of thanks, Professor Sally Chan, President of TWC expressed her heartfelt gratitude to donors for their support to the College. She mentioned that leveraging on the acknowledged strengths and expertise of TWGHs’ core services and specialties, TWC would continue to offer quality programmes focusing on practical applications and strive for acquiring the university title. She also encouraged the students to practise self-directed learning and life-long learning, to equip themselves and to seize opportunities, in order to thank the donors and teachers for their support.
Student representative, Ms. Chan Chiu-yung, Year 2 student of the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiotherapy programme, thanked the donors for their generous donations and the teachers for their dedication to nurturing every student. She indicated that with TWC’s emphasis on internship training, most of the students had earned substantial workplace experience before graduation, which enhanced their competiveness in the employment market.