At the "The Police Children's Education Trust" and "Police Education and Welfare Trust" Scholarship Presentation Ceremony 2014/15 held at Police Headquarters on August 18, a total of 72 students received award certificates from Commissioner Lo Wai-chung, Chairman of the Joint Management Committee, Mr Michael Lee, and Chairman of the Joint Investment Advisory Board, Mr Ernest Tsang.
Since their establishments over 48 years ago, the two education trusts have provided subsidies for many police children in the forms of scholarships, bursaries and grants for motivating them to study hard and make contributions to society. In the last decade, the trusts have benefited nearly 7 000 police children with over $59 million.
Mr Lo said the trusts had been running smoothly over the years with the guidance and assistance in trusts management and investment, given by the chairmen and members of the Joint Management Committee and the Joint Investment Advisory Board.
Mr Lo extended special thanks to Prof Lee Wing-on, Mr Lee Yung-nam and Mr Lee Wai-to for completing their terms as members of the Joint Management Committee in June this year, as well as Mr Chan Wing-yau and Ms Chew Sein M as members of the Joint Investment Advisory Board.
Mr Lo also thanked the generous donors and emphasised that their donations are very meaningful because besides scholarships and bursaries, the trusts also provide assistance for the families of police officers who have disabled children, made the ultimate sacrifice or have financial difficulties.
Congratulating the scholarship winners, Mr Lo called on them to pursue lifelong learning and return to the trusts when they are successful in their studies for the benefit of more police children.
Also speaking at the ceremony, Mr Michael Lee shared with the scholarship winners stories of his university studies and encouraged them to participate in various activities and widen their horizons. He also reminded the winners to bear in mind the fine traditions of the Chinese and return to their parents for love and care. He hoped that after studies they would remain in Hong Kong to work for its future.
With bursaries from the trusts, four children of retired Sergeant Ko Kam-tim have completed matriculation and university studies. Afterwards, all of them even obtained a master's degree. One of them, Ko Chun-hung, is a medical doctor. Thanking the education trusts on behalf of his family, Dr Ko shared his feelings of being a police child and encouraged police kids to work hard for their goals.
A student representative, Yu Sea-ki, thanked both the trusts and the Force for providing assistance for her and her family after her father had passed away. With the assistance, she completed matriculation studies in the UK and will continue university studies. Another student representative, Wong Hoi-ching, talked about her medical studies in university, adding that she is proud of the Force's performances in handling public events.
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