Hope is a Passion for the Possible
Sabrina Zeng, an accounting and finance student at HKU and a graduate of Ning Po College, was among the 22 scholarship awardees this year. At the Scholarship Ceremony held in April, she shared her memory of how her life changed after attending the inaugural ceremony two years ago. She was in Form Four that year and was inspired by the awardees on stage, her seniors, to be admitted to HKU like they were. It was not an easy path for her as a new immigrant to Hong Kong, but Sabrina attributes this Scholarship with giving her the courage to see her though the struggles she encountered with her studies and HKDSE preparations.
Mr Kenneth Li, grandson of donor Dr Li Dak Sum, congratulated all the awardees and wished them success in the future. He encouraged students to take charge and look at ways to improve their chances of success and take full advantage of all the opportunities presented to them. Mr Li also shared that, his grandfather, Dr Li Dak Sum, is his role model, particularly in terms of his generosity towards supporting the education sector in Hong Kong and other parts of the world.
Dr Li believes that education is the foundation of a strong country. Therefore, this renowned businessman and philanthropist has given particular attention to young people and to helping them to achieve their academic dreams by supporting education in Hong Kong and on the Chinese Mainland over the years. Dr Li is the Founding Chairman of the Ning Po Residents Association (Hong Kong), which established Ning Po College and Ning Po No.2 College in Hong Kong.
This year marks the third year of the Scheme and, to date, a total of 44 proud graduates of the two Ning Po Colleges are now making the most out of their university lives at HKU, CUHK and HKUST.