Awards for excellence in human endeavour
Ms Diana Tsui, Chief Institutional Development and Marketing Officer‘s message for the YCYW community
This has been a challenging year. The unexpected 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to teaching and learning. Yet, we have had a fruitful start to the academic year.
This year’s Founder’s Day was particularly meaningful for our alumni communities as we presented our first YCYW Alumni Hall of Fame Award. This is to honour distinguished alumni who demonstrate the values of Yew Chung and Yew Wah as ethical, caring and loving global citizens. Our founder Madam Tsang Chor-hang, a remarkable education pioneer and a woman well ahead of her times, believed adversity builds character. And so it is as we tackle Covid and press on with our lives.
We couldn’t be more proud of Chelsea Chen (YWIES Shanghai Gubei, Class of 2015), a brilliant young film maker who constantly reminds us global issues are relevant to all of us. There’s Aaron Shea (YCIS Hong Kong, Class of 1998), an outstanding entrepreneur, who has mobilised resources to develop YCCECE and been a mentor to students. Then there’s Mika Ulmet (YCIS Shanghai Puxi, Class of 2010), a devoted volunteer, who helps raise awareness on food security and environment by traveling to the most under developed countries. Their leadership has been inspirational and helped make the world a better place.
Our alumni networks for Yew Chung and Yew Wah schools and the College have developed a strong bond between graduates and our philanthropic culture has encouraged the habit of giving back through donations and volunteering our time.
The year 2020 has been a tumultuous passage. Yet, the pandemic has brought out the best in us. It has strengthened our resolve to serve our community, whose wonderful support has helped carry us forward. As a strong alumni group we will continue to make a positive impact on the world around us.