YCCECE to Establish the Chan Dang Social Services Award to Cultivate a Caring, Empathic, and Appreciative Spirit amongst ECE Educators
20 April 2021
Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education (YCCECE) is proud to introduce a new social service award sponsored by the Chan Dang Social Services Foundation. The Chan Dang Social Service Award aims to encourage YCCECE students to become agents of change. The award promotes both a resilient spirit and social awareness among our students.
This generous gift will offer a structured learning experience for YCCECE students to engage in community service and understand social issues. Participating students will receive training and support to understand community needs, service gaps, and challenges facing the most vulnerable populations. They will cultivate – and spread – the values of compassion and empathy in the service of others.
Established in 1997, the Chan Dang Social Services Foundation is dedicated to a broad range of charitable services, including education, health care, family and the elderly in Hong Kong and the mainland. This partnership is a testament to the Foundation’s belief in the importance of cultivating a caring, empathic, and appreciative spirit amongst young people.
Ms Julita Chan, Director of the Chan Dang Social Services Foundation, also shared her aspirations for supporting this meaningful programme: “Social service is a principle dear to our hearts. YCCECE shares our belief in fostering service ethics in our youth to better enable them to support their communities. The Award programme is a great way to integrate structured learning – knowledge building and skills development – with actual placement opportunities in community experience. Students can share their insights and propose solutions that allow for a deepening and strengthening of understanding. We hope that humanistic values can be further cultivated and developed through this programme.”
YCCECE is deeply grateful to many philanthropists like the Chan Dang Social Services Foundation who enable us to carry out our mission and values.
Please visit our website to learn more about YCCECE or to make a gift: https://www.yccece.edu.hk/en/yew-chung-ece-giving/