A life-long educator
Whose legacy lies in
inspiring those who follow
The greatest gift is
the gift of learning
Ms Mok Sau-King 莫秀琼 (BA 1956; DipEd 1957) started her career as an Assistant Education Officer, rising to Principal Lecturer at Colleges of Education across Hong Kong. She devoted her entire life to bettering the education system and her enthusiasm for education continued to burn brightly through her legacy gift to the University.This generous gift, a HK$46.8 million bequest from the estate of the late Ms Mok, has been committed to the establishment of Mok Sau King Outstanding Young Professorships and Mok Sau King Visiting Professorship Scheme. It has also created the state-of-the art Library Innovation Centre to enrich teaching and learning activities through its new video recording studio, interactive classroom and cutting-edge production equipment.Nothing can compare to the gift of education. The University has named a teaching facility at the Centennial Campus as the “Mok Sau King Lecture Hall 莫秀琼講堂” in honour of Ms Mok and to remind us of her selfless dedication and commitment to education.
Modesty, diligence, prudence, filial piety – virtues expected of a woman raised in a traditional large family during the 1930s to 1950s.
Mok Sau-King (fondly referred to as “Aunt Seventeen” in the Mok family) possessed them all, yet she refused to live within the confines of tradition. She knew too well that only through education could she and all women be their own masters and live independently as equals in a male-oriented society. Seizing all opportunities for learning, and working relentlessly with dedication, she contributed to Hong Kong’s education sector and equality of the sexes, with a quiet dignity and an indefatigable work ethic.
This donation from her estate exemplifies the spirit of HKU and Hong Kong as well as represents Aunt Seventeen’s gratitude to her alma mater and magnanimous love for her hometown.
Barbara Mok and Betty Yip
Executrices of the Estate of Ms Mok Sau-King
At HKU, we are fortunate to have the determined support of a community that believes in the power of education. These benefactors express their love for the University and realises their philanthropic aspirations through legacy gifts.
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