Putting their best foot forward in support of HKU students

June 2008

On Sunday, September 21st, 2008, the HKU Class of 1983 held a Walkathon in support of the HKU “First-in-the-Family Education Fund (FIFE Fund)”. This was the first event in a series of reunion activities in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Graduates of the Class of ’83 exemplify the act of “paying forward” by supporting the Fund which encourages those who are the first in their family to attend university to embrace the intellectual challenges of higher learning. The Fund enables them to benefit from learning opportunities outside of the classroom, which are beyond their families’ affordability. Students are expected to help advance our society upon their graduation and provide opportunities for future generations.

The Walkathon was kicked off by Vice-Chancellor Professor Lap-Chee Tsui. Graduates of the Class of ’83, including Ms Eva Cheng, Dr William Ho, Mr Kwan Chuk-fai and Mr Morris Cheung, shared their stories on “First-in-the-Family” at the Kick-off Ceremony held at the Peak Galleria. After the ceremony, alumni of the Class of ’83, friends and participants walked from the Peak to the HKU campus.

For more details about the Fund: www.fife.hku.hk

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