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A Journey of Self-exploration

A Journey of Self-exploration

First-in-the-Family Education Fund recipient, Ivy FUNG, an Arts Student, immensed herself in her interest – documentary production when she went on an exchange at Northwestern University in Chicago. This is her very first trip outside Hong Kong. She had an internship in Kindling Group, a Chicago-based documentary media and further her pursuit in visual journalism. …

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A Chance to Broaden Horizons

A Chance to Broaden Horizons

The First-in-the-Family Education (FIFE) Fund, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in April, has made hundreds of extracurricular activities possible for HKU students from less privileged backgrounds. Some recipients used support from FIFE to broaden their views with overseas exchange. Susan Cheng (BSc(Sp&HearSc) 2017) spent a summer in Ghana working with children in the West African …

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Start small but dream big

Start small but dream big

Alison Li (BBA(Law) Yr 2) made use of the “First-in-the-Family Education Fund” (FIFE Fund) and went to summer school at Cambridge University. After her trip, she felt empowered to dream bigger. Other than providing low-cost legal services to the needy, she wishes she could extend her influence to other parts of the globe in the future. “Let’s dream …

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A Kindness Reciprocated

A Kindness Reciprocated

Dr Xu Guilian (PhD 2001) pledged to make an annual donation to the First-in-the-Family-Education Fund on the day of her mentor Dr Fai Tang’s birth.   It is their connection, which began 20 years ago, that led to this meaningful gift. “Dear Dr Tang, In 1996, you helped me to pay the application fee for HKU so …

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On My Way to HKU

On My Way to HKU

HKU advocates equal learning opportunities for all and believes that no young people should be deprived of the right to pursue knowledge. It is this belief that brought two HKU educational initiatives – the First-in-the-Family Education Fund (FIFE Fund) and On My Way to HKU – together. On March 26, 2015, a group of primary school students from diverse …

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To Sir with Love: An Evening in Celebration of "First-in-the-Family Education Fund"

To Sir with Love: An Evening in Celebration of “First-in-the-Family Education Fund”

In 2008, Vice-Chancellor Lap-Chee Tsui established the “First-in-the-Family Education Fund” (FIFE Fund) with the aim of creating equal learning opportunities. Each year, the FIFE Fund supports 300 grass-roots students to take part in various outside classroom learning activities. On March 21, 2014, alumni and friends came together to show their support of the Fund with …

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Life changes life - FIFE Fund students stepped up to make a difference in the lives of others

Life changes life – FIFE Fund students stepped up to make a difference in the lives of others

“Life changes life. We hope that we can contribute to ease the sufferings of those in need.” These sentiments were shared by Daniel Ho (Yr 2, Science) and Kia Cheung (Yr 2, Education) with 300 students and fund supporters when they spoke about how they made use of the “First-in-the-Family Education Fund” at the scheme’s …

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First-in-the-Family Education Fund encourages students to fly high and reach their dreams

First-in-the-Family Education Fund encourages students to fly high and reach their dreams

The First-in-the-Family Education Fund (FIFE Fund) Presentation Ceremony was held at the Convocation Room in February 2012, at which Fund recipients, alumni and supporters shared their learning experiences and words of encouragement. Neil Hui (Dentistry, Yr 4), FIFE Fund recipient, was touched by a performance on television by Vanessa Mae, the famous violin player, and …

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