Gala Day Auction
02 Mar, 2023
10 : 27
The successful bidder would enjoy an exclusive dinner at the Peninsula with the YCYW founders. This invaluable opportunity to spend quality time with the duo, and to become acquainted with them in person is surely not to be missed.
Ninety years of passion, dedication, and love towards education represent the legacy of the Chan family. Dr Betty Chan took up the baton from her mother, Madam Tsang Chor Hang, founder of the first Yew Chung School. Together with her husband, Prof Paul Yip, Dr Chan established the Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network, which have expanded into a number of cities including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Qingdao, Yantai, Guangzhou, Tongxiang, Silicon Valley in the United States and Somerset in the United Kingdom.
Max. 2 adults + 2 children
Starting bid: HKD50,000
Donor: Dr Betty Chan & Prof Paul Yip
The YCYW Founders:
Dr Betty Chan Po-king is the CEO & School Supervisor of Hong Kong Yew Chung Education Foundation.
In the early 1970s, Dr Chan took up several teaching posts as a part-time or visiting lecturer at universities in the United States and Hong Kong. In 1973, Dr Chan was among one the first groups of women to become life members of the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foun- dation, and she has been a member of Zonta Club, Kowloon since 1983. Dr Chan was the first Convenor and Chairperson of "Childhood in 21st Century", an international conference sponsored by UNICEF in 1989. In 2004, Dr Chan was the first Chinese to be formally invited to address the Alliance for International Education Conference. In 2006, she founded the Hong Kong chapter of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association and served as its President until 2022.
In recognition of her distinguished career developing and promoting early childhood education and inter- national education, Dr Chan has been awarded three honorary degrees: an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Illinois at Ur- bana-Champaign (United States) in 2010; an Honorary Fellowship from the Hong Kong Institute of Education (now the Education University of Hong Kong) in 2014; an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Bath in 2015.
The YCYW Founders:
Prof Yip specialises in business management, education, and culture. He has a profound understanding of current developments in the Chinese mainland, the Taiwan region and the Hong Kong SAR. Prof Yip served as Special Advisor to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (1997 to 2002), and a member of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Election Conference for the National People’s Congress Delegates. He was also appointed a member of the Economic Relaunch Strategy Group of the HK- SAR Government in May, 2003.
Prof Yip is the author of Yip Kwok-wah's Series of Commentaries on China's National Affairs, The Burning China, The Uniqueness of China’s Development Model: 1842-2049 and The China Model: An Alternative Path to Success.