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Po Leung Kuk Dr. Stanley Ho Memorial Fund – Student Support Scheme

Po Leung Kuk Dr. Stanley Ho Memorial Fund – Student Support Scheme

Po Leung Kuk Dr. Stanley Ho Memorial Fund - Student Support Scheme is established in the fiscal year of 2020 / 2021 by Ms. Daisy C F Ho, Chairman of Po Leung Kuk, in memory of her late father Dr. Stanley Ho. Adhering to Dr. Stanley Ho’s lifelong dedication to philanthropy, the Fund comprises a generous personal donation from Ms. Daisy Ho and memorial contributions from various sectors of the society.

 

The learning needs of children from low income families have long been a concern to the donor. The Fund aims to provide assistance to kindergarten, primary and secondary school students who are deprived of certain basic learning needs and self-development opportunities due to financial difficulty.


children study group
children study group

Objectives

  1. Po Leung Kuk Dr. Stanley Ho Memorial Fund - Student Support Scheme is established in the fiscal year of 2020 / 2021 by Ms. Daisy C F Ho, Chairman of Po Leung Kuk, in memory of her late father Dr. Stanley Ho. Adhering to Dr. Stanley Ho’s lifelong dedication to philanthropy, the Fund comprises a generous personal donation from Ms. Daisy Ho and memorial contributions from various sectors of the society.
  2. The learning needs of children from low income families have long been a concern to the donor. The Fund aims to provide assistance to kindergarten, primary and secondary school students who are deprived of certain basic learning needs and self-development opportunities due to financial difficulty.

Eligibility and Referral

Fund recipients should be Hong Kong residents and eligible to receive the following subsidies ( varied depending on the scope of assistance)

  • the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance
  • School Textbook Assistance ( Full grant / half grant)
  • Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Fee Remission Scheme

Students should be referred by Po Leung Kuk affiliated schools or social service units. For scope 1.2 and 2, students can also be referred by Social Welfare Department or integrated family service centres subsidized by Social Welfare Department.

Scope and amount to be granted

  1. Information technology learning( for primary and secondary students)
    1. Students who are recipients of half grant School Textbook Assistance and are already eligible to receive half subsidy from the Community Care Fund to purchase mobile computer devices for school e-learning. Families have special difficulties can apply to our Fund for additional subsidy to cover the balance of the purchase cost. OR
    2. Students who are recipients of CSSA or School Textbook Assistance but are not eligible for the Community Care Fund are also our target beneficiaries.  They can be subsidized by our Fund to purchase computer devices to facilitate their learning and broaden their exposure. Each family is entitled to $3,500 at maximum. ( $1,750 at maximum for half grant School Textbook Assistance recipients)
  2. Basic and urgent learning needs( For kindergarten, primary and secondary students)
    1. Students who are recipients of CSSA, School Textbook Assistance or Kindergarten and Child care centre fee remission can be supported with their basic and urgent learning needs such as textbook fees, school miscellaneous expenses, school bus fees, buying eyeglasses, school uniforms, shoes, school bags, internet data cards or other school related expenses. Each student is entitled to $2,000 at maximum.
  3. Special learning needs(For kindergarten, primary and secondary students referred by PLK affiliated schools and social service units)
    1. Students who are receiving CSSA, kindergarten and child care centre fee remission or full grant School Textbook Assistance with suspected special learning needs recommended by specialists can be supported to receive individual assessment. Each Student is entitled to $4,500 at maximum.
  4. Overseas learning programmes(For primary and secondary students referred by PLK affiliated schools)
    1. Students who are receiving CSSA or full grant School Textbook Assistance can be supported to participate in overseas learning programmes launched by their schools. Each student is entitled to $2,500 at maximum.
  5. Each beneficiary is entitled to every single aspect of the respective financial assistance mentioned above once every 2 years.

Enquiries

  • Address: 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
  • Office number: 2277 8333
  • Email: [email protected]

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