With a vision to create lasting impact in the area of education, the Char Yong (Dabu) Foundation has made a gift to establish the Char Yong (Dabu) Association, Singapore Bursary to help financially needy undergraduates studying at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
“Through this Bursary, we hope to motivate deserving students to achieve their goals and develop their potential by lightening their financial burden,” explains Mr Ho Khiam Seng, President of the Char Yong (Dabu) Association, Singapore.
Founded in 1858, the clan association’s mission was to look after the welfare of Hakka immigrants who came to Singapore from Dabu County, Guangdong Province. The Char Yong (Dabu) Foundation was established in September 1995 to further make an impact in the area of education, and promote Hakka and Chinese cultures.
“The Char Yong (Dabu) Association, Singapore has a strong conviction in education. It set up Khee Fatt School as early as in 1906. Subsequently, it set up Char Yong (Dabu) Foundation to manage the assets held in trust for education or similar charitable purposes. Our vision is to make contributions that benefit the Hakka community as well as the Singapore society at large,” Mr Ho elaborates.
With changing times, Mr Ho admits it is challenging for the association to make clan activities more intriguing to young students to encourage them to engage in volunteering work, to inculcate the Hakka and Chinese culture and spirit.
“We are inspired by the students in NUS showing passion in the field of study of Hakka and Chinese culture, so we sponsored them to visit the origins of the Hakka site in China to explore and share their findings,” says Mr Ho. The Foundation made an earlier gift to the University to support research in Hakka Studies.
Mr Ho shares, “We hope that the recipients will be grateful for these opportunities and in future engage with the community and contribute back to the society.”
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