Lingnan University receives HK$5 Million from Tin Ka Ping Foundation in support of ‘Lingnan Chinese Cultural Project’ and ‘Students and Happy Ageing with Chinese Medicine Project’
05 Nov 2019
Lingnan University (LU) has received a generous donation of HK$5 million from the Tin Ka Ping Foundation (the Foundation) in support of “Lingnan University Chinese Cultural Project”, “Students and Happy Ageing with Chinese Medicine Project”, exchange programmes and student development initiatives among cross-strait four-region.
In appreciation of the Foundation’s support, a Donation Ceremony was held today (5 November) on LU campus with Mr Tin Hing-sin, Chairman, and Mr Tin Wing-sin, Director of the Board of the Foundation as the officiating guests.
Since 1995, the Foundation has made numerous donations to LU in support of various University endeavours, including Tin Ka Ping Swimming Pool, Tin Ka Ping Student Loan Scheme, Tin Ka Ping Education Fund, etc. In recent years, a HK$3 million donation in support of Chinese culture and student training projects was made in 2017. Today the Foundation contributed another HK$5 million, together with the additional matching grant obtained from the Government’s Eighth Matching Grant Scheme, LU has received HK$10 million funding in total.
In his welcoming speech, Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of LU expressed his gratitude towards the Foundation for their continued support over the years. He said, “The provision of such funding will support items of various themes, such as the ‘Lingnan University Chinese Cultural Project’, the ‘Students and Happy Ageing with Chinese Medicine Project’, and cross-straits exchange programmes, etc. I am convinced that with the staunch support from the Tin Ka Ping Foundation, this will be beneficial for various groups of students and the general public.”
With the aim of promoting Chinese culture education among the public, LU launches the “Lingnan University Chinese Cultural Project”, which organises public talks by distinguished scholars in Chinese culture and cultural studies, and holds “Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies Distinguished Lecture Series” in the higher education sector. In addition, LU will launch the “Students and Happy Ageing with Chinese Medicine Project” to train up young people to become “Health Ambassadors of Happy Ageing with Chinese Medicine” and “Promotion Leaders of Chinese Medicine”. LU will also organise talk series on Chinese medicine for elderly health, which aims at transferring the knowledge base of Chinese medicine and traditional Chinese Culture across all age groups.