Dear classmates (by bcc),
I write to inform you of the latest development of the TSW project initiated by our class and invite you to join a reunion on 25 July with classmates in San Francisco where the Wah Yan International Conference 2017 (WYIC) will be held.
Because of your enthusiastic and unfailing support, both in terms of effort and donation, the TSW tutorial project has flourished during the past two years and over 600 students have benefited from our six intakes. Starting from simply a project initiated by our class, it has now spread to alumni graduating from 1963 to as recent as 2012 from both WYHK and WYK. In fact, most tutors are from WYK now. It has also expanded from an onsite English tutorial program for forms 3 and 4 to an online oral English program for forms 5 and 6 involving many overseas alumni as tutors. The admission of our project into WYOFF last year has not only granted us formal recognition by the WY community but a charitable status, making all donations to us tax deductible in HK, USA and Canada. These developments are, by no small scale, due to the initiatives, effort and help of our classmates.
Earlier this month, an Appreciation Day was held to honor the 50+ volunteers of this project. Father Stephen Chow, supervisor of the the two WY Colleges and Tom Ho, a Board Member of WYOFF, were our guests of honor. They handed out Appreciation Certificates not only to our volunteers but also principals and head teachers from six TSW schools attending the function. An evaluation of the entire project was held immediately afterward with all participants and some improvements agreed for future intakes. A press report from Apple Daily, now included in our project website, is in the link below;
Tin Shui Wai English Tutorial Project. A Charitable Initiative of Wah Yan One Family Foundation led by Wah Yan HK 1971 Alumni
Because of the success of this project and the approach of the 100th anniversary of WYHK, Father Chow is contemplating to use it to demonstrate that WY old boys are able to enshrine the ‘Men for and with Others’ WY spirit they have learnt from their mother school in a real life situation. At the same time, the WYIC has invited me to speak on the road map of the project leading to its success in its conference because it ties in well with its theme ‘Setting the world on fire: Service as the fuel of Wahyanites’ life journey’. Since some classmates have already enrolled to attend the WYIC and to take advantage of this opportunity, a reunion of classmates led by Camillus Chan there will be held on 25 July. Participants will likely include;
Camillus Chan Yue Chou
Bill Wu Sai Fong
Anthony Chan Kai Kwong
Carl Yeung Kwok Kau
Cheng Lap Yan (from New York)
David Chu Kwok Ching (from Melbourne)
Daniel Mak Wah Hung (from HK)
You are cordially invited to join this reunion on 25 July and details will be announced later by Camillus when the no. of classmates attending is known. Pl. therefore register before end June with Camillus to whom this email is addressed.
If you plan to join also the WYIC from 21 to 23 July 2017, below is a link to its website;
For those of you who have given the TSW project your support in the past, I must express again my heart-felt appreciation and gratitude. If you have any suggestion for improvement, please let me know. For those who have not, I hope you will join us to help the under-privileged in whatever way you feel appropriate. Last but not the least, hope you can join the class reunion and the WYIC 2017 in San Francisco in July.