Obituary: Mr. MAK Wah Hung Daniel (’71)
Mr. MAK Wah Hung Daniel (麥華雄), founder and leader of the Wah Yan charitable initiative, the Tin Shui Wai English Tutorial Project, passed away on 27 February 2021, at the age of 67.
Daniel graduated from Wah Yan College Hong Kong in 1971. His commitment to serving the community had rewarded with him with a fruitful career in the Hong Kong civil service for over 20 years, having served in multiple government departments.
Upon retirement, Daniel devoted himself wholeheartedly to community service. He volunteered with Sowers Action, an organisation dedicated to helping the disadvantaged realise their rights to education. In April 2015, Daniel worked with his fellow Wah Yan alumni to start the Tin Shui Wai English Tutorial Project, the objective of which was to provide free onsite English tutorial service to help underprivileged and ethnic minority F.2-6 students to improve their English and integrate into Hong Kong society. In this project particularly, Daniel had impressed on the students that a meaningful life was not about getting rich or attaining academic success, but being someone who is willing to help others in need. This project has also unified over 60 Wah Yan alumni and friends to give back to the society by teaching over 2000 students in 20 schools in Tin Shui Wai and Kwai Chung in the past 6 years.
True to his Wahyanite calling to be ‘man for and with others’, Daniel had always cared for others and found deep joy serving others throughout his life. Daniel’s active leadership and participation in an array of charitable projects and initiatives had blessed him with rich relationships with various communities and Wah Yan alumni in Hong Kong, Canada, Singapore and other parts of the world. He had not only helped those in need, but also touched and inspired many others to uphold the spirit of Wah Yan to serve others.
Daniel’s contributions to the community had been immense. He will be greatly missed.
Details of the funeral service are as follows:
Vigil Mass on Wednesday, 17 March, 8pm
Funeral Mass on Thursday, 18 March, 10am
St Thomas the Apostle Church, 5 Tsing Luk Street, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong
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