On 3rd October 2019, the Wu Jieh Yee Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WUCIE) had organized the Guest Speaker Talk presented by Mr Arnold Chan. Arnold is the founder and CEO of Teach4HK, a social innovation project that trains exemplary university graduates to teach at Hong Kong’s underprivileged schools for one year. By 2017, Teach4HK has recruited 41 graduates as teaching fellows and served over 2,000 students. He has raised over US$1 million to support the future development of the organization. He won the Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders Award and Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups’ Hong Kong Youth Service Award in 2016.
In the talk, Arnold had shared his experience in the potential and challenges of pursuing educational entrepreneurship. Students attended actively raised questions regarding how to overcome the difficulties Arnold had faced at the very beginning of running the project. He also talked about the story of Teach4HK and his thought on the opportunities for educational entrepreneurship.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: 3 October 2019 (Thursday)
Venue: D203, 2/F, Block D, Lee Quo Wei Academic Building, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong