Naming Ceremony of EdUHK Wofoo Foundation Dr Joseph Lee Football Field
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) held a ceremony today (11 May) to mark the naming of its football field on the Tai Po Campus as ‘Wofoo Foundation Dr Joseph Lee Football Field’, in recognition of Wofoo Foundation Chairman Dr Joseph Lee Chung-tak’s unwavering support for the University.
The ceremony was attended by Acting Secretary for Education Mr Jeff Sze Chun-fai; Dr and Mrs Lee; Ms Christina Lee, Ms Britta Lee and Mr Stanley Choi Tak-shing of Wofoo; EdUHK Council and Foundation Chairman Dr David Wong Yau-kar; and President Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung.
Addressing the ceremony, Mr Sze said he was pleased to see the incorporation of Greater Bay Area elements into the EdUHK curriculum, which aims to nurture educators with passion, professionalism, ethics and innovation.
He said, “Hong Kong enjoys the strong support of the Motherland and is closely connected to the rest of the world. I call on EdUHK staff and students to pursue excellence, venture into different areas, and contribute to the country, Hong Kong and the world by leveraging these unique advantages.”
Dr Wong expressed his gratitude to the Wofoo Foundation for its support of EdUHK. He said, “Embracing the vision of ‘harmony bringing prosperity to a family, and cohesion making a nation wealthy’, Dr Lee has continuously driven diversified social services, benefitting various community groups. His selfless efforts have greatly facilitated local charity work, especially in education and the whole-person development of teenagers.”
In his speech, Dr Lee said, “Wofoo places great emphasis on fostering character education and promoting positive values. Education is not only about disseminating knowledge, but also cultivating the good character of students. Beyond the classroom, we believe students can participate in sports to better understand themselves and push their limits, build team spirit, appreciate others and respect different cultures. And ultimately, we want them to demonstrate these values and put them into practice.”
The ceremony was followed by a panel discussion, during which Associate Head of the Department of Health and Physical Education Dr Lobo Louie Hung-tak; Lecturer and former Karate athlete Miss Carmen Chan Ka-man; and EdUHK student and Lifesaving elite athlete Miss Li Yan-tung exchanged views on the development of sports and values education in Hong Kong.
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