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Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network presents "A Dialogue with Young Students in Hong Kong" with Professor Kishore Mahbubani on the Challenges Young People Face in the 21st Century

Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network presents "A Dialogue with Young Students in Hong Kong" with Professor Kishore Mahbubani on the Challenges Young People Face in the 21st Century

HONG KONG, April 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network (YCYW) hosted "Meet Professor Kishore Mahbubani: A Dialogue with Young Students in Hong Kong" on 26 April at the Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong (YCIS Hong Kong). Professor Mahbubani addressed challenges that youth face in the 21st century. Students, teachers, and principals from YCIS Hong Kong, as well as students from other 20 secondary schools and universities in Hong Kong, joined the event.  Students and teachers from 8 schools of Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network in the Chinese mainland also participated online. Professor Mahbubani fielded questions from the students and teachers during the Q&A session.

Professor Mahbubani fielded questions from the students and teachers during the Q&A session.
Professor Mahbubani fielded questions from the students and teachers during the Q&A session.

Professor Kishore Mahbubani, a former Singapore Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations, President of the United Nations Security Council, and Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, delivered an insightful presentation on the relative political, economic, social, and cultural strengths of the two superpowers, China and the United States. Professor Mahbubani is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.

Dr Esther Chan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (K-12) of YCYW, thanked Professor Mahbubani for being a guest speaker at the School's Secondary Section and having a dialogue with Hong Kong students. As a member of the YCYW Education Network, Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong is privileged to host this special occasion. She emphasised that as an education network celebrating 90th anniversary this year, YCYW is dedicated to nurturing future leaders who embody the values of service, contribution to society, and global perspectives. Hence, the dialogue and exchange that took place carries significant weight and is truly inspiring for all the students who participated.

For further details about "A Dialogue with Young Students in Hong Kong" with Professor Kishore Mahbubani, please visit: https://www.ycyw-edu.com/en/article/news/a-dialogue-with-young-students-in-hong-kong-with-professor-kishore-mahbubani-on-the-challenges-young-people-face-in-the-21st-century

About Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network (YCYW)

YCYW is a global education pioneer with roots in Hong Kong, China. It seeks to combine the best of Chinese and Western cultures to create a truly distinctive spectrum of educational provision. Its mission is to nurture compassionate global citizens for the building of a better world.

Madam Tsang Chor-hang was a visionary and education pioneer who founded the first Yew Chung School and Kindergarten in Hong Kong in 1932. In 1970, her daughter Dr Betty Chan Po-king joined Yew Chung to assist in its management. As a dedicated researcher in early childhood education, Dr Chan put forth an innovative concept of 'learning through play'. In 1985, Yew Chung organised the 'Pillars of Tomorrow', an Early Childhood Education Exhibition in Beijing, which was officiated by Ms Kang Keqing, the then Chairlady of the Beijing Soong Ching Ling Foundation. In 1989, Yew Chung collaborated with UNICEF to organise the world's first academic forum on early childhood education, promoting exchanges between early childhood education communities in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and around the world.

In the 1990s, Yew Chung was invited to Shanghai and Beijing to run schools for expatriates in the mainland. Following in her mother's footsteps, Dr Betty Chan Po-king and her husband, Professor Paul Yip Kwok-wah, later founded the Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network, nurturing Chinese and expatriate students to contribute to the international stage.

The educational pedigree encompasses the entire spectrum from early childhood to tertiary education including Yew Chung International Schools, Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education, Yew Wah International Education Schools, Yew Wah International Education Kindergartens and Yew Wah Infant and Toddler Discovery Centres in cities covering Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Qingdao, Yantai, Tongxiang, Silicon Valley, USA and Somerset, UK. Each year, YCYW provides quality education and development opportunities for more than 13,000 teachers and students around the world. 

 

 

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