1. Recommendation from Fr. Deignan, S.J.
I am very happy to hear of this meaningful initiative of service to the deprived students of Tin Sui Wai organized by Daniel Mak , This is a wonderful way to express our love and care for others in a very practical way .
Wah Yan spirit is a spirit of service of those in need. I am sure the students will greatly benefit and also all who volunteer to help. Love is always shared.
This meaningful project has my full support and I hope there will be many generous volunteers
Fr. Alfred J. Deignan S.J.
2. Recommendation from Fr Stephen Chow, S.J.
Your proposed project to help the underprivileged students in Tin Sui Wai is laudable. I have always wanted to encourage our alumni to live out the ‘Men for and with Others’ spirit in our society employing our own excellent competencies. It is not necessary to use the name Wah Yan in order to provide your free services. As long as that the beneficiaries of your project can come to know who you are and why you are offering the services should be a powerful witness for what we stand for. Please be assured of my prayers and blessings for the abundant fruitfulness in the project. May you be blessed with more volunteers from our fellow alumni. And may you make a difference in the lives of your students! For education is more than academic results but the formation of a person!
Peace, Fr. Stephen Chow, S.J.
3. Recommendation from Mr Warren Chung, Principal of WYK
“The heritage of Wah Yan is the education of love: at Wah Yan, we learn to be loved and to love and serve. “Men for and with others” is our spirit and our mission is to nurture leaders who have the competence, commitment and compassion to serve others, especially the needy and the poor. The project to provide free tutorial lessons to under-privileged kids in Tin Shui Wai is exactly a project to help the poor and the neglected and I am more than eager to support it so that we can live out the spirit of Wah Yan and serve the kids in need.”
Warren Chung Principal Wah Yan College, Kowloon
4. Recommendation from Dr So Ying-Lun, Principal of WYHK
A key part of the vision of Jesuit Education at Wah Yan is to nurture our students into gentlemen “… with a universal heart contributing to the welfare and happiness of all, in particular the poor and the neglected.” It is thus heartwarming to know that a group of alumni from the class of 1971 (WYHK) have decided to devote their time and effort into providing volunteer tutorial services to the underprivileged secondary school students in Tin Shui Wai. If you have time and share similar concerns for those in need in the area, please seriously consider joining this noble and meaningful venture. It promises to be a life changing experience – for the kids, and probably for you too!
Dr So Ying-lun Principal Wah Yan College, Hong Kong
[Last update: 20150202] Greetings from Fr. Deignan and Fr. Chow
Dear Daniel , I am delighted to hear that your initiative in providing free tutorial classes will be launched on 11th April in Pui Shing Secondary school I wish the project every blessing . Unfortunately this happens to clash with the Jesuit Education Forum which is part of our 90/95 Anniversary programme which will be held in Wah Yan Hong Kong on the same day. So I will miss your opening .
Wishing you every success and Christ’s Easter blessing .
Fr. Alfred J. Deignan S.J. 7 Apr 2015
Dear Daniel, I am thrilled to read the positive responses you have received for the project. Once your vision is a worthwhile one, which I believe it is, people will come to your help giving time.
April 11 is also the day of the Jesuit Education Forum, the first ever in HK and a whole day affair. So I am afraid that I cannot come to congratulate you in person on that day. But please be ensured of my blessing and prayers.
Fr. Stephen Chow S.J.
7 Apr 2015