(2nd November 2015 – Hong Kong) The flagship community programme of Prudential Hong Kong Limited (“Prudential”), Hope for Success, reached its 2015 finale with the awards ceremony held at Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) headquarters.
Prudential Chief Executive Officer Mr. Derek Yung and Honorary Secretary of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Mr. Kenneth Chen presented grands totalling HK$500,000 to 20 students in recognition of their success and dedication in reaching the grand finale.
The awards ceremony marked the end of the six-month Hope for Success programme, which this year saw over 700 secondary students took part in career development contests and workshops while competing for 50 finalist spots to further their career exploration during summer holidays.
Of the 50 reaching the finals, 20 students were selected by judges as winners of a HK$10,000 grand. The 20 winners will be able to further compete for one of six grand awards of HK$50,000, with two awards up for grabs in each of three categories: Community Participation; Artistic and Talent Development; and Career Preparation.
Now in its second year, Hope for Success gives Hong Kong youth the chance to explore their career dreams, with interactive workshops, mentoring, work shadowing and cash prizes.
Thanks to Prudential’s unique mentoring scheme, which allows selected Prudential customers to act as guest volunteers, the youngsters had a rich variety of career guides to support them, including firemen, wealth managers, organic farmers, environmental engineers and CEOs.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Prudential Chief Executive Officer Mr. Derek Yung said: “The courage and determination of the young people at the Hope for Success awards ceremony today gives me great optimism about the future of Hong Kong. Prudential is committed to youth development and education, and we are delighted with the impact our Hope for Success flagship programme is having. Volunteers from all walks of life have helped hundreds of young people with new ideas and experiences, and I look forward to expanding our work in 2016.”
Prudential Chief Executive Officer Mr. Derek Yung and Honorary Secretary of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Mr. Kenneth Chen presented the cheque of HK$10,000 to each awardee.
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