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Sharing of Scholarship Recipients - YUEN Ka Mei



YUEN Ka Mei (Social Work)
Recipient of HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship 2020-21

As teenagers, we are the future of the world, so we ought to take up the job to care about society. After I diagnosed with Leukemia and Avascular Necrosis in Form 5, I had to suspend school and even stay at home for more than two year. Because of my hospitalized experience, I have more understanding about the psychological feelings and physical needs of the chronic illness patient and people with disadvantage. It inspired me that by taking care of people’s physical health, we could be attentive to their innermost being too. Moreover, I learned that empathy is a very crucial element to put yourself in someone’s shoes and we should be genuine to others.

Although I am not great enough to change the world, I believe that many a little could make a mickle. Therefore, I desire to participate in social work to make a positive use of my experience and contribute to the community. As a social work student, we have a keen sense of mission and try to seek for righteousness. Thus, I am eager to help develop and advocate an inclusive and diverse society in the future. To implement this goal, I have been working hard to equip myself and enhance my professional development. By attending courses like Mental Health First Aid, Narrative Practice Courses, and Bereavement Course, I could learn different lens to understand a person development and have a holistic vision to analyze the society. Also, I devoted to participating in varies voluntary work to enrich my experience such as Barrier Free City Orienteering, Inclusion Student Ambassador and Peer Mentor Program. 

It is appreciative for the HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship (AGS) to support my dream, both financially and spiritually. This acknowledge my effort in both study and commitment in personal development. Although I may not be the most outstanding academic student, I have tried my very best to conquer difficulties and devote time to study. Moreover, I worked hard to participate in different community services and courses in order to equip myself to be a better social worker. I wish I could get the opportunity to fulfill my dreams further and make a good use of my own experience to encourage and care for others. Last but not least, I would pay effort to help promote social change and create a better society for the needy.

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