COVID-19 created a “new normal for education”, school suspension since late January 2020 has pushed schools to adopt online learning to sustain education in the absence of physical classroom learning. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust approved a HK$111.1 million donation to help students, parents and teachers adapt to the educational challenges and changes resulting from the pandemic. This included the development of the Jockey Club Interactive Wonder Box, a learning kit with fun educational activities distributed to all kindergartens under the Government’s Kindergarten Education Scheme, encompassing approximately 130,000 students.
Organization: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
• Investing in the underserved kindergarten segment to increase its readiness for the new normal
• Providing transitional support to students facing additional challenges, promoting mental and cyber wellness to enable smooth transition to the new normal
• Supporting teachers for effective teaching in the new normal.