The second “Plan International Hong Kong Partner Awards Ceremony” was held successfully in August. 25 awarded corporate and foundation representatives had a pleasant moment with Plan International Hong Kong.
To show gratitude for our corporate and foundation partners’ long-term support, the second “Plan International Hong Kong Partner Awards Ceremony” was successfully held on 25th August 2023. The ceremony was to recognise the support and contributions of corporates and foundations in advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. Four awards were presented in the ceremony, including “Annual Diamond Partner”, “Annual Gold Partner” “Annual Platinum Partner” and “Annual Partner”. Ms. June Leung, our Board Chair officiated the Ceremony win an opening speech, Mr. Ralph Szeto and Ms. Sylvene Fong, our board members; and Dr. Kanie Siu, our Chief Executive Officer shared our achievements and presented the awards to 25 representatives.
Thanks to Corporates and Foundations’ Generous Contributions
In her opening remarks, Ms. June Leung expressed that Plan International Hong Kong is grateful to have corporates’ and foundations’ benevolent support, which enabled us to carry out different projects globally and locally, and provide comprehensive and ample assistance to children and girls in need for overcoming various challenges. She hoped that our corporate and foundation partners would continue partnering with us in the future so that more children can thrive and rewrite their destinies with knowledge.
Dr. Kanie Siu also reviewed the fruitful work and impacts brought by the generous support from corporates and foundations that allowed Plan International Hong Kong to carry out several successful fundraising events and gather resources for implementing educational programmes and anti-child marriage projects and responding to climate change in developing countries. She continued that in recent years, climate disasters, conflicts, and epidemics have become more frequent, further threatening girls’ rights. She expressed gratitude to have partners with the same ambitions for advancing girls’ rights so that more underprivileged girls can be protected from threats such as child marriage and sexual violence and live a splendid life.
Sharing from Representatives for Partnering with Plan International Hong Kong
We were delighted to have Ms. Deana Ku, Head of Human Resources, GBA of United Overseas Bank; Ms. Ophelia Lin, Founder and Managing Director of Meiriki Japan; and Ms. Stella Chun, General Manager, Kimberly-Clark, to deliver a speech at the ceremony. They shared their vision for future cooperation with Plan International Hong Kong.
Dr. Kanie Siu hoped that our corporate and foundation partners would continue walking hand in hand with us in advancing equality and creating a better world for children and girls.
Ms. June Leung, our Board Chair, said Plan International Hong Kong would continue sparing no efforts in improving the lives of children and girls in need by actively providing emergency assistance to children affected by climate disasters, wars, conflicts, and food crises.
United Overseas Bank, our annual platinum partner, is dedicated to empowering girls through education and has supported the Plan International “Run for Girls” event since 2017. Ms. Deana Ku, Head of Human Resources, GBA of United Overseas Bank, shared her vision of collaborating with various business sectors to promote gender equality so that everyone can enjoy equality in education and rights.
Meiriki Japan has been a longstanding supporter of Plan International’s girls’ rights work in protecting girls from child marriage, sexual violence, and female genital mutilation. Ms. Ophelia Lin, Founder and Managing Director of Meiriki Japan, shared her vision to gather more power from the business sector to help more girls and children in need. She would continue encouraging colleagues to join Plan International’s forces and develop a world with gender equality.
Kimberly-Clark (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. continues to support the Menstrual Education Project of Plan International. Ms. Stella Chun, General Manager, Kimberly-Clark, said that as a leading brand of female hygiene products, Kimberly-Clark and its Kotex brand continue to promote the #SheCan spirit, are committed to creating a carefree period for girls and encouraging girls to pursue their dreams fearlessly. She looked forward to cooperating with Plan International to eradicate period poverty and period shaming in the coming years.
List of Awardees
To celebrate the remarkable event, an advertorial was published on 22nd September 2023 in the Hong Kong Economic Journal.