Our Form 4 student Mok Tin-yan has won the 'Community Contributor' Award in the South China Morning Post's 40th 'Election of Student of the Year' .This big event is sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and is supported by the Education Bureau.
The 'Student of the Year' has long been hailed as Hong Kong's most prestigious secondary school event held to acknowledge the achievements of outstanding senior-level students. The 'Community Contributor' goes to students who display outstanding achievements and commitment in supporting community-based projects and who have done something for the betterment of society.
Mok Tin-yan and two other Hong Kong finalists have each been awarded a plaque, certificate and a scholarship. Tin Yan has a long list of volunteer work and community service, bearing testament to her active participation and ongoing effort to help others. Her impressive number of awards, acknowledge her achievements in several areas of interest. Her contributions are as diverse as working with the elderly, youth groups, children with special needs, and waste reduction programmes. She also participated in the Unicef Youth Envoys Programme in 2019 which is a training scheme for young leaders. Her successful participation in this programme led to her official appointment as a Unicef Youth Envoy.
Not only has Tin-yan devoted herself to social services, but she has also made use of her passion and talent in STEM to help the elderly. Recently, she clinched the Gold Award of The Best Safety Innovation Award organized by the Education Bureau by designing the Smart Insole. The pressure data collected by the sensors attached to the smart insole provide valuable feedback about the elderly wearer’s gait and posture via her app.
Tin-yan has consistently shown a high degree of diligence, commitment and dedication in her endeavours. The Community Contributor Award is a public acknowledgement of her remarkable feats for which we should all offer our congratulations.