With existing programmes supporting small children and the elderly, the BEA Foundation has chosen to partner with The Warehouse Teenage Club (“Warehouse”) to enable youngsters to develop their skills in the visual arts, craft-making, and digital technology in the “makerspace”. The aim of the Programme is to help young people develop self-confidence and self-reliance while they learn how to collaborate with their peers, contribute to the community, and gain inspiration for their future careers.
Pressure to achieve academic excellence and stress from living in a fast-paced, competitive society are contributing to a growing number of mental health issues among adolescents in Hong Kong. In response to this growing social problem, the BEA Foundation supports the Teen Café operated by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. Leveraging a multi-disciplinary platform of medical professionals, welfare agencies, schools, and families, the Teen Café helps to identify and address mental issues early on. On the occasion of BEA’s 100th Anniversary, friends are invited to contribute to this worthy case in lieu of flowers and other gifts.
BEA has long regarded the field of education as one of the major areas where its contributions can have a direct impact. We realise that students with special educational needs (“SEN”) and their families may face challenges when pursuing higher education. In particular, the costs of ongoing medical care combined with tuition and other related educational expenses may place heavy burdens on families. The BEA Foundation is therefore pleased to offer up to 10 scholarships during each academic year for SEN students studying at universities in Hong Kong.
Supported by the BEA Foundation and operated by the Warehouse, the 2-year BEA Youth Makerspace Programme will enable approximately 1,600 youngsters to develop their skills in the visual arts, craft-making, and digital technology.
In view of the growing number of mental health issues among adolescents in Hong Kong, the BEA Foundation will support the Teen Café Youth Mental Health Promotion Project organised by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.
The Bank of East Asia has a long-standing commitment to charitable action. For the past century, the Bank has exhibited its commitment to serve the community through numerous initiatives. Since 2009, our charitable activities have become more formalised with the establishment of BEA Foundation.
A collaboration between the BEA Foundation , “la Caixa” Foundation, and The Salvation Army Hong Kong and Macau Command, this programme provides a new model of palliative and holistic care for terminally-ill patients and their families.
Run in partnership with Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui's Religious Education Resource Centre, the programme has provided subsidies to over 12,000 underprivileged students to foster their interest in reading.
A partnership with St. James’ Settlement, the BEA “High Five” Club provides after-school care to children whose parents work long hours. Club members receive assistance on homework, hot nutritious meals, and opportunities to develop their social skills in various recreational activities.
Established by BEA China and the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation in 2009, the BEA Charity Fund has opened nearly 80 Firefly Centres in rural schools across the Mainland, which are equipped with computers and other educational tools for students to enjoy.