Prof. Alice Chiu, BBS, JP, Honorary Life President
Renowned as “Queen of Charity”, Prof. Alice Chiuhas been devoting herself to charity for more than 40 years, raising a total ofmore than one billion RMB.
Her extraordinary achievements have earned her 26honourable titles and awards thus far, including “Justice of the Peace”and “World’s Outstanding Chinese Award”. She is also the Foundation Chairman ofHong Kong AIDS Foundation, Chairman of Operation Smile Greater China,Co-founder of Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation, Director of Peking UniversityEducation Foundation and the Founding Chairman of Greater China Culture GlobalAssociation.
For the past 20 years, Prof. Chiu has beensupporting many charitable organizations, such as the Hong Kong AIDSFoundation, Marrow Match Foundation, Yan Chai Hospital, etc. She is also themain driver behind the Sheen Hok Rainbow Amblyopia Project and Operation Smile.Seeing children recovering from treatments with their happy smiles whilefeeling the gratitude from their parents are the motivation for her dedicationto philanthropic works during the past decades.
Prof. Chiu has always been committed to promotingcharitable developments in various aspects. For education, she has establishedeight schools in remote villages in China in the name of Sheen Hok New HopeSchools, funded the establishment of Louis Chiu Arts Building at ZhaoqingUniversity, and supported over 100 orphans and underprivileged children withscholarships, allowing them to continue their studies.
For healthcare, she has financed the establishmentof nine early childcare centres and co-organized 100 more in China, allstriving to provide basic medical services and hygiene training such as diseaseprevention, dental and orthopaedic care to newborns, children and pregnantwomen. Meanwhile, she also supports the provision of further training to localdoctors.
In elderly care, she sponsored the establishment oftwo elderly centres located in Tuen Mun and Shatin respectively, serving atotal of over 2,800 senior members; in terms of specialist training, she hasorganized a number of symposiums led by ophthalmology experts from Hong Kongand overseas to train up hundreds of ophthalmologists and healthcare professionals.
In recent years, Prof. Chiu has been payingattention to the situation of Hong Kong’s children with special education needs(SEN) and their families. She spent nearly two years researching about issuesof children with SEN, communicating and coordinating with the Hong KongAdventist Hospital, medical team and healthcare staff, in hopes of rolling outa comprehensive programme of services for SEN children in need. Thanks to thehard work from Prof. Chiu and various parties, "Sheen Hok Rising Sun Project"was finally launched in 2019.