Charity boosts English-speaking in HK

Investment banks have helped to fund a charity that seeks to improve the quality of English-speaking among Hong Kong children.

While you've been on holiday this year, you probably didn't realize a whole bunch of Hong Kong children have been busy trying to improve their English.

The children all come from low-income groups and have been improving their English with the help of Summerbridge, a charity that gets much of its funding from Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley among others.

Summerbridge's mission is to provide tuition-free intensive English education to financially underprivileged youths, improve the students' English, build students' confidence and self-esteem, encourage a love of learning, and train young leaders committed to community service, says Kelly McAskill, the programme manager of Summerbridge Hong Kong.

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