Former banker launches charity exchange

Samuel Poon builds platform to bridge needs of students and philanthropists.

To the chime of school bells, The Hong Kong Institute of Education announced the launch of an online educational philanthropic platform called EdExchange. The forum, brainchild of former Merrill Lynch banker Samuel Poon, operates by applying stock market principles to education funding and resource allocation.

The platform provides an efficient and effective matching service for teachers and students seeking funding for educational projects, and for donors who are willing to offer their support to their programs.

EdExchange provides a venue in which teachers can 'list' their proposals for their program on the www.edexchange.org website, and donors or 'potential investors' can browse based on project type,...

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