Hong Kong: Meet Our NGO Scholars
Loong has more than nine years of experience in nonprofit organizations in Hong Kong. In his most recent role with Clean Air Network (CAN), he is responsible for various clean air campaigns and initiatives that help reduce air pollution and mitigate climate change in the region. Loong aspires to make a global footprint with his work, and feels he will benefit greatly from the knowledge, networking and confidence he stands to develop as a Booth Executive MBA student. For him, business skills and knowledge are very important for NGO operations and sustainability. Attending Chicago Booth is an opportunity to scale his operations and to learn more about social innovation. “I love the vigorous academic culture of Booth,” he says. “I love the lecture by Prof. Richard Thaler talking about nudge in policy design. This inspires me a lot on how to advise the government on community design to reduce vehicular traffic.”
Tang began his career as a secondary school biology teacher before co-founding VolTra in 2009. The Hong Kong-based charity promotes global citizenship and fosters community development through international voluntary services. VolTra has connected more than 4,000 teenagers in Hong Kong with 140 NGO partners in countries around the world. He looks forward to gaining the necessary tools and skills from the Executive MBA Program, interacting with the diverse group of his fellow students, and using the knowledge and experience acquired to generate lasting social impact. "I am curious to learn more and make use of the Chicago Approach to bring the impact back to the Hong Kong community,"he says.
Miranda Wong began her career at The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) as an administrative officer fourteen years ago. She serves as director of the HKFYG Leadership Institute and is responsible for leading the establishment of the first youth leadership institute in Hong Kong. Having developed a wide range of skills, including entrepreneurship, organic farming, and global partnership, Wong would like to bring to her 60-year-old organization business insights and new knowledge in goalsetting, change management, leadership, and innovation. She hopes to create an even greater impact as she continues HKFYG’s mission of serving the young people of Hong Kong. At a time when her organization is on the verge of growing, she believes that her studies, made possible by the HKJC Scholarship, will offer her the knowledge, support and network needed to achieve greater results. "There could be boundless outcomes as long as we make a meaningful difference," she says.
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