College Alumnus Awarded as Outstanding Youth Volunteer 2022
College alumnus, Mr Michael S Y Chan was awarded as Outstanding Youth Volunteer 2022 presented by the Hong Kong Volunteer Award, a scheme co-organised the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau and the Agency for Volunteer Service.
Michael was suffered from brain cancer when he was young, leading to a life-long facial paralysis problem on his right face. Owing to his facial appearance, Michael was being abused by his schoolmates throughout the years. His experience encouraged him to devote himself in helping patients with mental health problem. By establishing Companion HK during his undergraduate studies, he is dedicated in the destigmatisation of mental health issues and raising public awareness of mental well-being. For more details, please refer to Michael’s interview.