21 Sep 2018

Nicola Myers Kenneth McBride Fund

The current Island School Alliance campaign is in support of the Nicola Myers Kenneth McBride Fund, which supports students committed to educational success but in severe financial need.

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One recipient of the fund explains what the scholarship means to them.

Student 1 received the scholarship in 2017 during a period of financial difficulty. He explained, “In Secondary 4, my father was no longer in my life, leaving my mother to support my life and education.”
He used the money to purchase reference books for his upcoming DSE examinations as well as food. “[The scholarship] was very helpful” he said, “I want to say that it was very useful to support my living and relieve the stress on my mother. I am very thankful.

Make a donation today. Please state in the PayPal note section, that you are donating to the NMKM campaign. Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Island School Trust’ and sent to, Island School Tai Wai, Finance Office, Sun Chui Estate, Sha Tin, New Territories. Please reference “NMKM” on the back of the cheque. If you also include your name, address and email, we will send you a thank you card.

The Nicola Myers Kenneth McBride Memorial Fund is in memory of two Island School students who tragically died over 30 years ago. Each year since then, with the support of their families, the Island School community has raised money to help children committed to educational success but in severe financial need. Each individual is awarded a bursary which supports their continued education, and is often used to buy books, school materials or is used for general living costs. Bursaries are $3000. The South China Morning Post reported that, The number of impoverished Hongkongers hit a record high last year, with one in five people living below the poverty line, the latest official figures revealed. Friday, 17 November, 2017. The NMKM Fund aims to support individuals.