Project WeCan

Flagship Business-in-Community Initiative

Project WeCan is a Business-in-Community programme initiated by Wharf in 2011. It is an open platform where participating secondary schools are paired with a sponsor in a multi-year collaboration with financial aid and volunteer support. It is an unprecedented “school adoption” model to foster cross-sector cooperation.

In 2021/22, Project WeCan is supporting 82 schools by 72 partners from different sectors with over 2,000 local and expatriate volunteers. More than 80,000 students have benefitted so far. 

Through diversified programmes, Project WeCan widens secondary school students’ horizons and empowers them to pursue higher education and future careers. 

 

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most resources-thirst secondary schools are now supported by Project WeCan
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students have benefitted from Project WeCan
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partners from different sectors support Project WeCan

WeCan Scholarship Scheme

Started in 2015, WeCan Scholarship Scheme provides students from Project WeCan schools with financial support as they pursue a four-year degree course in the eight UGC-funded institutions or The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Each successful candidate will receive a scholarship of up to HK$25,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship will be subject to students' performance and fulfillment of volunteer hours. In 2021/22, 69 students were awarded the scholarship, making the total number of awardees to 636 since launch. 

WeCan scholars are invited to join the WeCan Alumni, where they will contribute to the society by actively participating in volunteer activities under Project WeCan.

Click HERE for the 2021/22 WeCan Scholar List. 

 

Project WeCan in the news

Hong Kong Economic Times
January 02, 2018
Metro Daily
July 25, 2017
The Standard
January 09, 2017
News.gov.hk
August 03, 2016
Ta Kung Pan
July 07, 2016
Metro Daily
July 25, 2017
Sing Tao Daily
May 23, 2016

The Founding Patron of Project WeCan, The Honourable Peter Woo, GBM, GBS, JP talked to a number of business media about Project WeCan.

"If you want to do something for Hong Kong, for the community, this is a live option. Any company that joins, it's your program, it's your company's own flag. For your staff, it's a chance to give back. In the end, the success is yours."

"These students might not have a good start... We want to bring them basic integrity, to make sure they are entirely competent in basic skills, build their confidence and character, and expose them to career opportunities."

– Peter Woo, GBM, GPS, JP