Our Mission

Hong Kong Children In Need Foundation Limited (“HKCIN”) is dedicated to delivering high-quality STEAM education and experiences for children in Hong Kong.

We look to motivate and to discover children’s potential creativity and individuality.  And to nurture a positive and proactive life value by using STEAM innovation to address societal needs, family ties and individual well-being.
 
 

Our Vision

HKCIN look to motivate the next generation in Hong Kong by embracing teamwork and creating a future filled with enjoyment, meaning and lifelong learning. 
 
 

We envision a society where this all-round education becomes a common opportunity — transforming education and unleashing the potential of a new generation of Hong Kong citizens.

Formation of HKCIN (2019)

In 2019, Hong Kong Children In Need (HKCIN) was established by Mr. Matthew Ho, a seasoned professional in the financial services industry with a background in prominent global investment institutions. Recognizing that students should not be solely fixated on exam preparation and stressing over achieving perfect grades, Matthew envisioned a society where holistic education is a universal opportunity. 

To bring this vision to life, he founded HKCIN, an organization dedicated to providing a diverse range of afterschool activities to underprivileged students in Hong Kong. The goal is to offer these students a chance to explore and nurture their individual interests. 

A message from our founder, Mr. Matthew Ho

Early Stages (2019)

Music, Sports and ECAs

Initially, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, our focus was primarily on delivering year-long school based extracurricular opportunities, with a particular emphasis on free play, sports, and music and other extra curricular experiences. We arranged various activities, including “Sports Program”, “Transforming Lives through Music” and “Music & Sports Scholarship”.

 

 

Impact of COVID-19 (2020)

Moving towards STEAM

However, the emergence of the pandemic in 2019 prompted a significant shift in our approach. We recognized the need to adapt to the online learning landscape and decided to redirect our efforts toward enhancing STEAM and technology education in Hong Kong. Consequently, HKCIN’s current focus revolves around providing high-quality free STEAM learning experiences for both individuals and schools. Our aim is to empower these students, enabling them to thrive in a swiftly evolving world as future innovators and adept problem-solvers.

 

Celebrating Our 4th Anniversary

WHO WE ARE

Our Board of Directors

Matthew Ho

A veteran in the financial services industry with over 20 years of experience working at leading global investment institutions.Matthew founded Hong Kong Children in Need Foundation, with the belief that equitable access to affordable and high-quality early education is a right – not a privilege – to be enjoyed by all. He previously served as an acting Fundraising Committee Member of the Ten Percent Donation Scheme Foundation (2009-2019).

Dennis Fung

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dennis has over 15 years of experience in the finance industry. He is currently the General Manager of an investment company in Hong Kong. Previously he has worked in asset management in both private and public sectors in Hong Kong. He has been a director of Barnabas Charitable Service Association, a Hong Kong Christian drug rehabilitation service, since 2012. A father of two boys, Dennis is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Christian Studies.

Cliff L. Cheung

Cliff is an experienced private equity investor, is currently the Chairman of InterLeader Capital Limited. Throughout his career, his studies at The University of Hong Kong (B.Soc.Sc), HKUST Business School (EMBA), and Tsinghua University (Leadership program) led him to multiple leadership positions in professional organizations and charitable organizations: the Chairman of the Hong Kong Venture Capital, and Private Equity Association, and the Director of Chi Heng Foundation.

James Lim

James has extensive experience in the field of real estate investment, with years spent working across the UK and Europe. He had served a variety of executive positions, including as the Head of Real Estate Investment Banking for Asia Pacific for Lehman Brothers, BNP Paribas and Barclays Capital.

Gilbert Tsang

Gilbert has an illustrious background in private equity and corporate finance. Throughout his career, he held various executive positions at leading corporate, financial institutions and regulatory bodies, including Barclays Capital, Peregrine, Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia Limited (CLSA) and the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong.

Our Team

Chase Ko

Program Development Manager

Una Wong

Senior Program Officer

 

Christy Chan

Consultant

Official Education Technology Partner

 

Blueinno Technology Limited was founded in 2016 to develop and promote computational thinking mindset, coding skills, STEM and cutting-edge technology knowledge to students of all ages around the globe. Since 2016, Blueinno has trained more than 10,000 students on coding, engineering, STEM and AI through over 400 hours of structured curriculum. Their regular coding programs, summer camps, and self-learning STEM toolkits are well received and attract parents and students locally and overseas. Collaborating with NGOs, government institutions and business corporations, Blueinno also engages in AI and machine learning projects, such as computer vision and object recognition, to further impact the world with coding and technology.

The partnership with Blueinno marks the continuation of the successful collaboration between Blueinno and HKCIN since 2019. Successful programs include “STEM Maker in School” (2020-2023) and “INventoo – STEM Inventors in School Project” (2023-2026) both sponsored by Operation Santa Claus, “AIA STEM Buddies Program 2023” sponsored by AIA Foundation, and various STEAM workshops with corporate partners, in which we created synergy and community impacts in promoting STEAM education.