The Han Chiang University College of Communication (HCUC) Fundraising Dinner Committee has raised RM23,135,000 for the Han Chiang University College Night to upgrade the facilities in HCUC.
Penang Han Chiang Associated Chinese Schools Association Board of Directors, in collaboration with Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce (PCCC), were joint organisers of the fundraising dinner.
The dinner was to show appreciation to donors who have contributed to the HCUC’s fundraising event to develop the sky building The Chancellery and also to upgrade teaching and learning facilities as part of HCUC’s effort to offer a modern and conducive learning environment for students.
The Han Chiang University College Night was held on March 23, 2018 (Friday) at G Hotel Penang, jointly chaired by President of Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Dato’ Seri Choot Ewe Seng and Chairman of Penang Teochew Association cum Penang Han Chiang Associated Chinese Schools Association Honorary Advisor, Dato’ Seri Ng Tee Soo.
The Penang Chief Minister, YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng attended the fundraising dinner along with the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Penang, His Excellency Mr. Wu Jun. Other VIP guests included Deputy Chief Minister I, YB Dato’ Haji Mohd Rashid bin Hasnon and Penang State Executive Councillors.
Penang Han Chiang Associated Chinese Schools Association Board of Directors Chairman, Dato’ Seri Ooi Soo Hing extended his gratitude and appreciation towards the Penang State Government, Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Penang, Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce Directors, Penang state associations, Penang Han Chiang Associated Chinese Schools Association Board of Directors and Han Chiang alumni for their generous contribution in helping Han Chiang University College of Communication to reach its targeted funds within the brief two months.
He also added that the path of Chinese education has been full of obstacles and it was only with the generous support from the Chinese community that it is able to thrive and flourish.
“The three schools of Han Chiang, with the support from all parties are marching towards a complete educational system and this is indeed a proud achievement for the Chinese community,” Ooi said.
Ooi added that since obtaining the approval letter to upgrade to university college status from the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) in October 2017, the Board of Directors has channelled considerable effort into enhancing the facilities of the university college, such as planning The Chancellery, and upgrading the teaching and learning facilities.
Sixty (60) tables were provided for donors and guests during the dinner. Several leaders from the fundraising committee borne all expenses of the fundraising dinner.
HCUC alumni Tan Lay Teng and Carol Fong Lee Yih were the emcees for the fundraising dinner.
Students from Han Chiang Primary School (HCPS), Han Chiang High School (HCHS), Han Chiang University College (HCUC) and Han Chiang alumni put on spectacular performances during the night.