Philanthropist provides scholarships for UWS students to travel to China
A generous donation from philanthropist Josephine Lam through the Australian Fujian Association has enabled new opportunities for students at the University of Western Sydney to gain cross cultural experiences in China.
The contributions will support the establishment of the Australia-China Bridging Scholarship Program at UWS providing up to 20 scholarships each year for students to travel to China to complete a short-term course organised by the Australian Fujian Association, Chinese Language and Culture Foundation of China and Huaqiao University in Xiamen, Fujian Province.
Students will be introduced to Chinese language, business and trading opportunities between China and Australia, Chinese business management and Chinese contemporary social development and culture study.
This significant donation will strengthen China-Australia relations and provide students with the unique and valuable experiences of travelling overseas to immerse themselves in the country and culture of one of our most important neighbours.
Josephine Lam is the founder of TK Pacific Marketing, Chairman of Australian Fujian Association and Director of the National Institute of Chinese Education and is heavily involved in charity and community work. Josephine works to promote bilingual education opportunities for Australian and Chinese students through the National Institute of Chinese Education.
Ms Lam is pleased to be partnering with the University of Western Sydney on this important initiative.
"We must focus on improving cultural understanding and bilingual education opportunities for young people, to help build a strong future for friendship and cooperation between China and Australia," she says.
This donation furthers the University of Western Sydney's ability to create new friendships with the Chinese community.
Contact the University of Western Sydney at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about supporting scholarships.
16 September 2014
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