The infamous “plasma economy” of the 1980s and 1990s orphaned thousands of children in China. Against all odds, Hong Kong-born investment banker Chung To founded the Chi Heng Foundation (“wisdom in action” in Chinese) in 1998, and subsequently gave up his career to work full-time at the nonprofit. Today, Chi Heng Foundation sponsors 9,000 children in education and care, and cumulatively, over 20,000 children across twelve provinces in China.
The Singapore Red Cross presents a Humanitarian Lecture by Chung To, who will speak on developing a systematic and sustainable humanitarian programme for vulnerable children, whilst leveraging innovative and pragmatic approaches and navigating challenges and political sensitivity.
Date: 7 December 2018 (Friday)
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: YWCA Fort Canning Lodge, Ballroom, 6 Fort Canning Road Singapore 179494