HGC staff celebrate first anniversary with $1m broadband fundraiser
New HGC celebrates its first anniversary with HK$1 million broadband donation to grassroots students.
HGC staff have raised HK$1 million in broadband services for grassroots students in a walkathon that attracted more than 700 employees.
For every two who finished the “Walk Together for Broadband” at the scenic Tai Mei Tuk Main Dam in Tai Po, HGC will donate a 12-month free broadband service plan to a local student.
"In addition to our birthdays, we can also share our joy, achievements and beliefs with the public," HGC CEO Andrew Kwok told participants in the event, which celebrated the first anniversary of the company's new ownership.
Onsite registration for the free service was held at one of the centres of "Principal Chan Free Tutorial World," a community organisation that provides lessons and educational support for needy students.
Arthur Ma, Project Officer (Fundraising and Promotion) at Principal Chan, said: "The Internet is the indispensable tool for today's students. HGC's donation of free broadband services certainly helps our students in developing future learning pathways."
The offer of high-speed broadband was warmly welcomed by students and their families, with many applying to join the free service.