Alumnus Lei Hill-hei Receives the Global Love of Lives Award

Congratulations to Alumnus Lei Hill-hei on receiving the 20th Global Love of Lives Award!

The award ceremony was held on 21 January at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Alumnus Lei Hill-hei received the 20th Global Love of Lives Award and won a scholarship worth NT$20,000. Guests attending the award ceremony included: Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung, President of The Education University of Hong Kong; Professor Kenneth Sin Kuen-fung, Director of the Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education, The Education University of Hong Kong; friends and relatives of Alumnus Lei Hill-hei and others.

Confined to a wheelchair, Alumnus Lei, at the award ceremony, shared his spiritual journey in the face of this illness and how he practised with dogged perseverance the skills of using his mouth to replace his hands. He not only illustrated his love for life but also compiled his illustrations into a picture book for art education. In 2011 and 2015, Alumnus Lei and the Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education of EdUHK collaborated to publish "Teaching Path on Wheelchair" and "筆生花火" respectively aiming to pass on to students the message that life should be cherished.

The 20th Global Love of Lives Award was presented by Taiwan’s Chou Ta-kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation. This year 20 people were selected from more than 2,500 nominees for their social contributions and passion for life. So far life warriors from 53 countries and regions altogether have been commended.