Skoolbo is delighted to have the valuable support of our new local partner Erwin Huang.
Erwin is a well respected e-learning and social enterprise pioneer and graduate of Boston University. He also studied at Occidental College, MIT, Harvard Business School and Beijing’s TsingHua University.
Erwin started his prestigious career at Apple in the US and in 2009 he participated in a Hong Kong reality TV show where he was able to experience first hand, the impact that poverty was having on people. As part of the show he worked as a refuse collector earning HKD 50 a day in a densely populated residential area, consisting of several large public housing estates. This greatly influenced his subsequent career and today he is well known for his passion for promoting and extending the use of technology to improve people’s livelihoods, particularly in helping the elderly and the disadvantaged. His many notable achievements include –
- Founding CEO for the ‘Bridge the Digital Gap’ social project “WebOrganic” in Hong Kong which provided low cost technology solutions to create a level playing field for over 300,000 disadvantaged families
- Helping to found eLearning Consortium, a non-profit association of IT companies, education content publishers, educators and parents brought together to work as a bridge between stakeholders of the Hong Kong Government’s eLearning initiative
- Helping to found Senior Citizen Home Safety Association (SCHSA), a self-financing social enterprise and charitable organisation in Hong Kong that offers 24-hour personal care and emergency assistance services to the elderly and others in need through the use of technology and people-oriented services. The contribution of SCHSA has been recognised locally and worldwide.
We are very happy to announce that Erwin is now busy flying the Skoolbo flag in Hong Kong.
Recently Erwin introduced the ‘Happy 15’ project to a packed audience of students, parents and teachers. The project aims to alleviate inter-generational poverty problems and provide upward social mobility opportunities to underprivileged children. By improving children’s English language skills it is hoped that there will be an increased interest in learning, leading ultimately to greater academic achievement.
The 15 minutes a day of fun, motivational learning on the Skoolbo platform is already having a positive impact on children’s enjoyment and engagement with learning.
Although it’s still early days, results are looking very good with the participating schools regularly featuring in the top ten on the weekly live leaderboards
This is absolutely fantastic! Keep checking back with us as we’ll be updating you on how the students from these five schools are getting on.
The participating schools are
- Father Cucchiara Memorial School
- PLK Dr Jimmy Wong Chi-Ho (Tin Sum Valley) Primary School
- Baptist Rainbow Primary School
- Lam Tseun Public Wong Fook Luen Memorial School