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“The Big Fish Award (2021-22) Presentation Ceremony” was successfully held on August 6, 2022 at InnoAge Hub. A total of 26 participants took part in the Ceremony. We would like to congratulate Ms. Chan Choi Kiu and Mr. Li Yangli, Colby from the Bachelor of Social Science Program in Social Work and Ms. Wong Ching Yin, Jessie and Ms. Lui Nga Yan, Rain from the Master of Social Science Programme in Social Work for receiving “The Big Fish Award 2021-22”.

“The Big Fish Award” is established to recognize Mrs. Lam Yu Lai Ling, Teresa’s spirit and dedication to serve for the betterment of our society as well as to honor her significant contribution in the social work field. Teresa graduated in 1973 from CUHK’s Bachelor of Social Science Programme in Social Work. She devoted the next 19 years of her life in Caritas-Hong Kong upon graduation and strengthened their services, particularly in youth and community development. Her selfless generosity, optimistic encouragement, wise forgivingness, resilient capability and loving warmth left a deep impression on many of the people she served, co-workers, friends and family. Having lived a giving, caring and passionate life, she passed away peacefully and gracefully in August 2019.

The awardees have demonstrated genuine care for people, passion in serving and commitment to promote social wellbeing. They have also shown positive learning attitudes, strong leadership and good teamwork.

Teresa and the awardees’ family members and close friends, Prof. Steven Ngai (Former Chairperson of the Department) and Prof. Cheung Mei-chun (Programme Director of the Master of Social Science Programme in Social Work) attended the Ceremony to congratulate the awardees. Family members and friends of Teresa encouraged the awardees to always remember their aspiration to become a social worker as well as to stay true, confident and innovative when serving the clientele.

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Group photos with awardees and guests