SCMP - EDUCATION
HOW A HONG KONG CHARITY PLUCKS TOP UNIVERSITY GRADUATES TO TEACH IN UNDERPRIVILEGED SCHOOLS
Nov 18, 2017
Matthew Kwok, 22, a fellow teaching at St Bonaventure Catholic Primary School in Kowloon, observes:
“They don’t think English is an important language. They don’t really know what the use of it is, so ask why they have to study it, and have no incentive.”
Fellow Raymond Yang, 23, teaches alongside Kwok and expresses sympathy for the permanent instructors’ plight.
“Other teachers are heavily burdened. They just don’t have time to do what we do,” Yang says. “We have the energy to think, understand and try, but I totally understand why some of the other teachers don’t.”