BONG LAM Educational Bursary was established on 4th May of 2011 at Wing Yip centre, Cricklewood. The establishment of this bursary is to encourage the UK Chinese descendants to go back to China to learn Chinese or other courses. BONGLAM Educational Bursary has entrusted by UK Chinese Education Foundation, AW BOON HAW Foundation, Overseas Chinese Media Exchange Research Centre and other institutions to organise and Europe Commercial News to co-operate. The objective of this bursary is to encourage the new generation overseas Chinese to learn Chinese, know more about Chinese culture and foster their culture identity. Mr Lam hopes to assist the overseas Chinese children have the opportunities to go back to China to learn Chinese, and at the same time, to experience Chinese culture and the society. Chinese culture has a long history, extensive and profound. It is the spiritual home of overseas Chinese to maintain feelings with the motherland. To comprehend the Chinese culture, the first action is to learn Chinese.
This scheme is running with Jinan University. In 2007, Mr Lam had completed the Chinese Young Entrepreneurs Seminar in Jinan University and found it is a very suitable platform with the superior quality of education and high teacher standard for overseas Chinese descendants to begin their education in Chinese.
The funding targets are aged between 18 to 30 years old overseas Chinese descendants who are interested to be educated in the College of Chinese Language and Culture of Jinan University to learn Chinese, or study other courses in Jinan University. There are 10 placements each year. The successful selected students will be financial supported for the tuition fees.
Besides this overseas Chinese descendants educational bursary, the other project in this bursary is provide financial support to the outstanding achievements but impoverished students in Zhuhai to continue their study in the university.