Kiki Hung Mei-Ki

2017 Scholar

Kiki Hung Mei-Ki

2017 Scholar

Kiki is a second-year student in the Department of Linguistics and Translation at City University of Hong Kong. She requires additional learning support because she suffers myofibrillar myopathy – a rare genetic disorder that comes with symptoms similar to muscle atrophy. The condition makes her joints stiff and fatigues her body. Despite all that, Kiki worked her way to university. She is undeterred by hardships in the pursuit of knowledge.

For Kiki, her Scholarship offers much more than just financial assistance. She says she has become more confident after becoming a JC Scholar and has learnt about the numerous possibilities of serving the community through interacting with other Scholars.

“Many university graduates encounter difficulties in finding a job. For those with special needs, the challenge is immense,” she observes. “As a JC Scholar, I hope to collaborate with non-governmental organisations to help the disabled develop their careers.”

Despite the uncertainties posed by her health condition, Kiki remains hopeful and passionate about her dream. “At a Scholarship High Table Dinner organised by the Secretariat, the experience sharing by Ms Ada Tsang Yin-hung – the first Hong Kong woman to conquer Mount Everest—made me realise nothing is impossible for those who persist.”