Introduction of Doreen Leung Memorial Service Award
In 2009, Ms. Doreen Leung, the first female to be honored as “The Outstanding Young Persons of the World”, passed away. In memory of Ms. Leung, Youth Arch Foundation set up the Doreen Leung Memorial Service Award in 2010 to uphold her selfless spirit of serving the community. Awardee is selected according to his or her community services records, as well as voting result among the nominees. Mr. Chung To, a social leader and Chi Heng Foundation Founder and Chairperson, will be the mentor of the awardee for a year. Throughout her life, Ms. Doreen Leung has been passionate about charity work and community service, and known to many as “Auntie Doreen”. From Hong Kong Outstanding Female Students Award in 1985 to be renamed Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award in 1987, it has become a renowned award in the education sector, Ms. Leung’s hard work must be recognized. She did not only organize the Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award, but also acted as the Organizing Committee Chairperson for many years. She also set up the Best Improvement Award and dedicated to cultivate all-around youths for the society. After “Auntie Doreen” Ms. Doreen Leung’s death, a group of past winners and finalists of the Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award decided to step up and found the Youth Arch Foundation, to succeed Ms. Leung’s work as the organizer of the two awards.