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- Strive and Rise Programme

Strive and Rise Programme  


Senior Leadership:
The Chief Secretary for Administration is leading an inter-departmental Task Force to take forward the Strive and Rise Programme through tripartite collaboration between the Government, the business sector and the community.

Target Mentees:
Secondary One to Secondary Three students from underprivileged families, particularly those living in subdivided units

Quota of Mentees:
2 000 students (first round)

Programme Objective:
To help mentees broaden their horizons, reinforce their self-confidence, develop a positive outlook on life, set goals for their future and strive for upward mobility

Three Elements of the Programme:
  • Mentorship: Mentees will each be paired up with a volunteer mentor who will share his/her life experience to help the mentees build up their self-confidence and guide them to develop their personal goals in a proactive and positive manner; the mentors will also assist their mentees in developing positive financial planning concepts and applying effectively the financial support provided under the Programme
  • Personal development plans: Mentors will inspire mentees to explore more possibilities for personal development, develop action plans and make good use of financial resources to achieve their personal development plans under guidance
  • Financial support: Each mentee will be given a start-up sum of $5,000 for spending under the guidance of the mentor to achieve his/her personal development plan; upon successful completion of the Programme, a scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to the mentee for his/her own deployment by applying the financial planning concepts acquired

Programme Duration:
1 year (first round)(October 2022 to September 2023)

Recruitment of Mentees

Recruitment commences on 8 September 2022 through district network and secondary schools; and will end on 28 September 2022.
(For details, please visit the website of Strive and Rise Programme:

Press Releases
Date Link
6 July, 2022 CS to lead Task Force to Lift Underprivileged Students out of Intergenerational Poverty
12 July, 2022 CS chairs first meeting of Task Force to Lift Underprivileged Students out of Intergenerational Poverty (with photo)
22 August, 2022 Transcript of remarks of press conference on the Strive and Rise Programme launched by the Task Force to Lift Underprivileged Students out of Intergenerational Poverty (with photos/video)
08 September, 2022 Strive and Rise Programme starts recruitment of mentees


司長與你談談"Teen" (August 2022) (Chinese version only):
First episode: Programme overview
Second episode: Parents and children (Part 1)
Third episode: Parents and children (Part 2)
Fourth episode: Principals and teachers
Fifth episode: Social workers

Star Mentor (Chinese version only):
Dr HO Pak Cheong
Dr LO Yuen Yi

<Strive and Rise Programme> (Chinese Version only):


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