Abstract:
Dr Rosanna Wong Yink-ming, DBE,JP, is a Hong Kong social work administrator and politician who has served as the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups since 1980. She was appointed as unofficial member of the Legislative Council and of the Executive Council, chairperson of the Hong Kong Housing Authority and chairperson of the Education Commission .

Dr Wong received her degree of social work from the University of Hong Kong in 1975 and was immediately employed by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups as a social worker. After obtaining a master degree of social work from Toronto, Dr Wong returned to the Federation of Youth Group and was immediately promoted as Executive Secretary . Later in 1980, she was further promoted as General Secretary at the age of 28 and thus becoming the leader of the Federation. She has successfully expanded the Federation to be a major teenage service organization in Hong Kong with a total number of 800 employees.

Dr Wong was awarded as one of the Hong Kong’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 1985. In the early years of the Special Administrative Region, Dr Wong was again appointed to different public posts. She has been appointed president of the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association since 1997, appointed president of the English Speaking Union, Hong Kong from 1999 and has become a director of the board of the Dragon Foundation and the chairperson of the World Vision Hong Kong since 2000. Dr Wong had also involved deeply in a large number of social organizations including a number of local Christian churches.

Causes Supported:
Children & Youth, Emergency Relief, Health & Medicine, Poverty

Source of Information:
Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

Photo Credit:
HKU

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