Ms WANG Ying 王莹
Founder, Shanghai Hand in Hand Life Care Developing Centre
Top 10 Outstanding Young People of Pudong New Area, Shanghai (2015)
Top 10 People of the Year for Charity by ifeng.com, China (2020)
Master of Arts in Social Service Administration (China) (2014)
Ms Wang Ying is the founder of Shanghai Hand in Hand Life Care Developing Centre, a pioneering non-profit organisation for hospice care in Mainland China. Over the years, the centre has trained more than 2,000 volunteers, and provided healthcare and counselling services to over 40,000 cancer patients. In 2020, Ms Wang was named one of the Top 10 People of the Year for Charity in China. This recognition means a lot to her – she had just overcome the biggest adversity in her life after being diagnosed with a rare cancer in 2018. As soon as she recovered from surgery, she set herself a new goal and launched the nationwide campaign “Death Cafe” to educate people about life and death.
PolyU Excel x Impact Autumn/Winter 2021 - Issue 6