Date: 31 Dec 2019



(The Chinese version follows the English one)


Completion of Manulife Centre for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)

Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University announces that the operation of the Manulife Centre for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities (MCCSLD) will be completed on 31 December 2019.


With the generous sponsorship of the Manulife Charitable Foundation, the MCCSLD first opened its door in 1999 with the aim to take a leading role in the holistic development of children with specific learning needs in Hong Kong. Over the past 20 years, the Centre provided professional support to some 10,000 children with various educational special needs and about 6,000 parents of SLD children, and advanced the awareness about specific learning needs in the community.


As the Centre’s mission has been completed, the Department would like to express gratitude for the trust and support of the Manulife Charitable Foundation in the past years. Their generosity enabled the Centre to launch various programmes allowing children with specific learning needs to discover and develop their strengths and talents. The Department also appreciates Dr. Alice Lai, Director of the MCCSLD, and the staff for their unreserved and professional contributions throughout.


For further information, please contact APSS at info.apss@polyu.edu.hk.




承蒙宏利慈善基金慷慨贊助,宏利兒童學習潛能發展中心於1999年成立,致力為香港有學習障礙的兒童提供學術及專業服務,20年來為 10,000 名有不同學習需要的兒童及約 6,000 名家長提供支援,並提高大眾對學習障礙的認識。