Sands China Donates MOP 1 Million in Scholarship and Fellowship Funds

Donations to six tertiary institutions to benefit 100 local students

(Macao, Oct. 04, 2018) – For the 12th straight year, Sands China Ltd. has made a donation to six Macao tertiary institutions for scholarships and fellowships. The MOP 1 million dollar in total donations was presented to representatives of the educational institutions at a cheque presentation ceremony in September at Sands China’s company office.

The annual donation reiterated the company’s support of local students, in acknowledgement of the importance of higher education in nurturing Macao’s talent.

“Sands China remains firm in its conviction that investing in local talent development is crucial for our team members and for Macao as a whole – both now and for the future development of the city,” said Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. “It’s our company’s privilege to help nurture Macao’s local talent in cooperation with educational institutions. Through the successes of these students, Macao’s future in development and diversification as a world centre of tourism and leisure will be in good hands.”

Wen Hongyan, senior vice president of human resources for Sands China Ltd., said: “When Sands China is able to help these students with these donations, we are investing in the future of Macao. The development of local talent means the continued development of Macao. Including today’s donation, Sands China has contributed nearly MOP 10 million toward scholarships and fellowships since 2006, with nearly 1,200 students benefitting to date.”

Sands China presented the scholarship and fellowship cheques to (in no particular order) Ms. Carol Wong, director of the Rector’s Office of the University of Macau; Denys Kwong Ying Wa, associate vice president, and Remus Wong Ka Weng, head of the Student Affairs Office, from the Macau University of Science and Technology; Linda Lei, head of the Academic Affairs Department of the Macao Polytechnic Institute; Antonio Chu Chan Weng, head of the Technical and Academic Support Division of the Institute for Tourism Studies; Prof. Alvaro Barbosa, vice-rector, and Teresa Loong, director of the Office for Student Affairs, from the University of Saint Joseph; and Dr. Cheng Hing Wan, acting associate vice president of the Macau Institute of Management.

The MOP 1 million in donations are to be distributed among 100 students in support of their studies for the current academic year. Beneficiary students are chosen based on their academic performance and financial status during the previous academic year.


Photo caption: Dr. Wilfred Wong (centre-right), president of Sands China Ltd., presents a ceremonial cheque to Ms. Carol Wong, director of the Rector’s Office of the University of Macau (centre-left). Sands China donated MOP 1 million in scholarships and fellowships to six Macao tertiary institutions at a presentation in September at the offices of Sands China Ltd.
Also pictured: Wen Hongyan (left), senior vice president of human resources, Sands China Ltd.; Winnie Wong (right), vice president of corporate communications and community affairs, Venetian Macau Limited.


About Sands China Ltd. 

Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre and the Sands Cotai Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS). 

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Sands Cares
A firm believer in the importance of corporate social responsibility, Sands China Ltd. engages with the local Macao community as a part of Sands Cares – the charitable giving programme of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sands Cares integrates the company’s philanthropic work worldwide in four key areas: financial giving, community problem solving and collaboration, in-kind donations, and team member volunteerism.
Key areas of Sands Cares in Macao include the Sands Cares Ambassador programme for volunteering in the local community; charitable contributions to NGOs and community organisations; and sponsorship of community events.

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