Po Leung Kuk launched a HK$10 million scholarship fund this week for its flagship private independent school, PLK Choi Kai Yau College, with dancers and musicians plus a guest appearance by Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung. The scholarship, which will cover fees for students with financial difficulties, was provided by a donation from the school's benefactor and founder of Sun Wah Group, Choi Kai-yau. 'On the one hand this scholarship can encourage gifted students to keep striving upwards, while on the other it will give less well-off students a chance to experience high-quality education,' said Sun Wah president Jonathan Choi Koon-shum, Mr Choi's son who presented the cheque to the school. The donation adds to HK$10 million the tycoon gifted to the Kuk in February 2001 to fund the school's establishment and HK$7.8 million in March this year to set up a development fund for the school. Choi Kai-yau has previously supported education projects in the mainland, Macau, and in Canada and the US. The four-year-old school shares a campus with Yew Chung International School in Cheung Sha Wan. It will move to a temporary campus next year while a purpose-built campus is constructed on the site, scheduled to be completed in 2009. It was the first new through school to be opened as part of the private independent schools initiative. The school is bilingual, teaching most subjects in English and using Putonghua to teach Chinese language after Primary One. It also emphasises creativity, with all students required to learn at least one musical instrument. Students from the school who hosted the celebration event had a chance to show off their language and dramatic skills - delivering their dialogue in flawless English and Putonghua.