Anson Wong Shuk-wai is the founder of Starting Line, which aims to educate underprivileged children in Hong Kong. She recalls growing up poor and being abused by her late husband. Photo:  Xiaomei Chen
Anson Wong Shuk-wai is the founder of Starting Line, which aims to educate underprivileged children in Hong Kong. She recalls growing up poor and being abused by her late husband. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Hong Kong educator who didn’t let an abusive marriage and husband’s gambling get in the way of helping children of the poor reflects on her own journey from poverty

  • Anson Wong grew up poor, married, was rejected by her mother-in-law and physically abused by her gambler husband. When he died, he left her with nothing
  • She opened an education centre serving mostly poor children, earned three master’s degrees and now wants to launch an NGO to help more underprivileged children

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Anson Wong Shuk-wai is the founder of Starting Line, which aims to educate underprivileged children in Hong Kong. She recalls growing up poor and being abused by her late husband. Photo:  Xiaomei Chen
Anson Wong Shuk-wai is the founder of Starting Line, which aims to educate underprivileged children in Hong Kong. She recalls growing up poor and being abused by her late husband. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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