FIS launched its fundraising campaign to support the JL and BPR campus renovation projects. The event was hosted on 9 June 2021 at the Residence of Mr Alexandre Giorgini, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau and Honorary President of the “French International School ‘Victor Segalen’ Association Limited”.
A gathering of around thirty people, in the presence of Mr Derry McDonell, from the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong, Mr Pierre-Éric Saint André, President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Mr Ian Clayton representing the school’s management, partners and senior representatives of companies holding corporate debentures in our school: Banque Transatlantique, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole, Dragages, L’Oréal, LVMH, Natixis, Pernod Ricard, Group Seb, Société Générale, Véolia, who, motivated by their attachment to the French International School, participated in the event.
After a short speech by Dr Albert Chau, Vice President for Teaching and Learning at HKBU (Hong Kong Baptist University) on the current challenges and opportunities of international education in Hong Kong, Mr Guillaume Goriot passionately and convincingly urged the guests to participate in the renovation investment. This will amount to HKD 150 million over 3 years. Here are the details of the projects.
These renovations are intended to provide all our students and staff with an optimized learning environment and a similar environment across all our campuses. It is also strategic for FIS to remain comparable, in terms of facilities, to our major competitors. Strong support for this project will help FIS remain an affordable school for our community, which is one of our recognized strengths.
A successful evening of meeting and fundraising since we thank BNP Paribas for its endowment announcement during the evening.
Thanks to all those who helped to make this event possible, the Consulate General of France, the Chamber of Commerce, Pernod Ricard and the FIS teams. Thanks again to Albert Chau, and Emily Tran, from HKBU for their help and a big thank you to BNP Paribas for its generosity.