28 July 2011
In the eyes of 7 million Hong Kong citizens, medical doctor Joseph Sung is a hero who led their country in battle against the wide-spreading SARS disease that threatened many lives back in 2003.
Professor Joseph Sung, now President of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (one of the top 10 Asian universities) visited Watoto in Uganda in July 2011 with fifteen of his students.
The visit comes as a response to the Watoto Children’s Choir, who presented a lively and dynamic 'message of hope' through song, dance and testimony in Hong Kong during October 2010.
"I am looking at a long term partnership with Watoto so that both Watoto and our university can benefit,” said Professor Sung.
The team of students accompanying him raised the funds and contributed to the physical building of a students' dormitory at Watoto's Suubi Children’s Village.
Following the visit, Chinese University has expressed a commitment to helping Watoto with regular management training, medical training and input into the Agricultural and Technical College set up in Gulu, northern Uganda.