In September 2011, the Sprouts Foundation and its partners -- Po Leung Kuk (PLK), and Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) -- established The PLK, Sprouts Foundation and HKRU Education Services Centre (ESC).
The ESC provides after-school language training -- as well as broader life-skills development -- to nearly 250 low-income children in Tai Wai, New Territories. Tai Wai is a district where 22% of the population has no further education beyond primary school, and most children attending the ESC come from households living on less than HK$200 per day. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, as of February 2013 Hong Kong remains one of the most expensive cities in the world in which to live, surpassing any city in the United States or UK.
The ESC currently operates two programmes in Hong Kong, its PRIMARY section for children aged 6-12, and the recently-opened SECONDARY section, launched in September 2013 as an extension for students aged 13-16.
To find out more information about what we do within these schools please select a program.