Previous Awardees (Roy To)
Previous Awardees (AEF)
Roy To Community Service Awards
2023 Awardee - Mr. TEKRIWAL Naman (School of Business & Management)
An enthusiastic, highly motivated, and dynamic 21-year-old, Naman has been a social worker throughout his life, with his social aspiration for addressing critical global issues igniting in him a desire to become a changemaker. In this endeavour, Naman has set out on a journey to make an impact in the lives of other people. Naman launched Breer to solve Hong Kong’s bread waste problem, and to date, he has saved 16.2 tonnes of bread while employing 10 people from underrepresented communities in Hong Kong. He also launched a micro-finance solution called Rural Invest for India’s rural population, which has spread financial literacy amongst 12,000 rural people in India. Naman also pioneered a global movement for entrepreneurial skill development called the Young Tycoons Business Challenge, which was able to enable and promote entrepreneurship in 73 countries among high school students. Thus, Naman’s entrepreneurship projects have emerged as a vehicle for change by addressing the increasing societal challenges, with Naman acting as a proponent of synergistic betterment of society.
2022 Awardee - Ms. CHEUNG Shu Ting (School of Business & Management)
Ms. Cheung is driven to bring positive impacts to society through community services. She joined a youth community service organization, the Leo Club of Hong Kong Island (HKI) in 2018. Since then, she has been actively demonstrating the motto of HKI - "We Serve" to offer help to those who are in need in our community. She has coordinated service projects that covered a wide range of service targets such as the elderly and underprivileged families in the past few years. In 2021, she served as the Chairperson of the Service Projects in coordinating a cultural promotion service project for ethnic minority students under the pandemic. The service project aimed at promoting the local culture and enhancing the students' sense of belonging to the community.
2021 Awardee - Mr. JHANGIANI SAKHRANI Krishna Ravi (School of Business & Management)
Mr. Jhangiani is committed to advocating and educating Hong Kong’s communities about heart disease, in specific about end-stage heart failure and the promotion of organ donation. He engages with these communities through a website which he runs; www.lifeat15percent.com, which has reached over 12,000 readers both locally and internationally, and has then gone on to speak at platforms such as TEDx, University conferences, and even medical conferences. During these talks, he speaks not only about his medical condition; (currently living with a mechanical heart and awaiting heart transplantation) in order to educate the audience, but also about the power of positivity, and how this drove his speedy recovery. He serves as an Ambassador for The Children’s Heart Foundation in Hong Kong and hopes to develop another project in the coming year, enabling students of disability to integrate themselves into a regular school system. Aside from this, he is currently working on a start-up coming called “VADPacks”, which focuses on creating effective and efficient ways for mechanical heart patients like himself, to carry their machines with them. > A Fighter’s Heart at 15%
2020 Awardee - Mr. TSUI Ka Hei (School of Business & Management)
Mr Tsui is committed to advocating volunteering among students. He believes that empowering others to serve can make a positive impact in our society. He joined University YMCA and organized numerous events, including service programs with more than 500 students from HKUST and other Universities. He also participated in the UN Youth Plenary and ECOSOC Youth Forum 2020 to move forward SDGs worldwide. Meanwhile, He is the team leader of our HKUST Fencing team with Epee Coach qualification. He promotes the sports on campus by actively leading the team and organizing beginner classes for students.
2019 Awardee - Mr. CHIU Tze Hin (School of Engineering)
Mr Chiu is driven to serve and spread love to the people surrounding him. He holds firm believes that “Leadership is a service to be given” - through serving, one can be a better person. In 2018, he served in 3 non-governmental organizations situated in Cambodia, successfully reached out to more than 200 service recipients, conducting educational workshops, such as English, culture, STEM, and so on. Meanwhile, he also constantly served in Hong Kong, including organizing games for children, promoting STEM education among secondary schools, and delivering soup to the underprivileged elderly.

Professor CHOW King Lau, Acting Dean of Students (left) presents the Roy To Community Service Award 2019 to Mr CHIU Tze Hin
2018 Awardee - Ms. YAP Gracia Stephanie (School of Business and Management)
Ms Yap is keen on contributing and serving different people around her, including her peers, school, and especially the Indonesian community. As an international student from Indonesia, she realized that Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong are having problems starting a new life here, especially because of the language barrier. Therefore, in order to help them integrate into the new environment, she initiated the project “DreamReacher”, which she and her fellow students actively organized activities to this target group, recruiting university students and alumni to conduct skill workshops on topics such as computer literacy, resume writing, etc. 7 events were held in total since 2017.
2017 Awardee - Mr. CHEUNG King Yiu (Interdisciplinary Programs Office)
Mr Cheung is very passionate in serving left-behind students. With the experience gained in the Jiangxi Service Learning Trip in 2014, he served as the student organizing committee with three students to design and lead the service programs in Jan 2015. He also devoted himself as student civic fellow and worked full-time for the Word Vision China to serve the left-behind children in Jiangxi again during the summer break in 2015. He initiated a post-trip project named “Take a Step Further” to mobilized the UST Community, he and his team successfully got the sponsor of $8000 in a four-day fundraising event.

Dr. Robert Wessling, Dean of Students (left) presents the Roy To Community Service Award 2017 to Mr CHEUNG King Yu
2016 Awardee - Miss HEUNG See Wai Kristy (School of Business and Management)
Miss Kristy devoted herself in supporting Project Little Dream, a registered charity in HK that designs, builds and runs schools in Cambodia. Through her team’s project fundraising efforts, 4 schools were funded and successfully built in rural villages of Cambodia. She also supported Tsui Lam Integrated Vocational Rehabilitation Service Centre, an organization that provides job opportunities to mentally challenged workers, by making use of her marketing knowledge to help improve the packaging of their charity products for fund raising.

Prof CHEUNG Siu Woo (left) presents the Roy To Community Service Award 2016 to Miss HEUNG See Wai Kristy
2015 Awardee - Miss ASLAM Umme Salma Saghir(School of Science)
Miss Aslam has a stong sense of social responsibility to dedicate to the community. She served people in need including minority groups, school attending students, and would like to serve more outside Hong Kong. She had participated in the United Nations and planned to join in future as a Hong Kong delegate and raise issues related to Hong Kong Society.

Prof Kar Yan TAM (left) presents the Roy To Community Service Award 2015 to Miss ASLAM Umme Salma Saghir
2014 Awardee - Mr. YEUNG Rigil Kent (School of Science)
Mr Yeung is passionate, thoughtful with clear direction in continuing his service and contributing the community with his research studies. In the past seven years, Mr Yeung served as Assistant Scout Leader which he had influenced youngsters with his experience and positive attitude.

Prof Kar Yan TAM (left) presents the Roy To Community Service Award 2014 to Mr YEUNG Rigil Kent
2014 Honorable Mention
Mr CHOW Kar Shing Karson (School of Engineering)
Mr WONG Kwok Wai Rex (School of Engineering)

Prof Kar Yan TAM (right) presents the Roy To Community Service Award 2014 Honorable Mention to Mr CHOW Kar Shing (middle) and Mr WONG Kwok Wai (left)
2013 - Mr. KOW Hong Yee Ryan (School of Engineering)
Ryan initiated and self-organized a service trip to Myanmar which he demonstrated substantial planning, communication and organizational skills. He also serves HKUST community as a peer mentor and student ambassador and is ready to serve people wherever he goes and sees.

Prof Wei SHYY (left) presents the Roy To Community Service Award 2013 to Mr KOW Hong Yee Ryan
2012 - Mr. TAN Sze Jye (School of Business and Management)
Sze Jye has spent 4 months in his final year of study serving children in Cambodia. He demonstrated growth, leadership and commitment as he evolved from being a volunteer participant to a service leader who inspired others, modelled the way, and challenged the process.

Prof Kar Yan TAM (left) presents the Roy To Community Service Award 2012 to Mr TAN Sze Jye
2011 - Mr. YU Chung-Sing Gabriel (School of Engineering)
Gabriel has a strong enthusiasm for serving homeless children, teenagers and elders. He initiated the Lasting Smile project which aims to capture the lasting smiles of senior citizens in elderly hostels.

Prof Kar Yan TAM (right) presents the Roy To Community Service Award 2011 to Mr YU Chung-Sing Gabriel
2010 - Miss NG Mai Mai Sarah (School of Business & Management)
Sarah has been taking part in social service activities since she was in Secondary One. She was a highly motivated and devoted community service volunteer. She served homeless people in the Sichuan earthquake rehabilitation area, and her most recent volunteer project was building homeless for needy families in Mongolia.

Prof Kar Yan TAM (right) presents the Roy To Community Service Award 2010 to Miss NG Mai Mai
2009 - Mr. HE Yuheng (School of Science)
Yuheng has committed several community projects to raise awareness of the community on the need of improvement of social welfare offered to workers in Mainland China. He in addition, initiated a social service trip to the Sichuan earthquake area to serve young victims with free teaching.