Foreign teacher Laihar Wong will retire and return back to her country after twenty-two years’s teaching in Hwa Nan. On the afternoon of Dec. 11, a thanks giving and farewell party was held in Yu Baosheng Lecture Hall. More than ninety people attended the party. They are Council Chair Su Mengna, old alumna representative Ma Xiufa, He Xiaozhi, Vice President Huang Jie, Chinese and foreign teachers and alumnae from Class 1992 to Class 2016.
Laihar Wong loves teaching and dedicates most of her time and energy to her students. Her classes are lively and content rich, from which students benefit remarkably. Many of her students become excellent English teachers, successful entrepreneurs, and business managers after graduation. For many years, she managed to organize English corners every Friday night helping students in and outside of Hwa Nan to improve English speaking skills, which is highly appreciated by participants. In 2015, she was awarded Provincial Friendship Award by Fujian provincial government for her outstanding contribution to education exchange between China and the world.
The farewell party started with a video recalling precious memories of Lai Har’s teaching career in Hwa Nan, her volunteer services in hospitals, and Minhou Shangjie Experimentary School. Old Hwa Nan alumna representative Ma and He presented flowers and gifts to Lai Har and expressed gratitude to her. Council Chair and Acting President Su gave a warm speech. She fully affirmed Lai Har’s 22 year diligence and contribution in teaching students knowledge and right values, thanked her for cultivating talented students with integrity and competence, wished her happy and healthy retirement life, and welcomed her back. Teachers, students and alumnae from Education Department all respectively expressed their gratitude and appreciation to Lai Har.