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Memorandum of understanding to promote and support early literacy research and development in Macau signed between the University of Saint Joseph and Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation

07/02/2020

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The University of Saint Joseph Domingos Lam Centre for Research in Education and Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding on the 1st July 2020.



To promote early literacy research and development in Macau, the University of Saint Joseph Domingos Lam Centre for Research in Education and Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding on the 1st of July, 2020, creating a partnership alliance for the elaboration and development of educational and professional activities. This partnership agreement was signed by University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Rector Reverend Professor Stephen Morgan and Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) Foundation Executive Director Mr. William Yiu.

In accordance with this agreement, the Domingos Lam Centre for Research in Education and the GEG Foundation will work together to promote the GEG Chinese Literacy Education and Research Project (The CLEAR Project). An initiative led by Professor Cheng Pui Wan, the long-term goal of this project is to build a research and evidence-based literacy education model, to provide professional development for teachers, to develop small-group learning support for students, and to organize seminars on language and literacy acquisition for parents. Currently, the kindergarten sections of six Macanese schools are participating in this initiative: Macau Baptist College, Colegio de Santa Rosa de Lima Chinese Section, Fu Luen School, Our Lady of Fatima Girls’ School, The Workers’ Children High School Macau and Escola Dom João Paulino.

About the University of Saint Joseph

Established in 1996, the University of Saint Joseph inherits the longstanding tradition of Catholic humanistic education in Macau and is committed to the principles of holistic education while contributing to the sustainable development of the economy, environment and community in Macau. Domingos Lam Centre for Research in Education was established in June 2019 to foster the growth of research in education and to publish and disseminate findings through a broad network. The current partnership agreement was created with the full support of Rector Reverend Professor Stephen Morgan, Vice-Rector Professor Keith Morrison and Administrator Professor Alejandro Salcedo.

About the Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation

The Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation was established in April 2015 and is dedicated to giving back to the community and serving Macau and the Greater China Region. The Foundation focuses on philanthropic activities which nurture young people, enabling them to become responsible citizens in their communities. In the past few years, the Foundation has launched the “GEG Literacy Development Pilot Scheme” and the “GEG Sign Bilingualism Co-enrolment Pilot Scheme,” while supporting disaster relief and the recent novel coronavirus infection prevention work to help vulnerable groups and people in need.