Landscape Study Briefing: Primary school education for non-Chinese-speaking children with SEN
February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm HKTHKD150
What we should do for NCS SEN children in Hong Kong:
The Zubin Foundation conducted in-depth research on the current situation in Hong Kong’s education system for non-Chinese-speaking (NCS) children with special educational needs (SEN). The study’s comprehensive report seeks to understand the issues that families with NCS SEN children encounter, and the current gaps in the provision of education. The study involved parents, kindergartens, primary schools (government, subsidised and international), special schools, local charities, legislators and NGOs that work with NCS and/or SEN communities.
Why you should attend:
Shalini Mahtani of The Zubin Foundation will present the findings of her research and her proposals to the government. She will also share with us what we as parents can do to advocate for our children.
Date: Thursday 8 February 2018
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Cafe 8, Maritime Museum, Pier 8, Central
Tickets at the door: HK$150 per person (includes food/drink)
Registration: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place by 31 January
About Shalini Mahtani, MBE
Shalini Mahtani is one of Hong Kong’s most authoritative and respected voices on social issues, particularly diversity and inclusion. She is the founder of The Zubin Foundation, HospitalAdvisor and Community Business in Hong Kong. In 2009, she was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, and one year prior she was awarded an MBE from Queen Elizabeth II for her services towards corporate social responsibility in Hong Kong. She was also recognised by the HKSAR Government for her contribution to the ethnic minorities in Hong Kong.
Shalini has authored research and opinion pieces on diversity and inclusion, and she is a frequent speaker on the topic. Among her many published reports was “Women on the Boards of the Hang Seng Index Companies” in which she successfully led the advocacy for Hang Seng Index companies to embrace and report on board diversity. She is also a co-host on BBC World Service and RTHK Radio 3. Shalini is from Hong Kong. She is a graduate of The London School of Economics with a degree in Accounting and Finance. She is married and has three children.