Our Impact

TUF Approach

We serve socially disadvantaged students by recruiting and training university graduates as Program Mentors and placing them in our Partner Schools for two years, full-time, to provide mentorship and education support.

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Needs Assessment

According to a study by the University of Hong Kong on Earnings Mobility, there is a positive correlation of intergenerational educational attainment between parents and children. The findings indicated that only 20% of children will receive a degree if their parents had only a primary education. Education is a key to social mobility, and therefore, socially disadvantaged students encountered greater difficulty in social and earnings mobility.

In many of our target schools, there is lower academic and career expectation as well as lower self-esteem.

Our work fills a huge gap not addressed by many schools/ social workers/ government programs.

Measuring Impact

To ensure our programs are effective, we measure the performance of participating students using these indicators:

  • Self-esteem a boosted level of self-assurance, better social skills and the ability to better articulate how they wish to achieve career goals
  • Learning Attitude a recognizable change in their inclination to learn and interact proactively at school
  • Motivation an increased enthusiasm to participate in school life and devote more time to gaining knowledge and broadening their horizons

TUF Impact

Since 2011, TUF has been bringing positive changes to youths in Hong Kong. As of September 2016, our accumulated impact is as follows:

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TUF Stories

Dream Pursuing Day 2017
In Dream Pursuing Day, through life simulation game and human library, students are provided more opportunity in visualizing their dream pursuing process, and also increase students’ social capital via connecting them to speakers and new friends.

Positive Transformation of TUF Mentees through Mentoring
Since 2011, Teach Unlimited Foundation reached out to over 14,000 secondary school students, directly served more than 3,000 of them, including over 300 through individual mentoring. The students we mentored are now graduating from school to start a new page in their life. Let's listen to what they'd like to share.

Mentor Students. Develop Leaders. Inspire Communities.
An Introduction to Teach Unlimited Foundation

Teach Unlimited Foundation 5th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Celebrating 5 Years of Mentoring Igniting Potentials of Hong Kong Youths

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Keynote speech of Financial Secretary of HKSAR at Teach Unlimited Foundation 5th Anniversary Gala Dinner
「教育無邊界」自2011年成立以來,一直與夥伴中學緊密合作,為來自弱勢家庭的學生提供額外和多元化的學習機會。其中,我覺得朋輩啟導(mentoring)的服務尤其重要。

The Philosophy of Education
Education is "life influencing life". It is meaningful only if you enjoy sharing with others, you wish to influence others for the good, you rejoice in other people’s achievements. Education is certainly a meaningful way to bring about positive changes to the society, albeit to a small part of it.

Program Mentor Story
A group of young people transform from Graduates to Mentors. In two years, watching their students realize potentials and
possibilities in life encourages TUF Program Mentors strive hard for their own dreams. TUF Program Mentors inspire pupils in schools through English Small Groups and One-on-one mentoring; they themselves are inspired by TUF’s Training, Sharing and Coaching.
On this unforgettable journey, TUF Program Mentors "Dream It, Do It"!

Student Story
"In fact, I didn't have much expectation on my English. Yet, after Dennis (Program Mentor – TUF) started teaching us in a small group setting, we chatted and laughed, and then I got more chances to exposure to it. We then developed an interest in English. Exactly because of these changes, we turned impossible into possible. It also helped us to get accepted into university." –Student Ah Him

Partner School Story
"Leung Sing Tak College serves students of average standard. Our students mainly come from the nearly housing estates. One of our missions is to promote social mobility. We believe that given the appropriate support and encouragement, every student can actualize their potentials. TUF shares the same vision with us. The two TUF Program Mentors conduct small group English lessons. Additionally, they assist with the organization and promotion of various English activities. The joint efforts taken by the Program Mentors and our English team have resulted in very satisfactory outcome. We achieved very good results in the public exam last year. I thank TUF for its support and also the supporters of TUF. Thank you." – Principal Tsang, Leung Sing Tak College