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The Bank of East Asia Charitable Foundation Limited

On the occasion of its 90th Anniversary in 2009, The Bank of East Asia established The Bank of East Asia Charitable Foundation (“BEA Foundation”) to reaffirm its commitment to the community. Since its establishment, the BEA Foundation has partnered with major non-governmental organisations in Hong Kong to develop programmes that address important social needs including end-of-life care for the elderly, the strengthening of parent-child bonds, and educational support for children from under-resourced families.

Palliative Care Programme

In 2010, The BEA Foundation together with "la Caixa" Banking Foundation and The Salvation Army Hong Kong and Macau Command (“The Salvation Army”) established the “Palliative Care in Residential Care Homes for the Elderly” Programme. The aim of the Programme has been to introduce a new model of care for the terminally ill in Hong Kong, to provide direct palliative and holistic care for patients and their families, and to promote collaboration and dialogue between residential homes, public hospitals, and the government.

In October 2015, The Salvation Army announced the publication of “The Palliative Care and End-of-life Care in Residential Care Homes Practice Manual”, a breakthrough in the development of palliative care in Hong Kong.

Palliative care

BEA Parent-Child Reading Programme 

Since 2013, the BEA Foundation has supported the BEA Parent-Child Reading Programme (“the Parent-Child Programme”), which is run in partnership with Hong Kong Sheung Kung Hui’s Religious Education Resource Centre. Designed primarily for families receiving Comprehensive Security Assistance, the Parent-Child Programme aims to foster an interest in reading among children, and to strengthen parent-child bonds. Over 360 schools have participated in the programme, which has provided subsidies to more than 10,000 underprivileged students and training to more than 250 librarians, teachers, and parents.

parent-child reading

BEA “High Five” Club 

Run in partnership with St James’ Settlement (“SJS”) since 20144, the BEA “High Five” Club provides after-school care to children whose parents work long hours to support their families. Participating children enjoy the companionship of SJS staff members who provide assistance on homework, organise activities to develop social skills, and arrange hot nutritious meals. In addition, BEA staff volunteers regularly visit the Club as “big brothers” and “big sisters”, serving as mentors, and organising various activities and fieldtrips to scenic locales around Hong Kong.

High Five Club

To learn more about the BEA Foundation or its programmes, please contact us at

CSR@hkbea.com.