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Sands China Donates MOP 1.08 Million to Local Tertiary Institutions for Scholarships and Fellowships

Nearly 1,600 students benefited to date from 16-year initiative

(Macao, Sept. 27, 2022) – Sands China Ltd. presented ceremonial cheques totalling MOP 1.08 million to representatives of seven higher education institutions Sept. 16 at a ceremony at The Venetian® Macao, as part of the company's ongoing support of higher education in Macao. It is the 16th consecutive year of the annual initiative, which provides scholarship and fellowship money to Macao tertiary institutions.

Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd., said: "Sands China is pleased to continue our annual practice of supporting local tertiary education through these scholarship and fellowship donations. It is our hope that it will help nurture the growth of local youth and support the development of diversified talent in Macao, adding to Macao's pool of human resources."

Including this year's donation, Sands China has donated MOP 13.5 million for tertiary scholarships and fellowships in Macao, which have benefitted almost 1,600 students since 2006. Each year, the educational institutions select beneficiary students based on their academic performance and financial status during the previous academic year. This year's MOP 1.08 million donation will be distributed among 108 students to support their studies for the current academic year.

Sands China representatives presented the ceremonial donation cheques to Carol Wong, director of the Rector's Office of the University of Macau; Kwong Ying Wa, vice president, and Remus Wong Ka Weng, head of the Student Affairs Office of the Macau University of Science and Technology; Irene Lei Vai Fong, secretary-general, Alice Lao Weng Ian, head of the Student Affairs Office, and Irene Chan Iok Leng, head of the Public Relations Office of Macao Polytechnic University; Louisa Lam Pou Iok, head of registrar of the Pedagogic Affairs Department of the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies; Prof. Keith Morrison, vice-rector, Dr. Alejandro Salcedo Garcia, administrator, and Teresa Loong, director of the Office for Student and Alumni Affairs of the University of Saint Joseph; Prof. Samuel Tong Kai Chung, president of the Macau Institute of Management; and Dr. Robert Chan, pro-rector of City University of Macau.

Photo caption: Dr. Wilfred Wong (centre-right), president of Sands China Ltd., presents a ceremonial cheque to Ms. Carol Wong (centre-left), director of the Rector's Office of the University of Macau. Sands China donated over MOP 1 million in scholarships and fellowships to seven Macao tertiary institutions at a presentation Sept. 16 at The Venetian Macao.

Also pictured: Lourence Ho (left), director of human resources for Venetian Macau Limited; Sam Chong Nin (second from left), vice-president of corporate communications and community affairs for Venetian Macau Limited; Wen Hongyan (second from right), senior vice president of human resources for Sands China Ltd.; and Annie Lam (right), director of community affairs for Venetian Macau Limited.