We are especially grateful to long-time supporters like the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC). Since 1988, HSBC has sponsored nearly 300 children of its employees in Hong Kong to participate in AFS study abroad programs. This program has enhanced employee morale, helped retain talented employees, improved company culture, and provided employee families with incentives to remain actively and fully engaged with HSBC. This scholarship program was replicated in other countries.
“For 30 years, AFS has provided a variety of unique opportunities for hundreds of children of HSBC employees to live and study overseas. We watched them grow into confident, resilient, mature and culturally aware young adults—some of the very qualities that HSBC values in our people,” says Steven Travis, HSBC Chief Administration Officer.