October 30, 2021, Hong Kong – Gaw Capital Partners is proud to be the charity partner for the ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) in supporting the “Educating Girls of Rural China’ (EGRC) Programme, subsidizing female students in high school and university education in the poverty-stricken areas such as Gansu, Guizhou and Qinghai Province in western China. The fund donated by Gaw Capital will be used to support 20 female students’ living expenses in the rural area.
The sponsorship is part of Gaw Capital Partners’ ongoing commitment to ESG. Women plays an important role in the growth and development of the society. We believe that every girl deserves a decent education. Sadly in cultures where a girl’s social status is lower, her education is seen as less valuable. Women have walked down the path which is full of obstacles and now gathered the power of participating in society. Providing tertiary education to female has proven itself to be highly effective at unleashing women’s potential.
Humbert Pang, Managing Principal, Head of China and Co-Chair of Alternative Investments for Gaw Capital Partners, said, “Our thoughts are with those young girls in the rural area of China, and those who are supporting “Educating Girls of Rural China” Programme and have been putting selfless efforts to provide education and support to underprivileged girls. Through our donation, we hope to help them continue their tertiary education and fight against poverty, and in turn change their lives in future.”
Christina Gaw, Managing Principal, Global Head of Capital Markets and Co-Chair of Alternative Investments at Gaw Capital Partners, said, “This initiative resonates with my heartfelt belief in the transformative power of education. Education is how we truly drive the greatest change for women and make progress in achieving equality for all.”
Since 2005, EGRC has continuously subsidized more than 1,400 female students in high school and university education in the poverty-stricken areas in Western China. The graduation rate of subsidized students has exceeded 99%.
The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was established in 2011 as a global programme of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Today it has an active global Steering Committee in addition to 40 chapters in numerous countries around the world. The global WLI leaders support local programming and initiatives, helping to increase both the number and visibility of more women leaders throughout ULI’s vast network.
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About Gaw Capital Partners
Gaw Capital Partners is a uniquely positioned private equity fund management company focusing on real estate markets in Asia Pacific and other high barrier-to-entry markets globally.
Specializing in adding strategic value to under-utilized real estate through redesign and repositioning, Gaw Capital runs an integrated business model with its own in-house asset management operating platforms in commercial, hospitality, property development, logistics, IDC and Education. The firm’s investments span the entire spectrum of real estate sectors, including residential development, offices, retail malls, serviced apartments, hotels, logistics warehouses and IDC projects.
Gaw Capital has raised six commingled funds targeting the Greater China and APAC regions since 2005. The firm also manages value-add/opportunistic funds in Vietnam and the US, a Pan-Asia hospitality fund, a European hospitality fund, a Growth Equity Fund and also provides services for separate account direct investments globally.
Since 2005, Gaw Capital has commanded assets of USD$32.5 billion under management as of Q2 2021.