Benenden goals to open its first Chinese language campus within the Panyu district of Guangzhou in southern China, in late 2023 – and can use the income generated by the challenge to assist fund bursaries for college students within the UK.
“We’re delighted to be opening a Benenden-branded college in South China”
The Chinese language campus, which presently is unnamed, will educate 1,550 girls and boys from kindergarten via to Sixth Type, half of whom can be boarders.
“We’re delighted to be opening a Benenden-branded college in South China and hope this would be the first of numerous such colleges to help our bold bursary program,” stated Benenden headmistress Samantha Value.
“As one of many main unbiased colleges within the UK, Benenden is dedicated to considerably widening entry and the alternatives accessible for future generations of women to profit from our academic providing.
“We’ve been numerous choices lately and this primary challenge in China is a superb alternative to ascertain a incredible new college,” she stated.
Value stated that the brand new campus will, in time, generate income that can complement donations from its supporters to assist provide extra bursaries at Benenden.
CTFEG is a part of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, a high-profile model in China and Hong Kong, which has been working colleges for round 30 years and has a string of each worldwide and native colleges in Hong Kong.
The partnership has been developed with the help of a “Benenden Senior” in Hong Kong, Jennifer Ma, group chief technique officer of CTF Schooling Group, who will stay intently concerned with the challenge together with the sturdy CTFEG crew.
“We’re very excited to be working with CTFEG, who’re vastly skilled and whose imaginative and prescient for educating younger folks matches our personal,” Value stated.
“We’re very clear that these new colleges is not going to simply have Benenden’s identify over the door, we’re working very intently with our companions at CTFEG to make sure that these new colleges mirror Benenden’s academic ethos and really feel wherever potential,” she added.