JCA 2017 Justice Voices
Dr Philemon Choi
CURRENTLY VICE CHAIRMAN OF HONG KONG CHURCH NETWORK FOR THE POOR, PRESIDENT OF THE YOUTH FOUNDATION AND YOUTH GLOBAL NETWORK LTD. WAS FOUNDER OF BREAKTHROUGH
Dr Philemon Choi Yuen-wan graduated from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1971. After receiving his Medical Degree, Dr Choi returned to Hong Kong and did his practice at Evangel Hospital. Dr Choi co-founded the Breakthrough Magazine in 1973. Due to his deep concern for youth, Dr Choi left his practice and furthered his studies at Trinity International University, USA, and received his Master Degree in Counseling in 1977. In 2001, he had the award of the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa by Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also conferred the Honorary Professor by East China Normal University, Shanghai in 2006.
Dr Choi is the founder of Breakthrough and had served as the Director of Breakthrough, then General Secretary and eventually Honorary General Secretary of Breakthrough organisation until June 2015. He is one of the founders and currently the vice chairman of Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor. He is currently the President of The Youth Foundation and Youth Global Network. Under his leadership, Breakthrough has developed from one magazine to a multi-media youth organisation. He is also active in community affairs and is appointed by the Government of the HKSAR as members of various committees related to youth policy and youth services.
Dr Choi is a regular seminar speaker on matters related to youth among parents and teachers associations, schools services and international conferences. He is also an author of a few best sellers and a regular contributor to youth magazines.