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Some go by giving
Since 1990, Hong Kong Catholic Lay Missionary Association has trained and sent 16 lay missionaries to serve in Asia and Africa.

Miss Stephanie Chan

Stephanie Chan was sent to Cambodia in 2000. After participating in the education project of New Humanity, she worked with the Missionaries of Charity in Chom Chau where she taught the children in the hostel for AIDS patients and the girls in nearby villages. After 4 years, she was sent to Kenya in July 2004. She taught Christian Religion Education and English as well as did pastoral work in St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School established by Christian Life Community Kenya and Hands of Love in Kibera (the largest slum in Nairobi).

She came back to Hong Kong in 2012 for a break after serving in Kenya for 8 years. She applied for a doctoral program on education in the Education University of Hong Kong. She graduated with a doctor in education in 2017, focusing her research on inter-cultural education.

After discernment, she decided to go back to Kenya for her mission and was sent to serve in January 2018. She went back to teach and do pastoral work in St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School but the campus has been moved out of Kibera slum area. Now, apart from teaching, she is also a librarian of the school and helps the MC sisters in the Kibera slum during holiday.

(Last modified: 05-12-2019)