Ada Wong Ying-kay, JP has led a varied and cross-disciplinary career. She is a solicitor, cultural advocate, educator, cultural entrepreneur and social innovator.
In order to promote educational innovation and build up a creative civil society, Ada founded the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Cultural in 1998 and the HKICC LEE SHAU KEE SCHOOL OF CREATIVITY in 2006, which is the first high school in Hong Kong to promote creative education and nurture new generation talents for the local cultural and creative industries.
She founded Make A Difference in 2010 to encourage Asian youth to promote positive social change. In 2012, she founded the Good Lab, an action-based think tank, shared space and a platform for social innovation, to promote social innovation and cross-disciplinary collaboration.
In early 2016, Ada was invited by the Mayor of Seoul, Mr Park Won-soon, to join as a member of his “Advisory Group for Seoul Innovation” together with social innovation leaders around the world.
Between 1995 and 2008, she was elected Urban Councillor, District Councillor and Chairperson of Wan Chai District Council. Ms Wong received her BA (Hons) from Pomona College, California, USA and Master of Education from the University of Hong Kong. She is an Honorary Fellow of Lingnan University and Hong Kong Institute of Education respectively.
Ednovators is a local charity founded by a group of education innovators. We inspire educators and cross-sector stakeholders to transform education and give hope to future generations of Hong Kong. We hope to see every child experience a learning journey that recognizes their unique gifts and needs, prepares them for a future that we don’t yet know, and empowers them to create their own meaningful lives.
Ednovators is a tax-exempt charity (No.: 91/14481) under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance of Hong Kong.