Christine Ma-Lau is the Founder and Principal of JEMS Learning House, a leading educational institution that provides Character Education to children up to the age of twelve. She created the school out of her passion for educating young people in character and values, believing that, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”. She is also the founder of Character Day Association Hong Kong, the organisation that leads the annual citywide Character Day campaign that invites schools, organisations and companies to take part in celebrating and developing character strengths.
Christine holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration on child development and has taught students aged 6-16 years in different educational institutions in Hong Kong. In addition, Christine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics and prior to that attended Wycombe Abbey School in England. She was raised in Hong Kong and educated internationally.
As an expert in Character Education, Christine is a sought-after speaker for a range of audiences. In addition to hosting talks and workshops for students, she has also led parenting talks on a range of topics and hosted teacher training sessions. She has spoken at The University of Hong Kong, the Education University of Hong Kong, St. Paul’s Co-Educational College, St. Stephen’s College and International Christian School, to name a few.
Her passion for educating children goes beyond her work at JEMS. Christine also served as a Director at Plan International Hong Kong, which promotes education to underprivileged children globally, is one of the Founding Directors of GeneroCity, a Hong Kong-based philanthropy fund that channels needed funds to local education and welfare projects, and is a Director of Sow Asia, an impact investing fund and accelerator for social enterprises.