James A. Handrich Service Leadership Endowment

Mr. James A. Handrich

The James A. Handrich Service Leadership Endowment was established in June 2007 by HKIS and alumni Desmond Chu ’91 and Kenneth Koo ’79, in honor of Associate Head of School James (Jim) A. Handrich. Jim retired in July 2007. Over his 24 years with HKIS, Jim served as the Elementary School Principal, High School Principal, Interim-Head of School, and Associate Head of School.

The purpose of this Endowment is to help further the school’s Mission Statement and Student Learning Results, specifically “Self Motivated Learning” and "Contributing to Society”. Since 2007, over 20 projects have benefited from the Endowment Fund.

For more information about this Fund and how to donate, please contact the Adavancement Office at advancement@hkis.edu.hk.

2016 Seniors: Projects:
Charmaine Chan, Rachelle Hung, Evadne Sanussi TedxYouth@HKIS
Neil Slighton Computers to Cambodia
2016 Junior: Project:
Yash Bardoloi VolunteerConnect
2015 Seniors: Projects:
Sophia Brown Sustainable Agriculture Education at HKIS
Brittany Fried
Caroline Scown
The Empowerment Handbook: Service Through Empowerment
Nicole Lui
Pooja Sadhwani
Saki Tsunoda
Crafts for the Disabled
2015 Juniors: Project:
Arthur Fukuda Lam
Anant Majumdar
Book for The Society for Community Organization (SoCO)
2014 Seniors: Project:
Ava Miller
Charmaine Shih
Taste of Love ~ Cookbook for Cambodia
2013 Seniors: Projects:
Anna Zhou
Karen Lee
Ndoto conference
Maxine Lai
Carina Chen
Yaowawit School
2012 Seniors: Projects:

Jennifer Ho
Tara Lorimer
Jack Pong
Annie So
Jonathan Vuylsteke

Energy-Generating Bicycle
Three students worked to construct an energy-generating bicycle that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy with the aim of charging small devices, such as mobile phones. The purpose of the project was to inspire students to consider the environmental impact of their energy usage and to become more aware of energy i initiatives.
Alec Diao Rugby for Refugees
This project aimed to instill a sense of strength, pride and hope in Hong Kong refugees and asylum seekers through the camaraderie, teamwork and fun of the sport of rugby. The event was held in March 2012.
Hannah Passamonte
Grace Caywood
School in Island of Malapscua, Philippines
Two students executed a talent show in order to raise funds to sponsor the education of 92 underprivileged children at a school. Using the Handrich grant, they visited the school, together with the HKIS school nurse, to provide basic medical check-ups for the students.
Jacqueline Chau
John Hare
Evan Lo
Christy Wong
Help 2 Help
Four students aimed to create a web-based platform where specialists who wish to donate their time and talents can connect with charitable organizations that seek their s support. This platform performs a 'matching service' in which specialists, who log their available time and expertise, are linked with charities that require assistance.
Ellen Koo Service in Cambodia
Three students purchased and installed improved electricity infrastructure for the Bakong Primary and High School in Cambodia. The infrastructure improvements allowed the school to reduce its monthly power expenses by approximately 50%. As a result, the school is able to have power throughout the school day, enabling students to benefit from improved lighting and the use of computers.
2011 Seniors: Projects:
Jennifer Wu, Jessica Lee, Christien Laible, Samuel Scibetta Water Sanitation and Service in Bos Plu Village, Cambodia
Tracy Tang, Chloe Nguy, Victoria Chen, Joyce Yam, Nicola Tang CLC Girls’ Scholarship Program
Suzette Gaynor, Sharon Lam, Rachel Corrigan New Life Center
Monish Sabani, Charlie Kwok, Ariane Turley, Audrey Schalhoub People's Cafe
Wealthee Chan and Jonathan Ng Tasikoki

2010 Seniors:


Genny Chin, Tiffany Wu, and Clara Hung

Research and Cultural Exchange of the Jiangmen Scholarship Program

Stephen Liu and Ethan Hallberg

Lose the Shoes

Yan Chu, Kelly Lo, and Dhruv Jhunjhnuwala

Flash Mob and It’s Relation to Service

Brian Mulcahy, Scott Rau, and
Anthony Abdelnou Chagamoto

Heal Africa

Lynette Chen, Yeh-Jin Lee, Katherine Ng, Emily Tsai

River Styx

2009 Seniors:


Bianca Ponziani

Me to We Organic T-shirt

Drew Mehrmann and Rob Burroughs

Lose the Shoes

Yvonne Yu and Olivia May

Art Service Project with Upper Primary Children

Jeremy Wong and Rachel Chan

Music Therapy with the Elderly

2008 Seniors:


Charmaine Chen, Dominic Wu and Joanne Lam

Documentary regarding poverty and social injustice in Cambodia.

Cara Isley, Eleanor Gartner, Kristin Mui and Abigail Cunningham

Documentary regarding the volunteer experience in Kolkata, India.

Fiona Chui, Sherry Siu and Eunice Chow

Fundraise to help build a water project in Yunan, China (partnering with Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation).