ESF launches ‘triple assistance package’ for parentsPosted on 28th Apr 2020 in School News, Hong Kong
ESF today launched a new ‘triple assistance’ financial package in order to help families who have experienced financial difficulties during the current global pandemic crisis.
The three schemes will see:
- All ESF fee paying families able to opt in to receive a 45% discount - per student - on their fees in June.
- The extension of the current ESF Financial Assistance Scheme to include the families of Year 1 and Year 7 students – as well as families of students in ESF Kindergartens and of students who have joined ESF within this current academic year.
- The launch of a new ‘Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Scheme’ that will offer fast-track support to families – giving them the option to defer up to 50% of their April, May and June 2020 fees – with the option to pay back over 24 months starting in January 2021.
ESF has launched a new website to provide families with full details of the ‘triple assistance package’ at www.esf.edu.hk/tripleassistance
Speaking about the new package of measures, ESF Chief Executive Officer Belinda Greer said:
“These are unprecedented times. The impact of the global pandemic has left many of our families facing economic difficulties – and we want to do everything that we can to support them.
“The triple assistance package that we are announcing today is designed to give immediate assistance to those who need it most.
“When times are tough – as they undoubtedly are now – families pull together. Our students and their parents are our family – and we want to make sure that we are playing our part in helping them get through this incredibly challenging period.”