From left, “Mr. Tiger Balm” Ken Yeung, School of Social Work Dean Noreen Mokuau and School of Social Work Associate Professor Jing Guo at the ceremony of the naming of Gartley Hall Learning Zone 102 to the Prince of Peace Children’s Homec.

Kenneth Yeung, of POP’s Foundation, has donated $50,000 to support his alma mater, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. Yeung is the founder of Prince of Peace Enterprises Inc. marketer of Prince of Peace Ginseng. He also has exclusive rights to distribute Tiger Balm hence his nickname “Mr. Tiger Balm.”

In recognition of his gift, the Learning Zone Classroom 102 in Gartley Hall has been named after Yeung’s non-profit orphanage in China, “Prince of Peace Children’s Home.”

“As a poor foreign student from Hong Kong in 1972, I was very grateful to UH that I only had to pay the same tuition as the local students, or I would not be able to afford the higher out-of-state rate,” said Yeung, “Those two years at the School of Social Work are the most memorable years in my life. The small gift that I gave, was that I wanted to see more students, including Internationals, be benefited by the good education UH has to offer.”

“The people who benefit from social work are our ʻohana and neighbors who are facing health problems; undergoing bereavement counseling; suffering from an array of social difficulties, including poverty, homelessness, domestic violence or addictions; or recovering from a natural disaster,” said School of Social Work Dean Noreen Mokuau.

She continued, “This generous gift from Kenneth Yeung will help our school provide the education and training our students need to effectively serve in diverse communities where they are needed most. We are most grateful and proud of our alumnus who is building a better world through his business and philanthropy.”

More about Kenneth Yeung

Yeung was born and raised in China until age 11. His family then moved to Hong Kong.

He received his bachelor of science from the University of San Francisco and his master of social work from UH Mānoa.

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Faculty, staff and students at the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work joined Ken Yeung and his family and friends in celebrating the naming of Gartley Hall Learning Zone 102.