Botswana’s campus of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology will this Friday, October 21, celebrate the life of its founder, the late Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing at a ceremony slated for the institution’s Hall Of Fame in Gaborone.
The late Founding President who died on June 1 last year after a reported fall and resultant hospitalization has been described as a visionary leader who tirelessly dedicated his life driving transformation and bridging the innovation gap amongst developing nations across the globe.
This week the University’s Director –Communications and Public Relations Mercy Rebaone Thebe revealed in a media invite that the inaugural Founders Day in Botswana is aimed at commemorating the Founding President’s five (5) decades of championing creativity and innovation globally. The event is scheduled to start at 11am.
Reads a statement from the University on the founder:
“Worldwide Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Limkokwing is celebrated as a creative personality and a hero in philanthropy, he’s famed for his many talents in strategic communications, in education and in innovation. He set a vision of a new future, worked with imagination, insight and boldness, and embedding creativity and innovation in everything he did. He was a social innovator and change agent, seeing the big picture and thinking strategically transforming old paradigms and creating strategies that are “outside the box”.
His strong entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering vision in education has helped lead innovation and creativity in many countries across Asia and Africa. His patriotic pride has contributed to economic and social progression in Malaysia. His inspiring journey is recognised at both local and international levels with numerous awards and recognitions as well as prestigious lifetime honours.
Since inception, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology has implemented bold new innovations that have created more opportunities for young people on a global scale.
Creativity and innovation have been Tan Sri Limkokwing’s unwavering passions both in terms of what is needed to effect social and economic transformation in the developing world and in gearing up higher education to the needs of the 21st century. His vision was for his students to graduate with qualifications which they can take anywhere in the world despite their race, background, social status.”