SDAAL Was Registered as NGO
In 9 December, 2015, SDAA was transformed to SDAAL and was granted charity NGO status in 2017. The change in status started with an idea for setting up a Design Foundation; a financial base to support programs helping the industry to generate more successful products, services and design model propositions.
Charitable Institution Was Granted
After almost twenty months, we overcame all sorts of hardship and setbacks to succeed in the application of the charitable institution, and granted as charitable institution under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance on 4 August, 2017.
As a non-profit making body, the foundation could offer scholarships to current students from the School of Design. Recently, we plan to support students from the School of Design on a study trip to Holland and organize annual universal design seminars and exhibitions. These mark a milestone for SDAAL as it ventures onto the platform of a design sharing culture.