Dr. Ma Man Kei (1919-2014), born in Nanhai, Guangdong Province, was an outstanding social activist, a famous patriot, and a prominent figure in Macau business community. Serving as the President of Macau Chamber of Commerce for life, Dr. Ma was the Member of the Standing Committee of the Sixth and Seventh National People’s Congress (NPC) and Member of the Eighth NPC. He also served as the Member and Standing Committee of the Fifth and Sixth Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and Vice Chairman of the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh CPPCC.
Madam Lo Pak Sam (1922-2000), born in Panyu, Guangdong Province, was a well-known patriot and a social worker in women and children’s affairs. She was the Executive Member of All-China Women’s Federation and the President of the Women’s General Association of Macau. Enthusiastic about public welfare and caring about education, she was the main founder of the Women’s General Association of Macau and a number of educational institutions for children. Madam Lo made a significant contribution to improving women’s social and family status and developing children’s education in Macau.
Dr. Ma and Madam Lo married in 1943. After marriage, they worked together to pursue the patriotic cause of Macau and enthusiastically support the education of Macau. Dr. Ma had served as the Chairman of the University Council of University of East Asia, Macau (former University of Macau) and devoted a great deal to the University’s education. Lo Pak Sam Memorial Limited donated MOP 30 million to University of Macau Development Foundation in 2015 to support the development of University of Macau.
In order to express the deep gratitude and honor their generous donation, the University of Macau named the 9th Residential College as “Ma Man Kei and Lo Pak Sam College”. Ma Man Kei Lo Pak Sam bronze statue was made by famous sculptor-Professor Cao Chong En in 1991.