Keep your estate neat and tidy

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 December, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 December, 1995, 12:00am

PRIMARY and secondary students are being encouraged to keep their housing estates clean in a promotion effort organised by the Hong Kong Housing Authority and the Education Department.

The 'Campaign to Promote Civic-Mindedness' aims to encourage youngsters to care for public housing estate facilities, prevent vandalism, and keep the estates clean.

There are about 1.2 million primary and secondary students in Hong Kong, which is about one-fifth of the territory's population, and most of them live in the public housing estates.

Director of Housing Fung Tung said the Housing Authority wanted to do its best to improve the living environment of the tenants.

Director of Education Lam Woon-kwong said: 'The task of promoting civic-mindedness among 1.2 million students is a long process, and by no means easy. I hope all primary and secondary schools will support the campaign.' Campaign activities include drawing and cartoon competitions in primary schools and slogan competitions in secondary schools.

The winners will earn for their schools cash prizes to buy reference books and stationery. The deadline will be in early April, 1996.

Child movie stars Pak Lam and Lila Kong represented Hong Kong's primary and secondary students at the launching ceremony.