Campaign aims to help those in need

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 August, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 August, 2006, 12:00am

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has launched a series of projects to strengthen the community, including the preservation of the city's unique culture and the provision of better education opportunities for deaf students.

The initiatives were revealed at a press conference by William Yiu Yan-pui, executive director of charities at HKJC, last week.

These also consist of a programme to produce teaching materials for students with learning difficulties and the extension of the weekly radio show, The Way We Are.

Under the Hong Kong Memory Project, the HKJC will collaborate with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to establish a multimedia website to promote Hong Kong's cultural heritage.

People interested in Hong Kong's history can log on to the website and get information and stories that reflect local people's views about the city.

The HKJC will also help primary and secondary schools adopt teaching methods for students with learning difficulties.

The programme will include the development of assessment tools, and tailor-made teaching resources and learning packages will also be provided for schools.

The HKJC hopes to provide a better education for deaf students.

With this in mind, the HKJC and the Chinese University of Hong Kong will offer bilingual sign programmes at pre-school and primary levels, as well as courses for post-secondary education. Besides these projects, the HKJC will continue to sponsor The Way We Are on Commercial Radio.

The programme will invite representatives from social welfare organisations to talk about their work.

Mr Yiu pledged more support to enhance the well-being of the Hong Kong people.

'We will work more losely with the government nd social welfare organisations to explore how we can best address society's needs,' he said.