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  1. A charitable heart finds helping others is her greatest gift

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair From my earliest schooldays, I mostly made friends with kids that had less than myself. It didn't matter if it was because of their physical or social condition, just ... happen. Andrea Gutwirth is the founder and executive director of SoulTalk Foundation, tel: 2525 6644. She was talking to David Phair. ...

  2. Black sheep with an independent streak made her own rules

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... She was talking to David Phair. I suppose I was what you'd call a black sheep - both in my family and at school - and as a result it's taken me a long time to really find my niche. When I look back on my schooldays in the 1990s, I don't think there's anything in my education that influences me now except maybe that I learned to play around with rules. In my ...

  3. Comedian learned to laugh off the idea of trying to fit in

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair I spent my primary schooldays trying my best to fit in with everyone, though I've since learned that it's best to be my own person. It wasn't easy as there were ... to go and school never taught me that. I've also learned that overall, if you fit in, you won't stand out. Vivek Mahbubani is a website designer and comedian. He was talking to David ...

  4. Life has many hidden joys for this child of a revolution

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... She was talking to David Phair. I remember at the age of nine being smuggled to school in Iran in the back of the car as the country was rocked by unrest in the run-up to the revolution in 1979. My school, of which mum was vice-principal, had been closed down and there'd even been threats to bomb it. So classes were secretly held in different homes to which mum would ferry ...

  5. 'One teacher had a personality you felt safe with'

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... issues. That's a very hopeful step forward. Dr Verner Bickley is the chairman of the English-Speaking Union in Hong Kong. He was talking to David Phair. ...

  6. Athena Chu pops into special needs kindergarten for a spot of charity

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Our home-grown Emmy Awards nominee Athena Chu Yan is the new face for American skincare brand Kiehl's charity campaign, 'Kiehl's Gives', in aid of the Spastics Association of Hong Kong. Founded in 1963, the association helps provide education and welfare services. The collaboration started when Chu attended the Emmy Awards ceremony in New York ...

  7. Probe into intravenous drips for Hubei pupils

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of state subsidies being used to fund such injections, and she said an investigation was ongoing. Professor Chu Zhaohui, from the National Institute of Education Sciences, said the public had good reason to question whether the pupils were being used by the school or higher authorities to make money. Chu also said the school had definitely crossed the line in organising such a programme ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Should we let wunderkinds like Tumblr's David Karp drop out of high school?

    Posted May 21st 2013, 10:22am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York It’s one thing to say tech geniuses don’t need degrees. After all, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg all dropped out of college. But now we’ve got David Karp, who doesn’t even have a high school diploma. Karp, 26, founded Tumblr, the online blogging forum, and sold it to Yahoo for US$1.1 billion. US high school students are roughly between ...

  9. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang When I started writing I wanted to be the [Hans Christian] Andersen of Hong Kong.' Half a century later, 75-year-old Chu Pu-sun, better known as A Nong, deserves the title. The author of more than 100 titles for children and teenagers, he still publishes a book every year. After finishing secondary school in 1953, Chu entered Grantham College of Education, ...

  10. Chu Hai pins hopes on next academic year

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Chu Hai College of Higher Education is hoping to obtain university status in the next academic year, its president said this week. The college began offering accredited degree courses last month after receiving approval last year. President Chang Chung-nan said the college planned to become the second private university after Hong Kong Shue Yan University and had ...




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