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  1. Education department accused of not doing enough to tackle problem

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... 'I am very disappointed with the Education and Manpower Bureau,' said Dennis Wong Sing-wing, associate professor of social studies at City University of Hong Kong. 'I have held ... an education-for-all mission and have a large number of students with family problems- with more social workers. 'One social worker has to take care of about 1,000 students in each school. It is fine ...

  2. Department asked to explain welfare for drug school pupils

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong The Social Welfare Department was asked yesterday to explain how most students at a controversy-plagued drug rehabilitation school were able to have their school ... Assistance recipients. Nelson Chow Wing-sun, a professor with the University of Hong Kong's department of social work and social administration, said: 'It is impossible that 90 per cent ...

  3. Building wealth long after the miners depart

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... contribute to social and economic development. Good governance and sound long-term planning help countries avoid the effects of the resource curse, and provide quality services such as education ...

  4. Department takes integrated approach to control strays

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not hinder desexing. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has all along been promoting the importance and benefits of desexing our companion animals. Pet owners are encouraged ... not fulfil all the acceptable criteria for good animal welfare. The department encourages the public to consider adopting stray dogs and cats through animal welfare organisations which provide ...

  5. Social Welfare Department 'has not done enough'

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government bureaus, the welfare department and social services groups; better training and education for social workers; and a legislative review. Dr Chow said one continuing problem was that many ... Robin Kwong A member of the panel set up after the tragedy said the Social Welfare Department had not done enough to implement its recommendations on handling cases of domestic violence. ...

  6. Impending task force to fulfil two-decade goal on 4pc education spending

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The ministry will 'co-ordinate with related departments to guide local governments to implement the State Council's various policies on educational spending... and keep raising the proportion ... year. 'It's not a job that education departments can do alone,' Chu said. 'They need to co-ordinate with other organs, such as the public security ministry, which ...

  7. Failures in sex education drive abortions rise

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... such courses is up to the heads of the schools or the local education departments. It depends on whether they are interested in it.' Teachers say students often come to them in a confused state ... Zhenying, who works in the hospital's family planning department, says he too has witnessed a rise in the number teenage girls having abortions against a decade ago. 'They come in groups, ...

  8. Young, educated people tipped to join ranks of the homeless

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Welfare groups say the government should prepare for a new class of young and relatively well-educated people joining the ranks of street sleepers in Hong Kong, which ... no longer afford rents or mortgages, they might be forced out of home.' The Social Welfare Department estimated there were 351 registered street sleepers in Hong Kong as of September 30, up ...

  9. Alzheimer's cases could triple but disease education is poor, poll finds

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... educated about the disease, a survey suggests Chinese University and the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing surveyed more than 200 final-year undergraduates in medical, occupational therapy, ... Patients with serious dementia problems may suffer from depression and delusion, said Emily Ng, a clinical psychologist for the Department of Health. Women are more likely than men to suffer from ...

  10. Education, laws the answer to stray dog crisis

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unnecessary. Education is at the heart of the matter. Pets are not just another consumer item like handbags or shoes. In return for the companionship and joy they bring, they have to be cared ... Fisheries and Conservation Department's approach is flawed. There are calls by concern groups for it to improve its adoption system and co-operate with animal refuges and shelters. ...




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