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  1. Small but perfectly formed

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... school as a form of torture. 'I didn't understand what the teacher taught and always got zero marks in English dictation,' the 11-year-old says, recalling her time at a school ... very happy and relaxed here. Teachers are just like family, and many classmates play with me and help me with homework.' Despite such successes, Small Traders and other village schools ...

  2. Virgin territory

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... to one lesson during a social science class when she was 13. The teacher introduced a chapter on condoms and pills, but didn't explain how to use them. 'I didn't know what sexual intercourse or safe sex was, and the teacher didn't explain them. No one dared ask any questions,' she says. Winnie Ho Sze-ki, a social worker with Aids Concern, derides the ad-hoc approach ...

  3. Ah Bun elated to hear physicist

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... and Technology spokeswoman. Ah Bun, who had wanted to be a sports teacher, was rehearsing a somersault for a graduation ceremony on June 16, 1991, when he fell and damaged his spinal cord. He was 21 ...

  4. HK$30m donation spurs mental health campaign

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... on the subject. They will publish treatment manuals and provide advanced and up-to-date training for clinical psychologists, teachers and social workers. They will also study new methods of treatment. All ...

  5. Call for crackdown on cough syrup

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... for teachers and parents to discover the problem.' The World Health Organisation controls the supply of codeine and limits the amount produced by countries, including Hong Kong. Pharmacies ...

  6. Social worker battles teen drug use one day at a time

    Posted Sep 18th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... homework sitting behind his trolley,' she recalls. Growing up in an environment where prostitutes, triads and drug addicts were part of the community shaped her values. A kind English teacher ...

  7. Blood brother

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... was attended by the gang leader, or dragon head, senior officials and sometimes officials of friendly gangs. It was hosted by a senior triad called sin sang, or teacher, who taught triad rules, poems, ... warfare), and the teacher. Other ranks included: messenger official cho hais (grass shoes), who told members the times and places of fights and meetings; fighter official red poles, bodyguards ...

  8. Life lessons

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Bureau hosted some seminars to introduce the concept of life education to teachers, and started a website with teaching resources in June. But it has not committed to additional funding. ... during difficult times. Life-education participant and kindergarten teacher Sharen Wong Nga-wai says it can help people focus on long neglected concepts such as character building, emotions ...

  9. Outlying angels

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... their own lives. In one case, Leung found a part-time teacher from Britain was contemplating suicide because he could not repay a $100,000 credit card debt. But he talked the man out of it and got ...


    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... 'No, everyone can be a joker'.' That belief may spring from his own experiences. Hui was a secondary school teacher before he started writing skits for TVB, paving the way ...




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