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  1. Police baffled by recent spate of dumped disabled children

    Posted Jan 14th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, May Chan

    ... Clifford Lo and May Chan Police have appealed for information about disabled or retarded children dumped in the New Territories- three of them within a fortnight last month. They include ... was found in Tin Shui Wai in October. A police source said they might have been dumped by mainland relatives who thought they would be better cared for in Hong Kong. All the children have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532756
  2. $85m allocated to children in need

    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... concerned about the educational needs of low-income families,' Professor Li said. 'However, non-governmental organisations and schools have been doing a lot in helping these children. We ... to children under the age of five in Tin Shui Wai, Tuen Mun, Shamshuipo and Tseung Kwan O. Medical staff in maternal and child-health centres, and staff in kindergartens and nurseries will be trained ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486410/85m-allocated-children-need
  3. Child development scheme needs mentors

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... up by the government, will benefit about 13,600 underprivileged children aged between 10 and 16, but a detailed time frame is not yet ready. A two-year pilot scheme will be kicked off in October, involving more than 700 children from low-income families recommended by participating organisations in various districts. Each child will make a pledge to save HK$200 a month for two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649245/child-development-scheme-needs-mentors
  4. Pupils face new English challenge

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan and Petrina Chan Primary school children in Hong Kong face a new hurdle- a test of their ability to communicate in English. Educators predict the test, while optional, will be seen as a must by most parents. The first pupils will sit the test in December, the Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority announced yesterday. The London Tests of English for Children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507975/pupils-face-new-english-challenge
  5. Mass activities halted at school

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, May Chan

    ... Kei Wan Primary School remained open yesterday, but parents were asked to check their children's temperatures and to keep them home if they showed any flu symptoms. School principal Ho ... at the University of Hong Kong, Yuen Kwok-yung, has urged the Hospital Authority to analyse the annual death rate of young children from serious illnesses. A spokesman for the authority said that from 2004 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651617/mass-activities-halted-school
  6. 80pc of parents shun vaccine advice

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The Child Vaccine Concern Group's survey over the past six months found that more than 80 per cent of the 487 parents failed to ensure children received vaccines advised by the Health Department but not funded by the government. More than 81 per cent called for the programme to be reviewed this year to add seven vaccines. The results were submitted to the Food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645413/80pc-parents-shun-vaccine-advice
  7. Youngsters give voice to their anthem on hard times

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan More than 100 children from low-income families yesterday sang of their plight to the tune of the national anthem. They presented a petition letter to Chief Executive Donald Tsang ... Organisation on the eve of International Children's Day. Government figures show that 289,000 children under the age of 15 are living in poverty, with their families earning less than half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551042/youngsters-give-voice-their-anthem-hard-times
  8. Set more store on breakfast, parents urged

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Parents have been urged to pay more attention to the quality of breakfasts after a survey found many children were receiving food high in fat, salt or sugar. A nutritionist warned this could lead to obesity, a growing problem among Hong Kong children. Eighty per cent of 600 children in the survey by Radio Hong Kong and community group Yan Oi Tong said they had breakfast every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514435/set-more-store-breakfast-parents-urged
  9. Child porn law 'needs to be more stringent'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... of Child Pornography Ordinance was a 'welcome small step forward' but 'now we need more stringent law enforcement to ensure the safety of children', Dr Wong said yesterday. 'Punishment must be a deterrent to those interested in child sex.' Dr Wong was speaking at an Asia-Pacific conference on protecting children on the internet, organised by Interpol's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479250/child-porn-law-needs-be-more-stringent
  10. Charity group faces uphill struggle to provide for refugees, asylum seekers

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... arrangements for about 100 children, and medical needs are looked after. Every day 100 to 150 meals are handed out there, and clients also receive petty cash for small purchases. The centre also ... way,' he said. Asylum seekers could remain in Hong Kong for months and years, he added. 'That could also imply more resources to be spent on the educational needs of the children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651906/charity-group-faces-uphill-struggle-provide-refugees-asylum-seekers

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