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  1. Fight for your rights

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Jessie Hui A group of teenagers have set up an organisation to fight for children's rights. It is the first ever in Hong Kong to be run by children. Kids' Dream, which will be launched on August 26, was initiated by past Children Ambassadors and Children's Councillors. They have the support of the Home Affairs Bureau, Against Child Abuse, the Hong Kong Committee ...

  2. A rights strategy is vital to let our children thrive

    Posted Mar 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your article 'Seen but not heard' (March 1) described efforts to get the government to set up a sustainable mechanism for promoting children's welfare in Hong Kong. Our child-development indicators mentioned in your article collect and analyse official data about children up to the age of 18. It is only a start. A children's commission would be the right body ...

  3. Breaking the poverty cycle for children

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am sad and astounded to find that one in four Hong Kong children live in poverty in 'Asia's World City'. To prevent those born poor staying poor for life, the government ... the vicious cycle of poverty is to provide free educational visits to children from poor families. The article 'One in four HK children live in poverty' (Sunday Morning Post, October 17) ...

  4. City rated poorly by expatriate parents

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Expatriates give Hong Kong a low rating as a place to raise children because of its high costs and limited outdoor lifestyle, a survey has found. The city ranked 11th among 14 ... in more than 48 countries, about their experiences of raising children while living and working abroad. The indicators include the costs of raising children, the time children spent on outdoor ...

  5. Taiwanese share concerns

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cent said they could afford to have two or more children. About 40 per cent of the respondents said they would need to have at least NT$1,000,000 (HK$263,000) in savings before they could contemplate having a baby. Many were found to have an attitude of 'wanting to have children, but being scared to do so'. The poll report concluded that a majority of the working class ...

  6. The laws of nurture

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Nepal's top private schools. Immaculately dressed in smart green blazers with school crests, ties and crisply pressed white trousers and skirts, these children are among the young elite ... could not be more different or less privileged. All were born in abject poverty in one of Nepal's remotest provinces, the backward western region of Humla. The children were found seven ...

  7. More open space urged for child's play

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Cities need to provide more open spaces to give children the opportunity to play freely, a former chairman of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said this week. Speaking after addressing the 17th International Play Association World Conference at Polytechnic University, Jaap E. Doek said play was a vital part of children's development but there was a lack ...

  8. Bags of delight for rural poor

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Having grown up in a prosperous environment, Hong Kong children take education for granted. While they throw away books and stationery all the time, there are countless children ... experience of the striking contrast in learning attitudes between Hong Kong and mainland children. As part of the Hope in Books Programme organised by the bank and Chi Heng Foundation, the group ...

  9. letters

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... a minute or two to share a smile. Chong Wing-sze, Maryknoll Fathers' School Be grateful for happy families Two weeks ago, my friends and I organised a party for children living in low-income families, mostly from the mainland. It was a special day for all of us. We played games with about 20 children aged between six and 10. In one game, the children had to draw a picture ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: Curriculum evolves for a brave new world

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Julie Mcguire

    ... but these days subjects seem to be merged into one. My son does not know the meaning of the word geography. Surely children should know what they are learning? You would not be the first parent ... to demonstrate independence, commitment and creativity. Also important is the learner profile which includes encouraging children to be reflective and principled as well as to be thinkers ...




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