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  1. Comment - Letters

    Commissioner will give children a voice

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Why Hong Kong must have commissioner for children Every day, thousands of children in Hong Kong wake up to a day with more challenges than we can expect them to bear. Although Hong Kong is a relatively wealthy society, too many children fall outside the safety net. Even in a complex and modern society, services to children will be fragmented and poorly co-ordinated and less effective ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1033077/commissioner-will-give-children-voice
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL ISSUES

    Leung Chun-ying urged to act on 'nomadic' children

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Activists seek relief for HK's 'nomadic' children Solution sought for 'nomadic' children A tiresome shuffle back and forth across the border is disrupting the lives and education of an estimated 7,000 Hong Kong children, activists and families said yesterday, calling for government action. The children were born ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1148290/leung-chun-ying-urged-act-nomadic-children
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Boys' deaths highlight 'left-behind children'

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The story of five boys who died in rubbish bin sparks soul-searching about left-behind children Brothers' grim death no fairy tale but reality for too many Mainland news ... runs out of matches and falls into a deep, final sleep. The boys, who lived in Bijie city's Qixingguan district, were children of busy farmers or migrant workers who had left for other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1090142/boys-deaths-highlight-left-behind-children
  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Officials sacked as five boys die in Guizhou dumpster

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Officials sacked after youngsters perish in bin where they had lit a fire, in a tragedy highlighting the plight of street children Five boys' dumpster ... children, who are often the byproducts of broken families, migrant labour and a test-centric education system. "This incident has exposed some of the weaknesses in social management, social aid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1087009/officials-sacked-five-boys-die-guizhou-dumpster
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to prepare for mainland Chinese children with right of abode

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a good idea of what is needed for citizens living within Hong Kong's borders, but has its work cut out when it comes to children born in our hospitals to mainland parents. The excessively ... regardless of where their parents come from, is not always on the minds of Hong Kong people also trying to enrol their children. Some believe they should be given priority over families who do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1062015/leung-chun-ying-needs-prepare-mainland-children-right-abode
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - REALITY CHECK

    Helping children with bad news stories

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart

    ... about bad news without frightening him? It is natural to want to shield children from the harsh realities of life but the fact is that violent and tragic events do happen and, as a parent, you ... open relationship. In the past, it was possible to limit exposure to negative news stories but the availability of smartphones and computers means that children are likely to stumble across ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1036780/helping-children-bad-news-stories
  7. News - China

    HK-based Christian group helps disabled children on mainland

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... children TO HEART Walking unsteadily, Ning Ning is just like any cute toddler happy with human contact. Besides his light complexion and big round eyes, what also catches your eye is the tiny scar ... children with special needs in China. ICC was started in 1993 by David Gotts, then a 20-year-old backpacker from Britain, who was moved by the plight of abandoned children. Most of its projects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1026494/hk-based-christian-group-helps-disabled-children-mainland
  8. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Mainland Chinese parents dumping disabled, sick children in HK, charity claims

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... says Mainlanders dump children in city Mainlanders are using Hong Kong as a place to abandon mentally handicapped and chronically ill children born in the city, a welfare group says. Charity St James' Settlement says at least two such mentally disabled children in its care have been abandoned. Since the mainland makes inadequate welfare provision for the disabled, some mainland parents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1008744/mainland-chinese-parents-dumping-disabled-sick-children-hk-charity
  9. Poor children's dismal summer

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A survey by the Alliance for Children Development Rights shows many children from poor families lack the opportunities that their better-off peers have. In June, the alliance interviewed 208 low-income families, including those on social welfare, about summer plans for their children. The survey shows that more than half (51.4 per cent) of children will not have any summer activities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007624/poor-childrens-dismal-summer
  10. TVB stars make plea for help in unlocking potential of impoverished children

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to meet beneficiaries of the charity for impoverished children. The stars shared their experiences of the visit on Tuesday at The Mira hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. 'Given the opportunity, those children could really unleash their potential,' Wong said. 'I learned so much from the visit. I hope I can continue to bring happiness and laughter to the community, but of course, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004533/tvb-stars-make-plea-help-unlocking-potential-impoverished-children

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