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  1. Children's cancer services to move

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee Ella.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong's first children's hospital will handle all children's cancer and heart disease cases when it opens at Kai Tak in 2016, a review ... Chan Hin-biu, said yesterday that the influx of children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents- 223,154 between 2001 and last year- presented a challenge. 'Paediatric services were once ...

  2. Non-Chinese parents also need help with children's education

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for English-medium schools with a relatively large proportion of children from expatriate families has not been enthusiastic. Naturally, the grass roots and most of the middle class (a particularly elastic ... until it becomes just another group of international schools. Bankers and financiers will still have somewhere to send their children, but what about the many non-Chinese families ...

  3. Don't deny children the great outdoors

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelly Yang Have you ever noticed that Hong Kong children spend a huge amount of time indoors? Whether they are studying, hanging out with their friends or even playing sports, increasingly, our children are growing up under the glow of fluorescent lights. It is a fact that I never really noticed until recently, when I signed my son up for a weekly football class- only to find ...

  4. Children show bias against South Asians

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter One in five local Chinese children surveyed said they were unwilling to make friends with South Asian children. The Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, which polled 1,228 primary five and six pupils in September and October, found 54 per cent thought Chinese residents discriminated against South Asians, and one in six were unwilling to have South Asians as classmates. ...

  5. My children come first

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Nancy Ko

    ... by putting my three children first,' she says. Several years ago, Young proposed to forfeit her pay rise to swap for a four-day work week. To her, balancing work, life and family is a priority, ... on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. She believes that guilt is a 'horrible, but real emotion' and that she would rather spend more time with her children than have a big bonus or a huge pay ...

  6. Give children an education

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

    ... According to the United Nations, nearly 70 million children are not getting an education. That is higher than the number of primary pupils in the United State and Europe. I think ... in our lives. But because of the lack of money and resources for education in developing countries, children cannot go to school to change their lives. As a result, the rich get richer, the poor ...

  7. Single mothers from mainland plead their case to stay in city with children

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Kong resident children. The women submitted documents detailing their situation to the Legislative Council Secretariat and spoke with legislators about their plight. Under existing immigration ... their children's lives who have to travel with them or are left alone in Hong Kong, they said. A 35-year-old woman among the group, who did;not want to reveal her name, married a Hong Kong man in 2004 ...

  8. Show business connection unveils impressive children's minibus

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Variety The Children's Charity might be relatively new to Hong Kong, but it is making its presence felt. Known ... has only been in Hong Kong for two years, and this branch achieved one of its first objectives by raising enough funds to donate a customised minibus to the Pak Tin Children's Centre, ...

  9. Do more to protect children, groups say

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Concern groups have criticised the government for failing to set up an independent children's commission and ignoring an earlier rebuke on the issue from the United ... Committee on Children's Rights, was surprised that the outline mentioned nothing about a children's commission. 'We have been fighting for its establishment for a long time ...

  10. Centre seeks educator who puts children's interests first

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Carmen Tao

    ... assists ethnic minorities in Hong Kong, using the English language as the medium to deliver its services. At the centre, a multidisciplinary team of 25 staff serves children with special needs ... running of the centre,' said Virginia Wilson, the centre's executive director. 'At the centre, we work well as a team and have the children's best interests at heart.' ...




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