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  1. Lifestyle

    Singaporean mother sets up online high school for gifted children

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:37am by Clara Chow

    ... Clara Chow Singaporean entrepreneur and mother Pamela Lim has set up an online high schoolfor gifted children, writes Clara Chow The next level A few years ago, a Facebook note posted ... are probably not very suitable for most children Pamela Lim "Schools today are still very much designed for the industrialisation age, and probably not very suitable for most children," says ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    UN details abuse of children in Syria

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in United Nations UN report details abuses suffered by Syrian children including torture and rape Children enduring the war in Syria have suffered terrible abuses, ... It detailed gruesome incidents of torture including children being raped or beaten with metal cables, suffering electric shocks to the genitals and having their fingernails ripped out. “Violations ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Government mulls tobacco tax hike in bid to curb smoking among children

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:48am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the smoking rate among young people had dropped since 2008, but rose slightly among primary-school children according to recent government data. Lau advocates raising taxes progressively, better ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Policy address has many measures to help children in poverty

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... Wide-ranging package of measures to help children in poverty I refer to the letter from Ella Choi Wing-ue ("Tackle poverty to improve our children's lives", January 29). Ms ... a blueprint for poverty alleviation. It sets out a package of wide-ranging measures benefiting various groups, particularly children in poverty. Among those measures is a pro-child Low-Income Working ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Policy address neglected needs of children in city

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:23am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Children's needs largely neglected in policy address The chief executive's policy address lacks a child perspective and fails to present a comprehensive child policy for the 1.1 million children aged 0 to 18 in Hong Kong. A proactive child policy serves as a cornerstone for population policy and poverty alleviation. A child cannot wait and we ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia probes detention of asylum-seeker children

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia’s human rights watchdog launched an inquiry on Monday into the detention of children under punitive government policies banishing asylum-seekers ... 1,000 asylum-seeker children being held in immigration facilities in Australia and the more than 100 on far-flung Nauru. “These are children that, among other things, have been denied freedom ...

  7. News - World - BRAZIL

    US missionary jailed for 58 years for abusing Amazon children in Brazil

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Orlando, Florida US missionary jailed for abusing Amazon children A former missionary who admitted taking pornographic photos of children while working with a tribe ... Jersey, conceded that he had befriended children in the tribe and then sexually abused them while working on assignment for the New Tribes Mission of Sanford, Florida. Investigators found 940 ...

  8. News - World - CRIME

    Ex-missionary jailed for porn with Amazon tribal children

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Florida American man sentenced to 58 years in prison for taking smut photos with children he befriended A former missionary who admitted taking pornographic photos of children ... said in a statement. Kennell represents the worst kind of criminal- one that preys on innocent children Shane Folden, deputy special agent Warren, who is from New Jersey, conceded that he had ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - RELATIONSHIPS

    Relationships: do dyslexic children need a therapist, and which type?

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:42am by LORA LEE

    ... therapeutic models, how do I know what is best for her? As the saying goes, what we give to our children are "roots to grow and wings to fly". We can't buy real friends for our children, but we can teach them the social skills to negotiate and how to accept the give and take in relationships. We can't change our children's temperaments, but we can help them learn ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Kindergartens will remain at mercy of free market while they are privately run

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... under fire for enrolling them before the new site was properly registered. The group denied jumping the gun, saying that staff believed parents were just signing up their children for another branch of the group in the same district. That the controversy has aroused so much attention is to be expected. While only a relatively small group of children and parents have been affected, ...




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