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  1. Commission for Poverty advocates fund for needy children

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.54pm: A fund for children from poor families should be able to address local needs, the Commission on Poverty suggested on Thursday. Members of the commission ... Polytechnic University in tackling inter-generational poverty. The Commission on Poverty was set up by former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa in 2005, and headed by Financial Secretary Henry Tang ...

  2. Commission on Poverty seeks more support for children

    Posted Oct 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... REGINA LEUNG Updated at 6.38pm: The Task Force on Children and Youth under the Commission on Poverty said on Tuesday it wants to strengthen existing support services for child development in Hong Kong. It said this included a new proposal to set up a child development fund. The taskforce was set up by the government and held its first meeting in February 2005. Its aim is to reduce ...

  3. Members upset over poverty commission

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Grass-roots representatives say they are finding it hard to use the Commission on Poverty as a platform to help the poor. Ho Hei-wah, director of the Society for Community ... alarming figures and there wouldn't have been a need for the establishment of the poverty commission.' Both Mr Fung and Mr Ho complained about the lack of discussion and attempts to form ...

  4. Poverty the target of child fund

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The government's Commission on Poverty has started a study into setting up a child development fund in Hong Kong. After its fifth meeting yesterday, the chairman of the commission's task force on children and youth, Philemon Choi Yuen-wan, said members reviewed overseas experience in setting up child development funds. Dr Choi said the funds were a relatively recent ...

  5. Measures to help the poor

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Pilot projects initiated by the Commission on Poverty: Parenting support for disadvantaged and hard-to-reach parents: No timetable for implementation. Child Development Fund: ... of remote areas who have to travel to work in urban areas. Details are still being worked out. Development of 8,000 square feet of car parks and space at Tin Shui Wai: The commission will start ...

  6. Commission wants to reduce low-income workers? transport costs

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTERS Updated at 6.57pm: The government?s Commission on Poverty (CoP) was continuing to examine ways to make work more attractive to low-income people, Financial Secretary Henry ... for welfare recipients and encourage them to join the workforce. Commission on Poverty ...

  7. Three funds proposed to help poor children

    Posted Nov 12th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The government is considering three proposals for a child development saving scheme to help youngsters living in poverty, the Commission on Poverty says. Stephen Fisher, secretary to the commission, said a training fund, a trust fund and a savings fund had been researched. The training fund would offer financial support to children with talent in the arts ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leung-ming from July 23. Cherry Tse Ling Kit-ching, secretary to the Commission on Poverty, will become permanent secretary for constitutional affairs on August 7. central reclamation debate ...

  9. Parenting plan to combat poverty

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... skills- which will hopefully encourage their children to work harder and escape poverty- under a proposal by a government advisory group. The Commission on Poverty also wants to set up a savings ... children live in poverty- where family income is less than half the median household monthly income. Mrs Tse said the commission, chaired by Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, had asked ...

  10. Plan for more co-ordination to help job-seekers

    Posted Sep 28th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee A one-stop service to help low-skilled unemployed workers retrain and improve their job prospects is being considered by the Commission on Poverty. New commission secretary ... of the most suitable retraining for them, and make a plan for job-finding for them.' The idea, discussed at the commission's 10th meeting yesterday, was one of the recommendations ...




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