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  1. Sniping exposes our cruel class system

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ying-yen and his Commission on Poverty have done nothing to alleviate the condition, which is actually getting worse. Tang replies that Leung never said a word about poverty in his long career in public service until he hit the campaign trail. They are both right about each other. But you can hardly blame them. There is no quick fix for the poverty problem, the widening income gap ...

  2. Massive challenge for helping hands

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... giving additional cash grants to needy families, which may not spend the extra dollars on their children. Whether the strategy will succeed in reducing inter-generational poverty will depend on proper planning and co-ordination to ensure the many helping hands will work in unison, not competition. Indeed, poverty alleviation is a complex issue needing the input of many sectors. ...

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    HK Equal Opportunities Commission chief defends national education

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by KC NG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com EOC chief defends national education Equal Opportunities Commission chairman Lam Woon-kwong has rejected suggestions that ethnic minority children could face ... of racial discrimination. Rather, it is an issue about how an education policy should be implemented." Speaking after yesterday's commission meeting, Lam said: "For a Pakistani pupil ...

  4. City needs to embrace diversity

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... society. Experts and ethnic advocates said continuing official policy failings were aggravating the poverty and isolation of Nepalis and other ethnic minorities, especially South Asians. ... or careers. It is regrettable that this remains the case three years after Hong Kong passed an anti-discrimination law, and nearly a year after the Equal Opportunities Commission sided with Hong Kong ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Give the young the skills to thrive

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by IRINA BOKOVA

    ... Irina Bokova Irina Bokova says our knowledge-based world depends on an educated new generation Young need skills not just to survive, but to thrive Despite population ageing in some societies, including in East Asia, the world on the whole is getting youn ...

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    Poverty trap keeps children poor, and a society poorer

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by JEFFREY SACHS

    ... generational cycle of poverty, despite the society's general affluence. A remarkable new documentary film, The House I Live In, shows that America's story is even sadder and crueller than ... the cycle of poverty, a country needs to invest in its children's future, not in the imprisonment of 2.3 million people a year, many for non-violent crimes that are symptoms of poverty ...

  7. Campaign encourages students to volunteer for mentor programme

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan A campaign encouraging students of all ages to get involved in voluntary work was launched yesterday as part of government moves to combat poverty. The Mentorship Fun Project, organised by the Commission on Poverty, is open to all schools and tertiary institutions, as well as the Vocational Training Council. It enables individuals and institutions to offer and seek ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Education the key to cutting poverty

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lack of education and poverty go hand in hand, especially in rural areas. The more spending a government allocates per student, the better over time will be the living conditions ... a basic education. The schools they move to are not being adequately funded to handle the influx. Amid persistent rural poverty and ever-rising costs, increasing numbers of children are quitting ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Largest developing nations still face challenges getting children to school

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by SHASHI THAROOR

    ... few schools, classrooms, teaching resources, and adequately trained teachers. Rampant illiteracy underpins other problems, including exploding populations, gender imbalances and poverty. India ...




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