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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tin Shui Wai theatre group gets in on the act of healing

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... problems because of it, and now works as a saleswoman. Her son, 15, is studying in a mainstream secondary school. Another troupe member, Norman Pang Wai-man, lost his five taxis and 10 properties ... by the Kadoorie Charitable Foundation, will end in March. But Lo says she wants it to continue, perhaps in other forms, such as a photography workshop or a micro-movie studio. "Maybe we can publish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620067/tin-shui-wai-theatre-group-get-act-healing
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Youngsters get ready to make dash for Hong Kong Marathon

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to secondary schools across the city yesterday and would-be contestants need to register through their schools. Each school can nominate up to five participants. Dorothy Li Tsz-yau, a 14-year-old ... the running and roller skating fan. "Hopefully I can get into the race." Li said she liked running and roller skating because she had made new friends from doing these sports after school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617108/youngsters-get-ready-make-dash-hong-kong-marathon
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Decline in mental health of Hong Kong youth 'distressing', says expert

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... family and friends. To address the significant decline of young people's mental health this year, they also recommended mental health education in schools to teach students proper stress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1616447/decline-mental-health-hong-kong-youth-distressing-says-expert
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Planning to have a baby in Hong Kong? That'll cost you HK$5.5m

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... of 22, according to a pro-government think tank- assuming the child goes to private school and secures a subsidised degree. For a "no-frills" approach, meaning the child will receive a publicly funded education, the cost plummets to HK$980,000. In contrast, when a child goes to university overseas, the cost rises to HK$6.87 million, said the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583164/planning-baby-thatll-be-hk55m
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Parents feeling the pressure as students get ready to start school

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Arthur Chan

    ... on parents, too, ahead of Monday's start of the school year. The survey is the first to be conducted by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups on the stress felt by parents, in contrast to its annual study on how the start of the school year puts pressure on students. The shift in the focus from students to parents of middle and primary school pupils was mainly a response to the rising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581243/parents-feeling-pressure-students-get-ready-start-school
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Ex-banker helps Aids villages build a solid foundation

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 05:14pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... Heng Foundation. Since then 16,000 children from central China whose lives have been adversely affected by HIV/Aids have had the chance of an education. The foundation currently supports 9,000 ... in Hong Kong before attending high school in San Francisco, where his first experience of Aids was when his high school teacher died. He spent eight years as an investment banker in New York ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1330920/ex-banker-helps-aids-villages-build-solid-foundation
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    Sing Tao boss Charles Ho gets Grand Bauhinia Medal in city honours list

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by Phila Siu

    ... the English Schools Foundation and the Securities and Futures Commission, also receives the silver star. "I have not thought about getting an honour and so I was taken by surprise. I see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543934/sing-tao-boss-charles-ho-gets-grand-bauhinia-medal-city-honours-list
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Policing career is a dream come true

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... schools, the need for high proficiency in written Chinese often stands in the way of taking public-sector jobs. "When I graduated from secondary school, I couldn't even write 50 Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588898/policing-career-dream-come-true
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Disabled groups defying the odds to dance to a different tune

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... on Saturday. He now teaches music at the secondary school he graduated from- a rare opportunity, he said, because disabled people have a hard time finding jobs in Thailand. He also writes Braille music ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589490/disabled-groups-defying-odds-dance-different-tune
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fewer prisoners ending up back in jail, thanks to increased help

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... if a young boy had been put into detention, when they came out, the school would do their very best to kick them out. They weren't legally allowed to kick them out but they would make life very difficult." Since then, the government has worked to improve the system, he said. "As far as schools and employers are concerned, I know the CSD and Social Welfare Department have done a much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586878/fewer-prisoners-ending-back-jail-thanks-increased-help

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