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  1. Children of low-income families miss out on all the fun, poll finds

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... whose household income was HK$6,000 or less each month said their children did not join any extra-curricular activities. The figure was 33.3 per cent for those living on Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA). A total of 58.3 per cent of those living on welfare and 35.1 per cent of those whose monthly household income was HK$6,000 or less said they had difficulties ...

  2. Charity fund-raiser fears falling income

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The recent financial woes are posing a challenge to World Vision's fund-raising, its Hong Kong chief executive has said. 'The challenge is bigger this year in view of the poor economy,' Kevin Chiu Wun-ming said yesterday during ...

  3. Poor cut back on school costs

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Low-income families battling inflation are cutting back on their children's education expenses to make ends meet, a poll has found. Financial problems are also fuelling ... said their family relationships had turned sour because of arguments about money. The group defined low-income households as those living on Comprehensive Social Security Assistance and those ...

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    Long fight over how to provide for Hong Kong's elderly

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... and notorious for having one of the widest income gaps in the developed world. With the ageing population, the debate over retirement protection is now urgent, say lawmakers and activists. ...

  5. Means test turns elderly into beggars, say critics

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee, Martin Wong

    ... aged 70 and above can now get a Higher Old Age Allowance of HK$705 a month without a means test. Those aged 65 to 69 whose assets and income do not exceed stipulated limits can get a Normal Old Age Allowance of HK$625 a month. A single person's assets are capped at HK$169,000 and his income at HK$5,910 a month. For a married couple, their assets cannot exceed HK$254,000 ...

  6. Education costs, mystery virus cast shadow on first day of school

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... were reminded of the soaring cost of education and the spectre of a mystery deadly virus. Parents spend more than one-fifth of their monthly income on start-up school expenses, a survey ... such as textbooks, uniforms and school bags. More worrying was the 14.2 per cent who said start-up school expenses accounted for more than half of their monthly household incomes. Tai Po District councillor ...

  7. Hundreds seeking health care jobs flock to recruitment fair

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... and find a full-time job. Another job seeker, surnamed Wong, said that she was a part-time saleswoman but business was slack. 'I want to have a more stable income, so I am studying a health ...

  8. Half of homes not fire-safe, survey finds

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... said the findings showed that fire-safety awareness was low in the community. She called on the government to step up its efforts on education and to subsidise low-income families to install ...

  9. HK$100 million food handouts to help 50,000 people, say officials

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... immigrants, street sleepers, and people with immediate financial hardships due to sudden changes. Low-income people not receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, disability allowance ...

  10. Cash for food banks will help 1,200 poor

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee At least 1,200 people on low incomes will benefit after two food banks receive HK$1.2 million from the government. Stephen Fisher, director of the Social Welfare Department, said the extra one-off funding was intended to help existing food banks expand their services to benefit more people in the face of food price rises. He did not name the food banks, ...




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