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  1. Giving hope to remote villagers

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to alternative cash crops makes long-term sense Deloitte is adopting a second village in Yunnan, looking to make a similar impact while preserving the indigenous culture ... when Deloitte heard from Lingnan University in 2007 about a scheme to 'adopt' a remote mountain village in Yunnan province for three years, they had no hesitation in signing up. ...

  2. Villagers' fears of disabled delays special school

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... 60 boarders, with various disabilities. The 6,000-square-metre site neighbours Pa Mei Village and Ma Wan New Village, with a total population of about 700. The school has been delayed for more than two years because of resistance from villagers. Chairman of the Tung Chung Rural Committee and Islands district councillor Cheung Kwok-kwong claimed they were not discriminating, ...

  3. Saddle up for riding school

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories 2461 3338 Pokfulam Rublic Riding School 75 Pokfulam Reservoir Road, Pokfulam 2550 1359 Lei Yue Mun Public Riding School Lei Yue Mun Park & Holiday Village, 75 ...

  4. Cramped campus gets cold shoulder

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Lantau International School's expansion in Tong Fuk from just seven pupils in 1994 to 110 today has soured its relationship with villagers. Chan Shun-yau, head of the Tong Fuk village, said many villagers wanted the school to move because they felt it was harming the village. Mr Chan, village head since 1999, said the campus was designed for the demands ...

  5. Warm smiles, cold facts

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... face. The group found their visits to centres for the underprivileged a real eye-opening experience. In a health and medical centre for indigenous villagers, the students witnessed how poverty ... People live in thatched wooden huts in the sweltering heat. Children walk around barefooted. The sight was disheartening. 'The sight at the centre for indigenous people was also depressing. ...

  6. Happiness in spite of challenges

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the awareness of poverty in remote Chinese villages among local young people. It was sponsored by Taifook Securities Group. With visits to ramshackle village schools on the itinerary, the 92 students witnessed firsthand how poverty precludes many mainland children from getting proper education. The Hong Kong students lived with Guizhou families so they could understand the lives of indigenous ...

  7. New school of thought

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for marginalised indigenous children in India. With 15,000 students, the residential institute in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, is about to get a whole lot bigger. For the tenacious Samanta, a kind of guru/Horatio Alger, no goal seems unattainable. Samanta recently announced that he would open 20 smaller branches of his institute in remote tribal areas. He aims to educate 200,000 children from indigenous ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Home-schooling American kids in a Chinese village

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... Mark Graham familypost@scmp.com pix by Simon Song in Merlin An American family tells Mark Graham about the joysand challengesof home-schooling in a Chinese village while volunteering ... it even harder by moving to an out-of-the-way Chinese village where, despite the many obstacles, they successfully home-schooled their sons. The upside of being in an isolated environment where ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should controls on village houses be tightened? Of course the policy should be tightened. Let's face facts. The small-house policy provides a good opportunity for so-called indigenous ... by 'indigenous villagers' have been made to cut trees and build roads that we do not believe they have been given the authority to build. Ironically, these very people do not even live ...

  10. Life lessons in South Africa

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at Botshabelo Historical Village, a two-hour drive from Johannesburg. Earmarked for conservation, the sprawling village is dotted with the footprints of wild animals, allowing students to have a close ... made me realise the importance of environmental conservation. We should do everything we can to protect the habitat of indigenous people and wild animals,' said the 18-year-old. Another ...




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