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  1. Spreading love

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A group of Hong Kong pupils are reaching out to Aids orphans in Henan by exchanging letters and diary entries with them ...

  2. 88 quake orphans approved for adoption in Sichuan

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Sichuan authorities have started adoption procedures for children orphaned by the May 12 earthquake, state media said yesterday. Only 88 children out of 532 have been deemed suitable ... to mainland applicants to reduce the problems associated with orphans adjusting to new environments and the need for counselling. Mr Chen said broadening the process would depend on how well ...

  3. Drink, eat and be merry to help Cambodian orphans

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. The local charity Angels For Orphans obviously doesn't believe in spreading itself too thin. The group, started by seven female friends in the city who wanted to help orphans around the world, has on its plate four fund-raisers from tonight to Monday. The reason for such a busy long weekend? 'Basically, ...

  4. Dancers step up to help Aids orphans

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung Four groups of professional dancers delivered energetic performances last Saturday at the Olympian City Mall in an effort to help Aids orphans on the mainland. Organised by Chi Heng Foundation of Hong Kong and Community College of the City University of Hong Kong, the performance was part of the Aids Orphans Project. It featured four local dance schools - Billy ...

  5. Orphaned Pakistani, 13, fights court's order to leave HK

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Umar Khatab's face is determined. Whether praying or memorising the Koran, this 13-year-old boy wears the face of someone much older. Umar is an orphan. Maybe this is what makes him so fierce in his dedication to the Islamic holy book - he has only three chapters to go - and drives his studies at the Jordon Road Government School, despite struggling ...

  6. Hundreds of Beijing couples clamouring to adopt orphans

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson Adoption hotlines in Beijing were in meltdown from calls made by couples offering to care for Sichuan's quake orphans, officials said yesterday. Ever since adoption ... The Ministry of Civil Affairs said yesterday that 70 children had so far been classed as orphans. Within hours of the quake, Mr Wu's department began working with the Sichuan Provincial Civil ...

  7. Judge offers orphan hope of staying in HK

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford and Peter Brieger Umar Khatab, the 13-year-old orphan the Immigration Department demanded be returned to Pakistan after his father died, may be allowed to remain in Hong ... Umar stay. 'This is a young boy. He's 13 and has been in Hong Kong for a while. Now he's an orphan. The boy seems to get on with his family and his brother says he can support ...

  8. Volunteer visits to disabled orphans blocked

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... that we could return after the Paralympics, probably in October,' said Eulalia Anderson, 63, who runs the Hong Kong-registered Beijing International Committee for Chinese Orphans. In April ... the orphanages,' he said. Mr Wyse said the ban was a result of a society where disability is still regarded as a source of shame. 'The government sees disabled people and disabled orphans ...

  9. 'Orphans' of Kashmir whose mothers can't afford to keep them

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Mian Ridge

    ... are victims of Kashmir's 20-year insurrection against India. Up to 100,000 children in this state of 5.5 million people are thought to be 'orphans' - a term that in Kashmir tends ... of deaths, this became impossible,' Dr Khalid says. Nighat Shafi Pandit, a well-known Kashmiri activist and chairwoman of the Help Foundation that runs schools for orphans and other poor ...

  10. CityU project helps mainland Aids orphans

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Four City University Community College students have teamed up with a charity to organise a relief campaign targeting mainland children orphaned by Aids. The two-week campaign - 'It takes a city to raise an orphan' - closes today with a fund-raiser, an exhibition about Aids and a dance show to be held at a Tai Kok Tsui shopping centre. The project is part ...




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