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  1. Drawing the poverty line

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for those on welfare. The asset and income limits imposed on CSSA applicants are Hong Kong's de facto 'poverty lines'. ... is classed as poor, while the cut-off figures for households with two, three, four and five members are $6,300, $8,400, $9,500 and $9,950, respectively. But this way of defining poverty is rejected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467177/drawing-poverty-line
  2. Student soccer contest to red-card poverty

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... some of the city's poorest residents live. The students acted after learning that 1.25 million people in Hong Kong lived below the poverty line. The events kick off at the school's ... Will Clem Students at Canadian International School are hoping to help kick poverty into touch this evening with a fund-raiser to boost awareness of the plight of the city's homeless. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638834/student-soccer-contest-red-card-poverty
  3. Parents want subsidies

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that earns less than HK$11,800 a month is classified as living under the poverty line. Yet because only families making HK$8,736 a month are eligible for a full grant, many poor people under the poverty line remain ineligible for help. He called on the government to change the threshold for a full textbook grant in line with the official poverty line. The Education Bureau has just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738807/parents-want-subsidies
  4. Mountain pupils hope for shoes and clothes

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... population, who live below China's extreme poverty line. It is much lower than the internationally recognised poverty line of 924 yuan a year per capita. Hailong is one of only six pupils ... always says it is the only way for us to lead a better life,' said the boy, from the Nu ethnic group. Villages in Bingzhongluo township are hit by extreme poverty, where people do not have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627932/mountain-pupils-hope-shoes-and-clothes
  5. Artistic display opens as underprivileged children snap up a natural opportunity

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the poverty line. 'Every year we've done a different art project, such as watercolour painting one year,' said Lindsey McAlister, founder and artistic director of the arts foundation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981023/artistic-display-opens-underprivileged-children-snap-natural-opportunity
  6. education

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are often used in experiments to predict human behaviour and some of them are put in a_____________________________________. 3 Many people live below the poverty line in Hong Kong, struggling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727900/education
  7. Middle class also needs help, says charity

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com A charity that has helped the city's poorest for generations is turning its attention to a group it says is facing unprecedented social and economic hardship- middle-class people. Caritas says its new programme for those living well above the poverty line will take a different approach compared to its work with the underprivileged, with a focus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997791/middle-class-also-needs-help-says-charity
  8. Former education chief rallying students to help poor rural areas

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to raise a lot more this year. 'There are 57 million people living below the poverty line in rural China, earning less than 1,000 yuan [HK$1,096] a year. We are still scratching ... The retired civil servant is calling for schools to join the 'Read to Feed' campaign run by Heifer Hong Kong, the local branch of an international charity which aims to alleviate poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/628218/former-education-chief-rallying-students-help-poor-rural-areas
  9. On the catwalk

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... eradicate poverty in Nepal. 'We raised HK$3,200 from the sale of our designs and HK$55,000 in total for the Child Welfare Scheme, a charitable organisation dedicated to relieving the plight of poor Nepalese children,' said Tricia. 'Many children in Nepal live below the poverty line.' Year 11 student Stephanie Chvelier said: 'Driven by their mission to help young ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596912/catwalk
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Rich grab more university places, study finds

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Dennis Chong

    ... benefited." Chou's study also found that youngsters living below the poverty line were more likely to pursue non-degree tertiary education- 30 per cent of them in 2011, versus 23.6 per cent ... in education. Chou faulted the government's previous approach to tackling poverty. "In the past, it was always thought that if you improved the economic situation overall, if you invested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1140521/rich-grab-more-university-places-study-finds

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