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  1. Canadian students make poverty pledge

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau About 1,000 students and teachers from Canadian International School yesterday pledged to combat poverty in a charity campaign. The school was the first in Hong Kong to sign up for Stand Up, an initiative launched by the UN Millennium Campaign and Global Call to Action Against Poverty. Until next Monday, Stand Up participants will make pledges in their respective countries ...

  2. Banks should act responsibly

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Sophie Paine

    ... Money is written by Sophie Paine, who teaches students financial literacy at www.aandbmake3.com One reason behind the subprime mortgage crisis, which triggered the current financial turmoil, is short-term greed. Some banks lent money to people who could n ...

  3. Chance to join 100 million people in standing up against poverty

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in support of poverty elimination. Those who turn up at the Lei Cheng Uk playground in Sham Shui Po at 6.45pm today will join up to 100 million people in more than 150 countries with the aim of setting a world record for collective action against poverty. The event is part a three-day Green Earth Mission Stand Up Take Action event organised by the local Art of Living chapter ...

  4. Financing the future

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Philanthropists are looking at less conventional ways of giving Many philanthropists are moving away from just writing a cheque as the only way to donate, according to Tony Ferris, UBS executive director and head of philanthropy services for As ...

  5. Student soccer contest to red-card poverty

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

    ... 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. Kick-Off Poverty's marathon five-hour programme includes a sponsored football tournament involving Dawn Team, a local team of homeless players. A mock-up of a cage home will show visitors how ...

  6. Should we give money to people begging on the street?

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Wu, Esther Pang

    ... Dennis Wu, Esther Pang Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week... Dennis Wu, 19, St Joseph's College In this cosmopolitan city, beggars are surprisingly easy to find. They are a nuisance to pedestrians who walk away looking disguste ...

  7. Child poverty action failing, poll finds

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So More than half the respondents to a survey say they are dissatisfied with government efforts to tackle child poverty. Concern groups and academics have called on officials to increase financial assistance to underprivileged pupils and take initiatives to help children to break through the social barrier caused by poverty. Of 95 adults interviewed by the Youth Alliance ...

  8. Question of the week: What should be done to eradicate poverty?

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

    ... Taral Gurung, 15, YMCA of HK Christian College Before we can eradicate poverty, there must be a basic standard of living for everyone. That includes areas, such as education, reproductive ... to keep the environment clean so there's a safe water supply, thus reducing the spread of disease. Local organisations should be strengthened. People living in poverty need honest officials ...

  9. Poverty line may go up, but will poor care?

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Zhang Yucai has no idea what a base poverty line is or how it affects him. He simply knows he is very poor. The 40-year-old military veteran, who fought in a border skirmish ... early last year. 'I'm living in a dangerous 50-year-old building and making ends meet with financial help from family and friends. I don't care if there is some poverty line. ...

  10. Dramatic look at poverty

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

    ... problems as poverty and the yawning rich-poor gap were explained to the audience. Form Two student Chu Kiu-ming said the programme allowed him to understand the difficulties students from low-income families faced. 'As I come from a family of moderate means, I don't have much chance to witness poverty from my social circle,' he said. 'I only occasionally see some ...




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