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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Harvard University receives largest ever donation from Hong Kong foundation

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:02pm by Linda Yeung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... health threats: pandemics old and new, from malaria and Ebola to obesity and cancer; tackling harmful physical and social environments- covering everything from pollution to gun violence; poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587769/harvards-health-school-get-record-us350m-gift-hong-kong-philanthropists
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Girl, 12, becomes teacher, thanks to Hongkonger's World Vision sponsorship

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Sponsorship goes long way for girl who had a vision Like many children in the impoverished villages of rural Cambodia, where fewer than half of pupils completed primary school, Vongsa Phean had a dream that looked to be out of her reach. Steeped in grinding poverty, Vongsa Phean's family of six lived a hand-to-mouth subsistence from aid, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580447/girl-12-becomes-teacher-thanks-hongkongers-world-vision-sponsorship
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Programme lets students meet poverty face-to-face

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Students meeting poverty face to face When a primary school pupil in a poor family has trouble with his homework, Grace Huang Kwai-fong is ready with her mobile ... the living conditions of others." The programme aims to get participants personally involved- a counter to the Hong Kong tendency to throw money at poverty problems and then forget about them. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1322305/programme-lets-students-meet-poverty-face-face
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teacher warns of misery at school

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... I came to Hong Kong I saw what an affluent city it is but how poverty is so rife," says Avern-Briers at one of the workshops. "One in four children here don't have three meals a day. How can you comprehend this in such a rich city? I can't eradicate poverty by myself but I can at least contribute. "The pressure on the kids is very unhealthy. But here we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560649/teacher-warns-misery-school
  5. News - Asia - EDUCATION

    Nepal's 'bamboo schools' open doors to education thanks to Uttam Sanjel

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... Bibek Bhandari in Kathmandu Starting with Kathmandu, and harbouring big dreams, educator bridges the poverty gap to give the poor quality education for just US$1 a month Nepal's 'bamboo schools' open doors to education In Nepal, quality education, considered to be within an exclusive domain of private schools, comes with a hefty price tag. But one private institution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560602/nepals-bamboo-schools-open-doors-education-thanks-uttam-sanjel
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... themselves on the wrong end of China's latest development plan. Migrants flowing from the poverty-stricken countryside to the cities have been the engine of China's decades-long economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555624/migrants-children-young-six-join-fight-school-places-beijing
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Publisher insists controversial textbooks 'promote racial harmony'

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:05am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... and workbooks. The chapters are about multiculturalism, poverty, hunger and war. A spokesman for the Pakistani Students Association said the group would ask its members whether their schools had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1524784/publisher-insists-controversial-textbooks-promote-racial-harmony
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Plans for ethnic minority pupils to get new Chinese-language curriculum

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Kong society, living for generations in poverty. This would be the first time the government has promised to put in place resources and a curriculum framework to help children struggling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1400110/plans-ethnic-minority-pupils-get-new-chinese-language-curriculum
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Rich grab more university places, study finds

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

    ... 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 ... you make the pie bigger, you increase the number of spaces, but it's the wealthy who benefit more," he said. "We need to help those in poverty so that their opportunities ...

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

    Hong Kong Unison threatens court action on racially segregated schools

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... depending on input from the Poverty Commission and the UN Children's Rights Convention, and government action in the next few months, Kapai said. "The law is very clear- it's action, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1311825/hong-kong-unison-threatens-court-action-racially-segregated-schools

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