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  1. A fund-raiser for refugees

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung The inter-school fund-raising show R11 will perform a benefit concert for the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre on Saturday evening at the Canadian International School. Students from Chinese International School, West Island School, South Island School and Canadian International School will perform singing and dancing routines to raise money for refugees. Tickets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969421/fund-raiser-refugees
  2. Learning from refugees' plight

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit A group of students who visited Ethiopia are planning to launch a campaign to bring attention to the plight of refugees in the African nation. Eleven students at the Hong Kong Institute of Education visited refugee centres during a two-week stay in the capital Addis Ababa. Many refugees were from neighbouring countries such as Sudan who had fled their homes because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691536/learning-refugees-plight
  3. Pakistani woman becomes first refugee in HK to gain entry to a local university

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan Sarah, a 27-year-old Pakistani, is the first person who has gained refugee status in Hong Kong to gain entry to a Hong Kong university. She will begin her studies at Hong Kong ... granted refugee status in Hong Kong after three days in an asylum-seekers' camp at the airport. Before she left Pakistan, she was a year two student at the Government College for Women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691051/pakistani-woman-becomes-first-refugee-hk-gain-entry-local-university
  4. Plight of refugees

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

    ... Three hundred and thirty students took part in a famine camp and experienced the plight of refugees from African countries. Co-organised by World Vision Hong Kong and Hong Kong Award for Young People (HKAYP) Schools Operating Authority, the two-day activity in Tai Po gave participants a better understanding of the problems faced by refugees and the work of relief organisations. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585077/plight-refugees
  5. Summer break teaching English to refugees

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch While most students are looking forward to the summer break, 10 University of Hong Kong students are preparing to head to the Thai-Myanmar border. There, they will spend seven weeks teaching English to Myanmese refugees and migrants as part of the university's global citizenship and civic engagement project. HKU's dean of social sciences Ian Holliday said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640573/summer-break-teaching-english-refugees
  6. Refugees for a weekend

    Posted Mar 05th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... By Michelle Chan A group of secondary school students last weekend experienced what it's like to be a refugee- being attacked by soldiers and fleeing their homes to the frightening sounds of gunshots and landmine explosions. The 71 Form Four and Six students were taking part in an overnight trip to the Life X-perience Refugee Camp at Crossroads Village, Tuen Mun, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583877/refugees-weekend
  7. Activists urge refugee schooling

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Rights activists have urged the government to ensure that the children of refugees in Hong Kong receive the education they are entitled to under international treaties. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' representative office in Hong Kong, there are 46 children in the city who are awaiting resettlement to a third country after their parents were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420262/activists-urge-refugee-schooling
  8. Let us go to school, plead teenage refugees

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Youngsters seeking an education say they are stymied by bureacracy Teenage refugees and asylum seekers say they are being denied schooling by the Education and Manpower Bureau, ... the meeting, which lasted almost two hours, seven masked teenage Africans protested near the bureau's office in Wan Chai. They urged the authorities to arrange schooling for about 50 refugees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563090/let-us-go-school-plead-teenage-refugees
  9. Stuck in HK's bureaucratic purgatory

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com A young African granted refugee status by the United Nations is angry at being denied an education and the right to work in Hong Kong. Amed (a ... to refugees would make it easier for them to resettle elsewhere, community organisations say. For now, Amed is still waiting to be resettled in another country. He has been rejected by the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003570/stuck-hks-bureaucratic-purgatory
  10. Rights expert condemns city

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A world expert on refugee rights has condemned the city's lack of a legal framework governing asylum seekers. Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, founder of Oxford University's Refugee Studies Centre, was especially critical of the lack of a framework to give children seeking asylum an education. 'Even if the government wants to keep refugees out, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732145/rights-expert-condemns-city

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