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  1. Poverty linked to education

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... they would have the chance to attend university, significantly lower than the 48.8 per cent among higher-income groups. The federation's executive director, Rosanna Wong Yick-ming, urged ...

  2. Poverty blocks path to education

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... period while the richer group spent $2,514. Rosanna Wong Yick-ming, executive director of the federation, said: 'The [teenagers] do not identify that poor parents have poor kids. It shows there is room for social mobility, but we need to look at where the barriers are.' Dr Wong gave the example of a teenager who was unwilling to tell her parents she wanted to study arts and music ...

  3. Child porn law 'needs to be more stringent'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Punishment handed out to child-sex criminals is too lenient, according to Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups executive director Rosanna Wong Yick-ming. The new Prevention of Child Pornography Ordinance was a 'welcome small step forward' but 'now we need more stringent law enforcement to ensure the safety of children', Dr Wong said yesterday. ...

  4. Ah Bun's dream comes true after 19 years

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Quadriplegic Tang Siu-pun, who rose to prominence when he pleaded with then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa to let him die, realised a dream yesterday when he moved into a home of his own after 19 years in hospital. 'Thanks very much, I really feel gra ...

  5. Unions predict big Labour Day turnout as wage floor looms

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... The fierce debate over how high to set the city's first minimum wage will bring protesters onto the streets in record numbers for the annual Labour Day march, unionists believe. 'After years of hard work, finally we will have a minimum wage. We ...

  6. Helpers' food allowance doubled

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The government's decision to freeze the minimum wage for foreign domestic helpers but raise their food allowance has received praise from employers but criticism from some workers. The government announced yesterday that the minimum allowable wage for foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong would remain at HK$3,580 per month. However the minimum food allowance - paid ...

  7. Welfare group pushes for improvement in childcare services for low-income families

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The government should improve childcare services to help underprivileged families in which the mothers have to stay at home instead of going to work, a group of protesters said yesterday. Demonstrating outside government headquarters with 100 children and their parents yesterday, representatives of the Society for Community Organisation said at least 120,000 children aged ...

  8. Experience counts in drug war

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... These include insufficient resources and a lack of understanding of drugs. Rosanna Wong Yick-ming, the executive director of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, said more resources should be set aside for anti-drug education. Dr Wong also warned about the rising trend of local youngsters getting drugs across the border. 'As the transport systems linking Hong Kong and the mainland ...

  9. Kimi's inner strength wins the day

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... It's been three years since Kimi Chan Chung-pong was last able to sit up on his own - and he never will again as the condition he suffers from, muscular dystrophy, continues to worsen. Kimi's muscles are too weak for him to be able to move. He s ...

  10. In the festive spirit of giving

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... The annual fund-raising campaign, Operation Santa Claus (OSC), was launched last night at the HSBC headquarters in Central. The guests included Leung Chun-ying, convenor of the Executive Council, Franklin Wong Wah-kay, director of broadcasting at RTHK, Reginald Chua, editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post, and Canto-pop singer GEM. Now in its 23rd year, OSC is co-organised ...




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