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  1. social issues

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 According to Sam Yuk students, why do teenagers take drugs? i) They are influenced by their peers. ii) They are under a lot of pressure. iii) They have no goals in life. iv) They are curious about dr ...

  2. Which social issue concerns you the most?

    Posted Feb 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Interviews by Elaine Yau Name: Ken Tong Age: 14 Top Tunes: 'N Sync's I'll Never Stop The pressure faced by students concerns me the most. We have to tackle exams, tests and homework and we face a lot of pressure to excel at school. I think ...

  3. Social work requires patience and empathy

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Drug trafficking, teenage pregnancy, suicide, bullying- the list of the city's youth problems is endless, and schools and parents must join hands to tackle them. Social workers are the bridge between schools and families to help students get back on the right track. Social workers can be employed by social service groups such as the Hong Kong Federation of Youth ...

  4. Turnover high for social workers

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Almost one in three primary school social workers changed jobs in the last academic year, a survey finds. The high turnover has prompted calls for scrapping the system for hiring social workers as critics say it pushes down wages and makes the jobs unattractive. The survey conducted by the Alliance on School Guidance Service found that 41 of 127 social ...

  5. Growing gender imbalance sparks fears for social fabric

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li There have been 38 million more males born on the mainland since 1980 than females, sparking fears among demographers that a rising number of single males could threaten social ... was considered normal by international standards. He said the significantly more single males would have no families to support them later in life and they would have to depend on the social security ...

  6. Study trip offers students an insight into UK's social problems

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... different,' said Lam Kam-pui, a second-year accountancy student. 'The visit allowed us to gain a deeper understanding of the social issues and problems in Britain.' ...

  7. Schools sports day to promote social inclusion

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... basketball, boccia, equestrian and rowing. The event, which aims to promote social inclusion and the Paralympic spirit, was co-organised with the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee and Sports Association ...

  8. University to fund jobs in social services

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year. Sung said most teenagers in Hong Kong are not concerned about social issues, but care more about their exam results and what kind of job they will get after graduating. 'Universities ... Phila Siu Chinese University is setting up a massive fund to provide students with training and work opportunities in social services in the next academic year. Vice-chancellor Professor ...

  9. Course aims to tackle social woes

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Baptist University's programme puts students in real-life situations, writes Wong Yat-hei Social workers are starting to play a bigger role in Hong Kong- a city in the grip of rising ... Long. There have been other cases of family tragedies and one reason for this, according to social welfare groups, is a shortage of qualified social workers in Hong Kong. The government recently ...

  10. Drug tests require more staff, social workers say

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam An extra nine social workers should be deployed to strengthen counselling services for young drug users at Tai Po when the government implements its pilot drug-testing scheme, a social workers' group said yesterday. The trial of the voluntary scheme, to begin in the district's secondary schools in December, was announced by the government last month amid ...




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