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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Cost of extracurricular activities puts poor pupils at disadvantage: NGO

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... "It's very unfair- they lose out from the very beginning," said Sze Lai-shan of the Society for Community Organisation. The group looked at publicly available school records and found 397 ... into secondary school, the government should provide funding for the poor children," Sze said. "There should be a system where these children can get funding for one or two of these activities.   ...

  2. Give free lunches to poor children, group urges

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sze Lai-shan, estimated that 340,000 of the city's 1.1 million children were living in poverty, 20,000 more than last year. The society found that 40 per cent of the children surveyed ... lunches and boarding in schools to help poor children. Ms Sze said that various relief measures introduced by the government were either insufficient or inapplicable to such families. She urged ...

  3. Battling Chan deserves special medal for grit

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Atlanta gold medallist and Olympic legend Lee Lai-shan. Chan, along with male RSX windsurfing hope Andy Leung Ho-tsun, crashed out of the 2012 Olympic regatta in the heats. Fledgling surfer Leung ... 'Watching Sarah Lee Wai-sze make Olympic history and win bronze in the cycling has inspired me even more to win. Seeing her on the podium has made me really want to win an Olympic medal for Hong ...

  4. Lee Lai-shan- Olympic gold medallist

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nora Tong Minutes before the start of the windsurfing first round at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Lee Lai-shan, Hong Kong's gold medal hopeful, was stung by jellyfish, leaving her with a swollen left leg. 'I was angry and upset, and couldn't help thinking, 'why did this happen to me?' But I knew I had to focus on the competition almost instantly. I had to turn ...

  5. Rents for city's cage homes rising

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... to find a cage home in West Kowloon at a monthly rent of less than HK$1,000 two years ago. But now, you have to pay more than HK$1,000 for a cage home,' said Sze Lai-shan, community organiser at the Society for Community Organisation (SCO). Rents for a cage home have risen to between HK$50 and HK$60 per square foot from HK$30 to HK$40 in 2008, said Sze, and in prime locations such as Yau Tsim ...

  6. Welfare payments could be cut, official warns lawmakers

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Yeung said. 'We are very angry. They have ignored welfare recipients' as prices go up.' Sze Lai-shan, an official with the Society for Community Organisation, agreed. ... Sze questioned Mr Cheung's claim, citing studies that showed the cost of uniforms and textbooks had increased 5 to 10 per cent this year. ...

  7. Community group urges help for aged to fix their flats

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... organiser Sze Lai-shan said government statistics released last year indicated at least 27,000 people over the age of 60 lived in substandard housing in areas such as Shamshuipo, To Kwa Wan and Kwun ... the repair work, leaving the old, poor tenants totally helpless,' Ms Sze said. She said the government had in recent years speeded up the process of resettling older people in public housing ...

  8. Lee's win set to inspire cycling boom

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong athletes should try their best and they can also be as successful as me.' She put her name alongside Hong Kong's other Olympic heroes- windsurfer Lee Lai-shan and table ... Chan Kin-wa in London kinwa.chan@scmp.com Olympic bronze-medal winner Lee Wai-sze will inspire thousands to take up cycling, especially with the HK$600 million Tseung Kwan O velodrome ...

  9. Chan will take flight in medal chase

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a bombshell when it stated the sport- which brought Hong Kong its historic 1996 Atlanta gold medal thanks to Lee Lai-shan- would make way for kitesurf ing. The decision sparked anger around the world ... to see what happens in November. But I really want to win an Olympic medal. I want to do my best for Hong Kong. 'Watching Sarah Lee Wai-sze make Olympic history and win bronze in the cycling ...

  10. Government 'will keep its promises'

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... far Hong Kong had come. In Beijing, Hong Kong returned without a medal. The only previous successes were a first-ever gold medal won by windsurfer Lee Lai-shan at the 1996 Atlanta Games ... facilities like the Tseung Kwan O velodrome.' Hong Kong has only won one medal- track cyclist Sarah Lee Wai-sze winning a bronze in the women's keirin race- but have come close in table ...




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