Hong Kong Family Welfare Society

Confined by society

On November 20, 1959, the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, and the UN's Universal Children's Day is now celebrated globally on November 20.

Saturday, 19 November, 2011, 12:00am

This year's beneficiaries

Baptist Oi Kwan Social Services

The group, which offers a range of social services, is seeking funds for Stand by U, a mental health promotion project for children aged six to 12 (above) who have parents suffering from mental illness

End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation

11 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Student authors find inspiration in welfare group's work

Four university students have produced an inspirational book to promote positive values in collaboration with a welfare group.

Supported by the North Point Integrated Family Service Centre of the Hong Kong Family Welfare Society, the students from the City University of Hong Kong have published a book about the life stories of people from different walks of life.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Campaign brightens up lives

This year's Operation Santa Claus will again brighten up the lives of those in need during the festive season.

Organised by the South China Morning Post and RTHK, the charity drive has managed to raise more than HK$104 million in cash, goods and services since it was launched two decades ago.

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am


Crying foul over passport plea for sports star

I read with dismay the news that the chairman of the Hong Kong Badminton Association wants the government to issue a passport to Zhou Mi, in order to qualify her for selection to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games ('Zhou 'needs a HK passport now' ', November 14).

17 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Caltex driven by a desire to help

CALTEX HAS BEEN associated with Hong Kong for 70 years, and during this time has developed strong links with the community.

In 1991, the company set up its Green Fund, which has provided donations to some 250 community programmes in an effort to raise public awareness about environmental protection.

20 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Neglectful parents 'made slow progress'

The couple arrested for leaving their two young children home alone had made 'very slow progress' in improving their parenting and child care over the past couple of years, even with the help of social workers, according to an agency.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Antidote to a life on welfare?

Hong Kong has a hard core of able-bodied people on welfare. Two-thirds of them have been receiving handouts for two years or more, and half - about 20,000 people - for over three. They have given up looking for jobs, and include some younger people who have never worked.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

'University' promises fun for elderly

Subjects like catwalk modelling aim to promote pleasure more than academic achievements of senior citizens

The city's first 'university' for the elderly opens on Sunday - and it looks like it will be a lot more fun than conventional colleges.

16 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


A community project aimed at helping poverty-stricken children in Hong Kong has been launched.

Caltex Project Chance, organised by the Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong and sponsored by Caltex Oil Hong Kong, was officially launched last Thursday.

The project aims to provide support and learning opportunities to children from low-income families.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Good old days of skinnier people

The article 'Lunch box law plan to tackle obesity' (Sunday Morning Post, May 15) reported proposed changes in Hong Kong children's lunch boxes to promote health and reduce obesity. I suggest that any attempt to improve nutrition and health with this approach is largely wasted effort.

22 May 2005 - 12:00am

Youths' mental health crisis

In the article headlined 'The curse of Confucius' (January 3), Philip Yeung pinpointed our education system moulded by the Confucian concept of risk aversion that 'leaves our children dangerously bored'. In my view, he seemed to have understated the mental health problem facing Hong Kong youth today. It is a crisis.

6 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Pulling the punches

A MIDDLE-AGED man spits lychee seeds on the pavement, then punches the inspector who tries to fine him $600. On the same day, a 15-year-old student attacks his teacher instead of returning to the classroom as asked. Last year, domestic violence cases leaped to 2,433 from 1,009 cases in 1998.

18 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Charity cuts threat to the elderly

The quality of life for more than 60,000 elderly people could be compromised under a drastic cut in funding by the Community Chest, according to the Hong Kong Council of Social Service.

14 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Legal service to help cope with social tragedies

A service to provide free legal advice and psychological counselling was unveiled yesterday to try to stem social tragedies during the economic downturn.

10 Apr 2002 - 12:00am