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Kely Support Group

Peer support helps troubled youth

Twenty years ago, a young woman struggling with drug and alcohol addiction was desperate to find a way to resolve her problems.

Sunday, 27 November, 2011, 12:00am

Positive path to an anti-drug culture

Our government has invested a lot of its social and moral capital in the war on drugs. Increased funding for anti-drug programmes, treatment and rehabilitation has wide community support. Some of it, however, is being spent on voluntary testing in schools, a controversial initiative that is both problematic and potentially divisive.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Better drugs education urged to fight ignorance

Hong Kong's young people are not getting the correct education and support about drugs, a group working with them says - despite a recent government study which showed a large fall in drug abuse among the city's teenagers.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Getting down and dirty - for good causes

Besides the rewards of helping others or doing something worthwhile for our planet, volunteering is a great way to make friends and meet people who share similar interests. It can also be a fun way to learn new things.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

This year's beneficiaries

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Against Child Abuse

Your kind donations will go towards helping prevent all forms of child abuse in families of parents with mental illness by enhancing parenting abilities and children's self-belief and problem-solving skills.

Chi Heng Foundation

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Operation Santa Claus set to loosen purse strings

The Christmas trees are up, the harbourfront lights are on and tonight Hong Kong's giving spirit will be on show for the launch of Operation Santa Claus.

Every year Hongkongers display their generosity by making Operation Santa Claus, jointly organised by the South China Morning Post and RTHK, one of the biggest events of the festive season.

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Letters

Parents must take time to talk with children

A 16-year-old student wanted to commit suicide after a row with her classmates. A 17-year-old student jumped to his death citing unhappiness and a couple, both aged 14, committed suicide.

These deaths, although shocking, offer a window on the lives of young Hongkongers over the past two months.

28 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Letters

We must deal with problem of juvenile suicide

There has been yet another teenage suicide in Hong Kong ('Student jumps to his death in front of 600 teachers, classmates', May 25).

I am saddened and at a loss to understand what we are doing wrong when it comes to supporting our children.

26 May 2010 - 12:00am

Letters

Council can help Hong Kong move closer to becoming a green city

I am glad that with the Green Building Council, the government is taking one further step forward in the promotion of environmental protection in our society.

This is a controversial issue nowadays because of global warming; the problems on our planet are getting more serious.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Anti-drug message at event

Christian Zheng Sheng College students joined hands with the police yesterday to hand out anti-drug leaflets at the Ani-com and Games fair.

Hong Kong Island regional crime prevention officer Chief Inspector Chan Kam-hoi said the event was teeming with young people and was a good time to promote the anti-drug message.

1 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

The long wait for care

Padraig Greene is a 10-year-old autistic boy who has no friends to invite to his birthday parties. He likes flapping the small bright-pink cushion that stimulates his vision, but a therapist has identified his favourite colour as blue. He can't speak Chinese but mumbles a few words in English.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am