Kely Support Group

Teen drinkers to be targeted at Hong Kong Sevens

Chung Tang, executive director of Kely Support Group

Hong Kong Sevens organisers are once again working with a leading youth charity to combat teenage binge drinking at the event, after the success of last year's initial project.

Sunday, 17 March, 2013, 5:39am

Helping children with bad news stories

Helping children with bad news stories

There have been a number of horrific stories in the news recently. How can I talk to my son about bad news without frightening him?

17 Sep 2012 - 9:24am


Ignorance rife over alcohol risks

Pernod Ricard, as a member of the wine and spirits industry, and KELY Support Group, as a youth-focused charity, believe that a new approach needs to be taken to better inform young adults in Hong Kong about the social, academic and health impacts of harmful alcohol consumption patterns.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Fun all summer

A variety of educational programmes is on offer during the summer holidays to enable children to develop their leadership skills - and have a great time doing it.

ESF Educational Services ( offers summer sports programmes for children designed to enhance physical abilities, social development and self-confidence.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tackling issue of teenage drinkers

Hong Kong Sevens bosses have teamed up with a leading youth charity to tackle teenage binge drinking at the event.

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) and the KELY Support Group will highlight the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption at the tournament, which takes place from March 23-25 at the Hong Kong Stadium.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Another HK$1m rolls in for Operation Santa Claus

Hongkongers are still giving generously. Donations of almost HK$1 million since Operation Santa Claus 2011 officially wrapped up have taken the total raised to HK$17.5 million.

'Hong Kong people have shown incredible generosity despite the economic gloom,' said Wang Xiangwei, editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Donations surpass HK$10m as generosity defies gloom

Generous Hongkongers have defied the economic gloom to raise more than HK$10 million to help needy people through Operation Santa Claus.

The money, raised by scores of individuals and organisations since mid-November, will help thousands of people in Hong Kong and on the mainland.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Corporate athletes give their all for a good cause

The cheers and laughter of some 100 athletes from nine corporate teams filled the air at the Ma On Shan Sports Ground as they gathered to have fun and raise money for Operation Santa Claus.

They were taking part in the first corporate sports day to be organised by the annual fund-rasing appeal co-sponsored by the South China Morning Post and RTHK.

31 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

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. She found that by speaking to her peers she was able to overcome her issues, and as a result she developed a peer support and self-help model to assist others.

27 Nov 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


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


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