Kely Support Group

Bands unite for charity event

Following its success last year, Wanchai Live will become an annual charity event held at The Wanch and Carnegies.

Monday, 7 April, 1997, 12:00am

Flag day threat to voluntary agencies

Small social service agencies may be forced to cut the help they offer after what they see as unfair treatment from the Government in allocating flag days.

Seven of 50 groups which held fund-raising flag days in 1996 have been told by the Social Welfare Department to make more money or risk having future applications rejected.

3 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Wrong image of support group

I am writing in response to an article in the South China Morning Post dated January 27, written by Kevin Sinclair and entitled 'A club out of harm's way'.

21 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Awareness low on AIDS issues

TEENAGERS in Hong Kong are still not well informed about the gravity of AIDS, and lack basic knowledge about sex and sexually transmitted diseases, said a group of youngsters.

More than 350 young people gathered at the popular teen venue, the Warehouse, in Aberdeen recently to talk about AIDS, and to see aspects of the issue highlighted by various performing artists.

20 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Getting in on act with arts

THE arts are flourishing, as far as young people are concerned. This year sees a record level of interest and involvement in the annual Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival (HKYAF), now in its third year.

14 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Students turn to peers, not parents, for support

PROBLEMS related to dating and sexual relationships are considered the most difficult and embarrassing for young people to handle, and the majority of youngsters consider their peers as the most immediate source of support when such personal problems arise.

3 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Lecturer stages winning drama

DINO Mahoney, who teaches drama and creative writing at City University, recently beat 300 entries to win the South London International Playwright Festival Award.

The annual award gives Mahoney the opportunity to see his play Yo-yo staged at The Warehouse theatre in London next summer.

Yo-Yo is Mahoney's third work, but the first written on his own.

5 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

'HK youths lack coping skills'

LOW self-esteem and the inability to cope with problems remained the major problems among young people in Hong Kong, said an experienced youth counsellor.

Since the Chinese programme of KELY (Kids Everywhere Like You) Support Group was introduced last summer, over 700 young people have used the service.

28 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Off-course canter for racehorse owners

TAKING a break from turfing matters that usually take up their time at this time of the year, the members of the Hong Kong Racehorse Owners' Association (HKROA) gathered at the Grand Hyatt ballroom for their annual dinner.

The occasion was also used for the presentation of the Cartier Gold Racing Awards for the leading jockey, trainer and owner.

10 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Winners draw a lot of interest

TAIPANS of the horse owning and racing variety should remember to take their chequebooks with them when they attend the Hong Kong Racehorse Owners Association dinner tonight at the Grand Hyatt.

6 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Volunteers draw up messages for life

CHINESE University students Leung Chung-kei and Chan Kai-tai have jointly produced a set of four cartoon cards distributed by the KELY support group to spread positive messages to young Hong Kong.

Leung, 25, drew the illustrations while Chan, 23, wrote the text - but they had never set eyes on each other before their interview with Campus Post.

15 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

The cool way to avoid a crisis

THE delivery is fun and hip, but the message is serious - drugs, alcohol, depression and even a negative attitude can do you serious damage.

With its target audience the notoriously fickle teenage age group, youth outreach charity, Kely Support Group, has picked an inventive and non-confrontational way to tap into youth culture - cartoons.

15 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Drawing on the power of peer support

I ENJOYED reading the article ''Study buddies'' by Yojana Sharma (South China Morning Post, July 11). My work at the KELY Support Group in the past year has opened my eyes to the tremendous potential of peers helping peers.

8 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Call for youths to join the fun

THIS year's Summer Youth Programme offers more than 14,600 healthy and fun activities for youths. The activities are aimed at helping teenagers relax and enjoy their summer vacation.

Many are also educational, aimed to help young people develop organisational skills and leadership abilities.

5 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Teachers to look for drug abuse

TEACHERS are being asked to look for drug abuse among pupils in a move which has prompted criticism that the root of the problem is not being tackled.

29 Jun 1994 - 12:00am