Kely Support Group

Comedy - and school dinners too

HERE'S a chance to discover that school dinners are not as bad as they are made out to be.

Friday, 3 June, 1994, 12:00am

Scheme to brush up local art education

PRIMARY and secondary school students may soon discover art is more than dabbling paint on paper when local artists start visiting schools to help teachers and students with creative art projects.

The visits are part of the Artist-in-Education scheme, the first of its kind for Hong Kong, organised by the British Council.

25 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Health week reaches peak

HEALTH and environmental issues were the topics of discussion at Peak School's AwareDay last Saturday.

Organised by the school's Parent-Teacher Association, the event was aimed at arousing parents' and students' concern about health and environment.

The day's activities climaxed a series of functions organised to mark the school's Health Week.

25 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Calls for help

AN 11-year-old girl has been suffering from a chronic illness for a year. She has aches, pains and headaches and has been ordered by her doctor to take daily medication. However, her parents have not told her what is the matter with her. Recently she has been feeling increasingly afraid and unhappy, frequently throwing temper tantrums.

14 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Help needed

THE KELY Support Group is once again establishing its data service to help students find work during the summer period.

To be able to achieve this we need the help of employers who would be willing to give Hong Kong's youth a chance to develop a sense of self-worth.

24 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Maze with a message

A MAZE, measuring 11.6 metres by 12 metres, was set up in the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong recently. Symbolic of problem-solving, the maze was part of a promotion programme by the KELY Support Group, an organisation that encourages peer support by young people for young people.

It launched its service in Cantonese in September last year.

16 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

KELY targets new group

A FUNCTION Day will be held to introduce the KELY Support Group to tertiary students at City Polytechnic on February 4.

A three-dimensional maze, the highlight of the event, will be set up at the polytechnic's covered terrace. There will also be an exhibition, a fund-raising counter and a voluntary helper recruitment counter.

25 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Seeing the pain of abused youth

IN Greek, 'Gymnos' means naked and 'paidi', child. Gymnopedy or The Naked Child is an English drama about the cycle of child sexual abuse and will be performed at the Fringe Festival.

This thought-provoking drama by playwright and director Dino Mahoney also marks the public debut of four 16-year old Island School students who have a penchant for drama.

14 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Chinese youth and parents reach for hotline

ORIGINALLY, the KELY Support Group was geared toward expatriate teenagers who had moved to Hong Kong with their parents and found it difficult to cope with a new environment.

But over the past two years, the group has also come in contact with many local youth whose problems also lead them to depression, family problems, drug and alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide.

11 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Call to establish drug rehabilitation in HK

AT LEAST a dozen children of expatriates have been sent to the Philippines for drug rehabilitation, sparking a call for foreign diplomats and executives to stop sweeping the problem under the carpet and establish a centre in Hong Kong.

30 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Concerts for fans under 18

IN an effort to provide a place for Hongkong youths to go to during the day, the first Radio Free Hongkong Under-18 Concert was held at a disco in Lan Kwai Fong recently.

Organised jointly by SEA Music and the Kely Support Group, Radio Free Hongkong offers an outlet for young local musicians in what is often referred to as the ''independent scene''.

10 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Video to give a helping hand

A15-MINUTE educational video aimed at encouraging schoolchildren in trouble to seek the help of teachers and social workers has been produced by the Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hongkong.

The video, Helping Hands Are at Any Place and Time , will hopefully get more youngsters to open up and consult others about their academic or emotional problems.

24 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Help on way with Cantonese service

ALARMED by the number of student suicides in the territory, the KELY Support Group plans to set up Cantonese services for youths in crisis.

KELY's director, Mr Chris Simpson, said young people were taking their lives because they believed there was nowhere else to turn, or no other way to grab attention.

19 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Appeal for public's cash to help youth crisis line

THE KELY Support Group yesterday made a desperate plea to the public to back its week-long fund-raising campaign.

KELY's public affairs and fund-raising officer, Ms Miranda Sears, said since the appeal began last Saturday the group's crisis line had been flooded with calls from teenagers and parents seeking help with emotional problems.

18 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

New bid to help youths in crisis

A POSTER campaign aimed at youths feeling lonely, depressed or suicidal will be launched before the end of the academic year, the director of the KELY support group, Mr Chris Simpson, said yesterday.

The campaign was part of KELY's effort to shrug off its image as a group devoted exclusively to young expatriate drug addicts.

16 Mar 1993 - 12:00am