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School Voucher

Work out the societal returns of ESF subsidy - then decide if it's worth it

Education is always said to be a priority for Hong Kong governments; perhaps for the new administration of Leung Chun-ying it really will be.

Tuesday, 3 July, 2012, 12:00am

A five-point plan to a better city and second term at top

There's still 2 1/2 months to go before he takes office but already chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying finds himself knee-deep in demands from all sides for action on a thousand fronts.

Let us try to help him focus by spelling out five problem areas that he must tackle, and then suggesting specific remedies for each.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Poor families still paying for preschool spots

Education vouchers for kindergarten children are doing little to help families on low incomes, a study by the Institute of Education found.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Winning bites

So as not to be outdone by music lovers, movie buffs now have a chance to walk away with some great dining vouchers as well.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

'Oscar' dining offer

Music lovers are not the only ones who can win some great dining vouchers, thanks to Young Post. Movie buffs now have a chance, too.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Pick the Oscar winners

Not to be outdone by music lovers, movie buffs now have a chance to walk away with some great dining vouchers as well. This time, Young Post is teaming up with Blue Smoke Bar-B-Que, Central, to give away five HK$200 vouchers.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HK$4,500-a-month help for elderly

The elderly are in line for a monthly subsidy of as much as HK$4,500 to pay for services such as the delivery of meals and physiotherapy.

The pilot scheme would help the elderly take advantage of assistance provided by day care centres and elderly homes, Labour and Welfare Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Voucher scheme may widen rich-poor gap

The kindergarten voucher subsidy benefits families of medium and high socio-economic status, but neglects those low on the ladder and may even be widening the rich-poor gap, a government-commissioned survey has found.

Families in the medium to high groups tend to use the money for their children's educational activities while the others use it for household expenses.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Letters

Government must end ESF subsidy

It is always a pleasure to read Cynthia Sze's letters in these columns, especially when she touches on the language issue ('If English is so important, firms should move to Belfast or Glasgow', July 15). Ms Sze's views reflect the feelings of the middle class towards expatriates in this city.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Let the heat fire your imagination

Young Post's 2011 Summer Story competition is here!

21 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Kindergarten cash boost for parents

Parents getting help from a government voucher scheme to send their children to kindergarten will get an extra HK$2,000 a year, and the value of the vouchers in future will be pegged to inflation.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Let the heat

The trumpet fanfare, the shower of confetti, the excited throng can all mean only one thing. No, not another royal wedding, but the launch of Young Post's 2011 Summer Story competition!

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Let the heat fire your imagination

The trumpet fanfare, the shower of confetti, the excited throng can all mean only one thing. No, not another royal wedding, but the launch of Young Post's 2011 Summer Story competition!

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Let the heat fire your imagination

The trumpet fanfare, the shower of confetti, the excited throng can all mean only one thing: no, not another royal wedding, but the launch of Young Post's 2011 Summer Story competition!

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Let the fire your imagination

The trumpet fanfare, the shower of confetti, the excited throng can all mean only one thing: no, not another royal wedding, but the launch of Young Post's 2011 Summer Story competition!

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

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