Programme helps poor students excel

Cathy Lee (left) is a backer of Summerbridge, which helped Carol Dawef Li and Xavier Chan. Photos: Sam Tsang, May Tse

Every night when he was a teenager Xavier Chan Wing-tat washed minibuses.

Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 4:44am

Be a teacher for the summer

WHIle most students are celebrating their summer holidays by sleeping in, a group of 30 teenagers arrive at King George V School every morning to train to become student teachers.

18 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Summerbridge Hong Kong

Where: 9/F, Portwealth Centre, 83 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai

What: A non-profit, tuition-free summer and after-school enrichment programme, Summerbridge offers English-learning opportunities for financially disadvantaged students in Hong Kong. Services include intensive summer sessions and Saturday school-year seminars.

20 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Course builds pupils' esteem

They were once regarded as lacking in confidence with poor English skills and little hope of improvement. But after five weeks on a special programme, the change has been astounding.

Volunteer teachers and pupils on the Summerbridge Programme Hong Kong told Young Post how impressed they were with the scheme which let 'students teach students'.

7 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Older students play teachers in a summer programme designed to show youngsters

WHILE many of us are relaxing this summer, others have chosen to spend their holiday helping the community.

Twenty-one students from Island School, Pui Kiu Middle School and St Stephen's Girls' College have come together for the second time to participate in a programme called Summerbridge.

22 Jul 1993 - 12:00am