Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

Scheme gives textbooks longer life

(From left) Pupils Gary Lau Chun-ting, Ng Nga-ki, Cheng Wai-ho are planning to recycle their textbooks. Photo: Felix Wong

Pupils from three of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals schools have signed up for a textbook recycling scheme they say will not only conserve the environment and save money, but also help with their learning.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 5:05am 2 comments

Ancient charity Tung Wah Group uses social media to raise charity cash

Viola Man, chairwoman of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, says social media campaigns are needed for the charity to stand out. Photo: May Tse

It is not just companies using Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to promote their products and services to the younger generation. The 143-year-old Tung Wah Group of Hospitals is also a fan of social media.

23 Mar 2013 - 5:11am

Hawkers say proposed Tin Shui Wai market needs careful planning

Tin Shui Wai doesn't need a tourist trap that mirrors popular hawker areas across the city, but a market that caters to local needs, community members say.

They were speaking after the government proposed on Saturday to establish a flea market in the troubled new town that it said would provide business opportunities and cheaper basic goods for poor residents.

5 Sep 2012 - 2:28am

Food banks a source of relief for families

It was not easy for Mrs Lee to ask for help in feeding her family of three. But with an irregular household income of about HK$6,000, the 40-year-old housewife was left with no choice.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

More vehicles escape idling ban

The director of environmental protection has quietly exercised discretionary powers to introduce a new exemption to the already much diluted ban on idling engines.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bursts of red help Tung Wah group mark 141st

To celebrate its 141st anniversary, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals chose a 'Red Night' theme for its annual charity dinner in the ballroom of the InterContinental Hong Kong hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Guests, including Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung, followed the dress code and turned up in red outfits instead of their usual black attire for Friday's dinner.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Debate final looms

Watch the top debaters from TWGHs Kap Yan Directors' College and Diocesan Girls' School go head to head next Tuesday in the final of Hong Kong's biggest English debating competition.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Defence of one-child policy wins day

TWGHs Kap Yan Directors' College is now one step away from grabbing the champion's title in the Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition after holding their ground in the semi-final on Tuesday against CCC Kei Yuen College.

The schools debated the motion that 'China should abandon its one-child policy', with Kei Yuen being the affirmative team and Kap Yan taking the negative stance.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland mothers share fear of last-minute births

It is bad enough that they have become the objects of public anger.

Now childbirth for mainland mothers in Hong Kong has become an ordeal of frustration and waiting, a last-minute dash to the emergency ward and health risks for their babies, as two women told the South China Morning Post this week.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Donations to relief fund top HK$1m

Readers of the South China Morning Post have donated more than HK$1 million to a relief fund that is supporting the city's two major food banks since the launch of the campaign a month ago.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland immigrant found friends, grace and assurance at food bank

For mainland immigrant Yang Li, the weekly visit to the food bank run by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals turned out to be much more than a way to feed her impoverished family. It ended her isolation and fears of discrimination.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Keeping them off the streets

Joseph Lee fears two of his six children would have ended up on the streets without the help of the St James' Settlement charity's programme to provide learning and food assistance to deprived families in Sham Shui Po.

Lee used to work in the catering industry but quit his job more than a year ago because he was not happy with the way his wife ran the family.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Kind vendors join fight against family hunger

Meat merchant Man Chiu-ming believes helping the underprivileged can take many forms.

He has chosen to take part in a voucher scheme that sells fresh food to beneficiaries of a service run by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Charities eye more fresh food supply

Charities are exploring new ways to increase the supply of fresh and nutritious food such as vegetables, meat and fish to people receiving food aid.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Two of a kind on the ball

The volleyball court at Tin Sau Road Park in Tin Shui Wai is like a secret base for To Wing-tung and To Wing-man. It is where the twins can best work on the mysterious bond between them.

9 May 2011 - 12:00am