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World Ywca

Tough for women to become leaders: poll

Many young women want to take up more leadership roles in society, according to a recent survey.

Tuesday, 6 March, 2012, 12:00am

Research pays off for a focused YWCA

Better teamwork and research helped YWCA Hioe Tjo Yoeng College edge out Stewards Pooi Kei College in the fourth round of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Inter-school Debating Competition. The teams debated on the motion, 'Fast food restaurants do more harm than good', with YWCA being the affirmative side and Pooi Kei taking the negative stance.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College

Primary school pupils from G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College's Mong Kok campus had the chance to meet two special friends on January 17 - Cha Cha and Be Be.

Tails wagging, these two furry ambassadors from the Animals Asia Professor Paws programme had no trouble making friends with the children.

21 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

From soy sauce to triads, summer courses fire students' imagination

In the steamy days of summer, there is a course for just about everything - from navigating the supermarket aisles to learning about triads.

'Ever find those food products in your local supermarkets confuse you? So many kinds and brands of soy sauce?' a YWCA course description in English reads.

24 May 2010 - 12:00am

Allegations over sacking of social worker misleading, bureau says

It was biased and misleading to equate fostering social harmony with exerting pressure on social service organisations, the Home Affairs Bureau stated yesterday.

19 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Minister's concerns on harmony 'a factor' in social workers' move

The YWCA said yesterday that home affairs minister Tsang Tak-sing's concern over district harmony was a factor in the removal of two of its social workers from the Tai O area. But it insisted the minister's influence had been 'very small'.

11 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

YWCA chief dismisses claims of pressure

The chief executive of a social service organisation has dismissed an allegation that the group had been pressured by the home affairs minister to remove a social worker.

4 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Serving up opportunities

Taking orders, delivering dishes or setting a dining table may seem like relatively easy tasks, but they signal a very important achievement for mentally disabled Jacky Chan Chim-ching.

The tasks are all part of his work as a trainee waiter, and being part of the workforce has boosted his self-esteem and confidence.

25 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Workshop gives job-seekers an insider's view

With public exams coming to an end later this month, the market will soon be flooded with graduates who are looking for a job.

But many of them may not know where to find information on employment opportunities.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

Women speak up

A group of young women who call themselves Green Generals are spreading the message of peace and promoting women's rights in schools and the community.

The girls are graduates of a twice-yearly scheme run by the Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association.

5 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Board game teaches the value of money

Monopoly is not only a fun board game, it can also teach young people about financial planning, according to the Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA).

YWCA community centres have organised a series of activities aimed at promoting financial responsibility among students.

7 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Charity workers' pay hit by government subsidy cuts

More than 800 senior employees of two charitable groups are the first victims of a pay cut due to a reduction in government subsidies for non-governmental organisations.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Lunar New Year celebrations

Early Lunar New Year celebrations will be held at a family fun day at the YWCA in Mid-Levels tomorrow.

The Kung Hei Fat Choi Family Fun Day will feature kung fu performances, a lion dance, Chinese orchestra, New Year's food preparation and tasting, and a Chinese calligraphy demonstration.

21 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Women volunteers are honoured

Putting others first is second nature for a special group of 10

Single mother Fung Mei-ling used the tough experiences she had bringing up her twin daughters on her own to educate other women on how to overcome adversity.

She was one of 10 women volunteers who yesterday had their efforts to help the community publicly recognised.

8 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Marketing matters

South China Morning Post listings editor Kay Ross will teach the basics of marketing, winning corporate sponsorship, media relations and writing press releases on February 20 and 27 at the YWCA in Mid-Levels. The course will last four hours per day and cost $250 (plus a term's YWCA membership). Tel: 2524 8424 or visit www.esmdywca.com

2 Feb 2002 - 12:00am