A scheme using interactive games to help dyslexic students learn Chinese is proving a success, according to its organiser, The Jockey Club. Project director Elaine Chan Sau-wai, of the Society of Boys' Centres, which collaborated on the project, said this week that free teaching kits to help dyslexic Form One students would be handed out to schools in the middle of this year. More than 100 junior secondary school students with dyslexia joined the project over the past two years, taking weekly 11/2-hour classes in groups of 10. Ms Chan said students appeared keener to learn Chinese after taking the classes. 'Many of them used to be loath to write Chinese. Now they will write non-stop in tests until the bell rings. They have learned more proactively in Chinese lessons too.' Ms Chan said students were taught easy ways to memorise the writing of Chinese characters and teachers helped them enrich their vocabulary and encouraged them to write more through interactive games. Wong Ka-wai, 14, a Form Two student at the Kwai Chung Methodist College, said she now found it easier to write Chinese characters. 'I have learned how to write some characters by remembering their radicals [components of Chinese characters] and associating the words with the look of the objects they refer to,' said Ka-wai, who joined the scheme in Form One. Marks in her Chinese tests doubled from about 20 out of 100 in Form One to 47 in her first-term exam in Form Two, she said. The five-year project, launched in 2006 at a cost of HK$153.7 million, also provides training for teachers and carries out research on dyslexia.