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Want to be a neurosurgeon? Here's what you need to know

Hard work, sensitivity and responsibility are important qualities of surgeons, say doctors Tony Chan and Allan Chan

Hard work, sensitivity and responsibility are important qualities of surgeons, say doctors Tony Chan and Allan Chan

Want to be a neurosurgeon? Here's what you need to know
16 Jun 2020 - 4:08PM
Hong Kong schools coming up with ways to give back to their communities

Although businesses have known for many years how important engaging with their communities is, it's a fairly new concept for schools. Savvy school staffers are now looking beyond the schoolyard to find enhanced learning opportunities for students - and even generating a bit of revenue while "finding their niche". Discovery Bay International School has just launched DBIS Night School, offering classes such as adult and children's art workshops, an adult drama workshop, a teen yoga course and a filmmaking workshop. A personal development series includes sessions with titles such as "Dismantling your inner critic" and "Ideals, dreams and your future". Courses are run by independent providers as well as school staff, with plans to expand the night school offerings in the new school year.

Although businesses have known for many years how important engaging with their communities is, it's a fairly new concept for schools. Savvy school staffers are now looking beyond the schoolyard to find enhanced learning opportunities for students - and even generating a bit of revenue while "finding their niche". Discovery Bay International School has just launched DBIS Night School, offering classes such as adult and children's art workshops, an adult drama workshop, a teen yoga course and a filmmaking workshop. A personal development series includes sessions with titles such as "Dismantling your inner critic" and "Ideals, dreams and your future". Courses are run by independent providers as well as school staff, with plans to expand the night school offerings in the new school year.

Hong Kong schools coming up with ways to give back to their communities
22 Jun 2015 - 6:08AM
Instant messaging 'helpline' for Hong Kong teens in crisis
4 May 2015 - 11:52AM
Concerted effort to curb binge drinking among youth at Rugby Sevens

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union no longer allows beer jugs and under-18s into the South Stand. The HKRFU has also made concerted efforts with partners such as KELY Support Group in the past few years to help young people make healthy choices at the Sevens. Dance instructor Melissa Thornton, who has kept Sevens crowds entertained between matches as a roving presenter in past years, lauds efforts to curb excessive drinking and other positive changes.

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union no longer allows beer jugs and under-18s into the South Stand. The HKRFU has also made concerted efforts with partners such as KELY Support Group in the past few years to help young people make healthy choices at the Sevens. Dance instructor Melissa Thornton, who has kept Sevens crowds entertained between matches as a roving presenter in past years, lauds efforts to curb excessive drinking and other positive changes.

Concerted effort to curb binge drinking among youth at Rugby Sevens
28 Mar 2015 - 8:41AM
Hong Kong drum clinic pioneer preaches community unity

Kumi Masunaga came to Hong Kong as many expatriates do - to see what the city could offer her. But rather than finding her niche in finance, teaching English or engineering, Masunaga found hers in helping others "find their voice" through drumming circles or, as she calls it, the "drum jam".

Kumi Masunaga came to Hong Kong as many expatriates do - to see what the city could offer her. But rather than finding her niche in finance, teaching English or engineering, Masunaga found hers in helping others "find their voice" through drumming circles or, as she calls it, the "drum jam".

Hong Kong drum clinic pioneer preaches community unity
16 Mar 2015 - 6:49AM
In the year of the goat, why not buy one for a needy family?
24 Feb 2015 - 6:00AM
Habitat for Humanity projects in Hong Kong building a better future

The adage "home is where the heart is" aptly characterises the vision of Habitat for Humanity, the world's largest non-profit housing organisation, founded in 1976 in the US. And Hong Kong's dedicated "Habitat Youth" are learning, as they toil for the less fortunate, that homes and communities are made stronger when love and respect are added to bricks and mortar.

The adage "home is where the heart is" aptly characterises the vision of Habitat for Humanity, the world's largest non-profit housing organisation, founded in 1976 in the US. And Hong Kong's dedicated "Habitat Youth" are learning, as they toil for the less fortunate, that homes and communities are made stronger when love and respect are added to bricks and mortar.

Habitat for Humanity projects in Hong Kong building a better future
9 Feb 2015 - 6:15AM
Hong Kong's domestic helpers express themselves in Unsung Heroes choir
4 Feb 2015 - 5:50PM
Film studies promote a new kind of literacy in Hong Kong schools
5 Jan 2015 - 6:31AM
Why singing in a choir is so good for you
21 Dec 2014 - 10:00AM
The pros and cons of taking a gap year
10 Nov 2014 - 10:56AM
A little patch of heaven
29 Jul 2012 - 12:00AM
Our very own biggest loser
24 Jun 2012 - 12:00AM
To leaf through the past
3 Jun 2012 - 12:00AM
Sprout it from the rooftop
3 Jun 2012 - 12:00AM
Falling into the app trap
13 May 2012 - 12:00AM
I'm game if you are
8 Apr 2012 - 12:00AM
Bonding over backwards
26 Feb 2012 - 12:00AM
No place like roam
8 Jan 2012 - 12:00AM
Two things parents need to help their children become bilingual: patience and flash cards
20 Nov 2011 - 12:00AM
Schoolbag Sherpas
30 Oct 2011 - 12:00AM
Mum gets plugged in
25 Sep 2011 - 12:00AM
Life imitates art far from home
9 Nov 2002 - 12:00AM
Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper
9 Oct 2004 - 12:00AM
The Lizzy McGuire Extravaganza
22 Nov 2003 - 12:00AM
Girl talk
26 Jun 2004 - 12:00AM
The Family Dilemma Series
22 Jan 2005 - 12:00AM
Disney therapy
10 Jan 2004 - 12:00AM
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18 Dec 2004 - 12:00AM
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10 Sep 2005 - 12:00AM