Conditions inside a sub-divided flat in Cheung Sha Wan, which the government hopes to alleviate with a new assistance programme for disadvantaged children. Photo: Jonathan Wong.
Conditions inside a sub-divided flat in Cheung Sha Wan, which the government hopes to alleviate with a new assistance programme for disadvantaged children. Photo: Jonathan Wong.
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Mentorship scheme a good starting point to break poverty trap

  • The programme pairing life-planning mentors with underprivileged youngsters is a centrepiece of the anti-poverty task force set up by Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu. With the number of people living in poverty increasing, the initiative should be the first of many more to come

Conditions inside a sub-divided flat in Cheung Sha Wan, which the government hopes to alleviate with a new assistance programme for disadvantaged children. Photo: Jonathan Wong.
Conditions inside a sub-divided flat in Cheung Sha Wan, which the government hopes to alleviate with a new assistance programme for disadvantaged children. Photo: Jonathan Wong.
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