the school year of 2004, ethnic minority students have
been allocated to mainstream (Chinese medium) schools
for the first time. They may experience difficulties
in adapting to the Chinese learning environment and
relating with their peers because of language barriers.
Meanwhile, some of their parents do not know either
Chinese or English, they feel frustrated in guiding
their children’s school work and also communicating
with the schools. Dedicating to the welfare of non-Chinese
community in Hong Kong, we try our best to provide any
supportive services for ethnic minority students in
starting from October 2004, Project Connection has been
launched. The Project is sponsored by Home Affairs Bureau,
aims at supporting ethnic minority students and their
families. The main objectives of the Project include::
- To help ethnic minority children and their parents
to adapt to school life in Hong Kong.
- To build up a supportive network for parents fo
the above students so as to enable them to cope with
their children's learning and adaptation needs.
- To provide liaison services between schools and
parents, including interpretation support to facilitate
their effective communication with each other.
- To provide supportive services to teachers of the
above students so as to enhance their understanding
on the ethnic minority students' cultural background
and facilitate the cultivation of a culturally inclusive
Project Connection offers comprehensive and diversified
services to ethnic minority students and their families.
All services are free of charge and cash allowance (i.e.
traveling subsidies) will be provided to the participants.
The service contents are:
- After-school tutorial classes
2 weekly sessions will be provided in 7 locations,
Kwun Tong, Tsimshatsui, Shamshuipo, Tuen Mun, Yuen
Long, North Point and Wan Chai. The class instructor
will facilitate the students in learning Chinese and
also other subjects.
- Developmental groups and
Different kinds of programs will be provided for students
so as to enable them to cope with their learning and
- Parent sharing sessions
Monthly gatherings will be held for parents in order
to facilitate self-help and develop mutual support
network among non-Chinese community.
- Hotline services for both
students and parents
Telephone enquiry and consultation services will be
launched to welcome all students and parents to phone
in for suitable services as well as advice.
- Teachers training
Workshops for understanding the cultural characteristics
of ethnic minority students will be organized.
For any students and parents who have interest to join
this Project, they can apply in person, by phone, by
fax or by email. We also welcome school teachers to
refer students to the Project. We are obliged to serve
non-Chinese community and make our society more harmonious.
You can contact us by following ways:
||2/F., Lee Hong House, Shun Lee Estate,
Kwun Tong, Kowloon, HKSAR, China.
for South Asians: