ACCESS HONG KONG

Access Hong Kong (Access HK) was set up in the summer of year 2001 by a group of Hong Kong students at leading UK and US universities who felt strongly about equal opportunities and were dedicated to improving the lives and education of children in Hong Kong.

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RECRUITING teaching volunteers for Teach-An-Hour Programme 2017-18 Term 1
We are now recruiting volunteer teachers for Teach-an-Hour 2017-18 Term 1! To apply, please complete the online application form in the link. Further details available on our "Teach-an-Hour" page on this website.
RECRUITING teaching volunteers for Summer Programme 2017
We looking for anyone who is enthusiastic about helping children, with or without prior teaching experience. The most important criterion is a compassionate heart! Volunteers should be fluent in both English and Cantonese and be available from 7th to 26th August 2017. The application form can be downloaded here. Please return it to admin17@accesshk.org. The deadline for applications is 31st May 2017. More information about the programme can be found on our Facebook page.
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Talk by Mr Jasper Tsang
Jasper Tsang, President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, addressed children in our Summer Programme on 29 July 2016. Not only did he teach the children the different functions of the executive, the legislature and the judiciary, he also answered many questions from the children - from what his own childhood dream was, to whether he enjoyed his work as a legislative councillor. Special thanks to Slaughter and May for hosting the talk in its boardroom - the children really enjoyed the amazing harbour views from its office!
Visit to the Legislative Council, 29 July 2016
The special event of our Summer Programme this year was a tour to the Legislative Council! The aim was to raise the children's awareness of social and political issues whilst introducing them to one of the most important institutions of Hong Kong. The guided educational tour was followed by a mock LegCo debate on whether to introduce more controls over light pollution in Hong Kong. It was a fulfilling day to both the volunteers and the students!
RECRUITING Executive Committee volunteers for Summer Programme 2017
This year, we are looking for 6-8 bright students to join the Executive Committee for the Summer Programme 2017. No prior teaching experience is required although some previous experience in similar charity work or other student organisations would be useful. The most important criteria are a compassionate heart and the ability to solve problems. Fluency in English and Cantonese is a must. The positions in the Executive Committee are as follows: -Site Director (2) -Public Relations Officer (1-2) -Secretary (1-2) -Treasurer (1-2) More information about these positions can be found on the following link. The application form can be downloaded from here. All questions and completed forms should be sent to recruitment@accesshk.org before 30 November 2016. Interviews will be held in Hong Kong or the U.K. in December.
Teach-an-Hour - recruiting volunteer teachers
We are now recruiting volunteer teachers for Teach-an-Hour 2015! Please contact teachanhour@accesshk.org if you are interested in participating in a meaningful cause! Further details available on our "Teach-an-Hour" page on this website.
AccessHK & ICQ
Did you know that Access was set up by a group of Hong Kong students studying at various leading overseas universities and that their first meetings were held on the internet using a chatroom called ICQ?
Poverty Line
Did you know that 10.2% of people in Hong Kong (excluding foreign domestic helpers) earned less than HK$6,000 per month? Source: The 2011 Hong Kong Population Census by the HKSAR Government Photo courtesy: http://hongwrong.com/subdivided-flats-hong-kong/
Poverty in Hong Kong
Did you know that there are 1.3 million people in Hong Kong living below the poverty line, earning less than half of the city's median income after adjusting for taxes and social welfare?
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文匯:模擬文憑試 基層英文「肥佬」多

機構分析去年底近3,000名學生於模擬文憑試中的表現,發現基層考生在4個核心科目不合格的比率高於非基層考生,反映基層學生支援不足。

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蘋果:起跑線的錯窮家子不敢奢望升大學

中大PISA香港中心進行的「香港青少年追蹤研究計劃」,就家境不同的學生對升學及就業期望進行分析。結果顯示,家庭社經地位對香港學生的教育及職業期望影響十分嚴重。來自最上階層(社經地位為最高10%)的學生有81%期望升讀大學,而來自草根階層(社經地位為最低10%)的只有35%。

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