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2019/01/07 - Lok Sin Tong Cup Race 2019
Lok Sin Tong Cup 2019 (6th January 2019, Hong Kong) Jointly organized by The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon and The Hong Kong Jockey Club, the annual Lok Sin Tong Cup was held today (6 Jan) at Sha Tin Racecourse. It was a 1400m race on turf “C+3” course with Class 4 prize money scheduled as Race 6. GOLDEN FOUR became the champion among the 14 horses while ROYAL RACER and ALPHA HEDGE won the 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up respectively. As a perpetual cup race of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Lok Sin Tong Cup has been competed for 18 years. Mr. LEE Shing Put, Chairman of Lok Sin Tong, said in the speech that Lok Sin Tong launched various new services in recent years, including three phases of“Lok Sin Tong Social Housing Project”, Lok Sin Tong 3rd social enterprise – “LST RehaCare” and “Lok Sin Tong 1st Care for Disadvantaged Group – Innovation and Technology Design Competition”. Chairman Lee added that Lok Sin Tong would continue to provide quality services to the society with the support from governments, donors and our stakeholders. Guests attending the event included Professor Sophia CHAN, JP, Secretary for Food and Health, Ms. Alice LEE Nga Lai, Kowloon City District Commander and Mr. Pun Kwok Wah, JP, Chairman of the Kowloon City District Council. - END -   About ‘The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon’ Established in 1880, The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon (“Lok Sin Tong”) is one of the historical charitable organizations and ranks among the six largest one in Hong Kong. The organization upholds a long tradition of the mission “Providing relief to victims of disasters, offering quality medical care and free medicine, promoting education and cultivating youngsters, caring for the old and nurturing the young”. In order to meet the changing needs of the community, its subsidiary units are scattered throughout the society and offering quality and comprehensive medical, educational, elderly and social welfare services. It also proactively engages in and hosts various charity and entertainment events in the society, in a way to build a better Hong Kong.
2018/11/28 - Lok Sin Tong Charity Walk 2018
Lok Sin Tong Charity Walk 2018 Walk Together to Raise Funds for Lok Sin Tong’s Services (24th November 2018, Hong Kong) The kick-off ceremony of “Lok Sin Tong Charity Walk 2018” (The Walk) was held successfully at Sha Tin Racecourse today. Director of Home Affairs, Miss. Janice TSE, JP, officiated the ceremony. Judas Law (羅凱鈴) was appointed as the “Charity Walk Ambassador”. Mr. LEE Shing Put, Chairman of Lok Sin Tong, said in the welcome speech that The Walk was one of the flagship fundraising events of Lok Sin Tong since 1998. The Walk revealed the team spirit of Lok Sin Tong and generous support of participants and donors. He also mentioned that Lok Sin Tong further extended the range of services this year, including the 2nd and 3rd phase of “Lok Sin Tong Social Housing Project” and Lok Sin Tong 3rd social enterprise – “LST RehaCare” which was opened in June. Moreover, “Lok Sin Tong 1st Care for Disadvantaged Group – Innovation and Technology Design Competition” was held in response to the STEM education introduced by the Education Bureau. The competition welcomed all secondary and primary schools in Hong Kong to participate. Mr. Mok Michael Man Too, The Chairman of the Charity Walk, praised the lively character named “Something Something” for highlighting the theme of The Walk. The Walk had been supported by various companies and organizations from all generations for years. The Mok’s family and a volunteer team of “Biu Chun Watch Hands & Parts Manufacturers Limited”, Mr. Mok’s company, also participated in The Walk for fundraising. Judas Law showed her support by performing two popular songs which drove the event’s atmosphere to climax. In response to Judas’s call, her supporters donated to support The Walk. The champion and the first runner-up of “Overall Company/Organization Top Fundraisers 2018” were granted to recognize their contribution. In addition, Mr. Mak Cheung Ching (Mak Bau), local famous artist, also joined the walk to showed his support to Lok Sin Tong. Led by the Dragon and Lion dance team, Miss. Janice TSE, JP, the Executive Committee Members of Lok Sin Tong and Judas Law, started the charity Walk from Sha Tin Racecourse, alongside Shing Mun River, to Sha Tin Park. - End -   About “The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon” Established in 1880, The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon is one of the historical charity organizations in Hong Kong. In order to meet the changing need of the community, its subsidiary units are scattered throughout the society and offering quality and comprehensive medical, educational, elderly as well as social welfare services. About “Lok Sin Tong Charity Walk” Since 1998, the Lok Sin Tong Charity Walk was held in every year and encourages over ten thousand people to walk with us. All funds raised will be used to finance the development of Lok Sin Tong’s medical, educational, elderly and social welfare services.  
2018/11/20 - The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon announces the extension of paid maternity leave
(20 November, 2018 – Hong Kong) The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon (Also known as “Lok Sin Tong”) is pleased to announce that its paid maternity leave entitlement would be extended from the current 10 weeks to 14 weeks with effective from 1 November 2018 and apply to all eligible staffs in headquarters, all subsidized medical, social welfare and elderly services units today. The paid maternity leave arrangement of all teaching staffs in all subsidized Lok Sin Tong schools are now in accordance with the conditions provided by the relevant Code of Aid by Education Bureau and Lok Sin Tong will review the related leave extension arrangement when appropriate. Lok Sin Tong,  one of the major charity organizations in Hong Kong and awarded as ‘Family-Friendly Employer’,  employs over thousands of staff and  reviews its staff welfare policy regularly to ensure employee health and holistic well-being. The new extension policy is an enhancement to the existing 10 weeks fully paid maternity leave entitlement.                                                                        - End  -  
2018/11/16 - Lok Sin Tong 138th Anniversary Charity Gala
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2018/11/15 - Kick-off Ceremony of “Lok Sin Tong Renewable Energy Education Scheme” and “Lok Sin Tong Lee Shing Put STEAM Education Scholarship” Promote renewable energy, construct green campus
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2018/11/03 - Lok Sin Tong 1st Care for Disadvantaged Group – Innovation and Technology Design Competition Launch Ceremony STEM - A Helping hand For The Disadvantaged
(3 November, 2018, Hong Kong) In response to the Education Bureau’s promotion on STEM education, the “Lok Sin Tong 1st Care for Disadvantaged Group – Innovation and Technology Design Competition” is organized by The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon (a.k.a. LST). To commemorate this special occasion, the Launch Ceremony was held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Chiang Cheng Studio Theatre. Mr. Kevin Yeung Yun-hung, JP, Secretary for Education, was invited to officiate the Launch Ceremony. All Hong Kong secondary and primary school students are eligible to participate. Unlike other similar STEM competitions, this competition not only intends to spearhead the education of innovation and technology, but also aims to encourage students to care for the disadvantaged. Delivering speech at the launch ceremony, Mr. Lee Shing Put, Chairman of LST said that, the disadvantaged suffer from various difficulties in daily life. We provide the opportunity for all students to design and develop products for the disadvantaged. Students will communicate with “users” directly, understanding their problems and needs thoroughly.” We are well aware that the disadvantaged groups in society need our helping hands. Therefore, being one of the school sponsoring bodies, we provide the STEM platform to stimulate interaction, to improve students’ ability in information technology, problem solving and logical thinking, to innovate suitable and applicable products for the disadvantaged. Students could make use of what they have learnt, tackling the problems faced by the disadvantaged. Enrollment for the competition is closed. Thanks to the overwhelming response, 55 Secondary Schools (71 teams in total) and 47 Primary Schools (69 teams in total) have applied the competition after the application started in June. Besides, we gratefully invited two units which were awarded in another STEM competition to introduce their products in the sharing session. One of the product is designed by students from Lok Sin Tong Leung Kau Kui College, which is a pair of shoes for assisting the elderly and visually impaired people. This new product can detect the road situation and deduce the chances of falling down. Besides, students from Lok Sin Tong Leung Kau Kui Primary School (Branch) innovated an automatic machine for collecting homework, which is able to reduce manpower waste. Students could understand their social responsibility and serve the community through the STEM platform. Participants need to design a programme or package to help the disadvantaged by using APPS or IoT technology. They need to produce a 3-minute video, explaining their ideas and how their works will help the disadvantaged. Videos have to be submitted on the Facebook page for public voting before 22 February, 2019. The “Best Popularity Award” will be given to the work with the highest number of “LIKES”. The best 15 proposals and works in the secondary and primary school division respectively will go into the final (30 finalists in total). Notifications will be sent in late March 2019 and the final competition and ceremony will be held in May 2019. Winner and First Runner-up of the secondary and primary School division (4 teams in total) will be offered a free study tour to Germany. - End - About “Lok Sin Tong 1st Care for Disadvantaged Group – Innovation and Technology Design Competition” Lok Sin Tong 1st Care for Disadvantaged Group – Innovation and Technology Design Competition is organized by the LST with the assistance of the Department of Computing of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Department of Electronic Engineering of the City University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Association for Computer Education. It is supported by the Education Bureau and Hong Kong Education City. All secondary and primary school students in Hong Kong are eligible to participate. The competition aims to spearhead the education of innovation and technology, inspire originality through solving problems and applying inter-disciplinary knowledge, and encourage students to care for the disadvantaged. The competition presents participants with new knowledge or tools and encourages them to solve problems by applying logical thinking and information and technology so as to enhance their originality, creativity, and teamwork. About “The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon” Established in 1880, The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon is one of the historical charity organizations in Hong Kong. In order to meet the changing need of the community, its subsidiary units are scattered throughout the society and offering quality and comprehensive medical, educational, elderly as well as social welfare services. Website: www.loksintong.org For competition enquiries, Lok Sin Tong Ku Chiu Man Secondary Tel: 2429-5171 L.S.T. Leung Kau Kui Primary School (Branch) Tel: 2445-6880
2018/08/08 - "ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management Systems Certification" presented by HKQAA
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2018/08/01 - Lok Sin Tong Charity Gala Premiere – “The Incredible Story Of The Giant Pear”
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2018/07/18 - The 2nd batch Lok Sin Tong Social Housing Scheme
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2018/06/19 - Lok Sin Tong, Kowloon urges government to completely ban e-cigarettes and any new tobacco products
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2018/05/31 - Enterprise Support World No Tobacco Day
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2018/05/17 - Inauguration Ceremony of the Directors 2018/2019
The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon Inauguration Ceremony of the Directors 2018/2019 (17 May 2018, Hong Kong) The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon (LST) held the Inauguration Ceremony of the Directors 2018/2019 today at 18/F, The Mira Hong Kong. The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr. Lau Kong Wah, JP, officiated at the ceremony where more than 500 guests attended including the directors, honorary advisers and members of Lok Sin Tong, government officials, community leaders, etc. Ir. Kwok Yu Won, Eric, Chairman of 2017/2018, reported in the ceremony that Lok Sin Tong launched various new services and projects last year in order to provide Hong Kong citizens with the basic necessities for daily life. LST participated in the celebration events for the Hong Kong SAR's 20th Anniversary, e.g. held several large-scale volunteer services and successfully tendered for the gift pack production for the "Celebrations for All" project; launched the Lok Sin Tong Community-based Housing Scheme to help inadequately housed low-income families; established the Lok Sin Tong Welfare Building Renewal Fund; planned to open its third social enterprise which will provide quality and affordable rehabilitation products and services. The medical, educational and social welfare services were also going from strength to strength and continued to deliver quality community supports. He wished Mr. Lee Shing Put, Chairman of 2018/2019, and the new Board of Directors a fruitful and successful year. Mr. Lee Shing Put, Chairman of 2018/2019, said that he will uphold the tradition of Lok Sin Tong to strive for excellence and perfection in charities. One of the major projects in this year is to help ethnic minorities move out of poverty by enhancing ethnic minority students’ proficiency in Chinese and providing employment supports to ethnic minority youth. LST will also launch the second phase of the Community-based Housing Scheme which will focus on solving the difficulties in daily life of low-income households. In terms of education, study trips in the Greater Bay Area will be organized for students to help them grasp the opportunities arising from the Mainland’s development and strengthen their life planning. LST will also organize a territory-wide science and technology innovation competition to enable the public to understand the development of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in its subsidiary schools. LST is planning to open a primary care centre in Kowloon City to provide comprehensive medical service. Chairman Lee promised that he and Lok Sin Tong will make every effort to deliver better service to the public. During the ceremony, the Board of Directors 2018/2019 was sworn in by the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr. Lau Kong Wah, JP. Guests attended the ceremony: Mr. Lam Kwok Leung, CSDSM, Commissioner of Correctional Service, Mr. Lee Yin Yee, BBS, MH, Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Mr. Pan Jiadong, Standing Committee Member of the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPPCC and Director General of the Committee for the Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Overseas Chinese and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kwok Franco, JP, District Officer (Kowloon City), Ms. Kwan Shuk Yee, Nancy, District Social Welfare Officer (Kowloon City / Yau Tsim Mong), Social Welfare Department, Mr. Ng Woon Yim, Member of the CPPCC and Chairman-elect of the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations, Mr. Cho Wui Hung, Vice Chairman of the Kowloon City District Council, Mr. Fu Chuen Fu, Mark, Political Assistant to the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr. Fung Ying Lun, Allen, Political Assistant to the Secretary for Development, Mr. Chen Chung Nin, Rock, SBS, BBS, JP, Chairman of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, Mr. Sze Wine Him, Jaime, Vice Chairman of the All-China Youth Federation and Founding & Emeritus Chairman of the Y.Elites Association, Mr. Chan How Chi, Chairman of the Committee on Elder Academy Development Foundation, Mr. Siu Chor Kee, BBS, MH, JP, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme, Mr. Hui Wai Kwong, Sam, Chief Staff Officer of the Auxiliary Medical Service, Mr. Poon Sun Biu, Alfred, CStJ, Commissioner of Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Brigade, etc.  – End – About “The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon” Established in 1880, The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon (“Lok Sin Tong”) is one of the historical charity organizations and ranks among the six largest one in Hong Kong. The organization upholds a long tradition of the mission “Providing relief to victims of disasters, offering quality medical care and free medicine, promoting education and cultivating youngsters, caring for the old and nurturing the young”. In order to meet the changing need of the community, its subsidiary units are scattered throughout the society and offering quality and comprehensive medical, educational, elderly and social welfare services. It also proactively engages in and hosts various charity and entertainment events in the society, in a way to build a better Hong Kong. Website: www.loksintong.org  
2018/05/11 - 2nd batch Lok Sin Tong Social Housing Scheme - LST HOUSE
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2018/03/17 - Lok Sin Tong Charity Candy Campaign 2018
Lok Sin Tong Charity Candy Campaign 2018 Singer Vincy Chan Fully Supported the Fundraising Candy Sales (17 March 2018, Hong Kong) Organized by The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon, the annual fundraising event “Lok Sin Tong Charity Candy Campaign 2018” starts from today to 25 March 2018 over two consecutive weekends. To mark the occasion, Lok Sin Tong held a kick-off ceremony this afternoon at Lok Fu Place. Ms. Kwan Shuk Yee, Nancy, District Social Welfare Officer (Kowloon City/Yau Tsim Mong), Social Welfare Department officiated at the ceremony while singer Vincy Chan, as the ambassador of the campaign, showed her support by singing as well as conducting charity candy sale.    Ir. Kwok Yu Won, Eric, Chairman of Lok Sin Tong, said in the ceremony that it is one of the flagship fundraising events that has been successfully held for 20 years. This year, over 50 charity booths will be set up throughout the territory and about 1000 volunteers will participate in the campaign. Funds raised will be used to support the development of Lok Sin Tong’s medical, educational, elderly and social services. Chairman Kwok added that Lok Sin Tong has a long history of 138 years and has worked vigorously in combating poverty in recent years, e.g. launching the Lok Sin Tong Community-based Housing Scheme which helps inadequately housed low-income families by providing transitional accommodation. All eligible tenants had already moved in earlier this year. With the HK$1 million donation from Sino-Ocean Group, Lok Sin Tong is going to run the second phase of the scheme. It is now recruiting flat owners and will invite new applications from needy families soon. The organization is also planning to open its third social enterprise in the second quarter of this year to offer quality and affordable rehabilitation products to elderly in need. In order to provide better service, there were also facility enhancements for its two neighbourhood elderly centres in Tsuen Wan and Happy Valley which had been completed recently. Dr. Su Yu Hong, Chairman of the Campaign and Executive Committee Member of Lok Sin Tong, extended the gratitude to the sponsors, companies and subsidiary units for their generous donations and supports to the event during his thank-you speech. The volunteer team of his company, Swisso Club, also comprised 50 groups of parent-child volunteer to join the campaign. Dr. Su said that this is a good way for children to contribute to the community and he hoped that citizens can give them support. The Guest of Honour, Ms. Kwan Shuk Yee, Nancy, officiated at the kick-off ceremony together with the Executive Committee Members of Lok Sin Tong and ambassador Vincy Chan. They wished the funds raised this year would be the highest amount ever. After that, Vincy performed a popular song and joined the candy sale as one of the volunteers at the charity booth. The response from the public was overwhelmed.  Over 50 charity booths will be set up in specified MTR stations, shopping malls and outdoor locations over two consecutive weekends starting today until 25 March 2018. Each box of candy with 4 coupons offer inside is sold at the charity price of HK$20. Donor can enjoy the shopping privileges while supporting such a meaningful event. This year, Lok Sin Tong also invited the local comic group Postgal Workshop to design the candy box with the adorable image of the cartoon “Din-Dong” in order to make the campaign more attractive. - End - About ‘The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon’ Established in 1880, The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon (“Lok Sin Tong”) is one of the historical charity organizations and ranks among the six largest one in Hong Kong. The organization upholds a long tradition of the mission “Providing relief to victims of disasters, offering quality medical care and free medicine, promoting education and cultivating youngsters, caring for the old and nurturing the young”. In order to meet the changing need of the community, its subsidiary units are scattered throughout the society and offering quality and comprehensive medical, educational, elderly and social welfare services. It also proactively engages in and hosts various charity and entertainment events in the society, in a way to build a better Hong Kong. Website: www.loksintong.org About “Lok Sin Tong Charity Candy Campaign” Since 1999, the Lok Sin Tong Charity Candy Campaign has been organized for 20 years. Over 1000 volunteers joined and HK$1 million donations were received every year. Funds raised will be used to finance the development of the Society’s medical, educational, elderly and social services.
2018/03/09 - Lok Sin Tong Charity Cantonese Opera Night - “The Revenge Battle”
Lok Sin Tong Charity Cantonese Opera Night - “The Revenge Battle” Generous donations allowed 200 elderlies to enjoy the show for free (9 March 2018, Hong Kong) The annual Lok Sin Tong Charity Cantonese Opera Night was successfully held today at the Sunbeam Theatre, North Point. This year, Lok Sin Tong joined hands again with Ming Chee Sing Chinese Opera Troupe in presenting the classical work “The Revenge Battle” which was performed by renowned Cantonese Opera artists including Koi Ming Fai and Ng Mei Ying. All funds raised will be used to support Lok Sin Tong’s medical, educational, elderly and social services. The kick-off ceremony was officiated by Dr. Lam Ching Choi, BBS, JP, Chairman of the Elderly Commission. At the ceremony, Ir. Kwok Yu Won, Eric, Chairman of Lok Sin Tong extended the gratitude to Ming Chee Sing Chinese Opera Troupe for its continuous support to Lok Sin Tong. He also thanks the donors who supported the “Gift Ticket to Elderly Program” that allowed over 200 elderlies to enjoy the show for free. Chairman Kwok also mentioned that Lok Sin Tong spares no effort in providing elderly services throughout the years. It now operates 3 elderly homes and 2 neighbourhood elderly centres which offer quality residential care and community support. There are also 2 elder academies to provide diversified programs for elders to participate in activities that can enrich their retirement life. In order to meet the various needs of elderly services, Lok Sin Tong has launched several new units and projects in recent years, e.g. the new speech therapy centre in Mong Kok that provides adult speech therapy for the aged who have swallowing difficulty. Lok Sin Tong is also planning to open its third social enterprise this year to provide quality and affordable rehabilitation products to elderly in need. Then, Dr. Lam Ching Choi officiated the kick-off ceremony together with Chairman Kwok, Dr. Yang Xiao Ling, 2nd Vice-chairman of Lok Sin Tong, Mrs. Chan Lee Yuk Pui, Kawina, 3rd Vice-chairman of Lok Sin Tong, Koi Ming Fai and Ng Mei Ying. After the ceremony, all main casts including Koi Ming Fai, Ng May Ying, Chan Hung Chun, Lai Yiu Wai, Chan Ka Ming and Lui Hung Kwong came to the front stage and took group photos with the guests. - End - About ‘The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon’ Established in 1880, The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon (“Lok Sin Tong”) is one of the historical charity organizations and ranks among the six largest one in Hong Kong. The organization upholds a long tradition of the mission “Providing relief to victims of disasters, offering quality medical care and free medicine, promoting education and cultivating youngsters, caring for the old and nurturing the young”. In order to meet the changing need of the community, its subsidiary units are scattered throughout the society and offering quality and comprehensive medical, educational, elderly and social welfare services. It also proactively engages in and hosts various charity and entertainment events in the society, in a way to build a better Hong Kong. Website: www.loksintong.org
2018/02/10 - 1 millions donated from Lok Sin Tong Caring Fund to support the affected families of Tai Po Bus Accident
「九龍樂善堂」對大埔公路巴士車禍深表關注,對死傷者及其家屬予以深切慰問,樂善堂「樂善關懷基金」即時撥捐港幣$100萬元予以援助,盼能為死傷者和其家屬提供到最即時緊急經濟援助,以解燃眉之急。
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