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2019/07/30 - Lok Sin Tong 1st Care for Disadvantaged Group – Innovation and Technology Design Competition Awards Ceremony STEM - Equip yourself to contribute to society
24 July, 2019 {PRESS RELEASE}                                           {FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE} Lok Sin Tong 1st Care for Disadvantaged Group – Innovation and Technology Design Competition Awards Ceremony STEM - Equip yourself to contribute to society (24 July, 2019, Hong Kong) The final of “Lok Sin Tong 1st Care for Disadvantaged Group – Innovation and Technology Design Competition” was held on 18 May. The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon (“LST”) organized The Awards Ceremony today at Chiang Cheng Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mr. Kevin Yeung Yun-hung, JP, Secretary for Education, was invited to officiate the Ceremony. The theme of this competition was “Care for Disadvantaged Group”, all Hong Kong secondary and primary school students were invited to participate. Lok Sin Tong did not only spearhead the education of innovation and technology, but also aimed to spread the message to the public to care for the disadvantaged. Students designed the product for the need with science knowledge and creativity. More than 100 teams from Secondary School and Primary School joined while only 15 teams (for each) entered the final. Awards (including Champion, 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up, 4th Place and special prizes) were presented in the ceremony. Champion and 1st Runner-up of the secondary and primary School division (4 teams in total) will be offered a free study tour to Germany. In the ceremony, Dr. Yang Xiao Ling, Chairlady of LST, said that, “We attach much importance to developing STEM education. Through organizing various activities in Primary Schools, like “Mathematics Program” and “The U-STEMist Scheme”, etc. With the efforts of teachers and students, students have won more than 100 scientific and technological awards. For Secondary Schools, we deepen the elements of STEM education, like setting up subject of "Technology and Life Division", and implementing “working mode”. In this way, students can experience interdisciplinary and also be equipped to handle every challenges in the future.” Chairlady Yang said in the ceremony that, LST also strengthened the hardware to make STEM education to be more comprehensive and effective by establishing "Lee Shing Put STEAM Creative Classroom", “The Leung’s Family STEM Laboratory and Environmental Technology Institute”, “Biotechnology Lab”, “Environmental Technology Education Path", "Environmental Technology Demonstration Classroom" and "Community Environmental Technology Academy" and "Young Maker Lab", etc. One secondary school and one primary school of LST  were been appointed as a Professional Development School by the Education Bureau to support the implementation of STEM education in all schools in Hong Kong. Mr. Kevin Yeung said, “the concept of competition is similar to STEM education.” He hoped students could improve the living quality of the elderly, visually impaired people and disables, and also cultivate positive values. - 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.   
2019/07/18 - “Smoking Cessation Program in Workplace”Press Conference
Press release - For Immediate Release   “Smoking Cessation Program in Workplace” research result announcement Employee quit rate and reduction rate closes to 70% Higher quit rate with employer support (Hong Kong - 18 July, 2019) Sponsored by The Tobacco and Alcohol Control Office of the Department of Health, The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon (LST) has launched the “Smoking Cessation Program in Workplace” (The Program) since 2013, to promote smoking cessation in workplace. The third phase of The Program came to a satisfactory close in December 2018. LST appointed The School of Nursing and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong to evaluate the effectiveness of the 2-year program. A total of 92 corporates enrolled in The Program, and 801 smokers were served. Together with the first and second phases, the entire program has served more than 270 corporates and more than 2,100 smokers accumulatively.   Near 70% of quit rate and reduction rate Dr Kelvin WANG, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong, who is in charge of evaluating the effectiveness of The Program, mentioned that among 801 service users, 8.5% were female (n=68) and 91.5% were male (n=733), with mean age of 36 years old.     The Program included 2 kinds of interventions: (1) intensive health talk with semi-personalized WhatsApp interaction; and (2) general health talk and regular SMS message. All service users received self-help booklet and telephone counselling at follow-ups.   The Program started in January 2017. A total of 5 follow-ups were conducted (i.e., 1st week, 1st month, 3rd month, 6th month and 1st year after baseline contact) to evaluate the smoking cessation status of participants in the past 7 days. Statistical results showed the overall quit rate was 20%, reduction rate was 49.5%, reduction rate of daily cigarette consumption by ≥ 50% was 21.5% at 6th month follow-up. At 12th month follow-up, the overall quit rate was 22.6%, reduction rate was 46.9%, and reduction rate of daily cigarette consumption by ≥ 50% was 19.4%. The total quit rate and reduction rate reached 69.5% at 12th month follow-up.   Social media platform enhances the smoking cessation counselling efficiency   Nearly 50% of the service users are aged below 40 years, smart phone is a common tool for daily communication. Previous research indicated that a lack of family and peer support was one of the main reasons of quitting failure. In light of this, LST initiated a new counselling channel in the third phase of The Program by using information and communications technology (ICT). WhatsApp and SMS can disseminate the quitting tips and encouraging messages, and allow interaction between the service users and counsellors to provide psychosocial support in their quitting journey. Results showed that service users who had real-time interaction through WhatsApp with smoking cessation counselors had more than 1.4-fold higher quit rate than those not engaged in real-time interaction at 6th and 12th month. In the qualitative interview, service users reported that they could read and reply to WhatsApp messages in spare time and telephone counselling was inconvenient during working hours. Recording, images and video enriched the counselling context.  Prof LAM Tai-hing, BBS, JP, Chair Professor of Community Medicine Sir Robert Kotewall Professor in Public Health School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, pointed out that there were many possible factors influencing a smoker to quit smoking successfully. Apart from providing additional counselling channels, it was crucial to provide holistic support at company level and encouragement from employers and fellow colleagues.   High company satisfaction In general, participating companies were satisfied with the smoking cessation services. Companies rated 8.2 out of 10 reflecting The Program improved the knowledge on health and hazards of smoking. For overall service satisfaction, LST scored 8.6 out of 10. Nearly 90% of the companies stated that they would join the service again and were willing to recommend the service to other companies.   Dr. YANG Xiao Ling, Chairlady of The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon, said that the “Smoking Cessation Program in Workplace” provided outreach smoking cessation services to companies to facilitate set-up of internal policies, conduct health talks and workshops. A total of 92 corporates joined the third phase with 10% increment in the number of smokers participating in third phase compared with the second phase. This did not only reflect that employers tended to pay more effort in helping employees to quit smoking, but also proved The Program successfully utilized workplace as an effective health promotion platform through close collaboration with corporates.   In regard to the smoke-free internal policies, LST worked with corporates from diversified industries to develop applicable smoke-free policy according to their specific industrial background and characteristics. With reference to the frontline experience, most of the smokers reached in The Program were lack of motivation. In this way, commonly used smoking cessation aids were not effective to them. In light of this, our programme utilized multidisciplinary approach with concerted effort from registered social worker and nurse. Our team provided professional counselling service and assisted corporates to develop internal smoke-free policy to raise the smokers’ motivation to quit. Direct smoking cessation counselling service was provided by 3 registered social workers and 1 registered nurse to serve more than 800 smoking individual in third phase, with a ratio of 1 counsellor to 200 smoking individuals. The service lasted for 12 months. The intervention content included online counselling and SMS message using motivational interviewing elements, stress management workshops, so as to reduce smoking craving and hence provide comprehensive support to the smokers. Therefore, corporates were urged to incorporate the smoke-free policy into the scope of Corporate Internal Policy with an aim to establish healthy workplace.   The Program is re-launched in 2019 for a period of 2 years. All companies are welcome to join and help build a smoke-free working environment. More companies and smoking employees were expected to be served under our project. In this way, companies could join hands with LST to establish healthy workplace and build a positive image.   Sharing from company Gammon Construction Limited (“Gammon”), as one of the participating companies, joined over 30 health talks and workshops organized by LST to support frontline smokers in various construction sites to quit smoking. Ms. Jo Ling, the Healthcare Leader, claimed the work performance was closely related to their health behavior. It was the reason why Gammon attached great importance to staff’s occupational safety and health, and was devoted to establish a holistic workplace and caring environment to foster healthy lifestyle. As a result, work performance, efficiency and sense of belonging were enhanced.   Ms. Ling pointed out that intensive and tremendous effort were needed to make the implementation of internal smoke-free policy become effective. With the support by LST, diversified workshops on smoking, alcohol harm, stress management, sleep hygiene were provided to employees to develop healthy lifestyle, and thus increased their motivation to quit smoking. Company and peer support played an important role on increasing their motivation and determination, it was definitely worthy to put effort in promoting smoke-free culture. Gammon would continue to join the new phase of Lok Sin Tong Smoking Cessation Program in Workplace, and target to establish internal ‘Smoking Cessation Incentive Programme’ to further encourage and assist staff in reducing the dependence on tobacco products.   Successful quitter (1) Mr. Kwok, who works in the field of property management, is a successful quitter of The Program. Mr. Kwok used to smoke 10 cigarettes per day. The dependence became stronger in night-shift duty as the cigarette could kept him “refreshed”. However, Mr. Kwok also realized that smoking might have an effect on his family’s health. He joined The Program as his company launched an incentive program with LST. An award of $2000 cash will be granted for smoker who successfully quitted smoking for at least 1 year   Mr. Kwok attended the health talk and received a 12-month telephone smoking cessation counselling service. The counselor also used WhatsApp with personalized messages and WhatsApp group as an extra means to provide counselling intervention and offer peer support to Mr. Kwok and hence maintain his motivation to quit. In addition, Mr. Kwok also found exercising as an effective way to against the urge to smoke a cigarette. Now, exercising had become a habit even after quitting.   Successful quitter (2) Mr. Kwok, former senior engineer in construction site, retired in 2018. Mr. Lau once smoked 40 cigarettes a day. He reduced the number of cigarettes to 5 as a realization of the effect of smoking. He even stopped smoking for 1.5 months due to the desire of getting a diving licence. However, he resumed smoking after getting a licence. Although the nicotine dependence was greatly reduced, Mr. Kwok did not have motivation to quit completely as he treated the cigarette as a reward of stressful job. The situation finally came to an end after he joined The Program. Mr. Lau received phone calls, WhatsApp counselling and relapse prevention education by Lok Sin Tong’s counsellor and successfully quitted smoking in 2018.   Mr. Lau shared that the support of his wife and two daughters also drove him to quit smoking. Mr. Lau shared a photo of the quit certificate offered by Lok Sin Tong to his daughter right after he passed the saliva test (test the presence of nicotine in saliva). Mr. Lau still received cigarette invitation from friends but he was determined to say “NO”. Mr. Lau was also happy that he gained better health as a result of quitted smoking and more exercising.   Summary of statistic results   Effectiveness of “Smoking Cessation Program in Workplace” In 2-year program (2017-18), 92 companies and 3199 employees participated. Number of smokers was 801, with 8.5% of female (n=68) and 91.5% of male (n=733), while 2398 are non-smokers. At 6-month follow up, the overall quit rate was 20%, reduction rate was 49.5%. Quit rate and reduction rate was 69.5% At 12-month follow up, the overall quit rate was 22.6%, reduction rate was 46.9%. Quit rate and reduction rate was 69.5% 159 health talks were held, serving 801 smokers, 2398 non-smokers, and a total of 3199 participants attended health talks. Companies rated 8.2 out of 10 reflecting The Program improved the knowledge on health and hazards of smoking. For overall service satisfaction, LST scored 8.6 out of 10. Nearly 90% of the companies stated that they would join the service again and were willing to recommend the service to other companies.   About “Smoking Cessation Program in Workplace” Funded by the Department of Health, The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon, has launched the “Smoking Cessation Program in Workplace” since 2013, to promote smoking cessation in workplace. The Program aims to raise awareness of companies to the importance of supporting staff to quit smoking. More than 270 companies enrolled since 2013. The project helps to set up internal policy, provide health talk to smokers and non-smokers and counseling services to smokers. It is free of charge. To acknowledge the companies who join our program, “Smoke-Free Company Logo” will be awarded.   About The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon was established since 1880. It is one of the charity organization with the longest history in Hong Kong. Over years, its mission is “To relieve victims of disasters & to console people in distress, to provide quality medical care & free medicine, to promote education & to cultivate youngsters and to care for the Old & nurture the Young” The Society currently operates more than 30 subsidiary units across the region to offer a wide spectrum of quality services, including the provision of education, social welfare and medical care. The Society has also spared no efforts to sponsor other community projects particularly in relation to social welfare and education. Website: www.loksintong.org   END Media Enquiry Mr. Matthew NG Medical Service Manager The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon Tel: 2272 9879 / 9484 3225 Email: chng@loksintong.org Mr. Roy Chu Project Coordinator The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon Tel: 2272 9878 / 6418 1663 Email: thchu@loksintong.org  
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2019/05/09 - The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon Inauguration Ceremony of the Directors 2019
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2019/03/18 - Lok Sin Tong Charity Candy Campaign 2019
  Lok Sin Tong Charity Candy Campaign 2019 Singer Tsang Lok Tung Fully Supported the Fundraising Candy Sales (16 March 2019, Hong Kong) Organized by The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon, the annual fundraising event “Lok Sin Tong Charity Candy Campaign 2019” will take place on 16,17, 23 and 24 March 2019. Lok Sin Tong held a kick-off ceremony this afternoon at Tseung Kwan O Plaza. Ms. Kwan Shuk Yee, Nancy, District Social Welfare Officer (Kowloon City/Yau Tsim Mong), Social Welfare Department, officiated at the ceremony. Tsang Lok Tung, the ambassador of the campaign, showed her support by singing as well as conducting charity candy sale. In addition, local famous artists Mr. Mak Cheung Ching (Mak Bau), Chan Ho Man, Benny and Cheng Sai Ho, Hoffman, also attended the ceremony to support Lok Sin Tong. Over 60 charity booths will be set up in specific MTR stations, shopping malls and outdoor locations on 16, 17, 23 and 24 March 2019. Each box of candy is sold at the charity price of HK$20. This year, Lok Sin Tong also invited the local illustrator, Miss Helen Tam, to design the candy box with the adorable image of the cartoon “Pineapple Bun Girl” in order to make the campaign more attractive. Mr. Lee Shing Put, Chairman of Lok Sin Tong, said in the ceremony that “Charity Candy Campaign” was one of the flagship fundraising events of Lok Sin Tong. Charity booths will be set up at specific MTR stations, shopping malls and outdoor locations. About 2,000 volunteers from Lok Sin Tong’s subsidiary units and caring companies participated in the campaign. Funds raised will be used to support the development of Lok Sin Tong’s medical, educational, elderly and social services. Chairman Lee also mentioned that Lok Sin Tong further extended the range of community services this year, including the 2nd and 3rd phases of “Lok Sin Tong Social Housing Project”; the opening of Lok Sin Tong’s 3rd social enterprise – “LST RehaCare” and “Lok Sin Tong Chan Kwong Hing Memorial Primary Health Centre” at Kowloon City. The Primary Health Centre operated on a medical-social collaboration model. Moreover, Lok Sin Tong also provided “Visiting Medical Practitioner Service” by professional medical team in Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong areas, to improve the services for Homes for the Aged and Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities. Ms. Wan Man Wai, Rowena, Chairman of the Campaign and Executive Committee Member of Lok Sin Tong encouraged her colleagues to join the candy sale as volunteers at the charity booth today. Ms Wan also mentioned that it was a good way for her staff to contribute to the community. She thanked the sponsors and caring companies for their generous donation and different kinds of support to the event. Apart the six Silver Sponsors, all the venue sponsors and volunteers from companies including Swisso Club and Hong Kong Airlines, were also supportive to the Campaign. Ms. Kwan Shuk Yee, Nancy, the Guest of Honour, officiated at the kick-off ceremony together with the Executive Committee Members of Lok Sin Tong. After that, Tsang Lok Tung performed a popular song and joined the candy sale as one of the volunteers at the charity booth. The response from the public was overwhelming.   - 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 21 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.  
2019/02/17 - Lok Sin Tong Charity Cantonese Opera Night - Generous donation provided a free show gift to 200 elderlies
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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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