Substandard and dehumanising rehabilitation services in Hong Kong

[KCLPASS Columns 2016-2017 Issue #7] In the midst of all merry December festivities, it may not be on one’s radar that behind the closed doors of what is supposed to be a home of love, care and protection – the most vulnerable in society are living in a home that fosters sexual assaults and mental abuse. Such injustices were only brought to light recently. The case of the Bridge of Rehabilitation nursing home’s superintendent Cheung King-wah being accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a mentally ill resident. What is most alarming is not simply the court’s decision to absolve Cheung of...
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Homeless in London

[KCLPASS Columns 2016-2017 Issue #6] Homeless people. We inevitably pass one, if not numerous of them each time we walk the streets of London. Yet, it is precisely this ‘them’ and ‘us’ mentality which we should refrain from adopting. This way of thinking leads us to mistakenly believe that our deliberate ignorance of their struggles is justified. In contrast to the average life expectancy of 81 years for the average citizen in the UK, this section of society has a life expectancy of 47 years. What’s more, they are 13 times more likely to be a victim of violent crime than...
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Media distortion on current events and news

[KCLPASS Columns 2016-2017 Issue #5] The Problem on Education and the Academic Pressure on Students in Hong Kong In March 2016, there were more than 6 student suicides within a period of 6 days. All cases involved individuals aged 11—21 and has risen shockingly to 24 deaths between Sep 2015 to March 2016. Over 20 of these incidents have claimed to be because of too much pressure from academics. From this, we can see that in the modern age, the Education System in Hong Kong is worrying. "Robotic teaching" is a common term amongst most secondary schools in Hong Kong – teachers forcing...
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The Problem on Education and the Academic Pressure on Students in Hong Kong

In March 2016, there were more than 6 student suicides within a period of 6 days. All cases involved individuals aged 11—21 and has risen shockingly to 24 deaths between Sep 2015 to March 2016. Over 20 of these incidents have claimed to be because of too much pressure from academics. From this, we can see that in the modern age, the Education System in Hong Kong is worrying. "Robotic teaching" is a common term amongst most secondary schools in Hong Kong – teachers forcing students to understand concepts without giving explanations throughout the lesson. It is as if what only...
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