St. James’ Settlement – Teens’ Group (Tin Shui Wai)
Tin Shui Wai is known to be one of the poorest districts in Hong Kong. The number of households living under the poverty line increases every year. Apart from the ageing population, the poverty situation is still be severe.
Many parents in this district are low education level and low income, who mostly need to spend a lot of time commuting to other districts, and often have long or irregular working hours. Therefore, they cannot take care of their children. In order to reduce their burden, this program offers after-school care support to 60 students in Tin Shui Wai. The center runs till 9pm every day during the academic year, the tutor will provide assistant to the students, such as homework tutorial, various extra-curricular activities and dinner, which help them to enrich the life experiences and broaden their horizon.