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Cross-boundary Students Service Programme receives third funding from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

ISS-HK will provide services to cross-boundary students and their families for another three years, thanks again to the generous support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. A kick-off ceremony for the programme “Jockey Club Harmony Project for Cross-boundary Students” was held on 26th March at the Women and Children Activities Centre in Luohu to mark an important milestone in ISS-HK’s services for the vulnerable group.

The occasion was officiated by Mr Tam Yiu-Chung, the Hong Kong member of National People’s Congress Standing Committee, Ms Ma Hong, Chairwoman of Shenzhen City Women's Federation, Ms Zhuang Rui Ning, Deputy Head of District of Luohu District People’s Government, Mr Yang Mao, Head of Social Service Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR, and Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Head of Charities Ms Imelda Chan.

The “Luohu Cross-Boundary Student Service Centre” was jointly launched by ISS-HK and Shenzhen City Women’s Federation in 2010 to give a helping hand to students crossing the border daily for school. The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Charities Trust showed its support for the centre’s work by funding the programme in 2011 and 2014 respectively, which enabled a wide range of services to cross-boundary students and parents including trainings, parent-child education and activities, counselling and information sessions.

The programme served around 48,000 service users from 2014 to 2017 alone, and will continue to nurture positivity, harmony and creativity among cross-boundary families and foster collaboration between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in the coming years.