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Service Rationale

We aspire to see our children grow under an equitable environment

Hong Kong is one of the cities in the world with severe income disparity between the rich and the poor.  Around 200,000 children live under poverty line, representing 25% of the children population of Hong Kong.   These children are deprived of many learning opportunities commonly enjoyed by others. Under such circumstances, they can hardly compete with their peers and thus, may have a lower chance of receiving higher education. As a result, the poverty of the underprivileged families will be extended to the next generation.


We are eager to help underprivileged children to overcome obstacles in growth

Seeing the deficiency in learning resources amongst underprivilegedchildren,  Grant-in-aid Brightens Children’s Lives Service was launched in 2005. Through partnership with various corporations, the Service aims at improving the learning conditions of underprivileged children aged 3-15 and creating a brighter future for them.





Target Group

  • School children aged between 3 and 15 in Hong Kong

  • Families in receipt of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) or school children receiving full textbook grant/ half textbook grant provided by the Student Finance Office or children from low-income families(the family income is lower than 55% of MMDHI) (students not within the mentioned groups will be handle by social workers/ organization individually)

  • Referred by the corporation partners and verified as eligible applicants



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