Branch out

The Chang­ing Young Lives Foun­da­tion re­turns with its an­nual Fes­ti­val of Trees Gala Din­ner

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id you know that hid­den be­hind the city’s lux­u­ri­ous life­style are some 332,000 chil­dren liv­ing in poverty. Many of these “for­got­ten chil­dren” live in homes as small as 80 square feet, and their fam­i­lies strug­gle on in­comes as low as $4,500 a month. In Septem­ber 2009, the Chang­ing Young Lives Foun­da­tion opened its Learn­ing Cen­tre in Shek Kip Mei to give these chil­dren a home away from home where they could learn and de­velop. The foun­da­tion also runs fun, de­vel­op­men­tal and ex­tracur­ric­u­lar pro­grammes in Hong Kong and Main­land China, as well as ini­tia­tives to train teach­ers, ed­u­cate par­ents and help re­build schools—all free of charge. This year’s edi­tion of the Fes­ti­val of Trees Gala Din­ner will take place on Au­gust 27 at the Con­rad Hong Kong, pro­vid­ing a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to drink, dine and dance while si­mul­ta­ne­ously rais­ing funds for this wor­thy cause. chang­ingy­ounglives.org.hk

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