Who Stole Good Health from Children living in Sub-divided Flats?
A Christmas Blessing to Grassroot Families
Hong Kong has been the least affordable major housing market for the past 10 years. For people living in Hong Kong, we need to stop spending on food and entertainment for almost 21 years before we could afford a flat. The flats we are living are getting smaller and smaller, with an average of 56.5 sq.ft., even tinier than a prison cell.
Now there are approximately 200,000 people living in sub-divided flats, children aged under 15 takes up a fifth of the figure. According to statistics, children’s academic performance and self-esteem are greatly affected due to long period of living in cramped environment.
In Shamshuipo, there are nearly 15,400 sub-divided flats, second to Yau Tsim Mong area only. The Salvation Army Shamshuipo Family Support Networking Team is now serving families with low income and single parent through active outreaching hoping to offer timely support and assistance as early as possible.
This Christmas, we sincerely ask for your support and donation so that children living in sub-divided flats could experience warmth and fullness from you. All funds raised will go to support the community care services of The Salvation Army, sending care and love to people in need.
Have a wonderful Christmas.