Story of Ka Po
“I deeply appreciate St. Christopher’s Home for offering me an internship to work in a hotel. There I found my dream as a che...
“I deeply appreciate St. Christopher’s Home for offering me an internship to work in a hotel. There I found my dream as a chef! “
Chan Ka Po, 25 years old, is now a chef in a five stars hotel. He had never seen his father and his mother was too sick to take care of him, so he was sent to St. Christopher’s Home at the age of 6. Ka Po used to be a boy without any goals. He was always late for school. Neither did he have a sense of responsibility, nor any life goal. Every day he just muddling along.
An internship program paved his way to become a chef!
“St. Christopher’s Home arranged me to work in the old Ritz-Carlton Hotel as an intern. There I found my interest in cooking. I wished to learn more about food, so I went to work as early as I can……”
After the internship, the dream of being a chef became a burning fire in Ka Po’s heart. Six years ago, he became a chef! Now he goes to work early every day to practice cooking. Being a chef is an arduous occupation with very long working hours and need to work very hard to upgrade the cooking skills. When facing harsh time, encouragement from the Home of St. Christopher’s Home backs Ka Po up to overcome difficulties.
Story of Peony
“Others still help you even though they may not know you, so we need to help the others if we have the ability to do so.” Thi...
“Others still help you even though they may not know you, so we need to help the others if we have the ability to do so.” This is what she teaches her children. Today, both her children and she have become St. Christopher’s Home sponsors.
She is Peony, an ex-resident of the Home.
Peony, General Manager of a publishing company, has a successful career and a happy family, with two lovely children at the age of 10 and 7. Peony grew up in St. Christopher’s Home. There she developed excellent communication skills and became courageous in face of adversity. She was grateful to the anonymous donors, who had helped her through the difficult childhood.
“I deeply appreciate St. Christopher’s Home’s help, so that my brothers and I could overcome the difficult childhood. I hope you can support the work of St. Christopher’s Home” said Peony.
Story of Ka-shing
Ka-shing’s parents divorced when he was 5 years old. His father then requested a woman living next door to take care of him....
Ka-shing’s parents divorced when he was 5 years old. His father then requested a woman living next door to take care of him. His nightmare began.
The son of the woman kept on bullying Ka-shing. He forbade Ka-shing from doing homework; worse still, he hit Ka-shing. The abuses had persisted until Ka-shing was seven years old when the class teacher spotted his wounds and reported to the police. Ka-shing was then transferred to St. Christopher’s Home.
In the first few months, Ka-shing was timid, reluctant to learn and had low self-esteem. He gradually participated into his new life because of the incessant care and encouragement from the social worker and house-parents. The Home led Ka Shing to walk out of the darkness and overcome his horrid experiences. Ka-shing took a further leap to join the Boy Scouts and Civil Aid Service to learn to take on challenges and became persistent. He made a resolution to become a policeman. Subsequently, he applied for the position five times in eight months. He tried again and again after failures. He finally succeeded and is a policeman now. He is also the sponsor of the Home.