Children's stories

Light up the lives of the less fortunate children

Children are pure as a piece of paper. However, with sophisticated family background, some children are living in despair and helplessness.
Story of Sum

When Sum was 9 years old, his mother had a stroke and his father disappeared. Sum suffered from great stress and displayed se...

When Sum was 9 years old, his mother had a stroke and his father disappeared. Sum suffered from great stress and displayed serious emotional problems. He even vented his anger by chopping the door. He was then referred to live in St. Christopher’s Home.

Sum was diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Dyslexia. After entering the Home, Sum’s emotion has become more stable. He learnt how to understand his mother. Their relationship significantly improved. “The people in the home cared about me here. They taught me how to calm down and think, make objective analyses, and to make self-reflection. In addition, I can participate in many extra-curricular activities.”
Encouraged by social workers and the houseparents, Sum joined the acrobatics class and develop a sense of self-confidence and satisfaction. After 8-year ceaseless learning, Sum is doing a part-time job as a clown now. “To be successful, you must keep on learning new skills. I hope I can set up a company to coordinate parties in the future.”

Nine years ago, Sum could not even control his own emotion. Today, he is determined to become a cheerful clown. He embraces a dream and works hard for it.

Story of Lung

Lung had been taken care of by St. Christopher’s Home since babyhood.

When Lung was young, he had no life goal. His work w...

Lung had been taken care of by St. Christopher’s Home since babyhood.

When Lung was young, he had no life goal. His work was careless. His temper was so fierce that he resorted to violence and foul language all the time. Houseparent Auntie Cui was his “natural enemy”. “I had countless experiences in being punished due to wrongdoing. Auntie Cui not only asked us to apologize, but also to explain and understand why we were wrong.”

Auntie Cui’s teaching was like a seed sown at his heart. And the seed started to bud when Lung entered secondary school. “I flew my temper the other day and I took the initiative to apologize to Auntie Cui few hours afterwards. I was also determined not to speak foul language at the Home and with Auntie Cui.” Lung had left the Home at the age of 18. He has kept this promise up to this date.

Lung did not obtain good result in the HKCEE examination. Inspired by Lung’s tall and stout body, Auntie Cui encouraged him to apply for different kinds of qualifications and equip himself with special skills. Lung then went to apply for the licenses of life guard and for driving small vehicles. He even completed the Project Yi-jin; finally, he succeeded in entering the Fire Services Department. Lung is a fireman now! Last year, he got married and built a warm and loved family of three.

Story of Sing

Sing is 18 years old this year. He is a Social Science freshman at a university.

Sing came from a broken family and was ra...

Sing is 18 years old this year. He is a Social Science freshman at a university.

Sing came from a broken family and was raised up solely by his mother. Not able to endure the pressure of life, his mother became chronically ill that she could not even take care of herself. As Sing was lacking in suitable care and parenting, he moved to live in St. Christopher’s Home when he was 13 years old.

After living in the Home, the Home’s parents and social workers cared for and looked after Sing all the time. Sing became relieved at heart and stopped giving up himself. More importantly, when life settled down, he came to know that “knowledge can change your destiny”. He spent most of his time studying and he finally got admitted into a university.

Last year Sing moved to the university’s hostel. As he lacked family support, he needed to earn his own living. St. Christopher’s Home then arranged an internship at “Good 4 Life”, a social enterprise housed at the Science Park, for him. He was taught with retail-related knowledge; and simultaneously, he got paid and was able to solve the financial hardships.

Today’s Sing is more mature, industrious and focused than his peers. He firmly believes that the angel will always show up and help him overcome the difficulties when he is in need. His dream is to become a social worker after graduation and become the angel of others and help those in plight.

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