Vocational and Professional Training
Associate Degree Programme in Social Work
Under Unison's advocacy efforts, two ethnic minority youths were admitted to the Associate Degree Programme in Social Work in 2010/11 after their Chinese language admissions requirements were waived. These students will hopefully become the first batch of ethnic minority social workers in Hong Kong.
Chinese Proficiency Program
In collaboration with Hong Kong Institute of Education, we have teacher-to-be provided over 400 sessions after school Chinese tutorial for Ethnic Minorities students to kindergartens and primary schools in order to enhance their Chinese literacy level. We also contribute to the development of Chinese language curriculum and teaching materials for ethnic minority students.
School Places Allocation
Before 2004, among 1,200 government-funded schools, only 7 primary schools and 3 secondary schools were willing to admit ethnic minority children, and ethnic minority students often had to wait 6 months to 3 years before they were placed in a school. Students were often placed in schools far from home.