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Rubbish for one a clean up for others

HONG KONG (SE): Signs reading someone’s rubbish can be another’s treasure abound outside street markets and bazaars, but a group of students from Hong Kong University has turned it into a life-saving exercise by recycling discarded soap to be used by the ultra-poor of The Philippines in the prevention of diseases resulting from bad hygiene in areas where soap is a luxury.

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Migrant workers move for self-empowerment

HONG KONG (SE): The Domestic Workers Empowerment Project held at the campus of the University of Hong Kong entered its third phase in March this year with a greater diversification of subjects included in the syllabus.

An orientation class, together with an empowerment session were held at Meng Wah Complex at the university on March 19.

Michael Manio, from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong, who leads the project, explained that the third phase of the project will cover a greater diversity of than previously.

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Communication as important as work

HONG KONG (SE): Migrant workers were reminded that communicating with their employers about things that are important to them, like food preferences, rest periods and holidays, is as vital to workplace relations as their performance, at a session organised by the Domestic Workers Empowerment Project at the University of Hong Kong on May 22.

They were told that these things can be regarded as reasonable needs, and a good understanding between employer and employee is a recipe for a good and happy workplace.

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