Project Share focuses its service mainly in Tin Shui Wai (56%) and Tung Chung (13%) area at the moment. 

Tin Shui Wai

Tin Shui Wai (TSW) was a huge Gei Wai fish pond area in the past, situated in the Yuen Long District. In the 1980s, the Hong Kong government developed the area into a new town by land reclamation and the Tung Chee Hwa government pledged to provide 85,000 housing flats each year to resolve the problem of soaring property prices. TSW was the targeted new town for this new housing, and most were built in the northern part of TSW.

With increasing number of new immigrants from China entering HK, most of them were put into this part of the new town, so that the percentage of public housing exceeded 75% of the total housing in the area. Among 19 public housing estates in the area, 85% of people are renting their public housing in TSW North, and 42% of them are renting it in TSW South.

Transportation and social infrastructure

This area is 25 km away from Hong Kong’s central business districts, Central and Admiralty. People can travel from TSW to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in around 45 minutes by MTR or bus. The cost of travelling from TSW to Central (to-and-fro) is $42.

The infrastructure is more developed in the southern district of TSW than the north. 

There are 21 secondary schools are located in the area, including one is government school and four of them are under the Direct Subsidy Scheme.

Social and cultural background

  • 287,901 people in the area
  • 11,254 families in the area
  • 2,495 families receiving CSSA/Financial Assistance (=22%)
  • Comparison (Average HK Population vs. TSW)

Youth problems

  • Youth crime
  • Drug abuse
  • Lack of Self-Efficacy (extent or strength of one’s belief in one’s own ability to complete tasks and reach goals)
  • Lack of opportunities

Tung Chung

Tung Chung is located on the north-western cost of Lautau Island in Hong Kong. It is the latest new town and part of the Airport Core Programme, with a target population of 220,000 people in a 830 hectare area.

Tung Chung was an old fishing village before the relocation of Chep Lap Kok international airport. It is then developed into a residential hub to support the community related to air transport industry. Along with the further development of tourism and logistics industry in the area, more commercial projects are being developed.

This new town is divided into two very different areas. The coastal and eastern parts of Tung Chung are clustered with high-rise buildings and private apartment blocks. While in the western part of the town, there is a large scale public housing estate called Yat Tung, accommodating more than 40,000 people and many of those are disadvantaged groups in the city – and that is the part of town Project Share focuses its services on.

The information below is about Yat Tung:

Social and transportation infrastructure

Tung Chung is 28.2 km away from Hong Kong’s central business district, Central.  People can travel from Tung Chung to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in around 40 minutes by MTR, bus or ferry and the cost of traveling from Tung Chung to Central (to-and-fro) is $42.

Tung Chung is linked to other parts of Hong Kong through Tsing Ma Bridge and North Lantau Expressway.

There are eight secondary schools in the town:

  • Ho Yu College Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen
  • Po Leung Kuk Mrs. Ma Kam Ming-Cheung Fook Sien College
  • Tung Chung Catholic School (Yat Tung)
  • YMCA Of Hong Kong Christian College
  • Ling Liang Church E Wun Secondary School
  • HKFEW Wong Cho Bau Secondary School
  • Caritas Charles Vath College

Number of NGOs:

  • one district youth outreaching social work team
  • one integrated children and youth services centre
  • one youth centre
  • one integrated family service centre
  • one children & youth centre
  • one extended hours child care service centre
  • one occasional child care service

Social and cultural background

  • 39,312 people in the area
  • 11,254 families in the area
  • 2,495 families receiving CSSA/Financial Assistance (=22%)

YOUTH PROBLEMS

  • Youth crime
  • Drug abuse
  • Lack of Self-Efficacy (extent or strength of one’s belief in one’s own ability to complete tasks and reach goals)
  • Lack of opportunities

Census and Statistics Department (2011). 2011 Population Census. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from http://www.census2011.gov.hk/en/census-result.html

Census and Statistics Department (2011). 2011 Population Census. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from http://www.census2011.gov.hk/en/census-result.html