Child activities for some is child care for others education and fun. Mandatory or optional?

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And that activities be voluntary and not mandatory as mandated by the Education Bureau.

關注學童發展權利聯席,約60名基層學童和家長,到在山頂的政務司司長官邸集會,他們在玩遊戲,表演和分享。

有家長表示,由於課外活動收費太貴不能參加,擔心會影響小朋友日後升學。

聯席表示,現時學童參與課外活動成為新學制下的趨勢,又指現時的資助散亂,申請手續繁複,無法有效應付學童需要。

另外,社區組織協會訪問約200個低收入家庭,發現有三成四的低收入家庭,沒有讓小朋友參加暑期課外活動,主要原因是費用太貴或家庭無錢。

協會建議學校提供免費的課外活動名額,並向參與課外活動的兒童,提供交通津貼。

Google translate: Concerned about the right to development co schoolchildren, about 60 primary school children and their parents, to the Chief Secretary’s residence on the Peak rallies, they are playing games, performing and sharing.

Some parents said that as too expensive can not participate in extracurricular activities, future studies about the effects on children.

Co said that the current students to become involved in extra-curricular activities under the new academic trends, but also refers to the existing subsidized scattered, complicated application procedures, can not effectively deal with students needs.

In addition, the Society for Community Organization visit about 200 low-income families, low-income families find Sancheng four, did not let the children attend summer extracurricular activities, mainly due to too expensive or family money.

Association recommends that schools provide free places for extracurricular activities, and to participate in extracurricular activities for children, providing transport subsidy.

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