Poverty and malnutrition in Hong Kong during the first quarter of last century led to a difficult and often tentative life situation for many of Hong Kong's children. The Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children commenced its work in 1926 to deal with extreme poverty. Mr. T.M. Hazlerigg, a solicitor and senior Government official was one of the founders of the Society. Mothers brought their babies to be fed, bathed and weighed, and to receive free milk powder and orange juice, and general advice on health care.

The demand for these services was overwhelming, and in 1929, the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children was registered under the chairmanship of the Hon. Sir Shouson Chow, Kt. The Fund Raising Committee was formed in 1934.

The Society ceased to operate during the Japanese occupation in World War II, but was re-formed in 1946. New Clinics were established during the 1950s, and at the end of that decade the concept of providing day care by trained staff for the children of working mothers came into being.


To provide for and promote the care, education and social development of children and families in partnership with the community

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