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I have no regrets leaving the corporate world
“With guidance, we hope they will break out of their existing cycles, and that they will also know that they can choose different, better choices in life.”
To help the children break out of their current life circumstances and avoid going down the wrong path, Life Community’s CEO, Ms. Lam Moi Kwai, gave up her high-paying corporate job three years ago to join the organization.
She firmly believes that the decision to switch careers was the right one.
“These children may lack the warmth of a complete family since one and/or both of their parents are incarcerated. These families also often face financial problems – Usually one of the parents have to make a living and as a result, work much longer hours, or 2 jobs. This leaves them highly stressed, and with no time to take care of the child.
It then becomes easier for the child to feel neglected, and go astray without loving and careful supervision from their families. Various research and studies on children from vulnerable backgrounds also do show this trend.
Here at Life Community, we have a programme, called Friends Of Children and Youth, which helps children and youths with one and/or both parents who are incarcerated. In this programme, we have caseworkers and volunteer mentors who will visit our children regularly, to help them develop holistically, as well as to distribute food rations.
With guidance, we hope they will break out of their existing cycles, and also know that they can choose different, better choices in life.”
– Article and Photo Courtesy of LianHe ZaoBao
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