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Chih Ai Parents’ Association

Chih Ai Parents’ Association

Introduction

Chih Ai Parents’ Association is a mutual support organisation for parents. It was founded in 1982 by a group of parents who were utilising our “Infant Stimulation and Parent Effectiveness Training Service”. The association is now affiliated with Hong Kong Christian Service.

Purposes and Objectives

  1. Increase parents' awareness of the mental and physical development of children with special needs or developmental delay.
  2. Enhance parents' understanding on rehabilitation services and related policies.
  3. Consolidate parents’ strength to strive for the best interest and welfare of children with special needs or developmental delay.
  4. Promote friendship among members and provide opportunities for exchanging experiences and mutual assistance.

Funding

Our funding comes mainly from membership fees and donations from caring individuals and groups.

Membership Fees and Membership

  • 1-year membership: 
    Annual Membership fee: $50
    Membership period lasts 1 year and is valid from 1 April of the first year until 31 March of the following year.

  • 3-year membership:
    Three-year Membership fee: $100
    Membership period lasts 3 year and is valid from 1 April of the first year until 31 March of the third year.     

Membership Criteria

  1. Basic Member
    Families who are using or have used the services under our "Child Rehabilitation Service/Infant Stimulation and Parent Effectiveness Training Service" can apply to become basic members.

  2. Sponsored Member
    Families of children with special needs (attending primary school or under aged 12) can apply to become sponsored members.

Membership Application

Those who meet the above eligibility criteria and are interested to join the Association may contact our centres or fill in the application form and send a cheque (payable to "Hong Kong Christian Service") to Child Rehabilitation Service, Hong Kong Christian Service (Address: 4/F, 33 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong) or any of our centres.

Membership Withdrawal

A person who chooses to withdraw from membership must notify the Association one month in advance. In general, the membership will expire automatically after the valid period.

Scope of Services

  • Educational programmes: Organises talks, lectures, seminars, visits to relevant social welfare units and education institutes and facilities.
  • Advocacy work: Holds regional meetings, executive committee meetings; participates in forums of local parent organisations; conducts service needs surveys and social research, and other advocacy activities.
  • Mutual support activities: Hosts mutual support groups, sharing sessions, interest-based activities and large-scale parent-child events.

Executive Committee Structure

  • The Executive Committee of Chi-Ai Parents’ Association is elected at the annual general meeting for a term of 2 years.
  • The Executive Committee is composed of 7 posts, including chairman, vice chairman, secretary, treasurer, education officer, editor and recreation officer, who are elected by the executive members.
  • The Executive Committee holds a meeting every 2 months. Updated information of the association will be delivered to the parents of various centres by the executive members and social workers from the centres.
  • Executive Committee Members List (2019/20):
    PostNameAffiliated Centre
    ChairmanMs Ho Wing SeungMorrison Hill Child Development Centre
    Vice ChairmanMr Ip Heong WengMorrison Hill Child Development Centre
    Ms Lau Wai YiKwai Hing Early Education & Training Centre
    TreasurerMs Adeline HengYuen Long Early Education & Training Centre
    EditorMs Tang Siu ChiKwai Hing Early Education Training Centre
    Ms Wong Wan LunTuen Mun Early Education & Training Centre
    Mr Lai Wing KeungMorrison Hill Child Development Centre
    SecretaryMs Lai Hoi KeiWan Tsui Early Education Training Centre
    Ms Lin Bi XiaCheung Wah Child Care Centre
    Education Officer

    Ms Lau Yu Hui

    Cheung Wah Child Care Centre

    Mr Tang Kwok Keung 

    Wan Tsui Early Education Training Centre

    Ms Tsang Wing Yan

    Choi Wan Early Education & Training Centre

    Ms. Lia, Ngatini

    Tuen Mun Early Education Training Centre
    Recreation OfficerMs Chan Fung ShanYuen Long Early Education Training Centre
    Ms Rong Hui ZhuangChoi Wan Early Education & Training Centre
    Ms Ng Wing SzeChoi Wan Early Education & Training Centre
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