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Mountain Dog and rebuilding schools in China

Perhaps it’s modesty that prevents the 63-year-old retired Hong Kong schoolmaster from mentioning that he’s helped get many kids from poor-as-churchmice families in China back into the school system, and to rebuild over 243 of their schools and teaching centres.
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SARS doctor Yannie Soo

A mysterious illness was striking the medical staff down one by one. How could they fight back? On 4 March 2003, the 26-year old man who would become known as “the index patient” walked into the emergency room of the…

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Allen Lien

In October 2002, boxes of clothes began arriving in Burkina Faso, a country in West Africa, and they were all addressed to the same individual. The boxes of clothes were sent by mostly Taiwanese people (some also came from places…

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Teacher Lin helps kids in Taiwan

From reading and her observations of people, she believed everyone had good in them. These kids aren’t bad. They need guidance and care. A key to improving their lives, she thought, was engaging them in constructive activities.
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