Working at the Correctional Services Department (CSD) could be tough, but it is exactly the challenges and diverse tasks that make its officers motivated.
Before being appointed to her current position as officer at CSD's staff training institute in Stanley, Carman Ching Ka-man worked in a psychological services team that rehabilitated drug addicts.
"It was challenging at the beginning as I was assigned to maintain discipline and provide counselling at the same time. But things got easier once I resolved my conflicting roles. It felt good when I succeeded in developing a rapport with the inmates and saw them change for the better," she says.
Ching is now responsible for coordinating instructional materials and teaching a class of 30 cadets. "My role is similar to that of a head teacher," she explains. "And it is meaningful to see how the new recruits grow from