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van 發表於 2010-11-25 09:36 AM

由癮君子到傑出社工﹣盧寶星

[size=5][b]由癮君子到傑出社工﹣盧寶星[/b][/size]

[url=http://www.elchk.org.hk/service/Other/enews/2009/1109/data/b2/01.pdf]http://www.elchk.org.hk/service/Other/enews/2009/1109/data/b2/01.pdf[/url]

一般人在街上遇到盧寶星,不可能猜到這位留著披額長髮,穿上黑色西裝,臉容布滿歲月痕跡,一言一行都帶著江湖味的男子是位從事青少年外展工作逾十七年的社工,更曾獲「優秀社工」殊榮。這位35歲才重讀中三的外展隊隊長,的確來自江湖,前半生最熟悉的地方是夜場、監房和戒毒所。因現職基督教香港信義會北區青少年外展社會工作隊隊長的盧寶星每談起童年,不由自主地想起父親的嚴厲體罰。

「我係長子,一家六口住筲箕灣板間房,爸爸經常打我,以現在尺度,絕對係虐兒。但愈打得烈,我愈反叛,爸爸打我,我就落街打交或者學校打同學。有次打傷同學,最終讀到中三就被『踢出校』」。六十年代那個年頭,警隊貪腐,社會污煙瘴氣,街上布滿各式黃、賭、毒檔口,輟學後的盧寶星便順理成章加入黑社會,從事高利貸和收保護費等不法勾當,過著三更窮、四更富的黑道生涯。

「搵錢好易,做『放數』,『收陀地』,二十歲人已經每月有二,三千蚊收入,當時一般人都只係幾百蚊人工。但錢來得快、用得快,晚晚去Disco、夜總會消遣,或者賭錢,一覺醒來又要想辦法賺錢。日日係咁,都唔知為乜!」盧寶星二十一歲時犯事判入獄,當時監房情況很混亂,龍蛇混雜,又要「埋堆」自保,在芝麻灣監獄待了十二個月,而當時監獄只懲不教,沒有跟進服務,故他出獄後繼續重操故業,而且得到獄中相識的朋友關照,搞起黃色事業,勾當愈做愈大。

[b]毒品摧毀前半生
[/b]黑道日子表面風光,實質有苦自己知。盧寶星說,賺錢
多,而身邊女伴不絕,又有黑道朋友稱兄道弟,但仍然感
到非常孤獨和空虛,而且缺乏安全感,出門擔心仇家埋
伏,又怕被身邊的人出賣,沉重壓力令他透不過氣,最終
折服於毒品。
和一般年青人無異,盧寶星最初也只是吸大麻和一些所謂
的軟性毒品來逃避現實,但也和一般吸毒者一樣,愈吸愈
烈,最終都被毒品拖垮,搭上令自己妻離子散的白粉(海
洛英)。當時他遇到感情問題,情緒非常低落,最終吸了
人生第一口白粉煙。
「想唔到俾呢口煙拖垮十幾年,逐漸皮黃骨瘦,體重只
剩一百磅,身邊親人逐個逐個離棄我。有次廁所打白粉
針,全身唔郁得,好彩執番條命!」
其後盧寶星繼續靡爛生活,在的士高邂逅第一任太太,生
了一對子女。但此時他毒癮日深,每天用逾千元買白粉。
對一個脾氣欠佳,經濟上又未能支撐家庭的丈夫,盧太
太丟下孩子便黯然離去。由於盧寶星生活朝不保夕,而又
經常進出戒毒所,唯有將一對稚齡子女撫養權交予聚少離
多的父母,父母與弟妹其後更舉家移民加拿大。

長年累月空虛感和毒品持續侵蝕盧寶星,期間試過許多戒毒
方法,包括進石鼓洲戒毒所和回內地戒毒,但每次戒不了多
久便走回舊路,愈失敗得多便愈沒有信心,直至遇到一位社
工,他的人生才稍露曙光。
「當時社工叫我試下福音戒毒,我最初只係應酬佢,但入到
基督教護愛中心,裡面好似另一個世界咁,聚會上見番唔
少江湖朋友。呢班人好似脫胎換骨,仲講『愛』。古惑仔講
『愛』,真係聽見都覺得骨痺,佢地仲走過來擁抱我。」

[b]35歲重讀夜校中三
[/b]盧寶星於一九八六年進入浪茄戒毒村,有了信仰,最終戒掉
毒癮,之後他遠離黑道上的朋友,拿兩個尼龍袋,隻身在
九龍城租住床位。早上,他到觀塘順天美浸信會青年中心當
庶務員,又以三十五歲之齡重讀夜校中三,一心只望中學畢
業。不過,要重新走一條路,絕非易事。昔日的黑道朋友慫
恿他「出山」,當「媽媽生」的前女友又想跟他再續前緣,
要堅定地選擇正路,除了靠自己意志,還有神的指引。
「內心有很大掙扎,三十五歲先重讀中三,做一份清潔工,
咁有乜出路呀?但我諗,自己信耶穌,就要過基督徒生活,
唯有做好自己。況且好多夜校同學都係基層巿民,工廠女工
都可以堅持由中一讀起,我都可以堅持落去。」
他除了在青年中心當庶務員,也在學習一些外展技巧,下班
後常走到屋球場接觸年青人,與他們踢足球和組樂隊,分
享生活點滴。盧寶星的勤奮也得到中心主任賞識,在他升讀
中五前,便推薦他到城市理工學院(香港城市大學前身)攻
讀社工文憑課程。如是者,盧寶星一邊兼顧文憑課程,一邊
自修中五課程,終於在會考中取得五科合格,中、英文還獲
得優良成績,正式轉職為福利工作員,為青少年服務。
「好彩我好鐘意睇書,《三國志》、金庸小說,甚至托爾斯
泰《戰爭與和平》,我都睇過,中、英文底子都唔錯,足夠
識『鬼妹』,我第一任太太都係混血兒,所以重讀中學都勉
強跟得上。」原來盧寶星有別於一般江湖人物,除了出入夜
場外,還喜歡逛圖書館。

一九九二年,盧寶星尚未取得文憑資格,已得到信義會芬蘭
差會破格邀請他到北區當「開荒牛」,以外展社工身分輔導
北區的邊緣青少年。當時他的外展隊只有三個社工,負責上
水、粉嶺、沙頭角、打鼓嶺等四個偏遠地區,一年後,外展
隊才獲政府資助,其後成為常規外展社工隊伍。而盧寶星亦
繼續學業,一九九四年修讀香港城市大學社會工作學士學位
課程,期間在善導會實習,到九七年畢業時已屆四十五歲。

[b]社會勿離棄年青人
[/b]盧寶星這些年來一直從事北區青少年外展工作,他指以心態
而言,現在的青少年與以前的邊青沒有多大分別,都是空虛
感作祟或對前途感到迷惘,不同的只是整體社會環境富有
了,而這些環境因素卻塑造著他們的性格和態度。
「家庭環境好細路,一個月有幾千元零用錢,父母甚至俾
錢仔女買煙,以為錢可以彌補親子關係,久而久之,年青人
就會覺得呢世唔做都無所謂,愈搞愈軟皮蛇,到廿幾三十歲
都可以唔做野『HEA』屋企。我覺得『HEA』呢個字真係
繪形繪聲,即係又悶又懶,唔知為乜,但呢個唔係死症,視
乎身邊有冇人肯無條件咁幫佢地。」

他續稱,近年外展隊特別關注青少年跨境濫用藥物問題,除
了舉辦多項大型抗毒活動外,並透過多項研究調查,引起公
眾關注問題。現在的年青人年紀很小便開始接觸毒品,未到
二十歲已嘗過許多挫敗,意志消沉,以為自己沒有明天。然
而,盧寶星的人生經歷卻證明了浪子回頭,十年未晚,關鍵
在於社會是否願意接納他們,給予重生的機會。

「我只係個普通人,行過古惑,做過道友,三十五歲先重讀
中三,比其他人繞個大圈,既然我都可以再次堂堂正正做
人,十幾二十歲後生仔女,就算唔鍾意讀書,其實仲有大把
機會。」

van 發表於 2010-11-25 09:40 AM

[color=darkgreen][b]Paul LO po-sing[/b][/color]
With the appearance looks like an underworld kingpin, it's hard to tell Paul LO po-sing is an experienced social worker and the team leader of the Hong Kong
Evangelical Lutheran Church North District Youth Outreaching Social Worker Team. With his outstanding performance in youth outreaching work for seventeen years, Paul has won the Outstanding Social Workers Award.
When Paul was young, he dropped out from school and was led astray by bad companions. He involved in the Triad and addicted to drug for more than 10 years. Drug addiction has ruined his family and his own life, making a 5.7 feet tall person
weighted only 100 pounds.

[b]A Total Change[/b]
Although he had participated in various drug rehabilitation programmes, he was not able to rebuild his life until he met a hearted social worker and the new master of his life Jesus.
Paul's faith to God made him determined to be a devoted social worker. He went back to an evening school and repeated Secondary Form Three at his age of 35. After ten years of hard work, he got the diploma and degree of Social Work from City University of Hong Kong and made his dream come true.

Paul gained a lot of unforgettable memories and satisfaction while he served the marginal youth. He treasured every moment and valued every single contact he made with the clients. Through sharing his past experiences, in addition with his professional knowledge, he helped many teenagers to change their life and contributed to the society.

[b]Care for Teenagers
[/b]In recent years, Paul concerned much about the teenagers' cross boarder substance abuse issue. To deal with the issue, Paul had organized different anti-drug programs, conduct studies to arouse public concern.
In the aspect of professional development, Paul had driven the North District Youth Outreaching Social Worker Team to study and apply ``Narrative Therapy'' and had published a book named ``Narrative Therapy in Outreaching Youth Work'' with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Throughout his 17 years of work, Paul believes that marginal youth yearn for acceptance, recognition and successful experiences, just as what usual youngsters do. He urges the public to give more acceptance and care to teenagers, and with less labeling and discrimination, they will have a better environment to strive for their lives.

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