西營盤歷史文化徑/ 明愛凌月仙幼稚園
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第九站/ 明愛凌月仙幼稚園

Ninth Station/ Caritas Ling Yuet Sin Kindergarten

地址/ 薄扶林道54號

Address/ 54 Pokfulam Road

凌月仙幼稚園曾經是一所寄宿學校,由嘉諾撒仁愛修女會於1893年建立,並曾於1907年改作孤兒院。由於當時不少孤兒(主要是女童)皆因患病而被棄養,因此不少孤兒會在此養病,等待復康之日轉到其他女童院居住。在商人李寶椿捐款下,院舍於1949年重建成現有的四層高大樓,並加裝療養設備。新大樓以其繼母凌月仙女士命名為「凌月仙小嬰調養院」(外牆屹今仍保留原有名牌),兼營日間托兒所和小童療養院。

1968年,由於孤兒人數減少,院舍改成幼稚園,與嘉諾撤聖心幼稚園合併為「嘉諾撒凌月仙幼稚園」,至1993年嘉諾撒修會於堅道開設了新幼稚園校舍後,凌月仙幼稚園便留守原址,由明愛機構管理至今。

Caritas Ling Yuet Sin Kindergarten was previously a boarding school established by the Canossian Daughters of Charity in 1893, later to become an orphanage in 1907.  At that time, many children, mostly girls, were orphaned because of illness.  Due to their condition they were hospitalised in the orphanage, and only upon recovery were they transferred to the Girls’ Home, an institute which cared for young girls. 

With a donation from businessman Mr. Li Po Chun, the orphanage was rebuilt in 1949 – a four-storey building equipped with medical facilities.  The new building was named ‘Ling Yuet Sin Infants’ Home’ after Mr. Li’s stepmother, Ms. Ling Yuet Sin, and it was here that day care and medical services were provided for children.  One can find the original plaque that remains intact on the wall to this day.

In 1968, because of a decrease in the number of orphans, the orphanage was converted to a kindergarten and merged with the Sacred Heart Canossian Kindergarten, forming the new Ling Yuet Sin Canossian Kindergarten.  Since 1993, after the Canossian Daughters of Charity opened a new campus for its kindergarten on Caine Road, Ling Yuet Sin Kindergarten has remained on the present site, managed by the Caritas organisation.

 

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