Mission of CZSA
“…If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away,
will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look
for the one that wandered off?
Recovered drug addicts, like all human beings, are created by
God with immense potential. Thus, they should be given the
opportunity to reconnect with society and realise their full
potential. CZSA believes that recovery and rehabilitation
include developing correct perspectives on life. Therefore, over
the years, CZSA has dedicated its efforts to building a holistic
and interactive Christian therapeutic community, helping
students re-establish their values in life.
Established in 1985, we are a non-profit organisation run by
Christians. We aim at helping drug addicts, notwithstanding
their age and gender, through the process of rehabilitation,
guiding them to start a new page in life as well as re-joining
and contributing to the community. The name "Zheng Sheng" is
derived from the Bible's "repent and redeem", "from death unto
life". Therefore, our legal entity is named "Christian Zheng
Sheng Company Limited".
In 1985, the founder, Mr. Jacob Lam, established a rehab farm,
housing male drug addicts on 50,000 sq. ft. of land in Kam Tin,
New Territories. Due to the extreme shortage of resources, the
team undertook every tiny task on their own. Even though the
facilities were rudimentary, the effectiveness of Mr. Lam’s
rehab centre had caught the public's attention.
In 1993, a rehab centre specialising in aiding young men was
established in Chi Ma Wan, Lantau Island. And in 1995, a female
rehab centre was established at the same premise.
In 1998, at the same premise, Christian Zheng Sheng College was
registered in the list of HK government high schools and became
the first high school in Southeast Asia with rehab functions.
Christian Zheng Sheng College not only provides official
education for young drug offenders in Hong Kong but also accepts
rehab students from Asian countries such as Indonesia, Nepal,
In 2000, the government provided a premise at Mui Wo, Lantau
Island, for establishing a centre with boarding hostels for
adult vocational training. In the same year, another adult
vocational training centre was set up in Tuen Mun, New
With biblical Christian faith as the fundamental guidance of the
rehab process, CZSA prepares students to reconnect with society
through education. A special effort is also dedicated to
developing different vocational skills (e.g., video/sound
production, advertising photography, colour photo production,
computer-related work, hair cutting, etc.), in order to help
students find their own paths.