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?
Matthew 18:12 (NIV)
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, etc.
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 Territories.
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.