In the 1970s, a group of graduates from tertiary institutions, both local and returning from overseas, found that the city was suffering from a state of excessive materialism and increasing crimes. They prayed to God for an outlet for the new generation.
At that moment, a patient took rest in Hong Kong at God’s will and cried for the city and its young inhabitants. She started to ask God, "What can I do for this city?" This person was the founder of Breakthrough, Miss Josephine So Yan Pui.
Breakthrough was formally established in 1973. In January of the following year, Breakthrough Magazine with the mission of counteracting the contemporary mainstream culture was launched. In 1975, the counseling centre began operation and became the fore-runner of the provision of professional counseling to youngsters in Hong Kong. In the same year, Breakthrough started its audio-visual work in broadcasting the programme "Breakthrough on Air" on Commercial Radio Channel 2. A year later, "Breakthrough Moment" was launched. In 1978, the Audio-Visual Centre was established. Breakthrough firmly believes that writing can influence young people tremendously. Accordingly, the publications of the magazine Junior Magazine and the first Breakthrough Book Series were launched in 1979.
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