Youth Forum on “Sustainable Development”
Forum on "Sustainable Development-Making Choices for Our
Future" took place at the University of Hong Kong on 5
December, organized jointly by the Council for
Sustainable Development and the Federation's Leadership21...click
to read more…
Cyber World International Conference
Federation jointly organized "Opportunities and Challenges
of the Cyber World for Youth Development" - an International
Conference held on 28 December 2004 with the Television
and Entertainment Licensing Authority and three other
partners. Over 200 local students, parents, teachers
and social workers met more than 60 young people from
China, Europe and South East Asia in order to explore
roles and possibilities for creating a healthy cyber
here to read more...
Volunteers help to give books to needy children
grateful to Exxon Mobil, who have generously
agreed to sponsor the Global Youth Service Day-"Book
which will be organized by the Federation's Youth Volunteer
Network (VNET), targeting 600 families covered by the Comprehensive
Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme …click
to read more...
to Care; A Call to Help
life is! In less time than it might have taken us to enjoy our
Christmas dinner with families and friends, tidal waves and tsunamis,
caused by an earthquake, washed through nearly ten countries,
leaving in its wake death and destruction.
We have all seen the horrific pictures on our television screens
and in our newspapers; we have all heard the harrowing tales of
loss and survival. Some of the areas that were hit are places where
we have spent our leisure time. They are places that are familiar
and they are places that some of us can even call home.
desire to help is overwhelming among young people of The Hong
Kong Federation of Youth Groups.
On the 28th December, they held a press conference to call on their
peers and all in the community to show their care, to offer their
help and volunteer in whatever way they can. The Federation will
also partner international relief agency, World Vision, in a collection
drive of resources. Donation boxes will be placed at all the Youth
S.P.O.Ts. Youth volunteers will also be mobilized
to help World Vision collect donations.
A life education programme for young people will be organized
on the afternoon of 30th December and some survivors of the tsunami
tragedy will be invited to share their experience and insights.
We believe that such a sharing brings to the forefront how closely
our world is interlinked and how important it is to have a local,
as well as global perspective.
We in Hong
Kong have so much to be thankful for. Let us treasure our families
and friends and all that we have. Let us show our
caring nature by getting involved. Should you have any questions
or queries about how to volunteer or how to make a donation, please
get in touch with Ms.Wu Pui Wah at 2169-0032 or Mr.James Mok at
here to see the donation channels
precious life is, indeed!
- adventure for life
Coasteering, trail-running, navigation, in-line skating and swimming.
This competition, organized by the Federation with major sponsorship
from Swire Coca-Cola and the support of Milk
Magazine, HK Sportsworld.com,
Hong Kong Amateur Radio Association, has them all and more. We
were also delighted to have prize sponsors this year, namely Helly
Hansen, Hong Kong Mountaineering Training Center, Hong
Kong Discovery Magazine, Protrek and Golite. Every competitor interviewed said
the same thing - We loved it! And would they do it again next year?
this event so popular? It isn't just the sports, it's the spirit.
Team spirit. The essence of the competition is to show young
people how much co-operation matters, not just to win races but
to succeed as caring people. Click
here to read about it
liberating teaching and minds
reforms give 6 years of secondary education to everyone. Liberal
Studies will be on the timetable bringing a revolution in teaching
style as traditional methods give way to more debate and project-based
learning. The curriculum will also become more career oriented.
About 14% of all candidates in this year's HKCEE public exam
failed all subjects, 15.4% scored zero and 10% are still expected
to drop out after Form 3. The reforms will give greater choice
with new elective career subjects encouraging more to stay on.
Furthermore, a single examination at the end of secondary school
will replace the present two, thus reducing pressure...click
here to read what students say...
New Year resolution: stub it out
It was very
good news when a bar in Central went totally smoke free last
summer. Its air quality is up to 40 times as clean as that in
smoky bars according to a study to be broadcast early next year.
The question is when will the others follow suit? Young people
hang out in bars and they are more vulnerable than any other
sector of the population when it comes to picking up the habit
to learn more…
Joy for 2005
Hong Kong youth
are good at many things - maths, science and problem solving among
But when it comes to recreation they also hit
the headlines. On December 23 the Federation had a Grand Cello Ensemble
at the airport featuring 230 promising young players. Outdoors, our
primary school children broke a world record on December 12 when
2,308 of them simultaneously managed to keep hula hoops whirling
round their hips for two minutes, smashing the record previously
held by Taiwan. Click
here to see more...