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Help to Create and Nurture a Spirit of Entrepreneurship Among Young People

Hong Kong, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, is one of the least entrepreneurial places in the world.
(See Youth Statistics Highlights for more details).

This might sound surprising for an economically dominant and vibrant city like Hong Kong, however this is in fact the reality. Now, as Hong Kong faces worrying levels of un- and under-employment among young people, the Government, along with the business sector and the NGO community have joined hands in launching a number of training and placement programmes to enhance the employability of young people.

One such initiative is to promote youth entrepreneurship. Under the aegis of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, there is a plan to establish Youth Business Hong Kong (YBHK). YBHK will base itself on the model of Youth Business International, whose mission it is to bring together members of the Government, corporate sector and civil society and to provide access to finance, mentoring and support to young entrepreneurs as they help start and develop their own businesses.

We believe very strongly that youth entrepreneurship is one way to help create decent work for young people, while also greatly contributing to the economic prosperity of an entire community. From the experiences of Youth Business International, it has been proved that mentorship and start up funds have had a 60 per cent success rate, well into at least three years of young people starting a business.

We call upon all our partners to join in this initiative. We need the financial resources to get the programme going. We need business mentoring and support. We need your skills, expertise, talents and facilities to help the young people of Hong Kong become entrepreneurs today, in order that they might be the financial stalwarts of tomorrow.

Please call the Partnership Office on 21239598 for more details.

***Young People's Entrepreneurial Dream ***

Creating a Culture for Youth Entrepreneurship
The initiation of the Youth Business Hong Kong programme is just one effort to help create a culture for youth entrepreneurshipmore


Entrepreneurial Participation
Statistics show that youth entrepreneurship needs to be promoted in Hong Kong…more

Hip-Hopping to Employment!
A Hip-Hop competition allows young people to show off their creative side to employers …more

Cross-sectoral Collaboration in Easing Youth Unemployment
The two-day Youth Career EXPO proved to be a success…more

Learning about Industries
Introducing young people to the Logistics Industry…more

Lunar New Year Reunion Dinners – an event not to be missed!
Family values remain strong in Hong Kong, especially during the Lunar New Year holidaysmore

Unbalanced Diet affects Overall Well Being
Survey finds that young people's overall well being is affected by unbalanced diets ..more

Dangers of Non-stop Playing of Online Games
Young boy found unconscious after 15 hours of non-stop playing of online games…more

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