of the 2nd Batch of McCafe baristas
is now launching the second “McCafe Coffee Professionals
Scheme”, again with McDonald's, together
with the full support of Labour Department's Youth
Work Experience and Training Scheme. 10 baristas
are being recruited to receive pre-employment training
to read more…
LEAD Project launched
2 February 2005, a Seminar on Creative Learning marked
the beginning of the LEAD Pilot Project which features
a major collaboration between the Federation, the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology(MIT) Media Laboratory and The
Chinese University of Hong Kong. This project
is receiving generous sponsorship from the Innovation
and Technology Fund, Hang Fung Gold Technology
Group, May Cheong Toy Products Factory Ltd., Mr. Edward
and Dr. Patrick Wang…click
here to read more...
the LEAD Pilot Project
education relies on letting children explore their
world, experiment freely and express themselves through
on experience with the objects that surround them.
Increasingly that means coming to grips with technology.
it, especially when it allows them to solve problems
with computers, construct their own digital games and
create robotic toys.
the Pilot Project for LEAD ( the acronym for Leading through
Engineering, Art and Design ) that the Federation launched this
with partners from the
of Hong Kong
MIT Media Laboratory, children will be brought into this world
of inventive digital creativity.
to learn and innovate through projects
involving mechanics, engineering, robotics, interactive art and
film, they will learn
core digital skills using MIT Media Lab software which lead onto
higher level skills involving the design process, problem solving,
teamwork and the feedback cycle.
The fundamental message in this learning process is innovative,
creative thinking, made possible via a free environment reserved
only for play in more traditional education. This meeting ground
stimulates communication in a world where technology has given
us the joy of instant contact. The LEAD project will give children
the confidence to use digital creativity to understand the world
in which they live and to communicate their ideas to others.
Once they feel completely confident with this technology they
will have the functional but flexible skills to succeed and prosper
in the workforce of tomorrow.
Hei Fat Choi to all our readers,
May you have a happy and prosperous Year
of the Rooster
responsibility and the Cyberworld
Today's youngsters are very aware of the problems and the joys
of the Internet which are regularly highlighted by the media. Kitty,
one of the students who took part in the Federation's project on
Creating a Healthy Cyberworld, created her own animated characters
for a short film about them. She says that taking part in the Cyberworld
competition really helped her when it came to working on a creative
computer project at school. Not only has she managed to make the
medium convey its own message on the complex topic of digital crime
but has now written an e-book to teach others her own techniques. Click
here to read about it
year, female, bright and depressed
A University of Hong Kong web-based survey released last month revealed that
over 20% of all first year tertiary students in Hong Kong are depressed. Among
the 8000 students polled at 10 institutions of further education, there were
almost twice as many female as male sufferers and the highest achievers often
have the lowest self-esteem. click
here to read more...
The abuse of
intellectual property is a flourishing business despite Customs
crackdowns. At home, Internet music piracy is especially tempting
for young people. Only 10% actually admitted to regular illegal
downloading although the real figure for Internet piracy is probably
a lot higher. The majority of the self-confessed "pirates"
are under 30, most being either secondary school or university
to learn more…
generously: a young person's view of lai see
a recent survey about half of those aged from 15-34 will spend
of $2,370 in the shops during the coming
Lunar New Year Holidays. Where do they get all that the spare cash?
In their lai see packets perhaps. Total spending on lai see by
the same age group is estimated to be over $2,900 per person says
the survey. However, only 7% of all age groups said they would
put at least $50 in each packet whereas 70% reckoned on just
$20 per packet. That's an awful lot of packets isn't it - between
58 and 145 per person to be precise. No wonder the red packet vendors
are doing such a roaring trade!