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2008 budget: measures for youth
This year's budget contains sustainable, decisive moves in the right direction for youth. These can be seen in pilot schemes for job creation and employment support for the young and the creation of district cyber
centres for information technology facilities and training. Much more, as always, remains to be done, for Hong Kong's young people. We need your help to push forward further initiatives with our partners.

Contact Bonnie to discuss partnership projects for youth, tel 3755 7101.

the Youth Employment Network, tel 3113 7999 with enquiries about youth job creation and support.

Visit for the full budget document and sections 135 and 145 which deal with these two pilot schemes.

See What's New
on the right hand column for the HKFYG poll on young people's expectations of the 2008 budget and their expressed concern for the elderly.
Thank you partners
Thank You, Partners
LEAD Creative Workshops with Cyberport click
Internet Green Charter supported by more than 200 schools click
Leaders to Leaders Lectures Series 2008 click
Youth Arts Festival: Art is Empowerment click
Two new benefits for u21 youthnet members click
Femme Boutique VIP Club click
Youth Concerns
Online safety for youth
What's new
Donations for snowstorm victims
in HKFYG appeal
HKFYG's participation in the Hong Kong Red Cross donation programme raised over HK$112,500 between 18 and 23 February for rebuilding homes and public facilities in Hunan and Hubei.
Youth's Expectations
of the 2008/09 Budget
Given the large surplus in government coffers this year, young people were polled before the budget speech was given on their views about how it should be spent. The main finding was an expressed hope that priority would be given to solving long-term social problems, especially those of the elderly ...more...
What's on
Dragon Foundation Seminar

Date and Time 7 March, 4:30 pm-6pm
Venue 10/F, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Building
Topic Globalization and the Hong Kong Citizen
Guest speaker Professor Ting Wai from Baptist University
Contact Snowie tel 2811 2779 for more information or visit

Standard Chartered HK English Public Speaking Contest 2008
7 March 7pm-9pm Training & Briefing Senior Form Division
8 March 3pm-5pm Training & Briefing Junior Form Division
10-20 March Preliminary Rounds
29 March 7pm - 9pm Semi-Finals
12 April 10am-1pm Grand Finals and Award Ceremony
Contact Stephanie tel 2169 0255 for more information or visit
Dialogue session on the 2008 budget with Financial Secretary
Date and Time 17 March, 5:30pm-7pm
Venue Academy of Medicine
Audience 1,000 young people
Contact Iris at 3755 7107 for more information