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Youth Matters
The next 15 years and beyond…

15 years ago, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region. During these years, we have faced many challenges: economically, health-wise, socially and even politically. All these challenges have tested our strength and resolved.

But in every situation, the people of Hong Kong have shown determination, courage and sheer perseverance to not only meet the challenges, but to find ways to overcome them.

HKFYG celebrated the 15th Anniversary
Keeping that in mind, the Federation celebrated the 15th Anniversary with young people in a unique and record breaking performance of body percussion. Bringing together 8,000 youth to drum out their dreams and passions, with so much energy and enthusiasm, was a sight and sound to behold!
Well done all winning dragon boat teams at the HKFYG Dragon Boat Invitation Race in Tai Po on 23 June
All competing teams are composed by members from our Youth S.P.O.Ts in different districts, except one team formed by our staff members. The champion team is from the Tai Po and Northern District Youth S.P.O.Ts, first runner-up is the Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing District Youth S.P.O.Ts team and the second runner-up is the Tin Shui Wai and Tuen Mun District Youth S.P.O.Ts team. Congratulations again to all those who paddled with enthusiasm at the race! Contact Eva 3755 7188 for more information.
HKFYG Hong Kong Jockey Club Media 21 first summer programme in July
This new multimedia community centre in Shek Pai Wan, Aberdeen, is dedicated to the youth. It has three complimentary core functions: creativity, education, and service. One of its forthcoming activities is the summer programme. Partnering famous academic and media institutions, all courses include theoretical seminars and practical training sessions. As a platform to encourage youth media learning and skills advancement, M21 holds courses featuring reporter training, DJ training, photography, modelling, acting, stand-up comedy, campus TV management, smartphone apps writing, and etc. For more
HKFYG Hong Kong Jockey Club Media 21
information, please visit or contact Josy Lai at 2831 9183.

The stress level of first HKDSE candidates is higher than ever. To help candidates cope with their stress, DSE@27771112 will provide comprehensive support for candidates. A "Cheer Up" programme of indoor rowing competition will be held on 8 July to ease the stress of students. A trial lesson on Nursing in Chinese University of Hong Kong will be organized on 10 July to enhance student's understanding on the programme characteristics and facilitate them to have a wise programme choice. DSE@27771112 will continue to provide comprehensive support for candidates. Our hotline and online counselling service will be extended and run from 19 - 24 July 8am - 2am during the period of examination result release. Go to for more information or call Cecilia Ng, tel 2788 3433.
Coming soon
2012 China Week: The Chinese Painting Marathon
The Chinese Painting Marathon involving 1,000 participants at Megabox, Kowloon Bay, is on this Saturday, 7 July, 10am-8pm. In this second China Week event paintings will be transformed into a mosaic digital animation with a 'dragon' logo designed by Dr Dominic Lam Man-kit. This is for people of all ages and we look forward to welcoming many participants. Admission to the marathon free of charge. A launch ceremony of the China Week already took place on Wednesday 4 July with officiating guests including Mr Wang Zhimin, Deputy Director, Liaison Office, Central People's Government in the HKSAR,
China Week: The Chinese Painting Marathon
Mr Raymond Young, JP, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, and Madam Liao Jing-wen and Prof Xu Qingping, wife and son of Mr Xu Beihong. Call 3755 7188 for more information. Visit for details.

HKFYG Summer Youth Programme: Summer Learning English plus Organic Farm visit

A seven-session English enrichment course with experienced teachers, this activity for primary students includes experiential learning and an NLP workshop. Taking place at HKFYG Felix Wong Youth S.P.O.T., from 18 July-15 August, 2pm-3.15pm and at the HKFYG Organic Farm on 24 August, the fee for registered u21 members is HK$530. Go to for FULL details of all activities or call Erica, tel 3755 7072.

Felix Wong Youth Improvement Award Prize Presentation Ceremony
The ceremony will be held at Auditorium, 9/F, HKFYG Building, on Saturday 7 July at 10.30am-12pm. The officiating guest will be Mrs. Tse Ling Kit-ching, Cherry, JP, Permanent Secretary for Education. After two rounds of interviews taken place with 139 youngsters through 67 schools, 20 young winners had been selected by a judging panel composing Mr Kwan Chuk-fai, Ms Mimi Yeung, Ms. Kitty Ho, Ms Noel Chow and Prof Wong Hoi-kwok, BBS JP. This award will be presented to those who have prevailed against hardships and extraordinary difficulties in their short lives. Contact Joni Lui, tel 2395 0161 for more details.

DON'T MISS HKFYG at the 2012 Hong Kong Book Fair
Wednesday 18 July till Tuesday 24 July, find us at Booth 1C-E22 "MyShelf@M21" 1F Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). HKFYG 10 new books on counselling, youth business and employment, parenting and the LEAD project, in addition to other HKFYG publications, will be on sale at special discount prices. Besides, HKFYG Media 21 will establish a Youth News Centre dedicated to the event and produces 15 to 30 minutes programme to be broadcast each day in the evening. Also, cooperated with the Hong Kong Design Institute and the Xu Beihong Arts Committee, we will show a "Digital Animation of Beihong's Horses", which combined several original paintings into one animation, on 18 to 19 July in HKCEC Room N201A. We are delighted to receive 700 complimentary tickets from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to promote reading among young people. Call Ada Chau, tel 3755 7108 for details.
Thank you to all our partners
Thank you to all our partners
Our 15 Years: Youth Musical Performance celebrated HKSAR's 15th anniversary
This meaningful commemorative event in celebration of the HKSAR's 15th anniversary on Monday 2 July 2012 at the Hong Kong Coliseum was a big success. It not only featured spectacular multimedia performances to recognize the special characteristics of Hong Kong people, but also an attempt to set a new Guinness record of the Largest Body Percussion Ensemble of 8,000 youth with high spirits and overwhelming energy. The event was attended by The Hon Leung Chun-ying, GBM, GBS, JP, The Chief Executive of the HKSAR, Mr Wang Zhimin, Deputy Director, Liaison
Office, Central People's Government in the HKSAR, Ms Jiang Yu, Deputy Commissioner, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the HKSAR, The Hon Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, GBS, JP, The President of the Legislative Council, HKSAR, Mr Roy Tang, Director of Broadcasting and Mr Thomas Brian Stevenson, SBS, JP, Chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, plus more than 250 guests. Our heartfelt thanks to all who made it happen: Radio Television Hong Kong, our major sponsor The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, co-organizers the Home Affairs Bureau and The Dragon Foundation, supporting organization the Education Bureau, and venue sponsor, Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Call 3755 7134 for more information.

The Dragon Foundation's Eighth Global Citizenship Programme
supported by Victor and William Fung Foundation Ltd
partnered by the Institute of International Education

Participants in this year's Global Citizenship Programme visited the United Nations' Department of Political Affairs and Peacebuilding Support Office, the Council on Foreign Relations, Human Rights Watch and the International Peace Institute among other major institutions' on the study trip to New York from 17-24 June. Speakers included Dr Andrea Bartoli, Dean of the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Mr. Henk-Jan Brinkman, Chief, Policy, Planning & Application Branch, Peacebuilding Support Office, Mr James Creighton, Chief of Staff, EastWest Institute, Mr Warren Hoge, Senior Adviser for External Relations, International Peace Institute, Mr Ned Parker, Edward R Murrow Press Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Mr Phelim Kyne, Senior Researcher for China, Human Rights Watch. Call 2811 2779 and ask Mabel for more details or go to

Dragon Foundation Charity Premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man
Tuesday 26 June 2012 at AMC Pacific Place Cinema

The charity film showing was a great success. Much enjoyed by everyone in the audience, The Amazing Spider-Man was shown on Tuesday 26 June 2012 at AMC Pacific Place Cinema. The Dragon Foundation and HKFYG were privileged to have The Hon John Tsang Chun-wah, GBM, JP, The Financial Secretary of the HKSAR as our Guest of Honour. The major sponsors were Bucherer Hong Kong Ltd and Prince Jewellery and Watch Co (Title Sponsors), EK Immigration Consulting Ltd (Diamond Sponsor), Mr Kiang Ping Fai, Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation Ltd, Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd and The Verdant Foundation (Gold Sponsors), Mrs So Chau Yim Ping, BBS, JP, Mr Albert Wong, MH, Mrs Mona Wong, Gale Well Group Ltd,
Dragon Foundation Charity Premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man
Gracious Glory Buddhism Foundation, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd, Milan Station and Pacific Power Development (NZ) Ltd (Silver Sponsors), Dr John Lee Sam Yuen, BBS, and film distributors Edko Films Ltd and Sony Pictures Releasing International. Call 2811 2779 for more information.   |   |   Partnership   |   Donations   |   Our Partners   |   Contact us
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