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Youth Matters
Opportunity compliments innovation

Simply put, innovation means introducing something new, and the latest Global Innovation Index*, in which Hong Kong ranks 8th of 141 countries, confirms that we have an environment that enables innovation.

Hong Kong needs young innovators and with this firmly in view Hong Kong's Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) runs the annual InnoTech Month with HKFYG as campaign partner. The ITC is also our partner in the successful Innovation and Technology Award Scheme, with support from the Hongkong Bank Foundation. Both programmes provide opportunities for youth to build their potential for introducing something new.

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, once said, "… the good thing is, with innovation, … every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities." In such a spirit of innovative optimism, Hong Kong's young and talented will take those 'two new questions' and produce clear answers that in turn stimulate innovation. All of you, our partners, can help them do this.

HKFYG Airport Ambassador receives award for excellent work
Crystal Chung, an HKFYG Airport Ambassador, with strong learning attributes and good working attitudes, was nominated by the Airport Authority Hong Kong and HKFYG's Youth Employment Network (YEN) for one of this year's Most Improved Trainee Awards of the HKSAR Labour Department's youth work training schemes, YPTP and YWETS. For more about Airport Ambassadors, please contact Joey, tel 3113 7999.
HKFYG Airport Ambassadors
HKFYG Youth Assessment and Development Centre offers new services for youth with special needs and their parents
The HKFYG Youth Assessment and Development Centre in Congregation House has just opened and is launching new services. They include individual assessment, training groups and talks tailor-made for children and youth with developmental and education needs. There will also be useful talks for parents at the Centre this November and December. They are on 24 November from 2pm-3.30pm, with an occupational therapist, and on 3 December from 6.30-8pm, with a speech therapist. Both are open to the public. All are welcome! Go to or contact Anna Liu, tel 2130 4050, for full details.
HKFYG Youth Assessment and Development Centre
Coming soon
HKFYG Centre for Leadership Development launches autumn series on leadership skills
This series of talks from seven noted speakers begins with Mr James Hong, Director & General Manager of Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong. On 1 November, he will offer the first of five lectures on history, politics, religion, and economics. Mr Hong is followed by Mr Hayson Liu, Consultant of SCOLAR Debating Education Programme, and Mr Talis Wong, District Trainer of Toastmasters International, both of whom will also conduct five sessions starting in early November on debating skills and public speaking skills, respectively. Full details, including course fees are available from Rita,
tel 2169 0255, website

Mr James Hong

UP Theatre showcases HKFYG Youth SPOTs dance projects on 27 October
at Y Theatre in Youth Square

Eight HKFYG Youth SPOTs are organizing a special programme called the UP Theatre to showcase Federation dance projects. The event takes place on 27 October at 7pm at Y Theatre in Youth Square, Chai Wan. About 200 young people will dance ballet, Jazz Funk and Hip Hop for an audience of over 400. For more details please contact Ken Hui, HKFYG Jockey Club Verbena Youth S.P.O.T, tel 29970321.
Thank you to all our partners
Thank you to all our partners
HKFYG partners Innovation and Technology Commission for InnoTech Month 2012 starting 31 October
The Federation is once again campaign partner to the Innovation and Technology Commission in this year's InnoTech Month. The event raises awareness of the importance of innovation and technology and nurtures young people's interest in science. Guests of Honour at the 2012 Roadshow cum Kick-off Ceremony include Miss Janet Wong, JP, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR Government and Mr Walter Chan Kar-lok, SBS, JP, Council Member, HKFYG. Activities include 27 science workshops for 20 participants and an exhibition of award-winning student inventions. Interactive games developed by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University are to be trialled and 30,000 visitors are expected. The Roadshow runs 31 October-2 November at the Central Atrium, G/F, Olympian City 2, West Kowloon, 11am-8pm. Call Ken Li 2561 6149 for more information or go to

HKFYG Organic Farm at Eco Expo Asia 2012 Sunday Green Mart on 28 October

The HKFYG Organic Farm will be at the Eco Expo Asia 2012 Sunday Green Mart on 28 October 2012, selling organic cactus soup packs and hand-made soap with organic strawberry, mint & cactus essences. Eco Expo Asia runs from 27-30 October at AsiaWorld-Expo and is jointly organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, co-organized with the Environment Bureau. It brings together leaders from a range of sectors, including education, finance, government, infrastructure development and manufacturing, Contact Tin-sang, tel 2838 4808, for more details of HKFYG Organic Farm products.
Recent events
Youth Business Hong Kong young entrepreneurs inspired by Vincent Lo in series sponsored by Love Ideas Love Hong Kong
On 4 October in HKFYG headquarters building in North Point, Shui On Group Chairman, Mr Vincent Lo talked to a group of 18-35 years olds interested in doing business or already running their own companies. The talk was part of a series of dialogues with successful entrepreneurs in the Love Ideas Love Hong Kong Project. Please contact Miranda Wong or Jamie Wong, tel 3113 7999, for further details.
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