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Youth Matters
Money matters

Young people have the opportunity to engage with the Financial Secretary, the Hon. John Tsang on Friday. The dialogue session, with more than 260 students, will enable young people to share their concerns and question Mr. Tsang on aspects of his Budget, including the policy of one off measures vis-à-vis long term planning.

Meeting today's leaders and having an opportunity to talk to them is something to which the Federation is deeply committed. The event will take place at the HKFYG Jockey Club Media multimedia centre (M21) in Shek Pai Wan in Aberdeen. There will be a live broadcast of the dialogue with the Financial Secretary on M21's uTV. Already, the M21 youth production teams have filmed 15 one-minute video clips on the meaning of terms such as "big market, small government", positive non-interventionism, inflation and deflation, and proposed government spending. Now is the time to ask the questions face to face.

Why not watch the discussion and tune in for more details and information at
Recognition for HKFYG young volunteers in Social Welfare Department
Hong Kong Outstanding Youth Volunteers Scheme

Hong Kong Outstanding Youth Volunteers Scheme
Mr Wong Chan-chuen, Ms Lam Tsz-ying, Ms Law Wan-chung, Ms Tsang Lok-chi and Ms Sin Wai-man, all HKFYG volunteers, received awards at this year's Hong Kong Outstanding Youth Volunteers Scheme in recognition of their active contribution to the community. The award ceremony was on 2 March 2013, at Y-Theatre, Youth Square, and the scheme is run by the Social Welfare Department. On the same occasion, the results of the 2012 Best Student and Youth Volunteering Project Competition were released. Three HKFYG projects won awards. Two were conducted by Leadership 21 and the other award went to Tsuen Wan Youth SPOT. Well done to them all! Contact Doris Lee tel 2169 0032 for more information.
Creative Youth Musical from HKFYG's Neighbourhood First community project coming up again
Neighbourhood First Youth Musical
Neighbourhood! Stand By You! is the name of the musical to be performed again by popular demand on 8-9 April 2013 at Y Square Theatre. The musical, first on stage last August, is written, performed and produced by over 100 youth connected with HKFYG's Neighbourhood First community project. Their message is "Neighbours, we'll always stand by you!" Their creativity deserves your support! Come and see! Tickets now on sale at Urbtix. Contact Monica Mok, tel 3755 7076, or Jolene, tel 2445 5777 for more details.

Call for nominations: Global Citizens Programme 2013 in San Francisco
The Dragon Foundation is pleased to announce that the Global Citizens Programme 2013 will be held from 9 to 19 June in San Francisco in collaboration with the Stanford Center for Professional Development. The theme is Social Media in Action. We are now inviting local universities to nominate outstanding Chinese undergraduates in any field or year of study. Nominees should have demonstrated leadership skills, an excellent academic record, talent in non-academic areas and a commitment to serve the community. Closing date for nominations: 13 April 2013. More information, from Secretariat of The Dragon Foundation, tel 2811 2779 and at
Coming soon
The Hon John Tsang
Dialogue session on Friday 15 with Financial Secretary
The Hon John Tsang

On Friday 15 March, there will be a dialogue session for more than 260 students with Mr John Tsang, the HKSAR Financial Secretary. Topics to be discussed will focus on this year's budget and there will be a live broadcast of the event. Contact Miranda Ho or visit for more details.
Thank you to all our partners
Thank you to all our partners
HKFYG ‧ Jockey Club International a cappella Festival begins
The talent-packed HKFYG Jockey Club International a cappella Festival 2013 is on from 14 March till 27 April and the first three events take place this week. Warm thanks to major sponsor, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and all partners. The first three events are concerts on 14-16 March followed by a Musical Charity Dinner in the Hong Kong Country Club on Monday 18 March. Taking part in these events are The Exchange (US), MayTree (Korea) and Oxford's Out of the Blue (UK).The House Jacks (US) will be performing at City Hall on 2 April. Contact Gabriel Lee, tel 2395 5753, or visit for more information

Hong Kong United Youth Association donates tickets for private film preview
The Hong Kong United Youth Association donated tickets for a private pre-screening of the new movie Saving General Yang on Saturday 9 March at UA cinema in Cityplaza, Taikoo Place. The film's director, Mr Ronny Yu, also attended the screening and talked to the audience after the movie. Saving General Yang, an epic war movie will be on general release in Hong Kong from 4 April. Tickets from film distributors and other partners for members are always appreciated, as are other suitable gifts in kind. Please contact Bonnie, 3755 7101 to discuss proposals.

Donation of Italian cake for underprivileged families by Valdivia Ltd
Many thanks to Valdivia Ltd for their recent donation of over 250 Panettone and Pandoro cakes. These were distributed to low income families taking part in the Federation's Rice-giving Scheme in Shaukeiwan and Tai Po. Children at the HKFYG Ching Lok Kindergarten/Ching Lok Nursery will also benefit. Contact Brenda, tel 3755 7102 for more details.
Publication news
Youth Crime Prevention Centre study on juvenile delinquency
HKFYG Youth Crime Prevention Centre releases findings
of study on juvenile delinquency

The Youth Crime Prevention Centre (YCPC) released the results of a study on the causes of juvenile delinquency on 12 March 2013. 145 youth aged 11-20 with deviant or criminal behaviour were studied. It was found that 83% committed crimes or engaged in deviant behaviour because they underestimated the consequences. 75% of them were influenced by undesirable peer pressure or encouragement. 60% were lacking in parent-child attachment. YCPC suggests enhancing young people's law abiding nature through multidisciplinary cooperation, and by encouraging the development of good judgement for recognizing deviant and criminal messages on the internet or among peers. Contact Wilson, tel 2487 6151 for details.

Overseas sales of HKFYG's successful book from LEAD
Super Scratch Programming Adventure!
HKFYG's LEAD (Learning through Engineering, Art and Design) Centre's English book, Super Scratch Programming Adventure! Learn to Program by Making Cool Games, has been very popular in the US where it went on sale last August. More than 6,000 copies have been sold and translations into Czech and Korean are underway. The book has been an Amazon Best Seller Rank #1 in the Game Programming and Introductory & Beginning Programming categories for many weeks, with lots of favorable customer reviews posted on Amazon's product page: A sequel focusing on the upcoming Scratch 2.0 is in preparation. Contact Edmond, tel 3106 0600, for more information   |   |   Partnership   |   Donations   |   Our Partners   |   Contact us
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