Youth Matters
Young People Dialogue with Secretary for Housing and Transport
Securing a place to live and setting up an independent household is becoming increasingly challenging for young people today. Single youth have low priority for public rental housing, and are forced into the expensive private market.

This coming Friday, young people will engage in dialogue with the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung, GBS, JP, on this critical issue, as part of determining the public's views on a long-term housing strategy. The session will take place at the Federation's M21 multimedia centre.

To listen to the live broadcast, click or download the Federation app:

This is one way to get to know what young people think.
What's new
Very Hong Kong in the Eyes of the Young: HKFYG Co-Create Hong Kong campaign video and photo competition: deadline 11 October
Very Hong Kong
In the Very Hong Kong video competition 50 production teams of 15 -35 year-olds will make short videos that capture the essence of Hong Kong. This Friday is the deadline to apply. Each film will be made in just 21 hours on 26-27 October, and winners will be eligible for HK$28,000 in prize money, plus gifts. Each team also gets a grant of HK$3,000 for the film-making. Still photos on the same theme, submitted by 27 October, will also be eligible for prizes totaling HK$11,000 in cash and gifts. The competition is part of the Co-Create Hong Kong campaign, organized by HKFYG, partnered by the Very Hong Kong Festival Foundation Association and sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

Visit to apply for the video competition or
Visit to enter the photo competition.

Volunteer help organize with organizing at Contact CK Chow, tel 3979 0040 for more details.
Coming soon
Launch of new series of Luncheon Seminars on youth issues with study of government loans for young people under 30
Youth Research Centre Studies
The Daily Needs of and Financial Pressures on Young People with Government Loans is the title of the first in a new series of HKFYG Luncheon Seminars on Youth Issues. The seminar will be on Thursday 24 October at 12.30pm in the 25/F Multifunction Hall, HKFYG Building, North Point. The study included online surveys and case studies as well as interviews with experts on current financial assistance policies for tertiary students, and recommendations for such assistance and subsidies. The Hon Ip Kin-yuen, Member of the Legislative Council (Functional Constituency - Education), and Mr Clement Chen Cheng-jen, SBS, JP, (Chairperson of the Education, Employment and Training Task Force, Commission on Poverty), will speak at the seminar Cost: HK$100 per person, including light lunch and copy of the report. Contact Cally Tsoi, tel 37557022 for more details.
Thank you partners
Thank you partners
HSBC Financial Dialogue Series 2013: a bi-annual programme with local business students
This programme sponsored by HSBC aims to nurture future financial leaders for Hong Kong. 200 local youth studying finance, business or economics at university will take part, plus some in the HSBC Scholarship Scheme. Interactive dialogue sessions with prestigious leaders and financial experts aim to inspire global vision and encourage critical analysis of topical issues. The first session on 24 October from 4-6pm is Knowing HSBC's Businesses (Global Markets): the renminbi's role in the world economy. The three main speakers are Prof K C Chan, GBS, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Peter WONG Tung-shun, JP, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Asia-Pacific, HSBC and Prof LIU Ming-kang, Former Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission. Contact Max or Rita, tel 2169 0255.for further details.

HKFYG partners Innovation and Technology Commission for InnoTech Month 2013 starting 18 October
The Federation is once again a campaign partner for the Innovation and Technology Commission's InnoTech Month from 18 October to 7 December 2013. The anchor event is the 9-day InnoCarnival 2013 at Hong Kong Science Park from 2-10 November. It will focus on life sciences, green technology and robotics engineering. The carnival will include large-scale exhibitions, multimedia integrated displays, an electric car exhibition and a dinosaur museum. All together, over 700 free and exciting activities for the public to experience the convenience and fun of innovative technology. Call Hayley, tel 2561 6149, for more information or go to

Funding from HKCPEC for Youth Learning Project on Pacific Economic Cooperation 2013 for M21
A creative project from the HKFYG Jockey Club M21 multimedia centre entitled the Youth Learning Project on Pacific Economic Cooperation 2013, has funding from the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (HKCPEC ). This film making competition runs till February 2014 and a briefing with workshop is coming up this Saturday 12 October. Guest speaker is Professor Stephen Cheung, BBS, JP, HKCPEC Chairman, President, Hong Kong Institute of Education. Applications from teams of secondary or tertiary students are welcome from now until 31 October with proposals for short thematic videos. Topics are the food crisis, creative industries, energy and sustainable regional development, and global inflation: effect on regional economies. The 10 best proposals will receive HK$10,000 as seed money for production of 3-5 min videos. Results will be announced in early December with an award presentation cum film premiere next February. Call 3979 0000 for more details.
Just published
New poll from HKFYG about online learning reveals popularity but also reservations
Over two-thirds of the 520 10-24 year-olds in the poll had used online learning in the past 12 months for an average of 8.3 hours a week. Language (44.6%) and other academic subjects (43.6%) were the two major foci followed by personal interests (31.9%). Finding information by browsing was the most common practice by a wide margin, followed by reading and using multimedia course material. Over half said online learning was convenient for collecting information and almost a third said they learned better because they could go online anytime and anywhere. However over half also said it caused eye fatigue and over a third had reservations about the veracity or accuracy of online information. Respondents at school were asked about tutoring services and said they most wanted English, followed by mathematics and Chinese. About 15% were interested in online tutoring for Liberal Studies. A full Chinese press release for this first of a new HKFYG poll series about youth behaviour online is at Contact Sharon, tel 3755 7039 for further details.