Youth Matters
Policy to support the next generation
2014 Policy Address
The Federation welcomes warmly the many initiatives and measures supporting youth which were set out in the Chief Executive's Policy Address yesterday. They represent commitment to nurturing young people through education from early childhood to university, with career planning for meaningful employment and holistic development. At the same time, the Address reminded us that youth needs a voice and an outlet for expressing their views.

In particular, we were very pleased to find pledges which increase subsidized university places as well as a review and re-establishment of vocational education. As an integrated part of strengthened life planning these will help youth maximize their potential. The implementation of such pledges in the near future would greatly enhance their opportunities for social mobility.

Nurturing the next generation in terms of education and employment will also help youth define and fulfill their aspirations. However, this can be achieved most effectively if they also have a voice, a clear channel for communicating their views and the opportunity for dialogue with policy makers. In this the Federation makes its own contribution with regular programmes in which they have this chance. It is a chance they deserve and one which we, with our partners, strive to give them.
What's NEW
Have a healthy start to the Year of the Horse with Three Lunar New Year Hampers from HKFYG's Organic Farm: special offers till Friday 18 January
Organic Farm
Successful Year Hampers HK$188 with organic daikon cake
Good Fortune Hampers HK$568 organic daikon cake + 5 catties seasonal organic veggies
Good Luck Hampers HK$618: organic daikon cake + 5 catties seasonal organic veggies + Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey

The unique organic daikon cake, made with dried shrimp, preserved meat and Chinese sausages, will add a festive, healthy element to your New Year Feast. Download the details & order form at Contact Tin-sang, tel 2838 4808 for more details.

uTouch digital drawing competition
uTouch digital drawing competition begins positive year at HKFYG Media Counselling Centre
12-24 year-olds are welcome to enter this digital drawing competition organized by uTouch online outreach counselling team at the Media Counselling Centre. Deadline 7 February. Voting 10 February to 23 February. Entrants download the uTouch app. 1st First prize: Apple iPad Air (16GB WiFi ) Call Sam Lee, tel 27883444, or go to more information.

Two talks for parents: 18 January and 15 February,
6/F, Congregation House in Causeway Bay

Be Smart Parents talk series
These talks for parents of kindergarten and primary school pupils are coming up in the Be Smart Parents talk series, sponsored by the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation. Guest speakers are Ms Blanche Tang Oi-lam, (Media Veteran) , and Ms Kitty Yeung (Educational Psychologist), 3-5pm on 18 January. Dr Ting Sik-chuen (Psychiatrist) and Mr Zac Koo, (Artist), will be the speakers 10am-12 noon on 15 February. Contact Anna Liu, tel 2130 4050 or go to for more info.
Cultural Oasis sharing sessions with scholars and collectors at HKFYG Museum
HKFYG Museum
Scholars, collectors and up-and-coming young artists will share their knowledge in this monthly series at the HKFYG museum. The first speaker is Professor David Lung Ping-yee, Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong on World Cultural Heritage and You.

Fee: $200, 7 pm - 9 pm, 28 February.

The museum is a showcase and a learning environment for all who want to appreciate the beauty, tradition and historical significance of wonderful Chinese artefacts. Call Rex, tel 3755 7021, for more information. Go to for details and to enrol.

Zonta Club of Hong Kong East sponsors video film scheme:
No To Violence Against Women

Funding from Zonta Club of Hong Kong East of HK$200,000 will enable this subsidized mini-video film scheme to be officially launched in February. Proposals are called for and shortlisted applicants will be interviewed. The top 8 youth production teams will receive up to HK$10,000 for 3-8-minute short films. These will be screened, viewed online, or used as teaching aids to reduce violence against women. Winning films will be promoted in September 2014. Contact CK Chow, tel 3979 0040, for more details.

Preparing for university interviews: seminar for DSE students with ARCH Education
Co-organized by the Federation with Arch Education, the aim of the seminar is to equip DSE students with the interview skills they need to get a place at university. On 10/F, HKFYG Building, 21 Pak Fuk Road, North Point, Saturday 25 January, 6-8pm. Go to to enrol or call Serina, tel 27883433, for further details.
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
HKFYG Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest 2014 with Speaking Enhancement Workshops, Practice Sessions
600 entrants attended public speaking workshops last month, with Mr Vic She and Mr Talis Wong from Toastmasters International as trainers. Sir TL Yang English Language Ambassadors also gave tips in practice sessions. Preliminary Rounds will begin this month and the Grand Finals will be on 22 February. Call Kion or Leo, tel 2169 0255 for more information. Further details at

Go GREEN with HKFYG on Facebook with City U students' environmental education videos
Where can you find comprehensive environmental news, articles, activities, photos and pictures? It's all on the HKFYG Go Green Facebook Fan Page, developed by the Federation's Sustainability Unit. City U students' environmental education videos: "Eat Wise" are also there. They explore food waste in Hong Kong and use a fun way to educate youngsters to develop a green lifestyle. To go green with us, LIKE our Facebook Fan Page NOW! Go to or call William Wong, tel 3755 7110.

Congratulations to HKFYG Jockey Club Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp and VUE: 2nd runner-up in Hong Kong Heart Short Video Competition
A short film promoting nature conservation and facilities at the HKFYG Jockey Club Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp was produced by video production company, VUE. VUE entered the film in the third annual Hong Kong Heart Short Video Competition and it was 2nd runner-up (open category). Go to or to watch. Contact Jezika, tel 2792 2727 for more details.