Youth Matters
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M21's current affairs broadcasts
Youth Speak 有一說一
Giving young people a channel for expressing their views gives them a sense of responsibility. That's why the HKFYG Jockey Club Media 21 (M21) broadcasts lively dialogues on its Youth Speak series. This week the topic is the 2014 budget, with Dr David Wong Yau-kar of the Economic Development Commission.

Check out some of the broadcasts with policy makers and expert academic speakers at Topics range broadly, from Chinese language education to social welfare and vocational education, from poverty and household waste management, to development on Lantau Island.

Young people speaking articulately on topics like these inspire others so the broadcasts get wide exposure on M21's School Net and Community Net. The aim is to encourage engagement - an engagement which benefits not only youth but also the society to which they belong.
What's NEW
Positive Stories on Campus: a competition for primary pupils from Infoline counselling hotline
Infoline Positive Stories on Campus
Infoline 2777 8899 is a 24-hour free hotline service. Primary school students call the hotline to listen to positive and educational information which helps them to develop optimistic attitudes and coping skills. From now till 22 March Infoline invites all primary pupils to write short stories about positive characters on their school campus and they can get the right idea by listening to the Positive Energy Superman story by calling the hotline. The 3 schools submitting the most stories will receive the Positive Campus Award. Winning schools will be notified and results will be posted at on 29 March. Contact Kelvin, tel 2788 3433 for more details.
Finals: HKFYG Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest
Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest 2014
Almost 1,700 applications from 162 schools were received for this year's contest, which again has loyal support from the Standard Chartered Bank. There will be a panel of judges for the Grand Finals on 22 February. They are Mr Benjamin Hung, Standard Chartered Bank (HK) Ltd; Mr G McDougall, Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong; Mr S Robinson, US Consulate General; Mr R Ness, British Council; Dr A McNeill, HKUST; Dr O Heim, HKU; Mr KY Yang, Toastmasters International; Dr V Bickley, English-Speaking Union (HK); Mr K Chen Wei-on, HKFYG Council. Topics for the finals are social media and the welfare state. Call Kion or Leo, tel 2169 0255, or visit for more information.

YBHK talk on how start-ups reach potential investors
The Federation's youth entrepreneurship support programme, YBHK (Youth Business Hong Kong) will be holding a talk for young people aged 18 - 35 on 27 February from 7.15pm - 9pm at the HKFYG Building in North Point. Mr David Chan, a YBHK mentor and experienced investor, will be the guest speaker. He will talk about how to reach potential investors. Members of the general public welcome. Contact Becky, tel 3113 7999, or go to for further details.
Policy Online@M21 with Secretary for Labour and Welfare
Matthew Cheung, Secretary for Labour and Welfare, and vocational education and Clement Chen, Chairman of the Vocational Training Council
Young people have a regular slot for airing their views on the HKFYG M21 Jockey Club media centre TV channel. Topics for recent discussions include social welfare planning with Matthew Cheung, Secretary for Labour and Welfare, and vocational education and Clement Chen, Chairman of the Vocational Training Council. Hundreds of students watch the programmes live and they are broadcast on M21's School Net and Community Net. Go to to see a programmes. Call Popo, tel 3979 0042, for more details.
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Hang Seng Bank Leaders to Leaders
Lecture Series 2013-2014
Mr Chiu Tsang-hei, producer, composer, arranger and event producer for Hong Kong artistes and shows, is giving the last lecture in the current Hang Seng Bank Leaders to Leaders Lecture Series. It is on 12 February at Wang Gungwu Theatre, University of Hong Kong. The topic is Pop Music and the audience will consist of 300 secondary school and university student leaders. Members of the general public are also welcome. Please contact Iris Wan, tel 2169 0255, for more details.

Summer Choice: encourage secondary school leavers for seeking career goal
HKFYG's Youth Employment Network has launched the Summer Choice programme in 2014 to encourage Secondary 6 DSE students to use the summer holidays to identify career goals. The programme of activities runs from April-July and will include interviewing skills workshops, experience-sharing sessions with industry practitioners, a Youth Career Expo, a competition called My Seeking Career Goals Experience and volunteering trips. All Secondary 6 students are welcome to enroll at Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis. For further details, please contact Ms. Kaka Lau or Ms. Rashi Ma, tel 3113 7999.