Youth Matters
Music video: it's all about YOUth
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What could be more exciting than having the opportunity to make your own music video?

This is what uMV, a new culture channel programme from M21, provides. Created by and for young people, to be as innovative, original and creative as they like, these music videos represent their thoughts and feelings.

Click here to see these wonderful creations:

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Happy New Year
Juliet Leung, Tse Yan-tung and Yeung Chui-yan announced as champions of 2014 HKFYG Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest
Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest 2014
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners in both divisions of this annual competition sponsored by the Standard Chartered Bank and partnered by the English-Speaking Union (Hong Kong). The junior division champions announced last Saturday were Juliet Leung from Heep Yunn School and Tse Yan-tung from Diocesan Girls' School. The senior division champion was Yeung Chui-yan from PLK Choi Kai Yau School. Junior champions will go to Beijing on March 22-24 for the National China Daily competition and the senior champion will compete at the International English Speaking Union Contest London on May 12-16. Well done and good luck to them!
Call Kion or Leo, tel 2169 0255, or visit for more information.

Carmel Secondary School, Tai Po Old Market Public School (Plover Cove) and SKH Kei Fook Primary School: champions in FLL Robotics Tournament
Well done Carmel Secondary School and Tai Po Old Market Public School (Plover Cove) for winning the FLL Champion Awards in the Secondary and Primary Division, respectively. Congratulations also to SKH Kei Fook Primary School which won the Jr.FLL Champion's Award. The 2013/14 Hong Kong FLL cum Robotics Tournament on 15 February had 500 participants and mainland teams also attended. Winning teams go to the FLL World Festival in US and other international FLL Tournaments. Many thanks to Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Semia Ltd, and the Innovation and Technology Commission for their support. Contact Carlos, tel 2561 6149, for more details.
What's New
Chinese Speech Competition in Unlimited Potential Stage Series at HKFYG Youth SPOTs in March
Eleven HKFYG Youth SPOTs are organizing a Chinese (Putonghua) Speech Competition for children on 16 March 2014 in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. It is the second event in the UP (Unlimited Potential) Stage Series, following the UP Theatre Dance Performance in the Tsuen Wan Town Hall last October. The series aim is to provide a self-improvement platform for participants. For more details please contact Ken, tel 29970321, or Gigi, tel 25570142.

Centre for Creative Science and Technology runs Genetic Engineering Training Scheme
Centre for Creative Science and Technology runs Genetic Engineering Training Scheme
The Scheme is being offered to young people by the HKFYG Centre for Creative Science and Technology at Hong Kong Science Park, on a first come first served basis. On Sunday 16 March and Saturday 22 March, 10am-4.30pm, and on Sunday 23 March, 10am-1.30pm, participants will learn about microbiology, immunology and bioengineering through hands-on experiments and analysis. The fee is HK$300 and the deadline for applications is 7 March. Application form at
More details at or call Kimpton, tel 2561 6149.
Coming Soon
Youth air views about the budget on Youth Speak Series and Budget Online@M21 with Financial Secretary John Tsang
Youth Speak @ M21
City University's Dr Li Kui-wai shares his views on the budget in a discussion with young people this week for M21's Youth Speak, to be broadcast at 5pm this Friday 28 February. This is one of two current affairs series regularly broadcast by The HKFYG Jockey Club Media 21 (M21). The second is Policy Online. The next instalment will bring the Financial Secretary face to face with about 250 young people for Budget Online@M21, live on 14 March, from 5-6pm. Programmes at Contact Popo, tel 3979 0042 for details.

HKFYG Museum Cultural Oasis
sharing sessions with scholars and collectors start this week

On Friday 28 February, 7- 9pm, the first speaker in this new monthly series, Prof David Lung Ping-yee, Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong will speak on World Cultural Heritage and You. Coming up on Saturday 22 March are Dr Yeung Chun-tong, Executive Director of Sun Museum, former Director of HKU University Museum and Art Gallery, followed by Dr Joseph Ting Sun-pao, former Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Museum of History on History and Historical Monuments on the Silk Road on Saturday 26 April. Call Rex, tel 3755 7021, for more information. Further details and enrolment at
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Caring Companies bring community involvement into the spotlight
CSR involvement and community partnership are at the core of the Caring Company awards. We are therefore very glad to report that the Federation has successfully nominated 129 companies and organizations this year. All of our nominated partners will be invited to an exhibition and a Recognition Ceremony at Hall 3F & 3G, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wanchai on Friday 28 February 2014. Contact Bonnie, tel 3755 7101, for more details and click here for a list of all our nominations.

Chan Dang Social Services Foundation sponsors LEAD in Tin Shui Wai
Sponsorship has been received from the Chan Dang Social Services Foundation for 「LEAD 共創幸福歡樂窩」 (Sweet Home Brick by Brick with LEAD). 16 hands-on creativity workshops for underprivileged children and parents will be delivered by HKFYG's LEAD (Learning through Engineering, Art & Design) at four Tin Shui Wai public estates on Sundays from 9 - 30 March 2014, 12 noon -5.30pm. The Link Management Ltd is the venue sponsor and LEGO Hong Kong Ltd is sponsoring programme materials including workshop furniture, LEGO bricks and free gift kits. For more details please contact Edmond, tel 3106 0600.

2013/14 Hong Kong Green Mech Contest with support from Babyboom Learning, Gigo Industrial and Disney Channel Hong Kong plus sponsorship from Innovation and Technology Commission
The Hong Kong Green Mech Contest this year will be in the Tsuen Wan Discovery Park Shopping Centre on 8 March 2014 with about 300 students from 46 schools. Teams apply green energy concepts, plus knowledge of physics, chemistry, and mechanics, to create models at different stages. The contest was brought to Hong Kong from Taiwan by HKFYG in 2010 and is supported by Babyboom Learning Co Ltd, Gigo Industrial Co Ltd and Disney Channel Hong Kong. Sponsorship comes from the Innovation and Technology Commission. Contact Benny, tel 2561 6149, for more detail.
Just Published
New Youth SPOT Magazine released: focus on voluntary work
Youth SPOT Magazine No. 22
In this current issue of the Youth SPOT Magazine, number 22, young people talk about their experience as volunteers and call on every member of our community to join the volunteer force. By embracing the spirit of volunteering in daily life and lending a timely helping hand to those in time of need, young people not only make life warmer for others, but also live a fuller and more meaningful life themselves. Contact Tiffany, tel 3755 7041 or email for more details. Go to to read online.

HKFYG survey on effects of cross-border commuting as numbers grow
The number of Hong Kong children living in Shenzhen but commuting to school here has grown four-fold to 16,000 in the last decade. It is expected to increase further. A recent Federation survey also found that 85% of those who commute wanted to continue at school in HK. Findings of the same survey, released last week, also showed that 68% spent two hours or more travelling daily and nearly 34% found this tiring. Over 40% did no academic extra-curricular activities in Hong Kong because they rushed home to Shenzhen. Over 22% said they would like dormitory facilities in Hong Kong. For more information on this HKFYG Youth Research Centre Youth Study Series 50, please call Sharon, tel 3755 7039, or go to