Youth Matters
Travelling with a mission
Travelling with a mission
The HKFYG Jockey Club Media 21 (M21), an integrated multimedia centre, offers young people a way to unleash their creativity, imagination and innovative spirit Now, M21 has issued a challenge to young people who like to travel. It offers support and sponsorship to teams who prepare trips overseas with a plan and a purpose. These young people offer voluntary help to explore social problems and film what they find for broadcast online.

For example, take a look at the video made by the "full-time traveller" team that has been to Cambodia to help child scavengers on a giant rubbish tip in Phnom Penh. Another team is now in Tokyo. Another will go to the Maldives.

Having a mission in mind, being useful and purposeful develops in young people a sense of responsibility towards those who are less fortunate than themselves. Take a look at the first videos on the M21 website. They give a glimpse of another world. They show how travel can truly broaden horizons.
What's New
Recruiting volunteers for hotline and online counselling service at M21
Youthline 27778899
Hong Kong will soon be in the throes of examinations and the tension and pressure felt by young people can become unbearable. To help them during this critical time, the Media Counselling Service at M21 will be at their service and Youthline 27778899 is seeking volunteers for counselling online and by hotline. Enthusiastic volunteers, aged 18 or over answer calls after learning counselling principles and skills. Deadline for enrollment is 9 April 2014. Go to or for more information. Call Kate, tel 27883433, with enquiries.

Budget Online@M21 with Financial Secretary at M21
This Friday, 14 March at M21 there will be a live discussion on the budget by secondary students and other young people with Mr John Tsang Chun-wah, Financial Secretary. Raising awareness of current affairs and giving youth a voice to express their opinions is the aim of this programme, a regular from the HKFYG Jockey Club Media 21. It features well known members of the public and government officials as guest speakers. Go to for more details.
Coming Soon
Enrollment begins for first Wudang Camp in Hong Kong this summer
Wudang Camp in Hong Kong
HKFYG's annual programme connected with Wudang Shan in Hubei Province is for young people to learn about Wudang martial arts and culture. This year, coaches from the China Wudang Kungfu Academy will be coming to Hong Kong as well as exchange students from Canada and the US. The programme will be held at the HKFYG Jockey Club Sai Kung Camp from 13-25 July. Enrollment is open until
30 April 2014.
Contact Joanne and Sharon, tel 3586 8448 and 3586 8444 for further information or go to匯武在港/Wudang- 20HK Camp Introduction.pdf and and

Hong Kong 200 Leadership Project 2014 with All-China Youth Federation
Hong Kong 200 Leadership Project 2014
The 10-year Hong Kong 200 project was initiated in 2006 by HKFYG and the All-China Youth Federation. Its aims are to enhance young people's social responsibility and reinforce their willingness to give back to the community. The 200 youth leaders selected in 2014 will have intensive training in Hong Kong from July-December and on the mainland from July-August 2015. Application deadline: 24 March. Induction Day: late June; Team Building and Leadership Camp: 5-6 July 2014. Contact William Chung, tel 2169 0255, or go to for further details.

Science in the Mall at Citywalk next week
To promote children's learning about science and to encourage active involvement by parents, the HKFYG Centre for Creative Science and Technology is organizing a Science in the Mall carnival on Saturday 15 March 2014 at Citywalk from 11am to 8pm. A giant geometric exhibit will be on display. There will be drama shows, and interactive game booths for families. An exploration corner for making inventions will be available as well as a fascinating tour of the night sky and deep space with simulation software. Contact Jessica, tel 2561 6149, or go to for further details.
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
2014 HKFYG Jockey Club International A Cappella Festival starts this month with four overseas bands
Bands from Australia, US, UK and Japan are guest performers this year. They are The Idea of North, from Australia, Musae, an all-female American band, JARNZΩ from Hokkaido, and The Sons of Pitches from the UK. They will be joined at a series of indoor and outdoor concerts from 28 March-14 April by local singers including Justin and Robynn & Kendy, as well as the HKFYG's Hong Kong Melody Makers and the Hong Kong Youth Dance team. Sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey
2014 HKFYG Jockey Club International A Cappella Festival
Club Charities Trust, the
annual event begins with the A cappella Extravanganza in Queen Elizabeth Stadium on 28-29 March. All tickets available now from Urbtix. Contact Gabriel, tel 2395 5753 or go to for full information about the festival. See the video here.

HKFYG mango and coconut sticky rice ice cream on sale at Lab Made shops now till 24 March
From 11-24 March, Lab Made shops, the first in Hong Kong with made-to-order ice cream using liquid nitrogen (dry ice), will be selling HKFYG special mango and coconut sticky rice ice-cream. The shops are at 6 Brown Street, Tai Hang, Causeway Bay and G/F, Junction of Kimberley Road and Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. With support from HKFYG's entrepreneur support programme, Youth Business Hong Kong, Lab Made was a Silver Award-winner at the 2013 HSBC Youth Business Award. Don't miss this special offer. Download the HKFYG app at to get a HK$5 discount. Contact Miranda Ho, tel 3755 7044 for more details.

New course on Chinese antique jewellery hosted by HKFYG in March
Chinese Antique Jewellery Workshops are coming up at HKFYG with hands-on practice for students. The 2-part course is in the HKFYG Building on Saturday 22 & 29 March 12 noon - 2pm. Fee: HK$300. Mrs Lisa Cheung, founder of Lisa's Collection and highly respected antique jewellery designer and artefact restorer, will conduct the workshops. The course is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Call 3755 7021 / 2130 4000 about enrollment. Further details at

HKFYG KK Cheng Kindergarten receives funding from 林清伉儷慈善基金
for SEN Learning Support Programme

Funding from 林清伉儷慈善基金 will provide individual consultations and training to enhance learning effectiveness in students with special learning needs (SEN). Workshops for parents and teachers will also be run to improve understanding of SEN students. The programme will span several years. Contact Iris Sham, tel 37887107 for further details.

Sir Robert Ho Tung Charitable Fund supports youth talent show at HKFYG
Funding from the Sir Robert Ho Tung Charitable Fund means HKFYG's Jockey Club Hung Hom Youth SPOT is going ahead with a Youth Talent Show Scheme. It runs from April 2014 to March 2015 at Hung Hom Youth SPOT and experienced professional tutors will give basic training in band sound music. Contact Kathy Wong, tel 27745300, or go to for further details.