Youth Matters
M21 Short Videos Say No to Violence against Women
 (from left to right) Ms Mildred Law, Chairman of Service Committee, Zonta Club of Hong Kong East; Mr Au Man Kit, Dr Hung Suet Lin, Shirley; and Mr Mok Hon Fai James, Director of M21
One of the aims of the HKFYG Jockey Club Media 21 (M21) is to encourage young people to explore social issues and raise awareness of concerns via creative media. Against this background, M21 is now calling for proposals for short films which advocate the prevention of violence against women. The deadline is 15 April and the best eight will receive a grant of HK$10,000 each from Zonta Club of Hong Kong East, the sponsor and HKFYG's collaborator in this project.

Educators and social workers may find these films useful because up to a third of all women around the world experience violence, at home, at work or at school or in public. Film-makers can choose any of these contexts for their productions. Screenings will take place on 11 October 2014. After that, the films will be broadcast on, M21's School Net and Community Net.

For more details go to

For information on violence against women go to
Double success for HKFYG contest winners at the National English Public Speaking Contest in Beijing
HKFYG Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest
Winners from this year's HKFYG Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest have triumphed at the recent National English Public Speaking Contest in Beijing. 2 senior representatives, Yeung Chui-yan and Bianca Chan, were Champion and 1st runner up in the senior high division and the 2 junior representatives,Tse Yan-tung and Juliet Leung won the 1st runner up prize and the second prize in the junior division. A big hand for them all! Contact Leo or Kion, tel 2169 0255, for full details.
What's New
Youth Crime Prevention Centre partners Hong Kong Police in Project iSmart's fight against internet crime
Youth Crime Prevention Centre
Project iSmart is the first ever youth technology crime prevention programme organized by the Hong Kong Police with an NGO. The aim is to stop youngsters falling prey to criminals by warning them about the dangers of entrapment in vice through friends made online. The programme is educational and proactive. Short films about real cases produced by the Regional Crime Prevention Office New Territories South are uploaded to raise awareness of cyber crime and "naked chat" extortion. Early intervention is also used by police who refer potential victims to social workers at the HKFYG Youth Crime Prevention Centre. Contact Bob tel 24876151 for more information.
Coming Soon
2014 HKFYG a cappella Musical Dinner at the Hong Kong Country Club presents singers from the US, UK, Hong Kong and Japan
HKFYG a cappella Musical Dinner 2014
This year's star performers at HKFYG's a cappella Musical Dinner in the Hong Kong Country Club on Tuesday 1 April will be Musae from the US, The Sons of Pitches from UK, JARNZΩ from Japan and the HKFYG Hong Kong Melody Makers. Proceeds from the dinner will support the Federation's services and work for young people. We are most grateful to our sponsors: Mr Chan Kwok-keung, Ms Vena Cheng, Mr Allen Fung, Mrs Leanne Lu-Chu, Funful Group of Schools, Great Eagle Holdings Ltd, Prince Jewellery & Watch Co, Sear Rogers International School, Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd, Sino Group, The Verdant Foundation, and Mr Rock Chung-nin Chen, BBS, JP. The dinner is part of the 2014 HKFYG a cappella Festival which is sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Contact Bonnie, 37447101 for more information.

Seminar on business opportunities: Monday 31 March at HKFYG Building
On 31 March at 7.15pm in Room 1003, HKFYG Building, a guest speaker will talk on How to Explore Business Opportunities. The speaker is an experienced fund manager and investment consultant and the seminar is free of charge and open to all. It is one of several events on similar topics organized this year by the Federation's youth entrepreneurship support programme, YBHK (Youth Business Hong Kong). Go to to register or call Becky, tel 3113 7999, for more details.
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Delights to Share with Dah Sing Life Assurance Co Ltd, Mag Lam and Cocoa Pin
HKFYG Jockey Club Shau Kei Wan Youth SPOT and Dah Sing Life Assurance Co Ltd will hold a Chocolate Egg Workshop in partnership with Cocoa Pin on 4 April, Children's Day. The workshop is called Delights to Share, and singer, Ms Mag Lam, will join children and teenagers who will learn how to make chocolate Easter eggs and find out about the origin and nutritional value of chocolate. To support local creative businesses, Dah Sing Life has partnered Cocoa Pin especially for this occasion. It is a chocolate patisserie company supported by Youth Business Hong Kong (YBHK). For more details, please contact Mandy Lo, tel 2885 9353.

SHKP SDU pre-employment trainee programme open for applications
This new collaboration with Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd offers 50 trainee posts to sub-degree holders who are seeking pre-employment training. These will be the first who have the Diploma of Secondary Education. The posts are for 12 months, from July 2014 to June 2015, and are open to all suitably qualified associate degree or higher diploma graduates. Training includes real estate, construction, property management, hotel industry, information technology and transport infrastructure. Deadline for applications: 31 May 2014. Call Gary or Chi-wai, tel 3113 7999, or go to for more details.

CLP Group plus ChinaChem Group support Youth SPOT project in Tin Shui Wai
HKFYG's Jockey Club Tin Yuet Youth SPOT has launched a Youth Community Service Project which runs until January 2015. It provides art training and community service opportunities for the benefit of underprivileged youth. The project is sponsored by CLP Group and ChinaChem Group and corporate volunteers from ChinaChem will do community work alongside the youngsters. Contact Emily Man, tel 24455777, for more details or go to

Barclays courses for young entrepreneurs organized with YBHK
With funding from Barclays Bank PLC, HKFYG's youth entrepreneur support programme, Youth Business Hong Kong (YBHK) organized 7th Young Entrepreneurial Course this month. Professionals introduced hard and soft skills needed for running a company to over 330 young people aged 18-35. The course was at the HKFYG Continuous Learning Centre and the young people learned about marketing, accounting and some of the legal matters relevant to the business world. Contact Becky, tel 3113 7999, or go to for more details.
Recent Success
Easy LEAD創意程式設計:Scratch遊俠傳
LEAD's English books on Scratch in Amazon Best Seller List Rank #1
Two English books about Scratch programming, created by HKFYG's LEAD (Learning through Engineering, Art & Design) have been very popular in US, where they have reached the Amazon Best Sellers Rank #1 in programming related categories. They are published by the No Starch Press and are loved by kids, parents and teachers alike. Nearly 28,000 copies were sold by the end of 2013. Translations into Czech and Korean have also been published. The original Chinese versions Easy LEAD創意程式設計:Scratch遊俠傳 published by HKFYG are available for order at Contact Edmond, tel 3106 0600, for more details.
Just Published
Youth Hong Kong March 2014
Qianhai: HKFYG incubating ideas and accelerating entrepreneurship on the mainland
Fostering innovative start-ups is the theme of the March 2014 issue. A review of entrepreneur incubation plus interviews with officials and young entrepreneurs are the focus. A major tripartite agreement between HKFYG with The Qianhai Authority and the Shenzhen Youth Federation to support youth entrepreneurship and the Qianhai Youth Entrepreneur Hub, (E Hub) to be built on a site of about 26,000 square metres in the special economic zone in the Pearl River Delta are described. The new E Hub will have an academy for entrepreneurial training and education, an incubation centre with one-stop services, an exhibition hall, and on-campus accommodation. Mailing this week. Call 3755 7108 to request a copy. Go to for the online version.

DSE bi-monthly e-magazine
DSE bi-monthly e-magazine helps students cope with challenges of further study
Produced by HKFYG's DSE@27771112 this magazine contains information on further study and career planning. The latest issue has interviews and advice as well as introductions to tertiary programmes such as the HK Polytechnic University's Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. There is also an article on the Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions. Read the DSE e-magazine at