Youth Matters
Encouraging Reading
Hong Kong Literature Festival
Getting literary through multimedia! That is what the Federation's M21 hopes to achieve in collaboration with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's Hong Kong Literature Festival in 2014.

The idea is for a team of young people to produce videos during the festival which will then be uploaded on the M21 website, School Net and Community Net. The aim will be to show young viewers the power of good writing, the joys of reading, and the vitality of Hong Kong's creative writing scene.

The promotion exercise has already begun, with the creation of a Facebook fanpage, and will continue with an upgrade of the website, videos of literary walks featuring well known Hong Kong authors, and filming of other highlights.

Contact Kaylie, tel 3979 0030 for more details.

Find the Facebook fanpage here
Recognition from Social Welfare Department for outstanding HKFYG young volunteers
Hong Kong Outstanding Youth Volunteers Scheme
Two HKFYG volunteers, Chan Mei-ting and Wong Lok-yin, received awards in recognition of their active contribution to the community from the Social Welfare Department in this year's Hong Kong Outstanding Youth Volunteers Scheme. The award ceremony was on 22 March 2014 at City University. On the same occasion, HKFYG received a prize for the agency which completed more than 10,000 hours of voluntary work in 2013. HKFYG was also 4th Runner-up in the Social Welfare Department Public Organizations Highest Service Hours Award 2012. The Federation contributed over 700,000 service hours in 2012. Call Doris, tel 2169 0032 for more details.

uTouch cyber youth outreaching project gets GOLD award in HKICT Best Digital Inclusion Awards 2014
This year's Hong Kong ICT Awards Ceremony was held on 7 April by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, HKSARG, and supported by the Hong Kong Productivity Council and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. HKFYG's Media Counselling Centre (MCC) received the Gold Award in the Best Digital Inclusion Award category for its uTouch cyber youth outreaching project. The MCC project uses ICT to identify and engage youth at-risk online. It is a direct, one-stop service with searching by frontline social workers on the web. It also uses the uTouch Portal instant online chat room to provide immediate help and counselling, and the something mobile app, which is convenient and popular with young people seeking help. Contact Cecilia, tel 3979 0999, for more details.
What's New : a new volunteering search engine that lets love fill life
With a Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant, the new search engine popularizes volunteering and mobilizes young volunteers. It acts as a bridge between volunteers and voluntary work Service Opportunity Providers (SOPs), matching preferences with opportunities. Once registered, both volunteers and SOPs can enjoy the matching service which is accessible via smartphone or tablet. Register now at to enjoy the experience! Call 2169 0032 for more details or go to

New Territories South Police HQ and Keswick Foundation support HKFYG Youth Crime Prevention Centre's Project R
The Keswick Foundation is supporting this new 3-year Project R (守望計劃 ) with a donation of over HK$3 million. The New Territories South Police Headquarters and several district police stations will also be partners of HKFYG's Youth Crime Prevention Centre for the duration of the project. It will provide resources for social workers to intervene and give counselling at a critical time to 10-17 year-olds under arrest or whose cases are under investigation. Contact Wilson, tel 2487 6151 for more details.
Coming Soon
Australian group joins 2014 HKFYG Jockey Club Hong Kong a cappella Festival for Master Series concert
The Idea of North
On Thursday 10 April at 8pm in the City Hall Concert Hall, the 2014 a cappella Master Series features The Idea of North, Australia's well known successful contemporary vocal quartet. Tickets are HK$350, HK$250 and HK150 from The festival concludes with free concerts by visiting overseas groups, Musae (US), The Sons of Pitches (UK) and JARNZΩ (Japan). They will be at Langham Plaza's L4 Atrium in Mongkok on Saturday 12 April at 2pm. On Sunday 13 April at Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza at 4pm local groups will join them. Throughout the coming year the HKFYG a cappella Education Programme will promote a cappella in the city's schools. All events courtesy of our sponsor, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Contact Gabriel, tel 2395 5753 or go to for more information.

HKFYG Museum Cultural Oasis monthly sharing sessions with scholars and collectors continue
Eminent speakers are offering their insight in this monthly series at the HKFYG museum. The next session, on Saturday 26 April from 2.30-4.30 pm, will be with Dr Joseph Ting Sun-pao, Former Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Museum of History. His subject will be History and Historical Monuments on the Silk Road. Call Rex, tel 3755 7021, for more information. Go to for details and to enrol.

Leadership 21 offers courses on university entrance interview skills
with ARCH Academy

Jennifer Ma, founder of the ARCH Academy, will teach practical interview skills to Secondary 4-6 students in 5 sessions from 10-24 May 2014 at Leadership 21. The fee is HK$1,000, discounted to HK$880 for successful applicants who apply at least one week before the deadline. Deadline Monday 28 April 2014. Go to or contact Leo, tel 2169 0255 for more details.
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
4th annual Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme sponsors training for 25 talented young scientists
The Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme sponsors training for talented young scientists. The Award Presentation Ceremony for this year's scholarships is on 16 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, when 25 outstanding local undergraduates in science-related disciplines will receive funding of $150,000 each for attachment programmes overseas, local internships, and mentorship or community service projects. The Hon Gregory So Kam-leung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, will officiate. The scheme is organized by HKFYG, supported by the Innovation and Technology Commission and sponsored by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd. Contact Ken Li 2561 6149 for more information. Full details at

New initiative from YBHK sponsored by Barclays Bank PLC
Youth Business Hong Kong (YBHK), HKFYG's youth entrepreneur support programme, has taken a new step, with the support of Barclays Bank PLC and will offer courses in entrepreneurship to secondary and tertiary students from April 2014 onwards on request. The courses will raise awareness of the possibilities and opportunities open to young people and encourage them to consider starting up their own business as an option to becoming an employee. The next course, for SKH Li Fook Hing Secondary School, will be on 25 April. All courses are free of charge. Contact Becky, tel 3113 7999, or go to for more details.

210,000 kilos of free rice for needy families to be distributed by 100 teams of NEIGHBOURHOOD First volunteers courtesy of the Au Bak Ling Charity Trust
3,000 young volunteers will visit needy families in Eastern, Kowloon City, Kwun Tong, Shatin , Tsuen Wan, Kwai Tsing, Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Tai Po, North District, Wong Tai Sin and Sai kung, Sham Shui Po, Yau Tsim Mong and Tung Chung districts this year, showing how kindness and considerateness towards neighbours can build communities. This ongoing programme is courtesy of Au Bak Ling Charity Trust. Contact Ms Yeung, tel 37557072, for further details.

Dragon Foundation Golf Tournament on 11 April 2014 at Mission Hills Golf Club Dongguan Clubhouse
The 6th Dragon Foundation Golf Tournament is on 11 April 2014 at the Rose-Poulter Course, Mission Hills Golf Club Dongguan Clubhouse. Funds raised will be used for Dragon Foundation flagship programmes. The Hon Jeffrey Lam, Mr Ambrose Lee, Dr Vincent Lo, and Mr Robert Chan will be officiating guests. Partners and sponsors include Gale Well Group Ltd / L & T Charitable Foundation Ltd, eCargo, CLP Power HK Ltd, Dunwell Enviro-Tech (Hldgs) Ltd, HSBC, IncitAdv Consultants Ltd, Shui On Group, The Lanson Foundation, Oregon Scientific, K. Wah Group, Nine Eagles Golf Course, Prince Jewellery & Watch Co, Daimenko, Davis Polk, Tak Mei Toys Eyeball Factory Ltd, Visual Culture, Shine, Brand Art, East Pacific Group, Action Nonwovens Company Ltd, Chocolat-ier, Laurence Lai Gallery, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Five Star Wine International Ltd, Fuji Xerox, Golf Vacations, Mr Stephen Yeung, Mr Andrew Tsui, Dr Fong Ching, GBS, JP, Dr Samson Sun, JP and Mr Justin Hui. Contact Mabel, tel 2811 2779 for more details or visit
Just Published
HKFYG Journal of Youth Studies number 33
Building Governance Capacity in the HKSAR Government: Obstacles and Solutions
HKFYG Journal of Youth Studies number 33

Now available from the Youth Research Centre, this latest issue of the HKFYG Journal of Youth Studies focuses on governability and the crisis of legitimacy in the current HKSAR Government. There is discussion on universal suffrage, political trust, youth participation and the development of civil society in Hong Kong. The topic of youth mental health is also discussed by experts and professionals from Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Macao and Singapore. Read the abstracts HKFYG Journal of Youth Studies number 33 here, or contact Queenie, tel 3755 7042 for further details.