Youth Matters
Hong Kong: A Place for You
Kai Tak Fantasy
Is Hong Kong just about buildings and traffic? Not at all! And the Federation will prove it by putting young people's creative and imaginative powers to the test through a video contest called A Place for You. Organised by M21 with EKEO* for the Kai Tak Fantasy (KTF) project, participants will show case Hong Kong's natural beauty and wonderful waterfront promenades, piers and sheltered harbour planned for the area near the old Kai Tak Airport.

The aim is to encourage ideas to support KTF as an attraction for locals and visitors. With three divisions, one open to all and two reserved for students, winning videos of up to two minutes will be selected by well known local film directors, Adam Wong and Heiward Mak, with winner walking away with prizes up to HK$100,000.

To encourage entries, two free workshops were held on 5 and 12 July at the EKEO Exhibition Hall where Ms Mak provided expert hints on how to maximize video production. This was a marvellous chance to get professional advice from one of Hong Kong's most promising young film directors and screenwriter for Love in a Puff.

Deadline for contest entries: 8 September. Go to or call CK Chow, tel 3979 0040 for more details.

*Organizer: EKEO (Energizing Kowloon East Office)
What's New
Summer's here with 5,000 activities in the HKFYG Summer Youth Programme
The HKFYG has 5,000 summer programmes with plenty for everyone. This year, the theme is Experience, and the aim is to encourage young people to join something which interests them and gain valuable experience. Some special new activities include Photographing Dreams at the HKFYG Jockey Club Jat Ming Youth SPOT, where volunteers will learn to take professional photographs of seniors and less privileged families. Another is Man vs the Wild at the HKFYG Jockey Club Shau Kei Wan Youth SPOT, with Secondary 4-5 students leading Secondary 1-2 students on wilderness adventures. Please contact Mandy or Monica, tel 3755 7072, for further details.

Look for good books! HKFYG new publications @ Hong Kong Book Fair 2014
A fantastic selection of new books published by HKFYG are on sale at the Hong Kong Book Fair from 16 July to 22 July. This year, 10 books on counselling, youth business, mediation, the LEAD project, radio drama and cooking will be on sale. Special discount of 30% on cover prices ranging from $80 to $100 apply to all of the new books. Visit us at the General Books Pavilion, Booth 1C-A21, M21@Book Fair 2014. M21 Youth News Centre will cover news in book fair every evening in We are delighted to receive 1,000 complimentary tickets from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to promote reading among young people. Contact Ada Chau tel 3755 7108 or email for more details.
HKFYG Book Fair 2014

Environment and Conservation Funding for food waste recycling project at Jockey Club Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp
A 2-year environmental protection project is being launched in mid 2014 at the HKFYG Jockey Club Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp (OTC). Called the Pilot Project for Campsite Food Waste Recycling: Foodwaste Recycling @HKFYG, its aims are to minimize waste of food at the camp while raising awareness of camp users, especially youngsters, of the importance of food waste reduction and recycling. Sponsorship from the government's Environment and Conservation Fund is supporting the programme with a grant of HK$340,000. Contact William, tel 3755 7110 for more details.
Coming SOON
Food Wise at HKFYG Organic Farm Sunday 27 July and Sunday 17 August
This all-day programme opens participants' eyes to environmental conservation at a time when tons of food are being thrown into Hong Kong's landfills every day. It includes hands-on experience of organic farming, a DIY lunch, a tour around the farm and a workshop on food preservation. Suitable for children aged 8 or over, with an adult if under 11. Cost: HK$150 per person. 20% discounts for Organic Farm's individual members. Transport from Kam Sheung Road West Rail Station included. Location: HKFYG Organic Farm, No.1, Family Walk, Ho Pui Reservoir, Pat Heung, Yuen Long. Call 2838 4808 for more information.
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
YBHK and Barclays organize free Young Entrepreneurial Course
With funding from Barclays, YBHK is running a Young Entrepreneurial Course, comprising 9 free lessons, from 14-31 July. Aspiring young entrepreneurs aged 18-35 are welcome. The course covers 9 topics of business-related knowledge such as brand building, promotion, marketing, and accountancy. It will be at the HKFYG Continuous Learning Centre, The Church of Christ in China - China Congregational Church, 119 Leighton Road, Hong Kong. Open for applications now on a first-come-first served basis. For more details, please visit: or call Becky, tel 31137999.

Empowering the Elderly Project in Sha Tin Youth SPOT supported by Social Welfare Department
HKFYG's Lung Hang Youth SPOT in Sha Tin has a grant from the Opportunities for the Elderly Project organized by Social Welfare Department to run a community project which will empower senior, retired but still active people. They will offer support to students who study at the Youth SPOT, working with a team of youth volunteers to plan various activities for those who are under great pressure from exams. Contact Polly, tel 26985565, for more details.

HKFYG FUTSAL Cup with 32 teams for five-a-side football sponsored by Love HK Your Way
32 teams of young players are competing for the five-a-side football HKFYG Cup this July. There is a Junior Division for under 17s, and an Open Division for teams with members up to 21 years old. The finals, sponsored by "Love HK Your Way!" will be at the SFALO soccer stadium in Kwung Tong on 31 July 2014. More information from Sew Chang-ho, tel 23377189 or go to
HKFYG Felix Wong Youth Improvement Award Ceremony recognizes efforts to overcome hardship
The Award was set up in 1997 to recognize young people's efforts to overcome major life challenges. The 2014 Award Ceremony was on 5 July in the Auditorium of the HKFYG Building with Ms Carol Yip, JP, Director of Social Welfare as Guest of Honour. This year's 20 winners, who have overcome challenges such as family crises, stressful psychological adjustment, significant health risks, and behavioural or study adversities, were each given a scholarship to enable them to join courses which enhance their personal development. Contact Raymond, tel 2395 0161 or go to for more details.