Youth Matters
Sponsored film makers from M21 in Changsha
Hunan Broadcasting System
Combining travel and learning, young people are taking part in a film-making trip this month to the heart of Changsha on the mainland. Sponsored by the Commission on Youth and partnered by the Hunan Youth Federation, the M21 programme will enable the young participants to capture the beauty and history of the area as micro-movies, which they will also produce.

During the visit, they will be able to see such attractions as the Yuelu Academy, one of ancient China's four greatest academies at the foot of Yuelu Mountain. They will build connections with students and film crews at institutions such as the Hunan Broadcasting System, Hunan University and the Hunan Mass Media College. Then their micro-movies will be screened on the M21 website,, where they will also be talking about their memorable experience in September.

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Contact Cherry, tel 3979 0043 for more information or visit
What's New
Good news from World Green Mech Contest!
World Green Mech Contest Winners
9 winning teams in the local Green Mech Contest went to Taipei to participate in the World Green Mech Contest on 1-3 August. Hong Kong and Macau Lutheran Church Primary School was champion and Tin Shui Wai Methodist Primary School was 1st runner-up in the primary division. Pok Oi Hospital Chan Kai Memorial College was 1st runner-up in the junior secondary division. The contest was brought to Hong Kong from Taiwan by HKFYG in 2010 and this year's teams performed excellently, winning eight medals between them with highly complex models that applied various science principles and green energy concepts. Well done!
Click here for full results. Contact Benny Cheng tel 2561 6149, for more information.

5 students with awards from 1+1 Science Tip-top Talent Scheme with Innovation and Technology Commission sponsorship
1+1 Science Tip-top Talent Scheme
The students selected for awards in this Innovation and Technology Commission scheme were Cheung Wing, G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College, Andrea Kam Hei-yin, St. Stephen's Girls' College, Eunice Yiu, St. Paul's Convent School, Wong Hoi-wing, Sha Tin Government Secondary School, and Timothy Sit Pak-hang, Yew Chung International School - Secondary. Congratulations to them all! They received funds for research projects and inventive ideas, with the support of local universities laboratories. Open to students in Secondary 3 & 4, the scheme encourages enthusiasm for science and technology through comprehensive, in-depth and hands-on training in science and technology research. Contact Jessica Chan, tel 2561 6149 or go to for more details.
What's New
Press Here to Start: Beyond the Talk Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum at KITEC 13 October 2014
Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum
This forum, organized by HKFYG, has The Hon John Tsang, Financial Secretary, as Guest of Honour at the opening ceremony. Celebrity speakers include Dr Victor Fung, Hon Chairman, Li & Fung Group and Mr Antony Leung, CEO, Nan Fung Group. Overseas panel speakers include Mr Jordan McRae, Octo23 Technologies (France), Mr. James Boon, Elephant Branded (UK), and Mr Tan Ying Lan, Sequoia Group (Singapore). Practical start-up skills, social innovation, and the potential of the Asian market are covered in dialogue sessions. All entrepreneurs aged 18-45 and those with new business ideas, are welcome. Deadline 20 September. Early bird discount for applications received by 31 August.
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Click here for a full list of partners. For more details and the full programme go to or contact Mabel, tel 2811 2779.

Summer Monday Summer Promotion: special offers for all HKFYG members
and app users

This 13-week promotion campaign lasts till 1 September and introduces all core Federation services via the HKFYG app. Each week one or more free quotas for HKFYG services are available. The offers include free accommodation at the HKFYG Jockey Club Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp, free leathercraft workshops, snorkelling classes and so on. Available to all on a first-come-first-served basis. Don't miss out! Download the app now. Contact Mandy at 3755 7072 for more information.
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
The Hong Kong Youth Service Award - brushing colour into the community
The Hong Kong Youth Service Award was launched by HKFYG to honour, acclaim and encourage outstanding young people aged 18-35 who, through their commitment, dedication and integrity, exemplify the true spirit of service to the community. Every year, this Award is given to five young people in Hong Kong who are most outstanding in this respect. Each of them receives a HK$20,000 cash prize, a trophy and a certificate. The supporting organization is the Home Affairs Bureau. Deadline for nominations: Thursday 28 August. Contact Iki Chan, tel 2169 0255 or go to for further details.

Launch of Hong Kong Young Ambassador Scheme 2014/15
The launch takes place this Friday, 15 August 2014 at the HKFYG Building. Principals, venue sponsors and parents will be there in support of this programme which promotes Hong Kong hospitality through active participation by young people. Outstanding young ambassadors will receive awards and the new cohort will be appointed for the coming year. Special guests will be Miss Rosanna Law, JP, Acting Commissioner for Tourism, Tourism Commission, Mr James Tong, Chairman, Hong Kong Association for Customer Service Excellence, and Ms Clara Shek, HKFYG Council Member. Contact Stanley, tel 3586 8477 for more information.

Century Innovative Technology Ltd donates thousands of children's books
About 3,000 books in the Bodhi and Friends series have been donated to HKFYG by the publisher, Century Innovative Technology Ltd. They include teaching English, adventure books and cartoons of an educational nature. They are being distributed to Federation kindergartens, its primary school, Youth SPOTs, and all schools where HKFYG social workers are stationed. Contact Phoenix Ngai tel 3755 7088 for more details.

Sir David Trench Fund for Recreation supports projects at HKFYG Camps
HKFYG's Tai Mei Tuk Outdoor Activities Centre, Lamma Youth Camp, Stanley Outdoor Activities Centre and Jockey Club Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp have funding of over HK$117,000 from the Sir David Trench Fund for Recreation. The grants will be used to purchase equipment such as buoyancy-aids, kayak paddles, helmets and pontoons. Contact Brenda, tel 3755 7102 for details.
Just Published
Survey of online social participation by youth
Survey of online social participation
Findings of the latest HKFYG survey revealed that 96% of youth aged 10-24 had read about social issues in the past 12 months and half of those using the internet for this purpose had read news about constitutional development. 77% said online sources raised their concerns about Hong Kong's social issues, 74% said they reinforced connections with the community and 47% had voted on social issues online. 47% had also completed an online survey and 42% had taken part in an online signature campaign. Over half said they were invited online to protest rallies or demonstrations and 40% said they had accepted. Chinese press release at Contact Sharon, tel 3755 7039 for further details.