Youth Matters
Here for you
HKFYG‧Here for You
Perhaps at no other time has the Federation's motto, "Here for you" been so appropriate and accurate. During these past few weeks, when the voices and presence of Hong Kong young people have been heard and seen around the world, we have been there to provide services and support to those in need. The protest actions, which have included street sit-ins, confrontations with those opposed as well as experiencing the sting of pepper spray and tear gas, have resulted in tensions in both homes and schools.

With differing views from their children, parents have called our mediation centre to express their fears and anxieties. Students too have used our services, calling our hotline for help in trying to get their parents' understanding and support. School-based social workers too have been asked to provide counselling in situations where teachers and students have left classrooms to take to the streets, or advocate for protesters on campuses. Our young leaders have also turned to Leadership 21, who offer space for discussion and sharing, enabling serious reflection.

These are challenging times for Hong Kong. These are especially challenging time for all of Hong Kong's youth. But the Federation is here. Here for them. Here for you.
What's New
Art & Culture Viva 2014 at HKFYG Tsuen Wan Youth SPOT with sponsorship from Tsuen Wan District Council
Art & Culture Viva
On Saturday 22 November, from 2pm-5pm in Tsuen Wan Park, there will be performances and demonstrations of a variety of dance forms, singing, taekwondo, athletic floor exercises and fancy rope skipping. Over 1,000 teenagers will join the audience with their families. Sponsored by HKFYG's collaborator, the Tsuen Wan District Council, the aim is to promote diversity and participation in the arts, sports and cultural life of young people. Guests of Honour include Mr Chan Lu-seng, SBS, JP, Chairman, Tsuen Wan District Council, and Ms Jenny Yip, JP, District Officer, Tsuen Wan District Office, Home Affairs Department. Visit for more details or contact Carrie or Lotan, tel 24136669.

Love and Sex Project II in 26 schools with Quality Education Fund
The Federation's School Social Work unit has funding from the Quality Education Fund to continue its Love and Sex Project II in 17 primary and 9 secondary schools for 2 more years. Social workers involved in the project will organize experiential games and hold discussions to help students learn more about the meaning of love. The project began in September 2014 and the positive impact so far has been encouraging. Go to or contact Herman Hau for further details.
Coming Soon
Workshops at M21
Blueprints for video production: workshops at M21
For young people interested in video-making 2 half-day workshops at the HKFYG Jockey Club M21 give a blueprint for film production. The second workshop this coming Saturday, 11 October, is in Unit 2, LG2/F, Shek Pai Wan Shopping Centre, Aberdeen, from 2pm to 6pm. There is a quota of 40. Free of charge on a first come first served basis. Contact CK, tel 39790040 for more details.

Joint School Dance Competition 2014 organized by HKFYG: Finals this Saturday with NEW ERA, Gatsby and ODM
This year's Joint Schools Dance Competition 2014 has in-kind sponsorship from NEW ERA, Gatsby and ODM. About 35 dance teams are taking part in the finals this weekend, on 11 October 2014 at Discovery Park in Tsuen Wan. A Korean dance tutor is an ambassador for the event and instructors from well-known Hong Kong dancing schools will be the judges. More details from Michelle, tel 23955753.

HKFYG Design Market@HKCC this month with Leisure & Cultural Services Department
On Saturday and Sunday, 18-19 October, from 12 noon-6pm at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui, the HKFYG Market@HKCC will showcase of handicrafts and live art, novelty and creativity. Organized by the Leisure & Cultural Services Dept, this is part of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre's Creative Market in Partnership@HKCC, providing a platform for creative talent. Go to HKFYG Market@HKCC for more details or contact Michelle, tel 23955753
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
HSBC Community Partnership Programme supports social participation in HKFYG activities
Funded by HSBC, this programme is designed to enhance social participation among members of the community and meet the needs of minority groups, the elderly, single parents and the disabled. 4 HKFYG Youth SPOT district-based initiatives are being sponsored, as well as projects of the Federation's Jockey Club M21, LEAD and Cultural Service Unit. Fostering the development of talent and potential for the benefit of society is one of its goals. By taking part in performances, creative multimedia activities, online and English learning support organized by HKFYG for the programme, young participants can learn about the needs of others and make efforts to care for them. Contact Brenda, tel 37557102 for details or go to

HKFYG Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum with Dragon Foundation as co-organizer and Victor and William Fung Foundation Ltd as major sponsor
The Federation's Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum, on 13 October at Hong Kong's Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre (KITEC), will bring together 400 enterprising young people. Dialogue sessions will have local and overseas speakers and participation from Australia, Cambodia, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, mainland China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK and the US. The Dragon Foundation is the co-organizer, The Victor and William Fung Foundation Ltd is the major sponsor, KITEC is sponsoring the venue and equipment, while the Four Seas Group has offered in-kind donations. More information at or contact Mabel Woo, tel 28112779.

Federation magazine acknowledges promotion partnerships
HKFYG's Youth Hong Kong magazine thanks its advertiser, Alliance Française, for supporting the September issue of the magazine. Youth Hong Kong would also like to thank the SCMP Education Post and The Student Standard for their promotion and reprints of contents. For the latest issues and archives of the magazine go to Contact Elaine, tel 37553084 or Ada, tel 37557108, for further details.