Youth Matters
The Hong Kong Youth Service Award
This week, six young people were recognized for their dedication to Hong Kong and engagement in service. They are all recipients of The Hong Kong Youth Service Award. Each winner has balanced their personal and professional life with serving others, becoming role models for all of us.

Alex Fan Hoi-kit   Carrie Tang   Desmond Tse Sheung-wai
Alex Fan Hoi-kit
Carrie Tang
Desmond Tse Sheung-wai
Kong Wan-ki Stanley Cheung Yun-hang AlexFan
Kong Wan-ki
Stanley Cheung Yun-hang
Jason Tang Yiu-lun
These annual awards are not only a form of public acclamation and encouragement, but also a reminder that the future of the community lies with those who are prepared to make difference today.

For profiles of the six award winners, a video featuring them and full details of The Hong Kong Youth Service Award contact Iki Chan or Rita Fan, tel 21690255 or go to go to
uTouch Cyber Youth Outreach Project wins award in Shanghai
uTouch Cyber Youth Outreach Project wins award in Shanghai
A project devised and run by HKFYG's Media Counselling Centre won a Gold Award in Shanghai on 14 November at the Wofoo Asian Award for Advancing Family Wellbeing 2014. Organized by CIFA, (Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region), the award was for the uTouch Cyber Youth Outreach Project which connects with 6-24 year-olds online and helps those with emotional, behavioural or addiction problems. The project was also voted Favorite by the audience. Well done! More details from Cecilia, tel 2788 3444 or
What's New
Interlocking at 400 Square: a Youth Drama Training Scheme 2014
Interlocking at 400 Square
Interlocking at 400 Square is the latest youth drama presented by HKFYG's Tin Shui and Jockey Club Tin Yiu Youth SPOTs. It is the story of four young people living in Hong Kong's crowded, sub-divided flats and the effect on their families, careers and love affairs. Coming in the wake of the tremendously successful Story of Tin Shui Wai, a musical produced by the Youth SPOTs last year, this is the culmination of a drama training scheme sponsored by the Li Ka Shing Foundation. The scheme involves a stage play, professional theatre training, backstage production and performance opportunities. The show will be at Tuen Mun Town Hall Cultural Activities Hall on 6-7 December, Saturday at 8pm, Sunday 2.30-4.30pm. Tickets: HK$20 from URBTIX. Further details from Mr Wu Wai-chuen, tel 2448 7474, Mon 2-6pm, Tues-Sat 2-10 pm. Facebook fan page:
Coming Soon
HSBC Financial Dialogue Series
HSBC Financial Dialogue Series 2014-15 registration deadline: Tuesday 9 December
Registration for the HSBC Financial Dialogue Series 2014-15 is now under way. Participants will have the chance to attend a lecture by a prestigious global speaker, three dialogue sessions with financial experts, exclusive networking sessions with distinguished financial leaders and training labs to develop all-round leadership skills. Visit or call Rita, tel 2169 0255 for more details.

M21 works with Wharf Holdings Ltd on micro movie-making in Project WeCan
From the end of this month till September next year, the HKFYG Jockey Club M21 will be offering training in micro movie-making to pupils at the Cotton Spinners Association Secondary School, Po Leung Kuk C W Chu College and Buddhist Ho Nam Kam College. Wharf Holdings Ltd is our partner and the goal is the creation of high quality films for entry at youth film festivals. Contact CK Chow tel 3979 0040 for more details.

Hong Kong Science Project Competition 2015 - From Theory to Practice: Develop Science Potential
Hong Kong Science Project Competition 2015
2015 is the United Nations Year of Light and there will be a special Light Science award in this popular annual competition organized by HKFYG, the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Science Museum, sponsored by the Innovation and Technology Commission and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. There will be 3 divisions: Scientific Wallchart Division, Junior Division and Senior Division. The briefing session for entrants for the 2015 competition is on Thursday 20 November 4.30-6.30pm at the Lecture Hall Hong Kong Science Museum. Deadline for applications 20 December 2014 Contact Kimpton tel 2561 6149 for details.
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
BEST Basketball Elite Skill Training
with Ruthie Bolton

Former American Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) player, Ruthie Bolton, will offer professional Basketball Elite Skill Training (BEST) to 12-17 year olds at day camps from 20-24 December for HK$3500 per head. Training will be at the HKFYG Jockey Club Sai King Outdoor Training Camp and the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre. The events culminate at the Finals of the HKFYG Cup 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Christmas Eve at Kowloon Bay Sports Centre. Contact Annie or Mr Chow, tel 2498 3333 or go to fan page香港青年協會盃體育聯賽 for further detail.

Youth volunteers serve loving soup to the need in Tin Shui Wai with help from Chinachem Group and Tin Yiu Estate Management Advisory Committee
On 15 November, HKFYG's neighbourhood First teams gave out soup [鄰舍愛心湯] to needy households and elderly people in Tin Shui Wai. Around 1,500 people benefitted from the soup which was made with ingredients contributed by neighbours, Chinachem Group and Tin Yiu Estate Management Advisory Committee. Corporate volunteers from Chinachem also helped to make and deliver the soup. Contact Jolene, tel 2445 5777 for more details.

World SME Expo: showcases Federation's YBHK youth entrepreneurship programme
Organized by the HKTDC, the World SME Expo will be at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 4-6 December 2014. It presents a full spectrum of business opportunities and solutions including trade support services for SMEs. YBHK, the Federation's youth entrepreneurship support programme, will be exhibiting and will showcase YBHK supported youth enterprises. Want to know more before starting a business? See you all on 4-6 December 2014 at Halls 1D C22-28. For more information and registration go to Further details on YBHK from Becky, tel 3113 7999.
Just published
Youth Crime Prevention Centre Study on marginal youth's first experience of sex
Youth Crime Prevention Centre
HKFYG's Youth Crime Prevention Centre has released findings of its latest qualitative study conducted with academics at City University of Hong Kong. In-depth interviews with 36 youth at risk revealed that 86% had their first sexual experience between the ages of 12 and 18. For 75% it was at home or at their partner's home and 44% had negative feelings about it. Recommendations include providing methods for parents to raise the issue of sex with their children, provision of love and sex counselling and the importance of timely education about the risks of sexual intercourse at an early age Full details at or contact Tze-ching tel 3755 7070.

HKFYG Youth Research Centre Study on the Young Working Poor
Findings of a Federation study of over 500 youth aged 15-34 reveals that the majority think youth today have limited opportunities. Perceptions of the main causes for poverty in the young employed were expensive housing (29.8%), low academic qualifications (25.4%), a narrow job market (24.9%), high cost of living (21.1%) and unstable work (18.1%). 20 interviews with the young working poor were also conducted. Many had part-time or temporary menial jobs in catering or retail. Visit for full details or call Amy Yuen, tel 3755 7022.