Youth Matters
Ode to Joy Concert of Ten Thousand
On Saturday, thousands of students will create marvellous music to warm our hearts. Beethoven's magnificent Ninth Symphony will be the centerpiece of a multimedia performance and a bold attempt to set a new Guinness world record for the most people singing together for a live radio broadcast.

Broadcast on RTHK Radio 2 and RTHK TV Channel 31, 4pm-5.30pm, Saturday 6 December. Full details at Contact Iris Sham, tel 3755 7107, for more information.
APICTA gives ICT award to uTouch at HKFYG
uTouch, the online Federation counselling service, has won the Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Award (APICTA), Inclusion and Community Section. WELL DONE! Strong international competition came from 187 entries, 22 from Hong Kong. APICTA's aim is to raise awareness of ICT and help bridge the digital divide. Its network has members in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Contact Cecilia, tel 2788 3444 for more details or visit

uTouch has also won the following awards in 2014:
Gold Award for HKICT 2014: Best Digital Inclusion Award
Gold Award at the Wofoo Asian Award for Advancing Family Well-being 2014
What's New
Neighbours bring Happiness 快樂送上門: Neighbourhood Visiting Day on Saturday 20 December
100 volunteers from four Neighbourhood Teams based at the HKFYG Jockey Club Kin Sang Youth SPOT will visit the needy in Tuen Mun district this month. Just before the Winter Solstice they will cheer them up with funny dances, fancy balloons, conjuring tricks, homemade food and games that all to play. The young volunteers are all part of the HKFYG Neighbourhood First programme. This event is sponsored by the Community Investment and Inclusive Fund, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and the Tuen Mun District Council. Call Mendy, tel 2467 7933 for details or visit

Enjoy a green Christmas with HKFYG Organic 21 Shop and Farm hampers
Christmas gifts, and hampers of fresh farm produce, healthy food, drinks, aromas and bathroom products are now available from the HKFYG Organic 21 Shop and Farm. Place your pre-paid order now for delivery before Christmas. Organic 21 hampers up to HK$488. Organic Farm hampers up to HK$568. Order deadline 15 December. Email or fax 3755 7145. More details from Jacky, tel 3755 7284.
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Coming Soon
Jade Art HKFYG social enterprise shop at PMQ: festive sale with 20% off
HKFYG's social enterprise, Jade Art, is having a festive sale of unique jewellery inspired by Chinese tradition. Discounts of at least 20% on its beautiful, exclusive accessories. Every piece you buy supports HKFYG's efforts to promote Chinese art and culture to young people. Discover the special offers at VIP Pre-sale 20 December. Open sale till 5 January 2015. Customers during this period will have priority for Mrs Lisa Cheung's culture and design talk on 30 January. Visit the shop at S511, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, H.K. Open 1pm- 8pm daily. Call Bonnie 3755 7101 or Brenda 3755 7102 for details.

Social Innovation Tea Gathering for Essential Seed Fund Pitching Tips
HKFYG' Social Innovation Centre welcomes young entrepreneurs. Come and meet guest speakers from the incubator, NEST, the crowd-funding showcase FringeBacker and YBHK (Youth Business Hong Kong, for info on micro loans and micro funds), on 11 December, 3.30pm - 5:30pm at Café 21, HKFYG Building in North Point. Entry fee including refreshments: HK$60. More details at or call Desmond, tel 3755 7043.
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
E Hub in Qianhai makes great strides for young entrepreneurs
The Qianhai Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub (E Hub) is a collaborative project of the Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen, the Shenzhen Youth Federation and HKFYG. Opening soon with unique preferential policies, it will have global attraction for young entrepreneurs with one-stop entrepreneurial support, rent-free offices, financing and marketing platforms, mentorship and business consultancies. The quadrangle campus has an
incubation centre, an exhibition and entrepreneurial service centre, an innovation centre, an entrepreneur academy and a residence. Enquiries: 2527 2448 /

Job Hub: online recruitment platform + job search engine
The HKFYG Youth Employment Network (YEN) Job Hub is an online recruitment platform for employers and a job search engine for young job seekers. Its major objective is to explore work opportunities and encourage the business sector to employ young people. At Job Hub, employers can post their vacancies through the user-friendly online posting system and check applicants' CVs online. Thank you to all who have joined! For those who have just heard of Job Hub, you are welcome to join YEN. To sign up as an employer member, visit Contact Rashi Ma, tel 3113 7999, for further details.
Publishing Soon
Youth Hong Kong December issue: on your desk soon
In this celebratory 25th issue of HKFYG's English magazine, we look at today's mobile internet: the gaps it creates and the riches it offers. To get your own copy free of charge contact or call Ada, tel 3755 7108.