Youth Matters
Neighbourhood FIRST
Neighbourhood First
What better way to start the New Year than with a meal? And what finer meal than a lunch in the neighbourhood served by 2,000 volunteers to 1,200 tables across 18 districts to over 12,000 people?

Once again, Neighbourhood FIRST will bring the spirit of the festive period, a time when families and friends gather around the table to enjoy fellowship over a meal. On 7 February, the Neighbourhood Teams will not only show their care and concern to others including those in need, but also demonstrate their own commitment and sense of responsibility in being good neighbours.

This is what Chinese New Year is about. This is what being a good neighbour is about. Support the Neighbourhood First programme of the Federation to show your own care to the community.

Sponsored by The Community Investment and Inclusion Fund, Sai Kung District Council, Prudential Hong Kong Ltd, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, Chinachem Charitable Foundation and individual philanthropists. Contact Phoenix, tel 37557088 or go to for more details.
Coming Soon
HKFYG Museum exhibition 6-8 February: treasures from over five thousand years of Chinese civilization
HKFYG Museum exhibition 6-8 February
Neolithic jade carvings and imperial agate paperweights, painted wooden figurines and colourful ceramics, all these are at the heart of this exquisite exhibition. Such treasures have great intrinsic value and we invite you to enjoy them with us. Showcasing the HKFYG Museum, plus privately owned items from The Tricorn Collection and Lisa's Collection, the exhibition will be open from Friday-Sunday, 6-8 February, 10 am-5 pm, 5/F HKFYG Building. Visit or contact Brenda, tel 3755 7101 for more details.

Organic Farm Daikon Cake
Year of the Ram: order your organic daikon cake now for the New Year
HKFYG's Organic Farm makes highly delicious daikon turnip cake especially for your delectation. Good fortune hampers with a fine selection of fresh vegetables also available. Order now until 9 February to take delivery by Chinese New Year. Members orders of HK$300 or over have 20% discount and free delivery. Call 28384808 for details. Order forms here: farm!

25th HKTDC Education & Careers Expo: come and visit us! Admission Free
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council Education & Careers Expo is on at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 5-8 February. HKFYG, always seeking to boost young people's opportunities has several booths. At Booth 1C-A26 we will promote youth entrepreneurship at the Qianhai E Hub, Social Innovation Centre and Youth Business Hong Kong. At Booth 1CB-24, there will be the Federation's Youth Counselling Centre and Continuous Learning Centre. The latter will hold a Mediation Seminar in Hall 1C, Careers Forum, on 8 February 4-4.30pm. More details at
What's NEW
Just Dream IT: SPOT Sound Youth Concerts
Just Dream IT: SPOT Sound Youth Concerts! Original 2015
Two SPOT Sound Concerts with over 20 performers including singers and dancers are on this Tuesday and Wednesday. The shows, at the Kwai Tsang Theatre Black Box, feature 7 new songs composed by HKFYG youth members as well as many old favourites. The Federation's partner is the Li Ka Shing Foundation, (The March of Social Engineers.) For more details of these and upcoming events, visit or call Chuen, tel 24487474.

Anthony Cheung talks to students about long term housing strategy at Federation's M21 on 3 February
This session with Secretary for Transport and Housing, Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, GBS, BBS, JP, follows an announcement that 10-year housing strategy includes subsidizing flats to help young families get on the property ladder. 200 secondary school students have been invited to the venue, HKFYG's M21 next week. A live broadcast will enable young people to submit views and questions online. Go to
for more information.

Any spare shopping bags? Share them at Youth SPOTs with new pilot scheme
Do you always carry a re-useable shopping bag? If you have some to spare and want to share, take them to the HKFYG Jockey Club Ping Shek Youth SPOT, Jockey Club Verbena Youth SPOT or Tsuen King Youth SPOT and drop them in the bamboo recycling box. Or help yourself if you need one. This new Environmental Campaign Committee pilot scheme continues till mid-April. Contact William, tel 3755 7110, or visit
for more details.
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Give Me Rights in My Life: scheme funded by Children's Rights Education Funding Scheme Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau
This project at HKFYG's Tsuen King Youth SPOT is supported by the Children's Rights Education Funding Scheme of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau. The project has 3 parts, themed "understanding", "participation" and "promotion". It will recruit 80 participants aged 6-18. They will learn about their rights and responsibilities and gain multimedia skills for creative self-expression. Continues till August 2015 and includes a carnival to raise awareness in the community. For more details, please contact Sandra, tel 2498 3333.

LEAD invited by UK National STEM Centre as host for programming resources
HKFYG's creative education initiative, LEAD, [Learning through Engineering, Art & Design], runs Scratch successful programming workshops in Hong Kong schools. Now it will collaborate with The National STEM Centre in York, UK, to host a sample chapter from the "Super Scratch Programming Adventure" at Other STEM Centre eLibrary resources will also be available free of charge in HK. Visit for more details. Call Edmond, tel 3106 0600 or go to for information on all LEAD's activities.

2015 Inter-School Online Personal Data Privacy Quiz at M21
HKFYG's M21, in partnership with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, organized this quiz to enhance awareness of the need for personal data security in an era of threats to online privacy.
Invitation: one team of three per secondary school. Application deadline: 8 March. Starts 14 March and ends in May. Awards include trophies and book coupons, (Champion $ 3,000, Runner-up $ 2,000, 2nd Runner-up $1,000). Supporting organizations include the Education Bureau, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Association of IT Leaders in Education and Internet Society of Hong Kong. Visit or email for further information.