Youth Matters
The spirit of caring for one another
Neighbourhood First
Chinese New Year is all about family and friends. It is all about caring and sharing, about offering mutual help and celebrating with joy. With this spirit in mind, the Federation once again hosted its Neighbourhood First Community Reunion.

This wonderful gathering, held last weekend*, highlighted the meaning of this festive time, which we very much hope continues the whole year through. Pledging to respect one another and being courteous, this is one way for the Year of the Ram to be a prosperous, healthy, caring and happy one!

Happy New Year!

*Watch this video to see images of the reunion:
Guinness World Record
It's official! Guinness World Record for most people singing live on a radio broadcast
The Federation's mass multimedia event last December at the Hong Kong Coliseum was the occasion for establishing this new world record. Witnessed by Prof Gabriel Leung, Mr Raymond Young and Mr Chiu Tsang-hei, Beethoven's Ode to Joy was sung by 6,689 people and broadcast live on 6 December.
Well done to all involved!
Enquiries Iris Sham, tel 3755 7107

Well done, winners Hong Kong FLL Robotics Tournament 2014/15:
Carmel Secondary School and Tai Po Old Market Public School (Plover Cove)

The Tournament, themed World Class, was a great success. On 7 February nearly 600 participants from 46 primary and secondary schools used their creativity to design and build robots or models. Congratulations go to Carmel Secondary School and Tai Po Old Market Public School (Plover Cove), winners of the FLL Champion Award, Secondary Division and Primary Division respectively. They will represent Hong Kong at international FLL Tournaments including the FLL World Festival in St Louis, US.
Thanks go to the Faculty of Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Semia Ltd and the Innovation and Technology Commission for their long-term support.
Enquiries Carlos tel 2561 6149.
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What's NEW
$1 rent a month for Hong Kong shop worth HK$30,000+
$1 a month for Hong Kong shop worth HK$30,000+: available now to young start-up with best food business plan
HKFYG has a new partner: a generous landlady is offering entrepreneurs aged 18-35 street-level space in Jordan. Rent is just 1 Hong Kong dollar a month for 2 years!
Deadline for proposals
16 March 2015
Can you make an offer like this? Give an aspiring youth an unimaginable head start.
Enquiries Karen Ho tel 3113 7999 for proposals or donations
More details about youth entrepreneurship services

DSE Study Camp offers skills for exam takers next month
The first DSE Study Camp is coming up early next month at the HKFYG Study Planning Centre. Motivating students to prepare well for this year's DSE exam is the goal. Top teachers and professionals will talk about exam strategies in 4 core subjects and help students explore efficient learning methods. University students and special guests will be there too, with advice on planning well for the future.
Date 6-8 March
Venue HKFYG Jockey Club Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp, Tai Mong Tsai Road, Sai Kung
Online registration and more details
Enquiries Cecilia Ng, tel 2788 3433.
Coming Soon
Finals of English Public Speaking Contest this month
Finals of English Public Speaking Contest
The Grand Finals of the HKFYG Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest 2015 will have Standard Chartered CEO, HK, Mr Benjamin Hung, US Consul General, Mr Clifford A Hart, and English Speaking Union (HK) Chairman, Dr Verner Bickley as some of the judges. There were 2,400 entries from 173 schools this year. 5 finalists from each division will compete for the Championship and the chance to represent HK in national and international contests.
Date Saturday 28 February 9am-1pm
Venue HKFYG Building, North Point
Enquiries Leo Leung, tel 2169 0255 or

YADC Fun Day coming up in Causeway Bay
YADC Fun Day
Children from kindergarten age to primary 6 will really enjoy this fun event that the HKFYG Youth Assessment and Development Centre (YADC) is planning for them and their parents. Fun science experiments with a NET (Native English Teacher) board games, occupational therapist activities and creative arts will be offered free of charge.
Date 25-26 February 10am-1pm
Venue Youth Assessment and Development Centre, 23/F, Congregation House, 119 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay
More details
Enquiries Anna tel 2130 4050
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Support Dragon Foundation Golf Tournament 2015 at Mission Hills Golf Club this April
HKFYG is delighted to announce the 7th Dragon Foundation Golf Tournament with the goal to raise funds for leadership programmes that network youth of the Chinese diaspora. Teams of four players to enter are most welcome to enter and numerous forms of sponsorship are open.
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Patronage Cup (HK$100,000), Gold (HK$65,000) and Team (HK$25,000) Advertisements Hole Sponsors (HK$10,000), souvenir brochure (HK$6,000 and 10,000)
Date Thursday 23 April 2015
Venue Rose-Poulter Course, Mission Hills Golf Club Dongguan Clubhouse
Enquiries Mabel Woo, tel 2811 2779 or

Hong Kong 200 Leadership Project Celebrating 10th anniversary in 2015

200 local youth leaders are selected every year for this HKFYG leadership programme sponsored by Dr Raymond Chan, DBA, JP. With 2,000 young participants accumulated over the last 10 years, the goal is to cultivate commitment to service and the community. Participants have 200 hours of local training and then learn about active voluntary service on the mainland.
Deadline for applications for 2015 HK200 Monday 23 March
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Enquiries William Chung, tel 2169 0255