Youth Matters
Support the new Hong Kong General Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs
Hong Kong General Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs are good at using their initiative and as more and more enterprising young people explore the idea of setting up their own business the time has come for a brand new idea.

The Hong Kong General Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs (HKGCYE) is being launched this month, by young entrepreneurs, for young entrepreneurs. It's a platform for sharing ideas and exchanging experience with the Federation as its founding sponsor. Join us in this new venture! Add your own special message of encouragement!

Call Becky Poon tel 3595 0945 for membership details
Hong Kong Odyssey of the Mind 2015 Local Competitions: six winning teams go forward to World Finals
St Paul's Co-educational College Win Local OMP 2015
Well done to all the winners at the annual Hong Kong Odyssey of the Mind Competitions on 28 and 29 March. The winning teams were from Ho Fung College, sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen, Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College, Po Leung Kuk Grandmont Primary School, Queen's College, St Paul's Co-educational College and Po Leung Kuk Lo Kit Sing (1983) College. They will go in May to compete with top-finishers from around the world at the World Finals in Michigan. The local event had loyal support from venue sponsors, Hong Kong Design Institute and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee) in Tseung Kwan O. The Officiating Guests at the opening ceremony in the Design Boulevard were Mrs Marion Lai Chan Chi-kuen, JP, Mr Wallace Lam and Dr Hubert Chan, JP.
More details
Enquiries Kylie Wong tel 2561 6149
What's NEW
Helios (赤道): Charity Gala Film Premiere Tuesday 28 April
Helios (赤道): Charity Gala Film Premiere
With Media Asia (HK) Ltd, HKFYG is hosting a Charity Gala Premiere of Helios (赤道), the upcoming Hong Kong crime thriller film directed by Longman Leung (梁樂民) and Sunny Luk (陸劍青). This action-packed movie is about thwarting a terrorist attack master-minded by international criminal, Helios. The star-studded cast from HK, mainland China, Taiwan and South Korea, includes Jacky Cheung (張學友), Nick Cheung (張家輝), Shawn Yue (余文樂), Ji Jin-hee (池珍熙), Choi Si-won (崔始源), Wang Xueqi (王學圻) and Chang Chen (張震). Proceeds will support Federation services for youth, especially those in need.
Want to be a Jade / Diamond / Gold / Silver and Bronze sponsor?
Get in touch now!

Charity VIP packages for 2 also available
Date Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Venue The Metroplex, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay
More details
Enquiries Brenda Yip tel 3755 7101 or Mandy Tse tel 3755 7102
Coming Soon
Rajaton from Finland and the Hong Kong Melody Makers: 2015 HKFYG Jockey Club Hong Kong International a cappella Festival in April
Hurry! Just a few tickets left for this year's
a cappella festival. Upcoming concerts, sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, by overseas and local groups.
Dates & Venues

11 April The Hong Kong Melody Makers Concert Dat's Your Song
8pm Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
13 April Rajaton Masterclass 7pm GR1, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
14 April Rajaton a cappella Master Series
8pm Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
More details
Reservations Credit Card Phone Booking 2111 2999. Discounts available.
Programme enquiries Gabriel Lee or Lucia Yuen tel 2395 5753
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Recent EVENT
Guinness World Record display of recycled paper horses: a must see!
Ten Thousand Galloping Horses, United With One Heart
Over 10,000 eco-horse sculptures went on display last week with the goal of setting a new Guinness World Record for "the largest display of recycled paper sculptures". This installation art and education project, entitled Ten Thousand Galloping Horses, United With One Heart was organized by HKFYG with The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust as major sponsor. Over 15,000 young people visited the venue from 2-5 April and Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSARG, and Mr Anthony WK Chow, SBS, JP, Deputy Chairman of The Hong Kong Jockey Club officiated at the opening ceremony on 2 April.
Next exhibition venue Sky Dome Atrium, Discovery Park, Tsuen Wan
Dates 11-24 April 2015
More details
Enquiries Miranda Ho tel 3755 7044

HSBC Financial Dialogue Series 2015 with Financial Secretary, John Tsang
HSBC Financial Dialogue Series 2015
Monday 30 March marked the second event in this annual series of dialogues where students meet leaders and experts from the finance sector. Speakers were The Hon John Tsang, GBM, JP, Financial Secretary, HKSARG, and Mr Peter Wong Tung Shun, JP, Group Managing Director, HSBC Group, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd. Mr George S K Leung, Advisor, Asia Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, was the moderator and the topic discussed was Investing in Community Needs in the Tide of Corporate Responsibility. About 200 business students nominated by university deans took part in discussions. They were encouraged to develop a wider view of the world while learning about the functions and operations of HSBC.
More details
Enquiries William Chung tel 2169 0255
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
M21 offers free IT training with Microsoft funding for
low-income youth

The goals of this programme are to provide free IT training for underprivileged young people, to give them career advice and job skills with IT internships. This will increase the number of qualified graduates for the IT sector. About 500 students at secondary school and VTC/associate degree students are taking part in this second phase of the Innovative Employment Training for Youth with funding provided by Microsoft Hong Kong Ltd.
Dates now till December
Venue HKFYG Jockey Club Media 21, Shek Pai Wan Shopping Centre in Aberdeen, Hong Kong.
Deadline for applications 31 May 2015
More details
Enquiries Charles Yip tel 3979 0020

Verdant Foundation donates story books for kindergarten pupils
With this new donation from The Verdant Foundation, the HKFYG KK Cheng Kindergarten will be able to afford many more new books to enhance English learning language as well as more support from its native English teacher (NET). The extra hours spent by the NET at the school mean there will be more activities such as phonics, storytelling and vocabulary building, as well as co-teaching to improve staff skills in planning and delivering English lessons.
More details
Enquiries Iris Sham tel 3755 7107

HSBC Youth Business Awards selection now underway
As part of a collaborative effort with HSBC to support entrepreneurs in Hong Kong, the HSBC Youth Business Award gives recognition for outstanding enterprise. Cash prizes totalling HK$190,000 are offered with a top prize this year of HK$100,000. All winners will also attend a PR Strategy Workshop organized by iMoney on media and promotional strategy.
Deadline for entry 23 April.
More details
Enquiries Becky Poon tel 3595 0945
JUST Published
What do youth think of their teachers? HKFYG Youth Research Centre
gets the answers

A survey on youth's perceptions of teachers conducted last autumn revealed that a large majority of students respect and trust their teachers (92.5% and 84.4% respectively). Nearly three-quarters thought of their school teachers as role models and felt loved and cared for by them. They said the 3 main criteria for good teaching were ability to lecture, a caring attitude with pupils, and staying good-humoured. Students had come across 3 or 4 teachers like this on average.
More details [In Chinese]
Enquiries Sharon Cheung tel 3755 7039