Youth Matters
The Book Fair:
more than just a week for reading
Hong Kong Book Fair 2015
Reading a printed book is not as uncommon as you might think. At last year's Book Fair almost 99% of visitors said they had read a book in hard copy in the previous month. The 2014 event also attracted a record crowd of over a million* so the hope is to surpass that figure this year.

Once again, HKFYG will be at the Book Fair with ten new books to suit young people, parents and social workers. On topics ranging from love and romance to travel, running, overcoming hardship, caring for neighbours and youth statistics, there is something for everyone. As a well-known writer once said, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body!"**

Visit us at Booth 1A-B12, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 15-21 July or see WHAT'S NEW below for details.

** Joseph Addison: English writer and politician
Felix Wong Youth Improvement Awards for perseverance and positive attitude
Felix Wong Youth Improvement Awards 2015
Well done to all the young people who have overcome crises, hardships or misfortunes to win these awards. The HKFYG Felix Wong Youth Improvement Award scheme was set up in 1997 and this year 174 young people were nominated. The Guest of Honour at the awards ceremony on 4 July which recognized their efforts was Mr Eddie Ng, SBS, JP, Secretary for Education. 20 winners were presented with scholarships worth HK$3,000 for their personal development.
More details
Enquiries Raymond Chan 2395 0161
What's NEW
Ten new books from HKFYG at the HK Book Fair at HK$80-100 each
Teen Romance 青春戀事 Stories of young love
Risky Sex 談情說性──探討青年性危機 Frontline case reports
SchooLike 讚好校園 Creative projects from schools
Open Heart, Open Road 心寬‧路更寬 Award winners share stories of overcoming hardship
Happy Childhood? 尋找‧快樂的童年 Pressured childhood in a competitive city
Know-how for Playgroup Tutors 智在兒戲─幼兒導師必讀十堂課 Working for a playgroup
Youth Trends in Hong Kong 2015 香港青年趨勢分析 Bi-annual statistics
Travelling Fulltime 全職旅人─成為全職旅人的__個方法 Making travel a way of life
Runner's Journal 跑步誌─當跑步成為生活12 motivating stories
Putting NeighbourHood First 鄰舍第一‧青年帶動關愛社區的故事 Voluntary work in the community
Available from today till 21 July at the Book Fair
Booth 1A-B12, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
More details
Enquiries Ada Chau 3755 7108
Teen Romance 青春戀事
Risky Sex 談情說性──探討青年性危機
SchooLike 讚好校園
Open Heart, Open Road 心寬‧路更寬
Happy Childhood? 尋找‧快樂的童年
Know-how for Playgroup Tutors 智在兒戲─幼兒導師必讀十堂課
Youth Trends in Hong Kong 2015 香港青年趨勢分析
Travelling Fulltime 全職旅人─成為全職旅人的__個方法
Runner's Journal 跑步誌─當跑步成為生活
Putting NeighbourHood First 鄰舍第一‧青年帶動關愛社區的故事

Downloadable digital toolkit available now at DSE@27771112
This brand new web-based toolkit from HKFYG's Study Planning Centre is for parents and students. It provides timely information on pathways in education and employment just when DSE results are being released. College admissions, interview strategies and overseas studies are some of the items covered.
For the full pdf version go to
Enquiries Cecilia Ng 2788 3433

Summer volunteer experience teaching English
16-25 year-olds who are studying overseas are invited to apply to teach English in secondary and primary schools this summer. Training available for fluent English and Cantonese speakers.
Schedule 2-3 hours a day, 2-3 days a week for 1-2 weeks
Dates 16 July-31 August 2015
Apply at Fee HK$50
Enquiries Doris Lee 2169 0032
Coming Soon
500 for Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum 3-4 August 2015
in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum 2015
Hundreds of young entrepreneurs from overseas, mainland China and Hong Kong will attend this event organized by HKFYG with the Dragon Foundation as co-organizer. Key speakers from Hong Kong include Professor KC Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, HKSAR Government, and Mr Peter TS Wong, Deputy Chairman & Chief Executive, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd. Other key speakers we welcome are Mr Bernard Moon, Co-founder & Partner, SparkLabs Global Ventures, Mr Light Lin, Founder,, and Mr Rex Sham, Co-founder & Chief Analyst, Insight Robotics Ltd.
Click here to see strategic partners & supporting organizations.
Open For Registration Now: Sign Up For Early-Bird Rates
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Enquiries Miranda Wong 3956 8003
Facebook Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum

Youth work experience at HKFYG Tin Yiu Youth SPOT with sponsorship from Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and Commission on Youth and the Youth Programme Co-ordinating Committee
This interesting option for students who want to gain job skills is available now in Tin Shui Wai. Suitable for all those interested in time management, teamwork, and improving independent problem-solving and communication skills. Participants work at the HKFYG Tin Yiu Youth SPOT, helping to run activities, plan programmes, serve customers, handle admin etc. for 2 days a week until 22 August.
Partners The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust; Commission on Youth; Youth Programme Co-ordinating Committee
More details
Enquiries Chan Ching-shan 2445 4868
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Ten Thousand Galloping Horses, United with One Heart
New venues for Galloping Horse exhibitions at Airport and IFC Shopping Mall
Installations of decorated eco-horse sculptures, inspired by Xu Beihong's famous paintings, have two new venues. The original project organized by HKFYG was called Ten Thousand Galloping Horses, United with One Heart. It set a new Guinness World Record with models decorated by over 10,000 Hong Kong pupils. Famous designers and celebrities have now added their special touch. They include Fred Lam, CEO, Airport Authority, and Anita Fung, Chair, Airport Authority Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, plus young local artists Samantha Li, Shawn Ho and Kurt Ho.
New venues and dates
Youth Matters One IFC (Main Concourse, Podium Level 1) 27 July-2 August
Youth Matters Hong Kong International Airport (Coach Hall, Terminal 2) Six Galloping Horses 6-19 July and 7 August-30 September
Co-organizing partner Xu Beihong Art Committee
Main sponsor The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
More details
Enquiries Miranda Ho 3755 7044

800 complimentary tickets from Hong Kong Trade Development Council enable young people to visit 2015 Hong Kong Book Fair
Free tickets were given to HKFYG by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to promote reading among hundreds of young people. Thank you!
More details about HKFYG at the Book Fair
Enquiries Ada Chau 3755 7108

Inter-school quiz with Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data
HKFYG's M21 organized a quiz with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data on data protection. To see how participants reacted go to
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Cool Summer Action with MP3 Communications Group, U.C. (Asia) Services, KC Korea (International), Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) and Professional Security Services on Easy Volunteer
A new concept has been launched this summer by the Federation's Volunteer unit so that a cooler summer at home can be enjoyed by more Hong Kong people. Until 7 August, photos are being posted on Facebook and corporate partners in HKFYG's Heart to Heart programme who 'Like' them will donate HK$20 for each one. Funds collected will pay for electric fans to be delivered by young volunteers to low income families on 8 August. Photos will also be uploaded on the Easy Volunteer website and the prize for the photo with most 'Likes' will be a portable charger mobile devices.
Partners MP3 Communications Group Co Ltd, U.C. (Asia) Services Ltd, KC Korea (International) Ltd, Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Co Ltd, Professional Security Services Ltd
More details Facebook hashtag #summercool2015,, and
Enquiries Phoebe Tse 3755 7072
Symposium for students co-organized by Vocational Training Council and DSE@27771112 ahead of release of exam results
Study Planning Centre with the Vocational Training Council
On 4 July, HKFYG's Study Planning Centre co-organized a symposium with the Vocational Training Council (VTC) at the Hong Kong Design Institute, Kiu Keng Leng. Mr Leung Yam-shing of VTC spoke about their courses, Youtubers from Open Video shared tips for success, and Mr Kevin Lau of Ming Pao Education Publications talked about developing a business. Parallel workshops on study planning, VTC mock interviews and parents' support for DSE students followed.
More details
Enquiries Cecilia Ng 2788 3433

Beat Drugs Fund and HK Police Force plus Narcotics Bureau with M21 at briefing for micro movie competition
HKFYG's M21 media centre organized a sharing and briefing session for Secondary 1- 6 students on 11 July about drug abuse. This was part of the Stand Firm! Knock Drugs Out micro-move competition. Partners and speakers included representatives from the Beat Drugs Fund, the Hong Kong Police Force and its Police Dog Unit, plus the Narcotics Bureau, social workers and former drug abusers.
Deadline for entry 30 September 2015
Online voting October-November 2015
Awards ceremony & screenings December 2015
More competition details
Enquiries Sally Ching 3979 0021