Youth Matters
We need you!
We need you!
The Federation has, over the past 55 years, been committed to ensuring that every young person is provided with opportunities so that they might reach their full potential, whether in education, sports, the arts, technology, or even just to expand their horizons.

None of this would be possible without your support, encouragement and trust.

Please continue to give young people the best of opportunities. Feel free to contribute, with sponsorship, donations and experience. We need you!

Together we can do far more.

For information on partnerships of all kinds please contact Brenda Yip tel 3755 7101
Five outstanding recipients of The Hong Kong Youth Service Award 2015

Five outstanding young people with exemplary community service received the award on 30 October this year. They were selected from 100 nominations including social entrepreneurs, professionals, founders of voluntary work groups and student leaders.
Congratulations to:
Walter Tsui Yu-hang, co-founder: CareER
Zimon Chan Chun-kit, founder: InspiringHK Sports Foundation
Leung Kai-yip, founder: Onfire Voluntary Tutoring Scheme
Kenneth Ng Yiu-fai, founder: You Will Succeed
Bird Tang Wai-wing, Executive Director: VolTra
Guest of Honour The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for the Administration
Chairman of Selection Panel Prof Frederick Ma Si-hang, GBS, JP
Watch the videos here
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Enquiries Johnson Cheung 2169 0255

Prize for the Best Science Book for Young People
Popular book from HKFYG's LEAD wins prize
in Poland

HKFYG's creative education project: LEAD (Learning through Engineering, Art & Design) has published books in many languages. Loved by kids, parents and teachers worldwide, these books are about Scratch programming. The Polish version has now won the prize for the Best Science Book for Young People at the 21st Polish Science Book Expo at the Wrocław University of Technology. Translations into English, French, Czech, Slovak, Romanian and Korean have also been published with over 45,000 copies sold. Great news!
Enquiries Edmond Hui 3106 0600

Success for Hong Kong's "Shanghai Future Science Star" winners
Some Shanghai Future Science Stars
Well done to Good Hope School, The Chinese Foundation Secondary School and Heep Yunn School for winning the Champion Special-class Award, the First-class Award and the Second-class Award, respectively in the Shanghai Future Science Star competition in October. As part of its services in support of science and technology creativity and innovation HKFYG arranged for the students to compete with 18 other teams from Shanghai, Macau and Hong Kong. Congratulations to them all!
Organizer 上海科普教育發展基金會
Co-organizer 應用材料投資(中國)有限公司
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Enquiries Sum Tang 2561 6149
What's NEW
Talk about selecting courses for JUPAS and exam strategies with MCC
Saturday 7 November 2-5pm

JUPAS and exam strategies with MCC
MCC, the HKFYG Media Counselling Centre is organizing a talk with guest speakers for Secondary 5 & 6 students and their parents. Free of charge. All welcome.
Partner Hong Kong Community College, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKCC)
Speakers include Dr Ho, Jessie Ching-sze, HKCC, Dr Helen YL Chan, Nethersole School of Nursing, Chinese University of HK, Dr Ben Law Ming-fai, Department of Social Work & Social Administration, University of HK, Mr Alex Tham, Assistant Dean of College of Business, City University of HK
Venue Multi-Purpose Hall, UG Floor, HK Polytechnic University West Kowloon Campus, 9 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
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Enquiries Christa Cheung 2788 3433

Social Innovation Centre Breakfast Meeting: leveraging, branding
and rejuvenating

Good branding is an important asset in any business so we are making it the focus of the next breakfast meeting organized by HKFYG's Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre (SIC). Vincent Ha and Patrick Cheung, co-founders of Nimbus Insight Ltd, will share what they know about branding to stay ahead of competition and attract customers.
Date & time Tuesday 10 November 2015 8.30am-10.15am
Venue Room 406, 4/F, Sincere House, Argyle Street, Mong Kok (Mong Kok MTR Exit D2)
Language Cantonese
Registration fee including breakfast HK$100
Apply at Deadline 5pm 9 November
Enquiries Yanice Mak 3956 8001

Lung Hang Youth SPOT environmental project funded by
Hong Kong Housing Authority

From November 2015 to February 2016, the HKFYG Lung Hang Youth SPOT at the Sha Tin Wai Lung Hang Estate is hosting Green with U, a project that encourages youth aged 6-25 to give a helping hand for waste reduction wherever it is needed in the neighbourhood. By looking after the estate where they live they should get an enhanced sense of belonging and become more self-reliant.
Partner Hong Kong Housing Authority
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Enquiries Joey Li 2445 5777
Coming Soon
HK Percussion Competition 2015 funded by Commission on Youth,
Home Affairs Bureau

HK Percussion Competition 2015
This competition organized by HKFYG Cultural Services Unit and is part of the My Stage Youth Creative Arts Festival funded by the Commission on Youth. This inaugural event features both Chinese and western drum ensembles and takes place this coming Sunday. Why not go along and listen!
Date 8 November 2015
Time 2pm
Venue Piazza Area C, HK Cultural Centre
More details

Enquires Michelle Ho 23955753

HKFYG Youth Exchange trip for young entrepreneurs to Taiwan
sponsored by Barclays

The Federation's Youth Business Hong Kong [YBHK] is organizing this trip for over 20 young startups to go to Taipei from 30 November-3 December. Sponsorship from Barclays is supporting visits to universities, co-working spaces, SMEs, government departments and the Tzu Chi Association have been arranged to provide contacts and stimulus.
Enquiries Joanne Lam 3586 8455 or Karen Ho 3595 0945
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Seminar on Bioethics: conflicts between technology and morality 28 November
Topics such as the ethics of genetic engineering will be the focus of a talk by City University's Dr Yun Wah Lam at the Charles K. Kao Auditorium, Hong Kong Science Park, later this month. Organized by HKFYG's Centre for Creative Science and Technology, the target audience is secondary school students and teachers. Admission free.
Deadline for registration 13 November 2015
Partners Innovation and Technology Commission
The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
More details and registration
Enquiries Ally Wong 2561 6149

Hong Kong and Korea School Cultural Festival 2015 supported by
Consulate General of Korea

The K-pop group, N-Sonic visited 4 local secondary schools in October and over 2,000 students took part in this festival which involved both singing and dancing. Its aim was not just fun. It was to show them how tough it is to be a K-pop trainee and to encourage them to set goals and persevere. The students were very excited about the cultural exchange experience with South Korea, organized for them by HKFYG's Schoolike programme.
More details and photos
Enquiries Hsu Siu-man 2788 3444

UP Theatre showcases HKFYG Youth SPOT dance projects
At this upbeat event on 21 October in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 12 HKFYG Youth SPOTs organized a special programme called the UP Theatre 自信 跳得喜. Showcasing the latest Federation projects, over 220 young people performed various dance styles including breaking, jazz, hip hop, ballet and K-pop. An audience of over 1,000 enjoyed the programme and Mr Andy Wong Ting-lam, well known dancer, choreographer and art director for HKFYG's Hong Kong Youth Dance troupe talked about striving for success and excellence.
Enquiries Ken Hui 2997 0321 or Gigi Wong 2557 0142

'Backpack Hong Kong' funded by 2015 HSBC Community Partnership Programme
HKFYG's leadership training unit has launched Backpack Hong Kong as part of the HSBC Community Partnership Programme which is giving teams of 15-29 year-olds up to HK$1,500 for a 1-3 day winter backpacking trip in Hong Kong's North District. Venturing out in North District is an opportunity to experience both urban and rural life and think about creative ways to protect cultural and natural heritage resources. We also hope to enhance community inclusion and engagement and a North District Cultural Festival will be arranged on 29 November with art activities, workshops, and free bicycle and walking tours.
Application deadline for sponsorship, workshops and free tours: 13 November 2015.
Enquiries Leadership 21 tel 2169 0255
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Just Published
Youth SPOT Magazine 32
Youth SPOT Magazine No. 32 hiking in Hong Kong
Autumn is the best season for hiking and in Hong Kong there's a beautifully rural world within reach of any downtown hiking boot. Now that the blue skies and cooler days are here, let's go out into the countryside and enjoy ourselves breathing fresh air with stunning views. What an amazing relief from the day-to-day stress of Hong Kong working life. Find out more hiking routes and stories in this issue of the Federation's Youth SPOT magazine.
Hard copy at all HKFYG centres and other outlets
Online at
Enquiries Tiffany Lam 3755 7041

Youth IDEAS: new HKFYG think tank report on development of innovation
and technology

This 4th study from HKFYG's youth think tank is called, "Encouraging Young People to Participate in Innovation and Technology Development." Over 90% of the respondents to the survey agreed that Hong Kong should strengthen the development of innovation and technology. The majority were dissatisfied about the city's performance in this area and were pessimistic about young people's engagement in the sector in future. Some thought that current university programmes emphasized theory over application of technology. They expected the Innovation and Technology Bureau to attract more attention to the field.
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Enquiries Lucy Chan 3755 7042