Youth Matters
Co-creating a Hong Kong Christmas tree
Hong Kong Christmas tree
A fabulous Hong Kong Christmas tree is growing, symbolizing love and peace for the people of Hong Kong. Co-created by young architects and local young people, the tree has been designed with bamboo scaffolding, special lighting and eco-friendly decorations. On Saturday 19 December the tree will be ready. Together with a Christmas concert, the evening will begin, a co-creation full of energy and light.

Celebrate with us!
Saturday 19 December 2015

Concert 5-9.30 pm
Lighting ceremony 7-8pm
Tree on show till 26 December 2015 near Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza area
What's NEW
Youth! Don't gamble! project message from the Youth Crime Prevention Centre
Youth! Don't gamble! project
Now into its third year, this project supported by the Ping Wo Fund is for youth who tend to gamble. It has anti-gambling workshops, gambling risk assessment and anti-gambling information via mobile platforms, all organized and delivered by the HKFYG Youth Crime Prevention Centre. There is also an interactive, educational video game about gambling called It's Your Choice where players themselves choose outcomes of each clip.
Dates January to December 2016
More details
Enquiries Ken Lee 2702 2202

Youth Employment Network invites experts to talk about workplace skills
A useful sharing session is coming up at HKFYG for young people about to enter the workforce. Ten experts from the insurance sector, the disciplinary forces, aviation, jewellery, beauty, library management, tourism, IT and medical industries will be speaking.
With gratitude to co-organizers Hong Kong Federation of Insurers and special thanks to the Hong Kong Police Force - Identification Bureau
Registration Apply now, first-come, first-served.
Date Saturday 5 December
Time 10.30am to 3pm
Venue 1/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Target audience Over 200+ Secondary 3 to 6 students
More details
Enquiries Jasmine Siu or Kaka Lau 3113 7999
Coming Soon
Christmas jewellery sale: all items up to 30% off
Christmas jewellery sale
Unique pieces of modern jewellery will be offered at special discount prices at the HKFYG shop in PMQ this month. Consultant Designer Dr Lisa Cheung will be there to introduce her designs during a VIP pre-sale. Celebrate the Christmas season enjoying beautiful craftsmanship with a beloved friend or relation. Visit the sale at the HKFYG social enterprise shop in PMQ, Central.
VIP Pre-Sale Friday Sunday 4-6 December
Open Sale 7-31 December
Location PMQ S511, Block A, 35 Aberdeen St
Central, HK
Opening hours 1-8pm
More details
Enquiries Brenda Yip 3755 7101; Mandy Tse 3755 7102

HKFYG Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest 2016
Leadership 21 is organizing this popular contest again, sponsored by the Standard Chartered Bank. Full-time Secondary 1 to 6 entrants can sign up for just HK$50 and enjoy free public speaking enhancement workshops and practice sessions before the preliminary rounds. Champions and first runners-up may go on to national and international contests.
Application deadline Thursday 17 December 2015
Dates and venues
Workshops by professional trainers from Toastmasters International, 8/F HKFYG Building
Youth Matters 17 December 6.15-9pm; 19 December 6.45-9.30pm
Youth Matters 1-hour practice sessions with past winners, Leadership 21, The Center, 28-30 December
Contest rounds at Leadership 21, The Center
Youth Matters Preliminary 16-24 January
Youth Matters Revival 28 January
Youth Matters Semi-final 31 January
More details
Enquiries Leo Leung 2169 0255
3,000 bowls of Loving Soup served by volunteers
to needy Tin Shui Wai householders

Loving Soup 2015
Over 300 young volunteers and housewives from 13 HKFYG Neighbourhood Teams served over 3,000 bowls of soup to the elderly and needy in Tin Shui Wai last Saturday. Police and senior volunteers from the Senior Police Call Scheme joined them. This was the 4th Loving Soup event and the volunteer teams have announced that they will continue to visit 1,000 more households and 10,000 people in the coming year.
Sponsors Community Investment & Inclusion Fund and Tin Yiu Estate Management Advisory Committee
More details
Enquiries Carrie Wong 2445 4868
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Children from HKFYG Youth Spots win Cathay Pacific drawing competition
15 talented children from underprivileged backgrounds entered drawings for this community competition sponsored by Cathay Pacific. Those who won will be among the lucky ones at Chinese New Year in 2016 when they take off on the airline's Community Flight programme. The flight is a special treat. Some of them have never flown before so it is a truly memorable experience.
Enquiries Tissue Mak 2445 5777

The Little Prince - movie Charity Premiere 7 December at Broadway The ONE
Christmas jewellery sale
Being premiered for charity by The Dragon Foundation, the event will raise funds for flagship programmes such as Dragon 100. The movie is the first-ever animated feature film of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's iconic masterpiece, The Little Prince.
Title Sponsor
Prince Jewellery & Watch Love and Care Charitable Foundation
Diamond Sponsors
Mrs Rita T. Liu, SBS / Gale Well Group
Dr Pei Chen Chi-kuen, Delia, BBS, JP
Mr Lau Ming Wai, BBS, JP
Gold Sponsors
Dr Margaret W. L. Choi
Ms Rosanna Lee
EK Immigration Consulting Ltd
Sa Sa Making Life Beautiful Charity Fund Ltd
Silver Sponsors
Gracious Glory Buddhism Foundation
Dr Raymond Chan, JP
Dr Albert Wong, MH
Dr Philip Wong, GBS
The Lanson Foundation
Enquiries Kit Hau 2811 2779
Just Published
5th study, Youth IDEAS
Enhancing Conditions for Technology Startups: new report from Youth IDEAS think tank
Difficulties often beset startups and 217 technology entrepreneurs say their problems rate as high as 6.59 on a
1-10 scale. They gave average scores of 4.86, 5.00, 5.08 and 5.31 for talent supply, innovation culture, technical support and research standards respectively. The score for government policy support was the lowest at 4.29. In-depth interviews with 20 young entrepreneurs confirmed the findings.
More details 5th study, Youth IDEAS, HKFYG Youth Research Centre [in Chinese]
Enquiries Amy Yuen 3755 7037