Wishing all our partners, donors and friends the very best for 2016
2015 has been an energetic, constructive year at HKFYG, with plenty of new programmes and projects, a new Social Innovation Centre, and a number of exciting initiatives and plans to pursue in the year ahead.
We hope the same is true for you, all friends and partners of HKFYG. With quality programmes supporting youth, with partnerships that underline can-do spirit and with the warm support of you, our benefactors, we look forward to another year together.
Well done! Eight outstanding volunteers
Winners of this year's Outstanding Youth Volunteers Award included Fok Kei-ping, Hung Hiu-man, Kwan Yat-hin, Yiu Man-yung, Shiu Cheuk-wing, Chin Wing-tung, Leung Choi-wai and Chan Hoi-ying. All of them are HKFYG volunteers nominated by HKFYG units and "Heart to Heart Schools" in recognition of their active participation in voluntary work and contribution to the community. The 8 awardees were chosen out of 44 candidates.
Opening Ceremony of the HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre
Innovative social solutions can cut across entrepreneurial boundaries and the creation of social value with technology is the key driver at the HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre. Its official opening is next week, 7 January, 3pm.
Venue 11/F, Genesis, 33-35 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong Guest of Honour the Hon Nicholas Yang, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology More informationsic.hkfyg.org.hk Enquiries 3956 8001
Launch of new life planning programme from YEN with taster workshop and career choice boardgame
About 100 secondary school teachers will take part in the launch of What's a Career? [職喺點？職業探知計劃], a new career exploration programme organized by HKFYG's Youth Employment Network. It centres on a boardgame called Find Yourself, Find Your Job, which helps players find the best match between types of people and kinds of work. Kick-off Ceremony Convention and Exhibition Centre Ceremony Wednesday 6 January 2016
Special guest Mike Lee, Chairman of The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers Partner The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers Enquiries Jasmine Siu 3113 7999
A Hong Kong Christmas Tree: all lit up with common purpose
For a week over Christmas a special tree built of bamboo, icon of the strong heart of Hong Kong building, lit up the piazza at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui. The HKFYG Christmas Tree was designed and created by young architects, decorated with eco-friendly recycled garlands made by students, and celebrated by you our partners with us as a symbol of something built with love and peace. Surely the true symbol of Christmas!
Mothers as mediation ambassadors in PCMC parenting programme
HKFYG's Parent Child Mediation Centre (PCMC) is running the 2-year Smart Mum Alliance project which promotes health and wellbeing in families within the community. Supported by the Tsu Te Kian Charitable Fund it put on an art exhibition this month at Citywalk, Tsuen Wan.
One-Minute Short Inspirational Film Project at M21 with Lee Hysan Foundation and TVB
HKFYG's M21 Jockey Club Media Centre has funding from the Lee Hysan Foundation to run this project and spread positive energy. Fifty videos telling inspiring real-life stories and revealing the plight of the vulnerable and the needy in Hong Kong will be made, connecting local filmmakers and giving them the chance of free weekend airing next year on TVB.
Kick-off 9 January 2016 Enquiries Cherry Chan 3979 0043
Fun day for over 530 underprivileged children at Disneyland in January
Hundreds of complimentary theme park tickets have been given to HKFYG for disadvantaged youth in this Community Involvement Program. What a magical experience for young families to enjoy.
Partner Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Date January 2016 Enquiries Mandy Tse 3755 7102
New transport for night youth outreach team
The HKFYG Young Night Drifters Team has a new vehicle for their work with vulnerable youth courtesy of a Lotteries Fund donation for a new vehicle. This will enable the team to provide on-site counselling and preventive education services for youth-at-risk.
Youth SPOT magazine Number 33 December 2015
The new issue of our Chinese magazine shares in the dreams of young people of all ages. Encouragement to chase dreams sometimes makes them come true and the Federation's work includes such support. Read about the lives and hopes of those who are living their dreams.
Attracting talent to Hong Kong: impact and opportunities
New talent, attracted to Hong Kong from elsewhere, can encourage the development of new industries according to findings of the latest report from HKFYG's Youth I.D.E.A.S. think tank. However, those surveyed were worried about the social impact of imported talent, including strain on resources, threats to job prospects and reduced focus on the nurture of local talent. The report, written and published by the Federation's Youth Research Centre, was based on data from 520 young local respondents.