Youth Matters
Breaking stereotypes: social innovators changing attitudes to ageing
HOHO Group Ltd
What kind of shop do you associate with an elderly clientele? Is it full of walking sticks, handrails, and hearing aids? While these are vital for an ever-increasing number of people in our community a new kind of shop designed for the silver-haired is now in town, as founder and social innovator Aries Lee explains.

Hoholife operates online and offline. Offering retail functions on its website as well as in its Sai Ying Pun shop, it opens windows onto the possibilities of everyday life rather than focusing on disabilities. It meets the needs of a huge group of active seniors who are looking for stylish accessories that make life easier.

"We have introduced many new designs to Hong Kong, lifestyle products and innovative living aids that have never been seen here before, like the umbrella cane, where the walking stick element is hidden inside the umbrella so it can be pulled out only when needed. Adjustable eyeglasses are another line. They fit everyone whose prescription is between -6.0 and +3.0. Fall prevention slippers and mP3-like hearing aids are other items on our shelves."

The goal is to promote active ageing and Aries Lee is optimistic, not least because her company is building a better future for families and for the community.

HOHO Group Ltd is one of the ten companies supported by the HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre. It is also associated with HKFYG's Youth Business Hong Kong entrepreneurship support scheme.
What's NEW
Visiting the homeless: seeing the real Hong Kong
CLD students visiting the homeless
On bitterly cold nights students from HKFYG's Centre for Leadership Development discovered what it's like to be poor and homeless. They went to Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok and Prince Edward. Looking for street sleepers; watching makeshift subway beds drenched by tunnel cleaners; starting a small Facebook donation campaign for scarves, gloves, hats and hot drinks. This is a real eye opener for Hong Kong students and they realize the plight of the homeless won't disappear with warmer weather. They need ways to make their campaign sustainable. Can you help?
Enquiries Iris Wan 2169 0255

Policy Address Online@ M21 gives youth the chance to air their views
Policy Address Online@ M21
The Policy Address Online@ M21 programme gives young people the opportunity to talk about social innovation, provision for sports, education development and other topical issues. For example, on January 20, Mr CY Leung, Chief Executive, and Mr Nicholas W Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, joined 7 young people to discuss innovation and technology in Hong Kong. Other invited guests in the series have included Mr Lam Woon-kwong, ExCo member, Professor Tsui Lap-chee, President of The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong, Professor Wong Yuk-Shan, President of the Open University of Hong Kong, Mr Andrew Lam Siu-lo, member of the Lantau Development Advisory Committee and Chan King-yin, gold medallist windsurfer at the Asian Games.
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Enquiries Popo Chan 3979 0042

Tactics for HKDSE 2016 from Study Planning Centre
The HKFYG Study Planning Centre has posted on its website useful hints about the examination format of each HKDSE subject. Practical information including mnemonics for memorization and stress-releasing skills are also discussed.
More details click here
Enquiries Wilson Wong 2777 1112
Coming Soon
HKFYG Jockey Club Community Team Sports Project: player recruitment and grand opening
HKFYG Jockey Club Community Team Sports Project
3,000 young people from all of Hong Kong's 18 districts will be taking part in this kick-off ceremony celebrating the launch of the Federation's newest major programme. Recruitment has already begun for team training and competitions in the five selected sports: running, ice hockey, basketball, rope skipping and canoe paddling. After the ceremony there will be a Sports Market for exploration and learning about techniques, fair play and injury care.
Date Saturday 27 February
Venue South China Athletic Association Grass Pitch
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Enquiries Sew Chang-ho 3468 8059

Year of the Monkey: deadline soon for Lunar New Year organic daikon cake
Lunar New Year organic daikon cake
HKFYG's Organic Farm makes delicious daikon turnip cake. Available now! Good fortune hampers with a fine selection of fresh vegetables also available.
Deadline for orders Friday 29 January
Daikon cake prices
Members HK$138 Non-members HK$198
Hamper prices HK$598
Discounts for quantity
Order form with full details

Tin-sang 2838 4808

M21 Annual School Video Competition is now open for enrollment
Calling for 2-5 minute videos in Chinese or English filmed by HK secondary school students. Choice of categories includes news clips about school life, documentaries about the generations, pocket money and drama.
More details
Deadline 10 April 2016 at 23:59
Enquiries Josy Lai 3979 0034
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Sing for Life at HKFYG Farm Road Youth Spot partnered by Social Welfare Department
Singing is at the heart of a project which began last summer, promoting positive values and a sense of belonging in the community. Free for 14-25 year-olds, it continues at the HKFYG Farm Road Youth SPOT in To Kwa Wan district till the end of this month.
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Enquiries Joey Cheung 2715 0424

Successful Reunion Lunch despite the weather!
Reunion Lunch 2016
The annual Neighbourhood Reunion Lunch on Saturday 23 January was much enjoyed despite the cold windy weather. Over 1,000 tables were set up in all 18 Hong Kong districts with 200 in Tsuen Wan alone. The many VIP guests included Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for Administration and The Hon Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, President of the Legislative Council. The main venue was Tsuen Wan Sha Tsui Road Playground where there were 2,500 participants. Thank you to all our partners including Chinachem Group.
Enquiries Annie Kwan 2498 3333

Hong Kong FLL Robotics Tournament Saturday 30 January
The 2015/16 Hong Kong FLL Robotics Tournament is on this Saturday, sponsored by the Innovation & Technology Commission. HKFYG's partners are the Faculty of Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Semia Ltd. Our Guest of Honour is Ms Anissa Wong, JP, Permanent Secretary for the Environment. The theme this year is "Trash Trek" and the aim is enhance creativity in young minds with the focus on programming and technology.
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Enquiries Carlos Lo or Jessica Chan 2561 6149

Photography project with voluntary work supported by Home Affairs Department
Learning about photography, a photo exhibition and voluntary work are all part of this life goals and values education project at HKFYG's Farm Road Youth SPOT. It encourages self-assurance through thinking about the meaning of life. Sponsored by the Home Affairs Department, it runs till the end of this month and is free for 14-25 year-olds.
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Enquiries Dicky Yuen 2715 0424